Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break Week

This last week has been a whole lot of fun!  Todd and Nate both had spring break, so Nate decided to head down here to visit us!  I especially appreciate this since this summer he'll be headed off on an LDS mission and that'll last a couple years... so I enjoy all the time we get to spend together!  We had a lot of fun playing board and video games and even putting together a puzzle, but my favorite part was hiking Angel's Landing.  I hadn't gone on this hike since a few years ago and I had forgotten how hard it was... but it was incredibly enjoyable too!  We had such a great time laughing and teasing, especially when the cliff edge was near... but don't worry we were safe too.  I have to tell you, I was most excited about getting the picture of Todd and I in the hole in the rock, though, because my mom and dad have a picture just like it at about the same age!!  I'm very sentimental!

St. Patrick's Day was a blast as well!  I love every holiday that can be celebrated, because I love reliving and creating new traditions!  This year for St. Patty's we woke up and had green pancakes and scrambled eggs.  Nate and Todd tore
 off my green and pinched me over and over again... I don't think that was fair at all!  Then we made and decorated sugar cookies, as well as make shamrock necklaces.  And for the finale the kids were lead by clues throughout the house until
 they found the "Leprechaun's Golden Treats" (butterscotch candies and such)... I think they were actually disappointed when they found the treasure cause that meant the hunt was over, how interesting!  I hope you all had a great week and holiday!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

February Activities

I have felt bad that I haven't been posting like I used to.  I really have enjoyed blogging not only because I can share my life and make new friends, but also because it's a good way to record or "journal" my family's life!  So I'm going to get better at it again, even if I have to do these "month in review" type posts.  So here's how February went:

After Gary's super fun birthday came Valentine's Day.  I absolutely LOVE holidays, because of the traditions I can share with my kiddos that creates lasting memories!  The kids and I created our own Valentine cards to give out to
 friends at Liv's preschool.  The kids used their thumb prints to make hearts!  On the actual day we decorated sugar cookies and made bookmarks to take to our neighborhood friends.  The kids loved it and I loved watching them, especially their excitement when the delivered them!

That night Todd took me out to the a Ballroom Gala put on by the SUU Ballroom Dance Team.  It was a formal occasion with a really yummy dinner!  The team put on a performance and then there was a live band so that all could dance.  It was slightly intimidating to get on the floor with a bunch of people who actually knew what they were doing... but in the end we had SO MUCH FUN!

Later in the month the kids and I headed to salt lake so we could watch Aaron star as Maxwell Smart in the play Get Smart at his high school.  He was a hoot!  I love watching him act, he always seems to be cast just right... the goofy
 characters!  He did a great job!  That same weekend we celebrated his 17th birthday.  It's hard to believe my littlest little brother his 17!  We had a great dinner with the family at Linda's house which was fabulous until we had to pack
 up and head home.  February was a wonderful month full of fun times and a lot of growth!