Monday, May 30, 2011

Our Utah Trip Part One

At the beginning of the year I found out that The Power of Moms was having a retreat in Park City.  And to top it off two of my favorite authors would be speaking and hosting it at thier home!  I was beyond excited and asked Jeremy if he would take me.  So we decided to make a family trip out of it.  I have never been to Salt Lake City and wanted to see Temple Square and go to the Salt Lake Temple.  Well about two weeks before it was time to go our parents talked us out of taking the kids.  They insisted they would be so bored in the car for 15 hours and we would not have as much fun seeing all the sites with kids.  I was very reluctant but thought it over and agreed.  With hind sight now I am so glad we didn't take them.  The 2 older ones would have enjoyed it, but not so much the younger ones.  So we bought plane tickets and left on a Friday.  We flew out Saturday morning and arrived early Saturday in Salt Lake City.  We got our rental car and went straight to Temple Square.  My long time really should be sister Valerie Claussen and her family met up with us and we took some tours.  It was a beautiful day with some light rain.

Happy Happy Birthday Hunter Dear!

Hunter turned 7 on the 11th of May.  This is one of our months for Birthday.  Hunter had his first friend party.  He invited 4 of his friends and they had a great time.  For some reason I can't find all the pictures from the party.  When I do I will add them.  He is growing up to be a sweet young man.  I can't believe in one short year he will be baptized.  He is our curious question asking child.  He loves to do things with hands and is very creative.  I love watching him blossom into the man he is becoming.  He is sensitive and sweet and loves to give hugs.  We love you Hunter!

Graham Turned One

Graham turned one on the 5th of May.  The year has flown by!  He is still such a baby to me.  Being our caboose he will stay the baby for a long time.  He is 17 lbs, loves to play with toys, crawls everywhere, and has the biggest smile ever.  He brings so much joy into our lives each day with his sweet little spirit.  We love you Graham!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


We did so many things this year!  It was so much fun and really stress free for once.  We did a lot of talking about the meaning of Easter.  We dyed eggs, filled up plastic eggs with goodies, did our Saturday Easter egg hunt with a family cookout.  Then Saturday night we did our Easter Cookies and the story.  Then Sunday morning we opened the oven and finished the beautiful story of our Savior.  We gave the kids chocolate bunnies and spent the morning together before church.  We don't do the whole Easter bunny at our house, but we do lots of fun things.  The kids really enjoyed Easter and all that came with it.  I can't believe how fast they are growing up.  Holidays are becoming such a joy with this bunch!  We even had the privilege of witnessing 4 baby chick hatch out.  Their mother had 4 other babies and left these eggs.  So my sweet husband took them under his wing and keep them warm in our dehydrator and hatched them.  Watching the miracle of their entrance was so neat.  The kids loved every minute of it.  From the first little crack to the hole getting bigger and bigger and then the little beak poking out.  It was amazing!  Easter was wonderful this year.  What a blessing my family is to me.


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