Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Last day of school

The kids have their last day of school on Thursday. Logan had a kindergarten graduation party that Big Russ and I got to attend. We made candy leis for their teachers. We are so sad to be leaving this year behind, Jenna's teacher was so, so wonderful! Mrs Grossen is retiring, she will be missed by so many, we can't say enough good about her...truly a wonderful teacher! Logan's teacher is retiring as well (not pictured), though we didn't know her long she was a delight to work with.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

We celebrated Mother's Day at the beach after church. We brought dinner and s'mores, my favorite thing to do. The tide was really low which made it easy to see the starfish. I am blessed with such wonderful kids and amazing husband.

Color Guard

Jaida has been doing color guard the past 2 months, Saturday was the parade they were in. The St Johns parade was pretty fun, we'd never been there before. Jaida did a fabulous job and had a lot of fun, their group earned first place for the second year in a row!

Mom, Mindy and the Boys

Mom drove out to see us and brought Mindy and the boys too! We had a blast with everyone here, lots of playing and sight seeing. The boys had never been to the ocean so we got to go play in the cold water. The weather was perfect that day which made it a perfect day!

So glad you all came to visit...let's do it again soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Family in town

We enjoyed having my bro and his family visit us for a few days last week. It was a full house but we all loved every minute!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Jaida and I got to go with the youth to the temple for baptisms. What a special night, such a gift to be surrounded by such good people. We took pics of all the new beehives and their mamas at the end.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter blast 2014

We have been enjoying a long weekend with snow! The kids got two snow days out of it and we made sure we played the whole time.

Friday, December 6, 2013


I am loving the Christmas decorations this year! We had a little incident with the tree however, it started leaning because the base wasn't working right. I had to buy a new base and have friends help pick the tree up, take it out of the old base and replace it with the new one! The tree would have fallen over that night I am sure, I could put my hand under the base it was leaning so much. You can see the before and after. Did I mention Russ was out of town? Thanks for your help P's!


Russes mom came out for Thanksgiving this year, we invited some friends and had a great dinner!
We started the day at the turkey trot at the elementary school, we couldn't have asked for better weather.

After Thanksgiving it was time to start decorating for Christmas, we found our tree and Big Russ cut it down. It was a fun week with grandma in town.

Friday, November 1, 2013


We had an awesome Halloween! Lots of trunk or treating and lots more trick or treating around the neighborhood.
Jaida was a vampire girl, Jenna a 50s biker chick and Logan a ninja. I was Flo from Progressive and Big Russ was Mayhem from Allstate (at least last week he dressed up for a neighbor party, but not on Halloween).

This year we put our fire pit in the middle of the culdesac and a bunch of us sat around with our buckets of candy to pass to the trick or treaters. It was such a perfect night weather wise and great company. Have we said we love our neighbors? Well, we do. A lot.

Lincoln City

After the funeral my parents drove back with us as we were supposed to meet in Lincoln city that next weekend anyway. The coast was perfect, even great weather!

My dad likes projects so I kept him busy! Maybe a little too busy! He worked on electrical, adding lights and switches. He did our counter and sinks in the master bathroom, added plugs and more switches. I had a hard time keeping up with him!