Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another cross country meet

Zoo... again

Even though Luke says he doesn't like the zoo, we went again soon after Ethan's bday. Melanie Womac invited us on her membership's bring a friend for free day. Logan was excited to go back and see the elephant and play on the boat. Luke had fun once we made it to the area that lets you plan on he rocks and pretend like it's food. 

Ethan Birthday

Check out the sweet cake Sophia made for him!! She has a patience and attention to detail that she didn't get from me!

Monday, September 04, 2017

First day of school

The best picture I could get of Luke as he darted into his classroom ready and raring to go. He told his dad, it's a secret, so don't tell anyone. But I really like school... I don't want anyone to know, so I'm going to keep saying it's terrible... 😂 

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Sophia's First Cross Country Meet

Sophie ran her first cross country meet today and she totally rocked it! The hs coach invited middle schoolers to run with them during the summer. So 3x a week she went to practice at 7am. It totally paid off as she ran with the 7th and 8th graders and and took 11th! On her first race. There were at least 80 girls, maybe 12 schools. Sweet!! Such a testimony of hard work paying off. In practice this week she was running with the boys, leaving the girls behind.

She also tried out for volleyball. She didn't make it, but I was so proud of her for trying!! 72 girls tried out and they took 25. She had a great attitude about it. She almost didn't try out because she's excited about running and wants to focus on that. I encouraged her to try because she had been planning on it all summer. Her one success was that when they ran an 800 in tryouts she beat all the other girls by 20 seconds. Whoosh...

Friday, September 01, 2017

Luke's Fifth Birthday


Luke is so excited to be five years old. We started the birthday festivities with a breakfast of his choosing. His friends came over in the morning. He invited Chris and Chase. After eating the cupcakes he requested from Sam's club we headed over to the jumpy house. They jumped to their hearts content and then we headed to McDonalds for lunch. After school Keaton came over to play and watch shows. Luke finished his day by opening his present. He got a drum set. And he ate pizza and watched a movie. 

Grandma Barbara sent him the spring shoes that he requested. He is a thoughtful boy with such a big heart. He actually asked grandma for two pairs of shoes because he wanted to get one pair to his friend Keaton. Their friend Owen has a pair of spring shoes and attributes the fact that he can jump high to his shoes. Luke has wanted a pair for months. He was so cute running around the house and jumping while he tested out his new shoes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Driver's Permit

Porter stayed home sick. He had a nasty headache and eye pain. However I gave him meds and we grasped the only chance I could see if being free during DMV business hours. One hour in line later he was all official!! And a big thanks to dad for getting all the paperwork done. The second Porter has his 6 hr course done, Doug was gathering (tons of stuff) what we needed.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Waiting out Hurricane Harvey

Logan is starting early. I turned around and found a very proud Logan pretending to cruise all over on the motorcycle. Complete with singing and lots of sound effects.

Boys got tired of being inside for two days as we waited out the storm. They rode around for a long time Ethan told me, I didn't know it was so much fun to play in the rain. Logan told me his shoes were dirty, actually they were just wet. But he took them off anyway so he could be more free. 

Ethan's drawing, predicting what the storm was going to bring.

Meet the Unicorns

Six Flags

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Happy 13th Sophia

We have another teenager in the house!! She got her long awaited smart phone and Kendra Scott necklace. We went and picked out the necklace together- such a fun mother daughter activity!! Sadly, on her actual day Harvey was making us all nervous with wind and rain, Doug went and picked up her friends so they could hang out. They had a fashion show and blind makeup challenge. They had lunch and cake, and then they went home to wait out the storm.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Paper plates

No paper plate is safe, no straw, no cardboard box is safe from Ethan's creative juices! He loves to create and craft. I love his creations from ordinary household objects. He knows how to keep himself busy.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


On the way home from the lake with Uncle Adam and Aunt Heidi, Luke told them all about how it is at home. He told he couldn't have any media until his work was done. He reported that his mom doesn't do anything, she makes the kids do everything. All they do is work, work, work.... funny how reality and perception can be so different.  How I wish his perception was reality!


Doug and I went on a weekend anniversary trip. Ethan was dismayed to learn we were leaving. Through his almost tears he cried out, 'why can't you just go out to dinner!'

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Children's Museum


Kindergarten Kite Day


NB 1st Ward Camping Trip

We camped at Canyon Lake with our new ward. Cute Preston invited our new neighbor Chase to join us. We helped with a service project and met some new friends.

Ethan's Art Work

 Ethan has a gift for using what we have around the house to create masterpieces.

Luke's T-ball