Monday, July 9, 2018

granny Hazel












It was such a beautiful day when we went to visit grandma
so we decided to wheel her out to the patio to enjoy the backyard.
You would have thought it was the best day of her life!
She had the kids searching for things, was telling them stories, and of course shared creamies.

It was such a fun afternoon!
I am so glad my kids get to have these memories with my grandma.
I hope we get to have them for a little while longer.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

eight months


21 pounds
climbs the stairs
says dad and dadda
went to Yellowstone
twists her tongue
lets go and stands for a second
talks and squeals all day long
eats anything and everything she can get her hands on, especially grass
we love our little sweetie

Friday, July 6, 2018

girls camp



I was lucky enough to get to go to girls camp again this year.
It was especially fun to not be in charge!

The camp directors did an amazing job!
The girls all had a great time and hopefully learned and felt the spirit.

Girls camp is such a special time.
I still have memories of when I was growing up
and love sharing these moments with our young women.

A BIG thanks to Ryan's mom for coming to watch our kids again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

geode beds





















We went camping over Memorial Day.
We wanted to see how the new tent worked and how Siena did.
Let's just say Siena did NOT like her first night of camping!
She cried ALL night long.
She cried most of the time.
She had a little bit of a cold and was getting a tooth
so fingers crossed that's whys he hated it so much.
Hunter of course had a ball!

Ryan and Hunter dug for geodes and threw rocks in the mud puddles.
We roasted brats and had a fire.

Sunday morning it poured rain and didn't seem like it would stop.
So we threw everything in the car and made our way home.
It cleared up enough for the boys to have another short hunt for rocks.

Overall it was a fun short little getaway!

Friday, June 8, 2018

seven months


19 pounds
has two teeth
went on her first camping trip
crawls
never stops moving
still not sleeping through the night
pulls herself up
clicks her tongue
says mom and momma
dances when she hears music
claps
is getting too big too fast

{mom forgot a bow!}

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ogden half









Five years ago, I ran the Star Valley half marathon.
Untrained, freezing, in the pouring rain.
I swore I would never do another half.
I had done a bunch in the past, but I was done.

Fast forward to the end of being pregnant with Siena 
and I thought it sounded fun and motivational to sign up for the Ogden half.
With me being sick, sick kids, no sleep,
I was pretty unprepared again.

Ryann was in my same boat so we decided to just go for it!
Our only goal was to finish,
and we did it!
We weren't fast,
but it was a fun morning, beautiful weather and one of the best courses.

I am so glad we did it!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mother's Day






I sure love being a mom to these two cuties! 
Days like today make my heart miss my mom even more.
But I am thankful for this little family of mine that makes life sweet.