Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Star Valley Temple

We went to the cabin last weekend for the
Star Valley Temple groundbreaking ceremony.
I have been going to my cabin my whole life
and now there will be a temple right up the street.
It is literally 2 miles from our front door!

I am so excited to see the progress and be able to share this with Hunter.
The temple should be done in about 2 years.

Dad, Kristy and Ben and their girls all went up earlier.
Ryan and I left Friday when Ryan got home from work.
We got to the cabin around 10 and just got ready for bed.

Saturday morning we just hung out around the cabin.
A skunk had been 'living' in Jason and Meridith's window well for almost 5 weeks.
It must have fallen in there and was too deep to get back out.
The poor thing died finally so we had to get it out.

The window well is one that is under the deck so it was easier to take it out through the cabin.
So gross!
I was ready to video and become famous when the skunk came back to life and flipped out spraying all over the cabin!
Fortunately it didn't happen. 
{or unfortunately!}

Hunter didn't sleep that well either night but he was still so good.
He did get a few naps in.

Then it was time to get to the groundbreaking.
It was so fun to be there!
There was about 3,000 people and the excitement was in abundance!

The sound system was terrible so we really couldn't hear a thing.
By the last speaker or two a guy in front of us tuned in on the radio station broadcast
so we at least heard the dedicatory prayer.

We weren't prepared in the shoe department.
I guess we didn't realize it would be snowy and rainy the whole day before.
Gym shoes it was!

Dad forgot his sunglasses...

The weather held out even though the forecast called for rain.
It was a beautiful day, we even got some sunburns.

We weren't able to see the actual groundbreaking
but I borrowed some pictures from news articles...

After the groundbreaking we all went to Jaun's for dinner.

Sunday we just relaxed at the cabin, cleaned up and headed home.

It was fun taking Hunter for the first time!
We can't wait to make lots of memories here with him.

Monday, April 27, 2015

take me out to the ball game

Ryan got tickets from work to the Bees season opener game.
We bundled up and went!
It was lots of fun!

I sure love these boys of mine!

Friday, April 17, 2015

springtime at Temple Square

I think I say this every year
but I really love Temple Square in the spring.
We went out last Saturday and enjoyed all the beautiful flowers.

I love the weekends when we get to spend time as a family.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hunter is slowly being introduced to new things.
We went to church Sunday
and then to my dad's for dinner
where some of the cousins finally got to hold him.
{first time parents here!}

I loved seeing them with him and how excited they all are about him.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I love Easter weekend
and this year it was also Conference weekend.
Two of my favorite things.

I also loved getting Hunter dressed up in his cute outfit.

We had a great relaxing day 
watching conference, eating crepes and spending time with family.

 I sure love this little family of mine!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

one month

ten pounds
eats a lot
sleeps a lot
squeaks while eating
starting to like the bath
has our hearts

because He lives

"Because of His infinite and eternal sacrifice...
He can reach out, touch, succor, heal and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be 
and help us to do that which we could never do."   

-David A. Bednar


Thursday, April 2, 2015


We dyed Easter eggs on Monday for family home evening.
I love doing this every year!

I know Hunter doesn't know yet
but I want to get back in the habit of having family home evening so we are better about it when he does know.
He just sat in his chair asleep!