Sunday, February 7, 2016

Provo City Center Temple Open House

I was so excited to have gotten tickets to the Open House a while back and on a day we could all go.  I went and checked the boys out of school a little bit early and we headed down.  It was crazy.  Our tickets were for 4 and we were even early but there was no parking so Steve dropped us off and then we waited and waited and waited not knowing where he was.  We called and called but no answer.  Finally he came and found us.  When we went down to start the tour the lines were so long!  We waited about 45 min before we went in to see the film and then that didn't work and we had to wait even longer by then Saydee had fallen asleep.  But we finally were able to start and it was beautiful!  I love going with the kids I just felt bad that we felt so rushed!  By the time we got done the kids were starving.  We had planned to take them to dinner but couldn't find the place we were going to go to and ended up going to Jim's.  The kids and I are all starting to get sick of that place but we can still afford to take the kids there.  Railey got sick and we ended up spending out time in the bathroom while everyone else hurried to finish their food so we could go.  The night definitely didn't go as planned and we were all pretty upset with each other by the end but maybe these pictures will help us remember how we felt after just coming out and before all of our ornaryness kicked in!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

School Fun

The girls wanted to attend the schools Chinese New Year Program so we went and had a lot of fun!
Here they are dressing up for a little photo

We went and made lanterns and fans and then learned about the red envelope and ribbon dancing.

The next day was 100 days of school and Kenna was supposed to dress up like and old person.  The picture doesn't show it very well but we put a bunch of baby powder in her hair and it had turned it kinda white. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Church bordness

I looked over in the middle of church and found that the kids were playing with my phone and taking funny pictures!  Oh dear I guess the speakers weren't that interesting today

This was a little of the same bordness shining through during FHE!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Girls Night Out

On Saturday we took the boys up to the temple and dropped them off during Steve's temple shift so they could do baptisms.  While we waited for them to get done we girls went out to dinner!  It was fun just being us.  They loved it and I loved my time alone with them!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Crazy Hair Day

The girls had crazy hair day at school this week.  Railey wanted buns all over her head so that's what she got.

Kenna couldn't decide so I ended up giving her a unicorn and she loved it!

The next day we took Railey's buns out and this is what happened we told her she looked like Lucy in Charlie Brown!  Now she has a slight idea of what it's like to have Kenna hair.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


For Christmas we gave Ben and Nat a night get away up at the Little America.  We told them we would watch their kids.  Our kids were so excited to have them come over for the night.  It went pretty well.  Saydee was a little stinker but other than that everything was great!  They are such good kids.  It also helps that everyone has a buddy their own age!

The kids were hungry so Steve pulled out the Summer Sausage and the kids all tanked down!  It still amazes me that people like that stuff.

Here they all are set up for the night.  Cams on the couch and Kenna, Railey and Kate are on the cots.  Even though they "went to bed at 8"  The didn't go to sleep until 10.  And even with that late night they woke up at 5:30.  Those darn kiddos!!!

Jade and Saydee in trying to go to sleep but in reality all they did was play peek a boo and jump on beds until we separated them and then they were out in 2 minutes and then put back in the room together after they were asleep!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saydee's Sillyness

Oh our dear Saydee keeps us entertained.  She is a mile a minute and there is definitely never a dull moment with her!  This week the kids all come down to the living room laughing and giggling with our little suitcase.  We told them to go put it away until they started unzipping it and revealed that Saydee was curled up inside!  Silly girl

Then she got a hold of my phone at Seth's ward basketball game and the following is a result of her looking in the camera and taking pictures!  This girl seriously has soooo many faces that keep us smiling!

Monday, January 18, 2016

More of Kenna's Birthday

Grandma and Grandpa came over for dinner on Kenna's Birthday. After we had cake and ice cream and Ben and Nat and kids joined in on the fun and to also give Grandpa a blessing before he went in for a shoulder replacement two days later.  The kids all dressed up in the aprons I made and had to show them off!

Here she is blowing out her candles