Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Work Party

Zack's work at Velocity Webworks threw a company Christmas Party. They had a great potluck dinner, gingerbread house competition and white elephant gift exchange. They have been a great company to work for! It really has been such a blessing in our lives. His boss, Dan, is super flexible with Zack's teaching schedule and always gives Zack lots of great compliments and encouragement. We're thankful that we were led to Velocity Webworks!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Oh my! It has never snowed this much in Souther Utah. We have at least 6 inches out in the yard. Church was cancelled since they don't have snowplows and the roads are very slippery. The county has asked that we don't travel unless its an emergency. This is crazy! The kids on the otherhand love it! They are building snow forts and snowmen. They're have snowball fights and freezing their toesies!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Brooklyn's Hairstylist

Since mom always gets her hair done, I think it's my turn!

Friday, December 6, 2013

My Birthday

It takes a lot of hot air to blow out 34 candles. Good thing I have plenty to spare. LOL! Stephanie spoiled me with a great haircut and style. It's nice to have a stylist in the family that lives close by! Zack and the kids took me out to Texas Roadhouse for a birthday dinner. They were wise enough to not tell our waitress since that would have ruined my good mood. At home we celebrated with cheesecake covered in strawberries. I'm pretty sure the highlight of the day was when Brooklyn woke up and came to find me. As soon as she saw me she said, "Happy birday to you Mommy!" Here's to 34 years! I hope the next 34 are a little less eventful!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Temple Night for the YW

We have a great new ward! Katelyn is really enjoying the Young Women's program here. The girls are all very welcoming and she fits right in! We got a short notice that they had temple baptisms tonight but didn't want to pass up the opportunity so Katelyn got dressed and ran over to the church. She was able to attend with a few of the girls in the ward! She was very thankful for the opportunity to feel the peace of the temple in a crazy week!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rylee's 8th Birthday

We celebrated our little niece Rylee's birthday here at the house! She's been staying with us for the past 7 months and we've really got to know her better. Rylee loved all the attention! She has a big heart and loves to talk. She is an attention seeker. She loves all the things princess. Her favorite color is red. She likes to write notes and learn new things. She was very excited to learn to ride her bike recently with William's help. She was pretty excited to tell her dad she no longer needs training wheels. We love you Rylee! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Visit to the Man in Red

Katelyn had a Christmas performance at the Main Street Park for the St George City's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. We were spoiled with hot cocoa and a visit from the man in red. The kids all got a picture taken with Santa Clause and made their wishes known. Santa had some work to do!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Novembeard Friendly Competition

Zack and his brothers had a friendly competition of growing a beard. Here's the result of a month of growth. Zack-the old man, Charles-the growler and Jed-the panhandler. Who wins? We may never know.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Another Thanksgiving come and gone. It was a lot less stressful than years past. I was done with all my dishes by Wednesday, we played with the kids and enjoyed time together. The food was good and Brooklyn got plenty of baby time. We reflected on all the blessings of this past year. A new home, good health, and good jobs. We've been surrounded by many people who have shown us love and kindness. We've been well taken care of. Our children are happy and secure. It's a good life. This past several months have been rather eye opening with our living/family situation. It has brought our family closer and we are more grateful for each other and for God's love in our life.  

Friday, November 29, 2013

An early birthday present

Zack surprised me with an early birthday present. A picture of the Salt Lake Temple by Robert A Boyd. I've admired it at Deseret Book for a long time and love having it displayed in my own home.