Thursday, November 13, 2014

{Our Life Lately}

I carpool an awful lot.
An.
Awful. 
Lot.

Here we are waiting for someone for a few minutes.
I got sung to by this little diva.
Man, I love her.

We made it to an Aggie game.
It's been a while since we've been able to go and it was an absolute blast!
We had a visit from cousins!
And gave them some crazy hair.
Check them out!  So fun!


We took the curly ladies to lunch and let them skip school,
they were thrilled.
We started Fall Break with friends and Fro-yo.
No complaints!
My cute friends who keep me sane.
I'm so lucky.
We finished fall break at Heathers.
Such a great few days celebrating Birthdays,
good food, and soccer games.
I love these great cousins!
Red Ribbon Week.
Mustache Monday.
Celebrating Rindy's Birthday.
These are friendships I cherish so dearly.
No words for the love I have for both of them!
Crazy hair day!

A friend made these amazing stuffed bears for the girls out of Trav's shirts.
They are just beautiful, amazing and stunning.
I am so grateful they have these to hold on to!
My kids are obsessed with a youtube family "The Shaytards"
They talk about meeting them all the time.
After they left for school one day I saw that they would be at a corn maze in Garland.
I decided to suck it up and surprise them.
It wasn't my favorite-but I was so glad I took them because they were starstruck!
We had a fun Halloween Bunco party.
I haven't laughed so hard in so long...
these ladies are too funny.
It only made sense that I dressed up as Bambi (a nickname from my friends.)
The crew.
Oh I adore these ladies.  They keep me sane and I am so grateful for our ability
to laugh, talk about everything (good and bad) and just have fun together. 
Great friends.

Halloween!
Adyson was a spider witch-
or Spiederman's wife...
She couldn't decide because no cute boys dressed up as spiderman. :)
Roo: My mad hatter.
I let Adyson trick or treat with friends, and no parents for the first time this year.
It broke my heart to let her go!
These 3 have been such great friends since they were tiny little things,
so I knew she was in safe company,
but I'm not quite ready to let her go! It's hard!
She's growing so fast,
but I love her quirky, sweet, zany self.
This pic was snapped seconds after I woke Roo up.
How does she do that?  It takes me a good hour!
Bless her heart. She keeps me smiling.
We had ourselves a little slumber party last weekend while Adyson was at a friends.
I treasure this time with her.
On our drive to Beaver Mountain to pick up skis, I taught the girls the art of the game "Mash".
They giggled the entire drive.
It was so great and brought back so many memories!

Speaking of skis!
We are ready to hit the slopes!

Another fun night with  my friends.
The Veterans Day Assembly with their Grandpa Larry.
Adyson opened the entire assembly,
and sang the National Anthem with 8 other girls.
Sienna also had a special part.
It's been so great for them to serve in the Sunlight team and have these experiences.
I was a proud mom!
We are doing great and thriving and have much to be thankful for,
especially this time of year.
We are welcoming the Holiday Season knowing that we are truly blessed.

Family Pics 2014











Friday, October 3, 2014

End of Summer, Park City, First Day of School and Soccer

We capped summer off with a few really great days.
I was able to go to Pickleville with a few of my favorite friends.
It was the Best night...we laughed till we cried and got the special Pickleville treatment.
(We had a Pretty good in!)

The kids forced me to go to the fair...and the rodeo.
It actually was a blast.  Thanks to Katie and Brandie for the great night!


I love this shot...
The only time I can get them to snuggle me.
Church.
Bunco night.
A date with my favorite girls.
For my Birthday my awesome cousin Linsey gave us a night away to play in Park City.
Our first stop: Build a Bear.
Dinner on Main.
It was the BEST weekend.
We drove around and looked at mansions,
ATE great food,
went on the rides and shopped.
The funnest weekend to cap off our summer.


Sienna joined a competitive Soccer team...and we've spent an awful lot of time
carpooling and watching games, but it has been a blast!
We love her team, and it has been a great experience for Roo.
Our Annual Back to School Dinner, with half the neighborhood and Miguel.
First Day of 5th
5th!! How?
I love this kid!
And First Day of 3rd.
Love her.
So far both girls are doing wonderful in school.
I am so proud to be their mom,
and so proud to see them flourish despite what life has handed them.
They are amazing kids and teach me something every single day.
Adyson is a stunner with her pink locks.
The girls made the light team at school this year and had to be in the first day of school assembly.
They were darling.
Roos darling team.
I celebrated what would have been Trav and My 12th anniversary at the Temple with a few of my favorite people.
They get me through life.
The girls did their annual vistaun camp-and were darling.


The time I told the girls I'd give them a dollar if they danced really crazy in front of the guy at Sonic.
Guys, I am such a mature mother.
Did you know, Hammer pants are back in?
They are. 
And my girls are nailing them.
Just a selfie at church with Candi.
Nothing shocking here.
Sienna's soccer club had Aggie night at a REAL game.
She was able to escort a player on the field.
(second from the right).
It was an absolute blast.
She was beaming and the game was amazing.



More Soccer.
This time for SKY VIEW.
One day I went to help in Siennas class at school and someone had
left rotten milk in their backpack and it spilled all over the classroom.
It smelled absolutely awful.
Sienna's teacher told me Sienna cleaned it all up with clorox wipes.
After school I asked her why and she replied,
" Because I'm a leader mom, that's just what I thought I should do to help."
I am so proud of this kid!
Adyson at her checkup-
Poor kid will probably have a surgery in the works.
I'll update on that later.
October is a tough month for me,
and it's been looming over me.
I was so grateful to an in tune friend who left this on my stoop to welcome the month.
The people who have held me up over the past year never forget us and are selfless wonderful people.
We are so blessed.