Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 2015

The month of  May is coming to a close and I don't want to forget anything.  My in-laws have decided to move back to Highland.  We are super excited about that.  Dad is staying in Tenn. until they sell the house down there.  Mom is here and working at walmart.  They bought a house up here and she is still settling in.  The kids ask me everyday if they can go to grandma's house.  I kid not every day!

The first of the month was big for me.  I ran my first 5k ever and didn't stop at all.  The was huge for me.  Something I felt was just for me.  I've also been losing weight for about a year now.  I'm working out every day and just chugging along.  Taking it one day at a time.

Thom and I went to our first Cardinal's game of the year! We love our baseball.  They played the Cubs that day.  We lost, but won the series.

Ethan started T-ball this month.  Poor guy his head is too big for the helmets, so we bought one for him. lol  He likes it so far.

Ethan was invited to a birthday party at the magic house, so I took him and Eve there.  They would have stayed all day if I let them.  Ethan also graduated from Peppermint Preschool.  I can't believe he will be in kindergarten next fall.

For memorial day we celebrated at the ward picnic.  it was in Highland this year at Silver Lake.  that was fun. The kids had alot of fun.
Superhero Race May 3rd...




 Having fun at the Magic house



 Paige Emma and Ethan
 Eve wanted a turn to wear his hat
The Memorial Day Picinic


March/April 2015

Wow where has the time gone.  I hope I can remember everything that has happened.  March was the month of celebration.  The celebration of my birthday and Easter.  We also had some warm days and were able to spend time at the park.  My birthday went to my fav pizza place Peel and it was delicicous mmmmmm.  The we headed out to my fav outlet mall and bought some work out stuff.  That evening Whitney and I were able to go to the movies and saw cinderella, it was a cute show.

We had a few warm days and spent them at the park with some friends.  The little ones LOVE the park.

I got a wild hair and decided to redo our flower beds and holy cow that was physical, but it felt good to accomplish it.

We celebrated Easter down in Tennessee with the grandparents.  We always enjoy our time down there.  Whit likes to hide the eggs for the little ones too.

Our membership was about to expire, so during spring break we went to the zoo and the kiddos had fun and again the weather was awesome:)

Whitney also had her spring recital.  She is doing so well in piano.  We are so proud of her.  She also made straight A's 3rd quarter.  She is such a blessing to us.

Ethan turned 5!  My little boy is 5.  He wanted a an angry bird star wars cake, so that was a challenge, but he didn't care.  He just loved getting gifts.  Love that boy.  He is also understanding.  The ward fundraiser was on his birthday, so we celebrated it the next day.
 At the Peel
 Getting ready to watch Cinderella


 this was just a fun activity at Korte to celebrate baseball season

The ward Easter egg hunt.
My attempt at cupcakes for the activity.....

 Egg hunting at mom and dad's






 At the zoo


 Yay Whit!



 I have him a cupcake on his birthday eventhough we didn't celebrate til the next day


 The kiddos love the park
Whit participating in the fundraiser to raise money for girls' camp

Monday, March 2, 2015

January/February 2015

We had a nice visit with mom in January.  We had her come up and visit for her birthday.  We had a gift we wanted to give her, but we wanted to see her face when she opened it.  We bought her a grandmother's necklace that had a family tree on it with everyone's birthstones including spouses.  It was pretty cool.  She also did crafts with the kids and cousins.

Whitney went shooting with Thom for the first time and actually aimed pretty well.  She had fun.  She also had her first New beginnings and participated with a little talk.  She is growing up so fast.

Thom has been really involved with woodworking lately and he built me some shelves downstairs in the basement.

We also in February had our first snowfall.  Also for valentine's day Thom gave me a necklace with a real ruby in it and put the fixture on himself.  Seriously there's nothing this man can't do!



 Experiment with making a lava lamp of sorts
 They love their cousin Clayton
 Aunt Gina did her hair doesn't it look great?
Whit giving her little talk
Ethan playing in the first snowfall

November/December 2014

The last two months of the year.
November we lost Sam our dog.  He died here at home.  We actually had an appointment to see the vet, but he died a couple hours before.  Thom got to hold him while he took his last breath and he built a box for his body.  We buried him in the backyard.  We have kinda a pet cemetery back there.  Our ferret is back there too.  I actually did not take any pictures from Thanksgiving.  I can't believe I didn't do that.  We did our usual thing.

December we were anxiously awaiting our new puppy!  We got him on Dec. 23rd.  Another boston terrier.  What can we say, we are a boston terrier family.  His name is Baxter.  I don't think we will do a puppy again.  They are high maintenance like a baby, but we love him and he is so stinkin cute! Good thing...

Ethan also had his Christmas program at the preschool.  He was a shepherd.  He did a great job.  He also had Emma and Paige over for a little pre-Christmas play date.  They decorated and cut sugar cookies out and just played while us moms visited.  Leah Gualandi and Melanie Wernle.

Spent Christmas here at the house.  The kids loved their stuff.  Genevieve kept saying after every gift was given to her"For me?"  It was pretty cute.  The loved and played with every toy.  Now that Whitney is older shopping for her was a little harder this year, but I thought I did a pretty good job of it.  Santa wasn't so bad either.
 Sam right before he died
 kBaxter when we first go him

 He was so tiny!
 Ethan's playdate love those kids

 My little shepherd

 Look at all that loot!
Matching aprons for woodworking.  Thom's mom made them