Thursday, May 25, 2017


March is always half spring half winter and we were definitely feeling the pull of both. One day we would be up skiing on the slopes, the next at the park playing. And some days just staying inside and taking bubble baths to entertain ourselves.

Lize is 5 months!

Dentist appointments for Rhett and Ruby. Rhett was so cute and protective of Rubs. We were all surprised by how brave Ruby was, until the male dentist came out to check her teeth. I think she's a little scared of big guys!

Classy St. Patrick's Day cookie decorating...

And a leprechaun sighting!

Rhett took some ski lessons at Brighton with Bobby, Tagg, and Luke. We were quite the sight. I had to drag Ruby, Eliza, and Rhett up to the ski rental shop, down to ski lessons, and then wait with the girls while Rhett skiied. Lucky for us it was warm! While Minds and I watched Tagg and Rhett, Ruby toppled off a bench into a cement window well. Seconds earlier I had thought I better be careful with her by that and then thought, I am such an anxious mom- that would never happen! Should have listened! I got her back to the car and got her a nap and then promised myself I would never take all three to ski lessons again. 

Bobby and Tagg

The next week, Mitch took Rhett on a Saturday and got to snowboard with his dad while Rhett was in class. Luke and Rhett had the class all to themselves! 

We also spent a lot of time at Mindy and Brady's NEW fun house! 

The babes...

The girls in their matching bunny jams- tough to get a good photo of those two!

We tried potty training for a couple of days and then I quit. Every time I would nurse Eliza, Ruby would have an accident. Mitch said "But you don't want to miss the window." Easy for him to say! Potty training is probably the worst thing about being a parent. (so far)

Tuesday outings with Grandma. We braved Jungle Jim's and the kids had a blast! 

Grocery pick up has saved me with three kiddos but every once in a while, we just have to go to the grocery store with the whole crew. These older people stopped me and said oh my goodness can I take a picture of you? We must have been a sight! Three carts wide.

Good thing this one is so chill and easy going...

Lots of loving on Lize!

Playing chameleons...crazy kiddos

I cringe every time Ruby asks to paint just because of the mess, but she loves it!

We did the Hayes Tough run without Mitch this year. We ran it with Tanner and Natsy while they took care of the Wags. 

Rhett surprised me and rode his bike the entire 5k! He was so into the race. He would tell every volunteer that he was going to win! We were dead last but he was so excited to finish. At one point I asked him if he wanted to skip one part and make it shorter and he said no! He wanted to do it all.

Visits with Great Grandma Helen and Grandpa Jim.

And Great Grandpa Eddie and Win. They were so sweet to volunteer to come help me a few Thursdays. Eddie tried to teach Rhett how to play marbles one time and all I heard was "no I don't want you to do that at all." And then, "maybe when you're older." They were so cute to help me with laundry, babysit while I ran errands, and just tell us their life stories!

We went outside any day that was warm enough!

The beginning of the birthdays! We have so many from end of March-April! Mindy threw the cutest ballerina party for Lydia. The girls loved it and even the boys joined in while I was teaching the dance lesson. 

Picking out mom's birthday tree at Cactus and Tropicals with the girls. 

Birthday lunch with Nana!

She chose to go skiing with all of us for her party. Such a beautiful day! Mitch stayed with the girls in the lodge and got Rhett set up for his ski class. I got to ski with Rex and Rich for most of the day which was so fun!

General Conference weekend! Setting our tents toward the prophet.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Love Month

I don't love February, but I do love Valentine's Day. So I guess that makes February ok. Even though my kids were sick most of January and February, these pictures remind me we were still able to fit some fun stuff in. 

My cute dad got his girls tickets to see Mama Mia. Back row is pretty nice. Lots of standing room. you can still hear everything, and if any of the actors have annoying mannerisms, you don't even see them. So fun to be together!

Girls night out to celebrate Mindy's baby boy on the way! Any questions about dessert, Addie is the one to ask. I'm so lucky to have these women in my life!

We bought a bunch of desserts and split them all up. So yummy!

Minds is the cutest mom already and I can't wait to see her with 3! We are so lucky to go through motherhood together. All three of our kids are close in age.

Dottie's 3rd birthday party! Just for the girls. Donuts, dolls, pinata, presents, and the cutest favors.

Valentine's Day party at Nana's. Always a fun tradition.. dinner, games, dancing, photo booth, and cookie decorating.

Cutest cousins!

Trying to get a photo with these three is just asking a lot. But I sure love them!

 Sweetest Eliza...

Rhett is always working on a project or cracking us up. 

On Valentine's Day morning, I had the kids' and Mitch's surprises all ready, and Mitch took Ruby to find his. He knows where to get flowers- (he once spent 63$ on flowers for me and I said never again!) Trader Joe's has pretty and cheap flowers to make us all happy.

He gets flowers for all his girls, and then some for me from Rhett. We were pretty spoiled!

 Must have worked hard!

Mitch went to work and we got to meet up for dinner at my favorite burger place- Salt City! Mitch's parents were so cute to invite us. Rhett loves a good burger and was in heaven!

Ruby was loving hanging out with her cousin. 
Hiking up Neff's with these crazies. 

 Ruby was loving walking the whole way back. She had her backpack packed with snacks and spare jammies (just in case).


Lots of visits with these cutest cousins.

And just when we thought spring was coming, we got another snow storm. Hiking up Millcreek with Mitch's brothers. So beautiful and so cold!