Friday, May 30, 2014

Violet's Preschool graduation!!

I cannot believe this little angel is done with preschool!  She attended Apple Tree for two years and LOVED Miss Jenni.  She is so excited to start kindergarten next year and always tells me how fast she is growing up!  She was a good little student and Miss Jenni told me multiple times that if it were not for Violet she would not have made it through the year!

Field Day!!!

Mt Loafer has a field day every year and the kids get to go outside and play fun outdoor games.  It's good because it's right before school gets out and I think it helps with the wiggles!  I volunteered for the morning shift running the bounce house and then the afternoon shift running the dunk tank!  Violet, Preston and Dorothy all had to have their turn in the dunk tank!  The kids had fun and I was ready for a huge nap!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Violin Recital!!

The kids have worked hard this year on learning all of their song on the violin!  They each are so talented and have such different talents with it!  I am so proud of their hard work and perseverance with this instrument.  It is not easy but I think someday they will thank me for making them practice!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mother's Day!!

I had a wonderful Mother's day with a perfect dinner and wonderful time at church.  The kids did so well singing in sacrament meeting!!!  I am so blessed to be a mother and truly do find joy and happiness in staying home raising my children!
My wonderful children and I on Mother's day!

My Mother's day gift!!!  Yes I got a beehive!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring is here!!!

The winter was not too bad this year but I was so ready for Spring!!!  The days warmed up and the kids immediately put their shorts on and started talking about swimming!  I love Spring it's a beautiful season filled with new life and the excitement of Summer!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Women's Conference!!

I was lucky enough to attend Women's conference this year!  I went with a few of my friends and it was so uplifting and really helped motivate me to want to become a better wife, mother and follower of Jesus Christ.  My favorite talk was by Stephanie Nielsen who writes the Nie Nie dialogues she talked about using the power of social media for good!!!  She said post away, but before you post ask yourself these questions.  Am I dressed appropriately?  Do I represent the standards of the church?  Is my post uplifting?  Will people want to know more about the gospel because of me?  She also told us to make our facebook and Instagram accounts public, let people look into our worlds and see what we as Mormons are all about!  She is amazing and sweeter in person than I ever would have thought.  I became best friends with her and we actually chatted before her talk and at the book signing (then she commented on my Instagram account) it was a WONDERFUL day and I cannot wait until next year!!!

I also ran into Susan Taylor (one of my mom's best friends) 
and my YW President!!

With my ladies!!!

See we are besties!!!

We took like 1,000 photos for the WC photo contest and WON!!!  
YAY!!!  Free tickets for next year!!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hershey Track meet!

Dorothy participated in the Hershey track meet again this year.  She ran in the 400, 100 and relay.  She placed 1st in her heat in the 100 and then 4th in the finals.  She is a fast little runner and loves it (yay) it's so fun to go and watch her!!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo

I love good Mexican food, and so this holiday in my mind equates to eating at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants!  Is there anything better than a good bowl of chips and salsa?!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A frequent occurance!!

There are many a days when James and I both wake up with all 4 kids in the bed!!!  I know some parents hate letting the kids come into their bed but James and I both don't mind it (if it's only one) for whatever reason all four ended up in the bed and James and I had about 2 inches each!  I know someday I will miss these days and these little kids!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Every year Mt Loafer has a walk-a-thon to help raise money.  For each lap the kids get a donation and a prize.  Dorothy ran 8 miles!!!  Can you believe that?  I am so proud!  Preston ran 4 and was amazing!!!  I went and watched them both and cheered them on!!!  I had to help pace Dorothy a few times at the end because she was exhausted and was running out of time, but she did it!
Dorothy earned a water bottle for 8 miles and Preston earned a 
visor that Violet decided she wanted!!!

May Day!

Violet's preschool always celebrates May day with the maypole dance!  The kids love learning it and showing off what they have learned to their parents!
Preston went with me to watch and as you can see Ruby tried to join in!!!