April Randoms

Here are some Jack shots.  We died the day he put on Luke’s size 3 hoodie and zipped it up.  It is obviously short and tight but he could still get it around himself.  Little skinny mini.  Sometimes after we have put Jack and Sophie to bed we hear them laughing and talking.  One night we stumbled upon them in Sophie’s bed together reading books.  They are best buds.  He sure is a fun kid.  I have loved volunteering in his class this year and eating lunch with him a handful of times.  He makes our life good!

Sophie has loved school.  And it is truly amazing to see how much she has grown.  I love reading all the work she brings home and the notes I find almost daily from her.  She is such a sweet lady.  This year she did an animal report on the Snowy Owl.  We then were able to go into her class one morning and learn from all her friends about their reports too.  She has loved being in Kindergarten with her two best buddies, Hannah and Peyton.

Wild Bubbies!  He is my side kick and I have loved this year with just me and him in the mornings.  He is so full of personality and fun and a little attitude.  He is trying to give up his nap these days which is always a long transition which leads to many naps in the car in the afternoon.  Sigh.

We have been loving our smoker.  One of the best things we have made is this salsa.  Doesn’t it look amazing!?  We were pretty proud!

I thought it was pretty awesome when I looked down during Conference to find Dan doing some the papers from the kids’ packets I had printed off!  We all need a little help focusing sometimes!  In his defense, this particular page was a little too hard for the kids to do on their own!

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Easter

We had a lovely Easter this year.  We had a few celebrations with Grandma, at home and with Grandpa.  My kids love all the traditions-egg hunts, coloring eggs, candy, and eating good food.  We tried to include days talking about the real reason for Easter and enjoyed watching the Church’s videos about the Prince of Peace.  It was a great way to remember Jesus and His gift of love for us.  Love my family!

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Tulip Festival

We did the Tulip Festival right this year!  We went 4 times.  Every week I would look at the weather with Kerri and then we would pick our morning to go.  And we found that if we got there around 930 it was much less crowded.  By the time we left each time around 11 or so, it was starting to get super busy.  It was the perfect way to do it.  It really is so beautiful.  It was fun to go multiple times too because each time there were new sections in bloom.  I discovered a new favorite flower-Ranunculus.  I can’t wait to plant some bulbs in the Fall to see if I can get them to grow in my own yard.  I love this yearly tradition.  And here come a million photos!

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Temple Square

Over Spring Break this year, Kara and I met up with one of our best college friends for a morning at Temple Square.  We visited the Church History Museum which has a new kids area which was fun.  And then we picnicked on the lawn by the Visitor’s Center.  It was fun to see all of our kids play.  And we laughed about how many kids there were (10 between us!).  A lot has changed the 10+ years that we all lived together at BYU.  It was a lovely way to spend the morning!

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