Monday, October 24, 2016

Boise Ghost Tours

Glen planned the best date night. He had heard of a bus that takes you on a ghost tour through Boise.  We grabbed our good friends the Ellsworths to come along.  They are always up for a good time.  Glen and Aaron were good friends through high school and for years we've exchanged Christmas cards but finally after moving here I got to meet Aaron and Afton. 
They quickly became my some of my favorite people.  

It ended up just being the 4 of us on the bus plus 4 college age girls. 
It was very entertaining to hear the "true" stories of ghosts that haunt the downtown city of Boise. 

The tour takes you to the Old State Penitentiary.  The tour guide gave us flashlights and let us walk around.  It was pretty spooky!

We all really had a good time trying something new.  It was a very fun evening out!!

Bess Things

Bess and her cute piano teacher being matchy matchy.  We love Hailee and are going to be so sad when she graduates and goes to college.  She's helped Bess love piano. 

Bess invited a few of her cute friends to go up to the Village for a little night out.  They had fun being silly and doing all girl things!  Bess is pretty lucky to find good friends no matter where she is.  

Paul Moore Foundation 5K and Carnival

Paul's story gained much attention due to a few stories that were written and thanks to the Paul Moore Foundation ladies.
How cools is it to pull of and see his story as the top trending....Paul made a great impact!

And the next day the UK Daily Mail.  Now it's not just the US news but world news.  Amazing!

What an amazing daddy that loves his girls!  This picture will forever be one of my favorites!

We headed down to Farming to be a part of this wonderful weekend.  The love and outpouring that went into this weekend was amazing.  Paul and Joni are very loved!

After the 5K run/walk they planned the best carnival and silent auction.  The kids were in heaven!

My very supportive family came to support us all.  My little brother and his girlfriend even flew in from Seattle.  
Ryan was roommates with Joel in Montana so he became close to both Joel and Paul.  

That night after all the foundation festivities my family headed up to Oakley, utah to have a fun night at Megan and Kurtis's family cabin. 
It also happened to be Uncle Ryan's birthday so we celebrated him!

You can't go to the cabin without a horse ride.  So beautiful up there.  

This guy is the best!  I think I'll take him home with me!

We ended the weekend with stopping by Paul and Joni's for a goodbye.  We were very easily entertained by Ellie's dancing and piling on Glen. 

Good thing Glen showered!

Jessica's Wedding

Our little neighbor girl Jessica was married in the SLC temple.  Bess, Maggie, and I could not miss this.  Jessica was 8 when we moved into our house on White Circle.
She quickly became our babysitter, neighborhood gossip, and friend.  
We watched her grow up and easily could have made her our own. 
The girls idolize Jessica. 

I was so pleased with Jessica's decision to be married in the temple because Bess greatly looks up to her.  Just like an older sister!

Love the Leonhardts!  

Jessica asked Bess and Maggie to be "flowergirls".  They were very excited to take the part!

AND then these two!!!  Bess loves her Mary & we miss Mary.  Some friendships will always last!  


Maggie decided a haircut was needed.  Lucky for us we were staying at a hairdressers home!  Lori is the best.  

And the result was pretty dang cute!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

School Pictures 2015-16

7th Grade

5th Grade 


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friends Down by the River

One day after kindergarten Maggie, her friend Bella, and I all headed down to the river for a little picnic lunch and playtime.  
It was so fun for the girls to run into the "cute boys" from their class.  It was even more fun for me to watch how they reacted to being around these boys!  

It was a perfect weather and we enjoyed being outside!  I'm going to miss Maggie something terrible when she is in school all day next year! 

Fit One Half Marathon

A group of friends and I decided to train for the Fit One Half Marathon.  I think the training runs were my very favorite.  I love running on the greenbelt.  It's so beautiful and relaxing.  
This part is my very favorite or I should say when I retire and my kids are gone I wan to retire to this spot! 

Everyone has their own dock out to the pond and in the early morning there is a little fog over the water and it just looks like something straight out of the fairytale books!

But for now my yard/house will do.  One morning we ended at my house and this was the beautiful scenery.  I'll take it!

Morning of the race came and I was extra spoiled by a friend that made me a little gift basket.  I was super excited to try these energy Jelly Bellys!

Love these ladies!  We had a great time training together.  Great conversation and they pushed me!  I needed to be pushed!

This is only the second half marathon that I have run but it was SOOOO much harder!  I absolutely disliked the was rough for me!
My stomach really started to bug me around mile 6 and it was hard goings from there. Seeing this train depot hill was intimidating so close to the end of the race!

But I did it!  I made it and was happy to get home to recover and relax.  Only 1....or maybe 2? more to go and I'll hang up my half marathon medals for life!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scout Camp Overnighter

The men of the house headed out on a scout backpacking overnighter! Pretty positive one was a little more excited than the other!
Carter is SO lucky to have a dad that does scout trips like this with him.  And Glen is a little bummed that he only has one boy to go with.....we may have to adopt some 12 year old scouts in the coming years!

The girls can hardly wait for dad and Carter to have their camping trips away because they have deemed them "girls nights."  "Mom, what are we going to do for girls night?"
It usually consists of dinner out, a little Target visit, maybe nail painting, some ice cream, and sleeping all together in mom's bed.  
So we did just that.  Ate at Zupa's, their favorite and visited Target to check out the new Halloween costumes.

They sure didn't last long after that!  
We all love our girls nights!

Baking with my Buddy

Maggie declared it a perfect day for baking some cookies!  

She did way more eating than baking!

I love my afternoons with this little girl.  I am going to be super sad when she is at school all day next year!