Wednesday, January 18, 2017


On one of her visits to see us Grandma Berger brought a spork.  Maggie was so excited to see such a thing existed.  
So what do you think grandma sent her in the mail? Not 1 but 4 sporks!  Hip hip HOORAY!

Cutest indian at her Thanksgiving feast! 

First tooth LOST! Exciting things for our girl!


Back to the homeless shelter to serve the people there.
This time the Lewis family came along.  It's that much better serving with your friends!


We had a blast dressing up this year.  A fisherman, farmer, and dancer!  Everyone was very happy with their costumes!  I hope they never outgrow halloween!

Maggie loves the color blue and thought this dancing costume looked a little like Elsa. 

Fall is definitely a favorite of mine.  Look at this beautiful view off our back porch.  I love it!

Y Basketball

Carter played Y basketball for his 7th grade year.  I have to say that basketball is probably my favorite sport to watch.  Having your son playing while watching is that much better.  It was a fun year with great boys!

Pumpkin patch & friends

Maggie's kindergarten class took a trip to the pumpkin patch.  It was lots of fun hanging with her friends and picking out the perfect pumpkin!

Maggie's cute friend Layla.

Maggie went to morning kindergarten which left her afternoons wide open for playdates.  She loves her playdates.  We often visited McDonalds for a little lunch and ice cream!  5 year old heaven!

Those half day kindergarten and playdates can wipe a person out!

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!