Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bowling Fun

A little Christmas break bowling to entertain while on break.  

It's always a good feeling to see happy smiling faces!!!

A Surprise Visit

Bess got the best surprise one boring Saturday in December.  Her good friend Adrie was coming for a surprise visit.  
Stephanie, Adries mom, called me to say she was going to drive up with her dad for a football bowl game that was happening here.  We thought it would be fun to surprise Bess with her visit.

So that Saturday came and I told the kids we needed to go to the store.  While we were at the store in walks should have seen Bess's reaction!  She was so shocked and excited.  It was very cute.  

So we had Adrie for the whole Saturday.  It was the best day ever!  Bess only had to change her pants 2 times from all the laughing!!! Love that she has such good girlfriends!

7th Grade AAU Basketball

My favorite sport to watch will always be basketball.  It also helps that your sons playing too!
We had a good time watching this group play.

Sure wish they never had to grow up, alas he's big and it makes my momma heart sad!

December 2015

Work Christmas parties are the best.....NOT! but we decided to be good sports and stepped up for a fun photo booth!  HO HO HO

Only picture we took celebrating daddy's birthday.  We went out for yummy Teppanyaki.  Everyone was happy with dad's choice!

Christmas church clothes and dresses always get you in the mood for the special holiday!

And a reindeer hat from school made with your own scissors and glue. And just like that she's big!

Midnight decided this was the perfect place to sleep, until the presents started to kick him out!

Thanksgiving 2015

We spent our thanksgiving in Utah with my family.  We had a yummy dinner at my sister's house in South Jordan.  I forgot to take very many pictures but I did snap this one with Sawyer and a big fat turkey leg....yum yum...looks like he should be walking around Disneyland!

It was so fun to all be together, minus Ryan!  Love this group!

We decided to get a hotel so we could wear out the kids and swim.  Ellie and Reese loved visiting us at our pool!

We took all the kids to see the new movie Dinosaur.  While we were at the mall waiting for the movie to start the kids spotted Santa.  It was the sweetest to look over and see these sisters talking to Santa.  I bet they had lots to tell him.  

We love spending time with these sweet girls.  It was a rough year for them to watch their daddy be so sick.  He loves them SO much and was so happy when we sent him the pictures!

Aunt Erin's birthday was while we were there too so we celebrated that also.  Yummy cake and pizza at our hotel!  It was perfect for after a swim!

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!