"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Lately….

Nicci doing the dishes. 🙂

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Eric and I went on a fun date last weekend. We had dinner at Chili’s and watched Fantastic beasts!

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Yummy food at chili’s.

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We attended Parker’s baby blessing last Sunday. It was nice to see family and Savannah had fun with her friend Zoe!

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We got lots of snow and the kids just love it! Here they all wanted to help shovel the drive way.

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Cuties!

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I have been hanging out and helping Paola taking pictures of her Lularoe leggings twice this week. It’s been fun!

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Yesterday we had a “favorite things.” party in the neighborhood. Everyone brought one to three of the favorite things to share with everyone. It was a fun night!

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The girls that came!

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We went sledding today!!

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Decorating, Winter parade….

We had a nice Thanksgiving at my parents house. We had lots of yummy food and I ate way too much pumpkin pie! After the food we played a new game that Eric and Carrissa introduced us to, It’s called “Anomia.” It was fun to play it with my siblings. My mom had to work at Walmart for Black Friday so we went there to buy some stuff and hang out with her. Sadly she was sent outside to direct traffic and we didn’t get to see her for a long time. She was finally able to come inside when we were ready to go home. I found a couple of Christmas gifts for the boys. It was crazy crowded there. Here are some pictures from the last week.

Savannah’s outfit for her dance recital.

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Kids playing in the snow.

 

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Yummy Thanksgiving dinner

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Playing games with the kids on Thanksgiving

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Virginia did LeAnne’s hair. So cute!

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Black Friday at Walmart.

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The next day we decorated!

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Then at night we went to watch a Winter parade! I love this time of year!

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Tyler’s birthday!

Tyler turned 2 on the 21st of November. I can’t believe my baby is so big! He is saying more and more words and loves to play with his cars and trucks. He also loves to play outside and ride his little bike. He loves to go to the park and go down the slides and swing. Our families came to celebrate his birthday with us after dinner. Tyler had woken up with a runny nose and was kind of tired and grouchy so he was not very happy when it was time to make and eat ice cream sundaes. He loved all the presents he got. He went to sleep holding all the cars he got from everyone. Sweet boy.

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Mix

Savannah’s preschool class went and watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Tyler and I came too. It was a great play and the kids loved it.

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A few weeks ago I tried Lipsense and I love it. It stays on for a long time and I love all the different colors. We had a lipsense party in the neighborhood and I tried lots of different colors. It was fun to get together with many of the girls from the neighborhood.

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We bought lots of picture frames for 75 c at the DI and then we spray painted them, put pictures in and hung them up. Voila!

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Some boys at the park showed me this grasshopper the other day. They kept asking me to pet it.

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Date night! We went to the local high school and watched Beauty and the Beast.

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I attended a fun baby shower last weekend! I love drinking Italian soda!

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I made curtains for the three bathrooms. Flowers for the master, Frozen for the kids and the other blue for the guest one downstairs.

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We went to the Curiosity museum with some friends on Monday night. I love this museum. There are so many fun things for them to do there.

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Savannah loves her dance class!

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My sister Marilyn took Lionel to a BYU football game today. They had a great time. Marilyn took these pics.

 

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Fun at the museum of ancient life.

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Our realtor gave us tickets to go and watch the movie “Trolls.” It was a great movie!

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Face paint ala Eric. Savannah wanted me to put lipstick on her too haha.

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Earlier this week we got our first snow. It has almost melted away now. The kids were outside at 7.30 in the morning and played in the snow. They were so excited!

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We went to a Thanksgiving themed puppet show with some friends last Thursday. Afterwards we went to Target and looked around.

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Basketball

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Quotes

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Lionel’s baptism!

We had a really fun weekend. The Hellewell’s came down from Idaho to visit us and attend Lionel’s baptism. We loved having them here!! Lionel’s baptism was beautiful. Two of my siblings gave talks and my dad played the piano. Some of Eric’s cousins came too. Afterward we had dinner and cookies at our house. I was so happy that so many people could come and support Lionel. He is such a sweet boy!

 

 

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Baptism misspelled. So funny!

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Fun with friends!

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Nicci did Shanna’s hair!

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Lionel is 8!

Lionel turned 8 last week! He is such a sweet kid. He was so happy to get a drone and some shoes with wheels in them! We had family come over at night to celebrate with us. Lionel wanted Pikachu on his cake and Eric did a good job! He got some really nice gifts from our families. Lionel also brought some cookies to school to share with his class.

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Happy Halloween!

The kids were so excited to go to school in their costumes! They woke up later than normal this morning so I was a little stressed trying to get them to the school bus on time. They made it!

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Nicci and her friend Heather at school!

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Savannah, or “Belle” had a fun costume party at preschool!

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I went to the school in the afternoon to watch the Halloween parade! I got videos of Lionel and Nicci but accidentally took a pic of Jordan instead of a video and they walked so fast I missed getting a video of him. I love how Lionel gave me a hug!

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My family came over for dinner. We had fajitas and lots of other treats! Then it was time for trick or treating! My siblings had made a funny Halloween movie that we watched too!

Luke Skywalker

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Witch

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Darth Vader

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Belle

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Spider!

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I was so happy that mom and LeAnne dressed up! Mom and I were witches!

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Mormor and the grandkids

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Family!

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The kids got SOOO much candy. They had a blast!

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Halloween Party in da “hood.”

We were invited to a party at a neighbors house last Saturday. It was awesome. I loved the way they had decorated their house. We chatted, danced and ate lots of yummy treats. 🙂

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