"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


Eric had the day before thanksgiving off so we did some errands in the morning and then we went bowling. :)

Oh and I just have to show this cute picture of Savannah in her little pilgrim hat she got from preschool!

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Later at night everyone was wrestling.

Orem Christmas lights

On Monday night we went and watched the Orem Christmas lighting ceremony. We got some hot chocolate and yummy donuts. We also listened to a choir sing. At the end Santa came in a fire truck and the kids loved that! Savannah was also very happy that there were some Disney princesses there. She got to say hi to Elsa and Ariel!

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Tyler’s first birthday!

Our little Tyler turned 1 on November 21st. Oh, how I love this little guy. He is such a happy, funny, awesome baby! He will always be my little baby not matter how old he is. I was looking through some of the pictures we took on the day he was born and just remembered how awesome it felt to hold him the first time. Here is the blog about his birth. My family and Eric’s family came over for a little birthday party. Tyler got some really nice and fun presents. He loved the chocolate ball treat I had made and ate two pretty fast haha. He also liked the cake. Tyler loves baths, so we gave him one after dinner. We also went to the park for a little bit so he could swing and play. Tyler brings so much joy to our family. We all just love him to pieces! Everyone loves to play with him and right now everyone tries to get him to walk. He is so, so close. He has taken like 6 steps before he falls down. He is getting better and better everyday!  Here are some pics from his day.

Tyler is ready to open some gifts!

Our little 1 year old!

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The cake had whipped cream and chocolate on top and vanilla and chocolate pudding in the middle.

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Everyone that came!

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We gave Tyler this car. He loves to play in it. The other kids do too haha.

Me and my boy!


Ever since we moved here all the third graders have practiced for a play. Nicci has been so excited for it and couldn’t wait to perform for us. She was a Thunder God and had a cute hat on. We went and watched her last Thursday. It was a cute little play! It was fun that my mom, LeRoy and LeAnne could come too. After the play we went home and had some ice cream!

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Second hand shopping

One night last week I went shopping with my mom. We went to two second hand stores and looked around and we found some cute decorations. We also went and ate at Pizza pie café before we went home. The dessert pizza´s were so yummy. I love to be able to do things like this with my mom!

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Ice skating

For fhe on Monday we went to the peaks arena to go ice skating. Eric’s mom and his sister Tiffany came too. The kids were super excited. It was their first time ice skating, and I think they caught on pretty fast. Savannah just kept going around and around. All the kids absolutely loved it. I always loved going ice skating when I was a kid. When I was a kid they used to make ice on the neighborhood soccer field almost every winter, and me and my siblings used to go ice skating there a lot. I have so many memories of putting on my snow gear, putting on my skates and walking to the ice field. We often would skate at night and it would be dark outside but they had lights that lit up the field. We had fun ice skating with our friends and it was just beautiful to skate under a star filled sky. While we were skating I also reminisced when Eric took me ice skating one time when we were dating. That was the first time we held hands. :) The kids are already asking when we can go back. Such a fun night!

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Late, Tyler 11 months

Tyler turned 11 months on October 21st. This first year has just flown by! I can’t believe he will be 1 on Saturday. My cute little guy. He has his 1 year check up on Monday. He is so, so close to be walking! He walks around with his little lion walker all the time. He loves to eat spaghetti and meat sauce, pizza and nutella sandwiches. He still wakes up once every night but some nights he lets us sleep all night. He loves to knock down blocks when the kids play with them. He loves to be outside and crawls as fast as he can anytime he hears the front door open. He also loves to take baths. He is such a happy guy!! He says, mama, dada, and bye. We love our Tyler!!

School pictures

I had no idea that the school was going to take class pictures on the kids first day of school. I wish I had cut the boys hair, haha. We didn’t buy the pics but yesterday we got a paper with them on it with an order form in case we had changed our mind about ordering. So I cut them out, put them on the fridge and took a picture. :)

Nicci 3rd grade

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Lionel 1st grade

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Jordan kindergarten

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Snow and stuff

Last Sunday we invited my family over for dinner. We had stir fry and kladdkaka. Yum, yum! Nicci drew this pig for LeAnne. I love spending time with family.

We also played Telestrations.

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Here is a picture that Nicci took one day when it was snowing. She was so excited!

They went outside and started to try to make a snowman.

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Nicci and her dreams haha.

Savannah’s preschool class were asked to decorate a turkey. Savvy’s is the one all the way to the left. She gets so happy when she sees it when we walk to the classroom.

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Crazy hike

Last Saturday we had this grand plan of visiting a waterfall called Grotto falls. We did not expect that 1 mile from the destination the road would be covered with ice. There was no way we could drive our van on the ice. We watched lots of other people try and they were sliding around everywhere. It was kind of scary, I was worried they would slide into us. Anyways, we decided to be a little crazy and said, “Let’s walk to the waterfall.” The problem was that we had no idea that it was going to be so much colder up in the mountains, even though we were not very high up. Some of my siblings were not wearing appropriate clothes for the weather and were really cold. I had also forgotten the kids hats and gloves. It was pretty warm when we left our house and yeah, we had no idea that there was going to be snow where we were going. Two people ended up slipping on the ice and fell. I felt bad for them, but we also just laughed and laughed at the whole situation. Nothing was going right hahha. After ten minutes we decided to walk back to the car and come back in the spring. We went home to my parent’s house, had delicious Swedish pancakes and played a fun game called kahoot. It ended up being a fun, crazy day!

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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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