"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

Archive for January, 2016

Provo City Temple Open house

We were able to get some tickets for the Provo city temple open house. ๐Ÿ™‚ The time we got was late at night on a school night so Eric stayed home with the kids, but we will take them there another time. I went with mom, Virginia, Makram, LeRoy and LeAnne. It was really beautiful there. I’m glad we could see it. This is our assigned temple which is cool.

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Midway Ice castles

Ever since I heard about the ice castles in Midway and saw the pictures online I have been looking forward to going there. We decided to go on a night when Elsa and Anna were going to be there since Savannah loves all things Frozen. I smile when I think about that the first three words Savannah ever put together when she started to learn how to talk was “Let it go.” Haha. ย Eric came home a little early from work and we left a little after 4. We wanted to be able to be there while the sun was still up but also after it got dark to see all the lights. This was a great place for kids. They had so much fun running around every where, through lots of tunnels, and down some ice slides and climbing on stuff. We got there around dinner time so we enjoyed some warm cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies that they sold in a little hut. This is definitely a place we could visit again! Enjoy the pics!

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Lionel was the star student of the week in his class and got this cute card from his teacher after he was done. One day he shared some things about Sweden, another he read one of his favorite Lego Star wars books, ย and he made a big poster full of pictures and information about himself and his family. It was so cute to watch him be so excited to go to school and share things about himself with his class.

My tired little Tyler

Got some cute, new things for the living room from hobby lobby ๐Ÿ™‚

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We celebrated my sister Marilyn’s birthday! She loves Zelda so we got her this! Key chains, necklaces and other stuff.

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My sister LeAnne is so talented. Marilyn’s loves all things African, so LeAnne painted this for her!

The yummy, awesome Zelda themed cake!

Another pic of a tired Tyler at Costco, haha.

The kids love to cut paper and make “snow flakes.”

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Savannah wanted me to take a picture of her too.

Here Lionel is practicing the piano. Their piano teacher told me they are doing great ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicci made a crown and wrote “Princess Nicci,” on it.

She was so proud to show me that she did this all by herself to her hair. Haha. Cutie.

Time to blog

I haven’t blogged for a while now. December was so busy and we did a lot of fun activities, so I had a lot to blog about. ย Life has slowed down a lot since school started again. We have a new routine that I like and I feel happy and productive. Life is very busy. I feel like the days go by so fast. I work out Mon-Fri in the morning and then Savannah has a dance class twice a week and preschool twice a week. She really likes her dance class. I’m excited for the recital they are going to have in March. The three older kids started taking piano lessons last week. They all get half an hour lessons once a week. They are very excited about this. Their teacher seems really nice. They have one more session of their Little hoopster camp left this month and I think they want to play soccer when that starts again this spring. Nicci loves horses and wants to start to take riding lessons so I’m looking for a place where she can do that in the spring as well. I’m excited that Eric has the whole week of Spring break off. We have some fun things planned. The kids are getting to know more kids in the neighborhood and they love their school and teachers. They have very much enjoyed playing in all the snow we have gotten this year. Sledding is a lot of fun!

My brother Vincent came to visit for two weeks and it was a lot of fun to spend time with him. I miss all the family that are far from us.

Here are some random pics.

LeAnne and Nicci played with play doh one Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

I saw this at Hobby Lobby, I love this store!! So cute!!

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Yummy breakfast!

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Love this guy soooooo much!!

Savannah and her princesses!

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Playing barbies with Nicci is fun!

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Savannah at her dance class haha.

The kids have been asking me to take pictures of them when they are sleeping. Haha here is my sleeping beauty Savvy.

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We had my family over on Friday night to say good bye to Vincent before he went home to Sweden. It was a fun night!

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Little Hoopsters

The kids are taking a basketball class for an hour every Wednesday this month. They really like it!




I love these guys!

Eric and Tyler taking a nap together. ๐Ÿ™‚


New Years Eve!

We had a fun New Years Eve. In the morning I took Savannah to get a manicure. She had made some good choices and this was her reward. She loves her pink nails!

Later we went to the mall for some fun. Here we are at Icing and Nicci wanted to try on this veil.

We surprised the kids and let them drive around the mall on these animals. They had a lot of fun! Eric and I tried too haha!

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At night we had family over for a New years eve party. We had my mom’s homemade pizza, Virginia had made a super yummy cake, and we had other candies and treats. We played some different games. Here Eric and his sister Tiffany are dancing.

Virginia’s cake!

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Happy new year!

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My dad and Savvy.

Me and my dad!

Cute little Nicci.

Jordan ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yummy treats

Fun times!

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Family fun center

Last week we visited a family fun center in Lehi. The kids favorite thing to do was the climbing wall and the glow in the dark mini golf. Tyler thought it was pretty cool too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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