Thursday, August 28, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 32-34

WEEK 32 | I took Hank to a Foster the People concert at the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheater. The outdoor venue was amazing...can't wait to go back. This was Hank's Father's Day gift.

Taylor and Landon started a tumbling/gymnastics class on Thursday nights. It good strength training for both kids, and I am hoping that Taylor can learn her front and back handsprings to incorporate into her dances. We also tried to go on the water slides at Elitch Garden's but got rained out again.

WEEK 33 | We celebrated Grandpa Vern's 82nd birthday! 

Wrapped up the week celebrating Ryland's 5th birthday. It's so hard to see the baby of the family grow up. I am one blessed Mommy!

WEEK 34 | Back to School - and we were ready. This year is interesting. Taylor (2nd grade), Landon (1st grade), and Ryland (kindergarten) are all in the same classroom with Mrs. Brewster. We were going to hold Ryland back for another year, but their school is not offering Pre-K this year. So since he just turned five a few days ago, we are going to try and see how he does.

This week was also the start of i9 sports for my babies. Taylor and Landon chose soccer so Hank decided to coach their team. Ryland chose T-ball and I was recruited to coach his team. All games and practices are on Sundays after church and works well with our busy schedules.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 27-31

Life has been super busy and I am playing catch up all the time with Project Life and scrapbooking. That's OK with me though. It is something that I always look forward to when I can squeeze it in. It's crazy looking at these photos from summer when in reality, school has started this week and it is beginning to feel a bit like fall. So with that said, WEEK 27 is all about the beach. The kids and I travelled to La Jolla, California to visit my parents. Taylor had a national dance competition in San Diego and La Jolla was only 20 minutes away. It was the perfect vacation and our best memory of the summer.

WEEK 27

WEEK 28 | Taking the kids to Sea World for the very first time. I bought two-day passes and the kids, my mom, and I scoured the park from corner to corner. We loved it! Such a great memory.

We stayed with my parents for almost two weeks and visited the USS Midway on one of our days. We also celebrated my mom's birthday on July 11.

WEEK 29 | Camping with Grandma and Grandpa in Prescott, AZ

We were able to meet up with several of our sweet friends from AZ before heading back home to Colorado.

WEEK 30 | Swim lessons and dance choreography commences.

We squeezed in a birthday party, back-to-school shopping, and a Newsboys concert at Elitch Gardens. 

WEEK 31

Oh my goodness, my baby girl is growing up! At her ortho evaluation last week, they said she was ready for Phase One of braces to expand her jaw. She was super excited to say the least. I also surprised Taylor with tickets to see "The Sound of Music" live.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 14 - 19

WEEK 14: Boys head to Arizona & California for Spring Break


WEEK 15

Landon turns 6

WEEK 16: all about Easter

My sweet friends come to visit for a weekend.

WEEK 17: enjoy nice weather and playtime

Taking care of Jetta and hoping he gets better.

WEEK 18: Elitch Gardens


WEEK 19: Cinco de Mayo and saying goodbye to Jetta

Mother's Day weekend with snow and a dance competition.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 12-13

Week 12 I turned 37...kept believe how fast the years are creeping up on me. We had dinner with our Denver family at PF Chang's...one of my favorite restaurants.

I was able to get away with my mom and some of our dear friends to Las Vegas for a wonderful weekend. We got massages, relaxed, saw the Millionaire Quartet, ate good food, walked on the Strip, and made some great memories. Hank took care of our little ones so I could get away and relax. I really appreciate these times!

Week 13 was the last week of school before Spring Break. Grandpa Don flew in and will be taking the boys back to Arizona for a 10 days. That will be the longest time I have ever been away from them.

Taylor had a dance competition and her group did great! All three kids were given goldfish leftover from a retirement party that we attended. To keep the goldfish alive, we went and bought them filtered tanks, decorations for the tanks, and fish food. Taylor named her fish Lucy. Landon named his fish Chuck. Ryland named his fish Nemo. Sadly, all three fish died within five days.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 9-11

WEEK 9: light snow, loving our new church and piano lessons for Landon

Follow-up eye exam for Ryland ( now we have to patch his eye for a couple hours a day) and game night with our dear friends.

WEEK 10: Taylor starts reading to herself before bed...

busy work week, 16 year anniversary dinner, and a picnic in the park.

WEEK 11: field trip to the library and reading contest

ending the week with our first Colorado minor league hockey game. It was so much fun!