Friday, July 31, 2015

{instagram: july}

...I am so thankful for good friends. I know that God puts certain people in our life when we need them. Kristen and I were instant friends. She is definitely a kindred spirit for me and I have learned so much from her in the short time I have known her. Such a sweet, genuine, and fun person she is! I am excited for the adventure she will have with her sweet family living in Alaska, but I am already missing her like crazy!...
 ...Yesterday marked one year of my mother-in-laws passing, and we were able to visit and "talk" to her at the cemetery. It has been a long hard year, and she has been thought of and missed every single day. Our family has started to heal, and for that I am grateful. I feel blessed to have known this beautiful, loving woman, and to be her "daughter." Looking forward to the day we get to see her again!...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

{camping trip}

We were able to go on a camping trip with my entire family up in the Unita Mountains. The kids loved every moment, and having cousins there to play with made it that much better!!


We weren't too far from a small lake, where you could go fishing. This was Andrew's first time ever to fish, and he even caught one!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

{Andrew turns TEN}

I can't believe that my oldest child is now TEN years old. Andrew is such a smart boy. He loves to read books, loves computer/video games, and loves to be active playing basketball or riding his bike/scooter/roller blades. 

...celebrating at Grandma and Grandpa Allen's house with cousins...


...Andrew got a new basketball from mom and dad, that matched perfectly the shirt gma and gpa Allen had given him (he is wearing it in this pic). They had also given him the football that Matthew is holding...


...Instead of a birthday cake Andrew wanted donuts...

...After we sang happy birthday to Andrew, he went to blow out the candles. Just as he was taking in a breath to be able to blow them out, Matthew snuck in on the side and blew them out before he could...
...we all had a good laugh about it...

We also went to the movie "Inside Out" at the theatre in Tooele, and invited Andrew's good friend Tyler Forsgren to go with us. We all had a fun time!! :)