Sunday, August 13, 2017

June 2017

In the month of June Calvin and Benson started playing baseball. They both had a great season with a great team. Also I have a few pictures of my wonderful boys on a Sunday afternoon!

All of my favorite people on one chair! One of our friends was getting rid of this chair, we had been looking for one similar to this for a little while.  It works perfect to cuddle up and read a good book with a few boys sitting on your lap!

This picture is simply to prove that yes I have made cauliflower pizza...I think this was actually a second attempt that turned out better than my first attempt.  We liked it, it does work...but I think it is just too much work and I think I used 3 heads of cauliflower, at least 2 to make this small pizza.  I just don't think it is the most practical way to make pizza for a big family. One day I might find our perfect pizza recipe but for now I'm still trying. 

Temple open house

The month of May had a lot of travel, which was great, but it is also nice to be back home. This was not long after we got back home, it was fun to catch a picture of all of my boys playing together!
One of the great blessings we had during the month of June was that the temple here in Tucson had it's open house.  It was neat to be able to go all together as a family and go through the temple! We also loved the open house because it gave us opportunities to serve and brought family to our home. We had some of Michael's cousins and their family and my brother's family come visit. It was neat to share our excitement for the temple with all of them.

We took a trip to the Wildlife museum with all of our cousins.  We all enjoyed seeing all of the animals there!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Grandma's house! It was nice to visit both Grandma's this month! My dad, Grandpa flew out to help me drive out to Utah. He flew in Thursday afternoon and was back at his home Friday afternoon..a quick trip. It sure was nice of him to fly out to help me. I always love having the one on one time with him, finding more about what life was like for him and learning from his wealth of knowledge.
The boys were excited to make it to Grandma's and play outside in the nice cool weather. It was beautiful there!

Ensign peak! Most of the week was spent getting things done around the house and then having Alden and Calvin take the SAT at Mom's school. They even attended school for a couple of days. So Wednesday morning I decided it'd be nice to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. I headed up to Ensign peak... when we got there people were getting their camel packs on, sunscreen, and they were all in hiking attire. I started wondering if maybe I was getting over my head. After all it was just me with 4 young boys and one small water bottle and no sunscreen. I told them that maybe we'd only hike part way... but they did great and it wasn't too difficult of a hike. We all enjoyed being at the top together looking out over the valley!

Towards the end of our stay we camped out in the back yard. We all had fun camping out in the yard. It was the perfect temperature!

The boys went on lots of wagon rides, taking turns pulling each other.

Family reunion! It was neat being all together under one roof! Everything went really smoothly and we're excited to do it again next year!

Mother's Day!

We made it home from our trip just in time for Mother's Day.  It was a nice relaxing day with all of my boys taking care of me. Michael and the boys got me a table with chairs and umbrella to have out by the pool.  Now was the perfect time to get it and have it up for the summer swimming!

Playing with blocks!