While a bunch of people were hanging out at the Festival of Trees, we decided to go a different way and go to this awesome Nativity Festival! Thanks to an amazing friend who tipped us off about it, we spent a fun afternoon looking at some pretty terrific and interesting nativities from all over the world. There were so many different types. To name a few: made from fabric, cross stitch, nesting dolls, glass, wood carvings, one carved into an ostrich egg, paper quilling, ribbon, metal, rubber ducks, a coconut.... so many fun discoveries! They had a scavenger hunt the kids could do, a dress up area, a craft area and cookies to snack on. This was all put on by a local stake center, pretty impressive.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Where does the time go??? How do we fill each day?? Not quite sure. Between school, soccer, dance, cleaning and reading and playing and sewing....somehow we are at December 1st! One of my favorite months of the year is gone, November. So, this is something to remember it by:
Our turkey family, 2017. Love this family of mine.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
It is also very difficult to get them to leave the mountains once they are having fun. Skipping the shale rocks was super fun!
Awesome kids having fun together, this was before the dust really picked up.
An awesome art display we found at the library. Caleb and I really had fun looking at these.
Halloween!!! A ghost, soccer player, super hero and archer!
Sorting of the goods.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Okay, okay, before October ends I should document a couple more things. Like this sweet, often confusing, but very beautiful little girl's birthday. She turned 7 and was so excited to celebrate it.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Well, it may seem like we fell off the earth... when in fact we did not. School started, and with that... normal life. The only change up is that all four kids are in school, for the full day. That means that Diedre has extra time, but all that time has been swallowed up at the sewing machine. I have been going crazy with a few projects that some awesome people have let me make for them. Like, I have a hard time keeping things simple. Anyway, the kids have been busy with school. Caleb, like always has homework each week plus he has been taking time away from tech to read and play with his siblings. Peter has a teacher that really likes him and Peter is one of the Math Masters in his class. With all this Peter still claims that school is terrible. William is doing so much better about getting up in the mornings for school! William also has a great teacher and he seems to enjoy class more. William has also made some great friends who love to hang out with him. Haley loves her teacher and loves lunch and recess time. She also loves to play school at home. However, when describing school she says it is, "long." After school the kids have been busy with soccer.
Peter is still playing up on Fredrico's team and does such a great job. He says he wants to go down to his own age division next year, but for the mean time playing with a bunch of other 13 year olds has not slowed him down. He does awesome!
William's team has had a really rough season. They have faced some great teams and their moral is low. With that being said, the few games where they were able to click were great. When William has the determination he can drive that ball down the field so well and even scored a goal this season!
Final one I have a photo of. Another one for Dacia (because she was sweet and let me make her an extra), because teal is her favorite color. I love making things for other people. The projects I have around my house give me a smile and that is what I want to do for others. I just hope that when I give them over, they find a happy home and bring a smile.
That is what we have been up to the past 2 months. Now we will get ready for Haley's birthday, winter indoor soccer and more sewing for the holidays. I still have a few more projects to take from simple to complex.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
It has begun...
They were up and ready ahead of schedule. They were so on time that they had a chance to take the obligatory "1st day of school photo." Caleb made it to school in the nick of time. The others were so early they had time to find friends and talk. That will not happen again for quite a while. But they made it. Caleb and Haley came home bubbling over with good things to say about school. Peter and William, they were less than impressed with the first day of school.
And so it begins....
Sunday, August 20, 2017
More time on the water. I have so many photos of the fishing and having time playing on the boat. SO MANY.
Lots and lots and lots of photos of knee boarding. We FINALLY got the boat up at the lake. So, the kids could all go for rides and play around on the water, more than just jumping and kayaking. Peter got up the bravery to try knee boarding, and after a few tries he got up and was crossing the wake like a champion. He was so proud of himself and so happy.
We were crazy enough to take the chance to get our family photo taken at the lake. An awesome neighbor of ours took this photo. Not too shabby.