September and October have been busy months. I suppose that is fairly typical. I've been taking a picture a week this year. Some weeks I don't have much to choose from, but other weeks I can hardly pick because lots of things have happened.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
September has been a whirlwind of a month so far. I knew it would be, for one thing there are 7 birthdays between my family and Stephen's, one being our own cutie, Tanner. I started doing preschool again with Porter. We had to take a little break, but hopefully we will be back to doing it on a regular basis from here on out. One day we talked about apples. This is a picture of him taste testing different kinds.Vance had eye muscle surgery on both of his eyes on September 11th. I was feeling pretty nervous having him go through it, but he did great. Recovery was rough at first, but after about the 4th day things got much better. He decided he could open his eyes and that really helped. I am so excited for him to live his life with out any more double vision, eye crossing issues. I wish in a way we could have known that the less extreme options weren't going to work and had the surgery done 3 years ago. Oh well, we can't go back in time. His eyes look less red everyday and he is back to his normal school routine.
On Saturday we celebrated Tanner's 7th birthday. He had a Lego Movie theme and I decorated his cake with candy that looks like Legos. We try to make their birthdays a special day and enjoy some family time. We had a little get together with some extended family at the church.
Here are some more birthday celebration pictures.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Happy 7th Birthday Tanner! Here is Tanner's birthday video. Things here have been crazy and kind of weird, but I will post more about what has been going on at a later date. I am grateful to have Tanner in our lives. He is smart and funny. He keeps me on my toes.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Well, since the boys have been back in school for nearly two weeks I guess I should blog their back to school pictures from the first day. :)
Friday, August 22, 2014
Stephen and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary on August 16th. Stephen's parents took the kids for the weekend and although I love them, it was real nice to have some time with just the two of us without children. I am very grateful for Stephen and I am so glad that through our trials in life that we are there for each other every step of the way.August has been real busy. We made time to go to the Ogden Temple Open House though this week. We had a wonderful time. The Ogden Temple was where my parents got married over 37 years ago and here we were able to see it newly reconstructed and looking beautiful. I didn't want to have to carry a camera around the temple so we just took pictures with my phone. You have to love technology. Sadly though since it was bright outside it was hard to see what you were trying to actually take a picture of so if some of the pictures seem off or at weird angles it's probably because they were being taken blindly.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
We made a trip to Rexburg, Idaho to see my younger sister, her husband, and one of my brothers. It was wonderful to see them and to spend some time in Rexburg. That is where Stephen and I met and fell in love. We both got associate degrees from BYU-Idaho. We also had Vance and Tanner while we lived there so it is a place full of lots of happy memories for us. There are many aspects I miss about it, however I don't think I could ever go back to those cold winters. Rose took some family pictures for us as well as pictures of each of the boys, and some of Stephen and I too. I was so happy she was willing to do that. We got some despite kids being moody.
Porter finished the reading lessons I've been doing with him. He has enjoyed learning to read more. He started picking it up on his own so I decided I better teach him before he'd completely taught himself. I suppose seeing his brothers reading made him determined to know how to do it himself.
Here are a few more pictures that Rose took.
This weekend Stephen and I will celebrate our 11 year wedding anniversary. Love that man. :)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We are already nearing the end of July. We have been doing Scripture Heroes from the Old Testament this month. Here are the boys with their coats of many colors when we talked about Joseph in Egypt.The boys rediscovered how much they love playing with Legos when we were at my parents. They have a box of my brothers old Legos so they've been playing with them a lot this month.