Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One Big Donut!!

We decided to get donuts for breakfast one morning. The boys noticed this huge donut sitting in the case. I told them that they could get it but would have to share and they agreed. It was one yummy donut!!!

Comic Con!!

Matt and I took the boys to Comic Con in Salt Lake City on Friday, September 1. None of us had ever been and decided that since it was so close, we'd give it a try. We also knew that Danny Trejo, who is an actor, was going to be there. We had found out a few years back that he and my biological father were half brothers. The boys thought it was a lot of fun. This is definitely for die hard comic book fans; which we are not. We did get to meet Danny. He, of course, knew my dad and gave me a hug and took a picture. I'm sure he thought I was some stranger who maybe was stalking him. We didn't get a chance to visit hardly at all because he was so busy and it's kind of hard to "catch up" with someone after almost 40 years of not knowing each other. The boys think that it is really cool that he is technically their half uncle.

First Day of School!!

First day of School for the loves of my life!! Scotlyn started 8th grade at Eagle Rock Junior High School. She totally rocked 7th grade and is ready for another great year!! She's already taking her high school courses early with US History and Photography under her belt. I couldn't be more proud of this kid!! She continues to run on the cross country team and will start track in the fall. She isn't sure if she wants to be a cheerleader again. We'll have to wait and see what this year has in store for her. Parker started 3rd grade at Snake River Montessori and is in Mrs. McJunkin and Ms. Elizabeth's class. He is also ready for another great year. Cooper started 2nd grade at Snake River Montessori and is in Mrs. Gihring and Mrs. Winterholler's class. I am so happy that all my children love going to school and love learning. I also started my 11th year teaching at Snake River Montessori in the Upper Elementary class. We are all ready to have a wonderful year learning lots of new stuff.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Scotlyn's 13th Birthday Bash! 8/27

Our girl turned 13 today and we couldn't be more proud of her!! We rented her a limo, took her and her friends to dinner, had a sleepover at her nana's house, and watch movies. Her friends were ZoĆ«, Isabelle, Ciara, Rachel, Kimber, and Aly. She had a great day spending time with the family. She got shoes, a cell phone, make up, and clothes. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Getting Ready for Another Season...

Riding the Bull!! 8/5/16

We went to the War Bonnet Rodeo and the boys had a bunch of fun riding the mechanical bull. I don't think I see being a bull riding in either of their futures!!

Cooper and Dad at Reed's Dairy...

These are old pictures, but they're two of my most favoriteof these two guys! Reed's Dairy had a family day and they gave away free ice cream. Scotlyn won a prize that day for being the fastest girl to milk a cow. Who knew she could do that!?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Campbell River, Canada


Malanie and I were able to go to Canada with Matt and Brett on a trip that they had. It was Canada's birthday on July 1, 2016 and they celebrated it with fireworks like the US does on 4th of July.  It was a beautiful little city and we got to fish, explore, hike, and of course, eat a lot!! They also started an old donkey engine that was at their town museum and made coffee right in the broiler part.