Thursday, July 6, 2017

Onto July!

One of his many nap wake-up fits! He can be so grumpy even with adequate sleep!
and you can see his cut from falling off the toilet onto the rounded trash can (from the night before), too.

A bonfire, slip n slide, family campout! So fun!
Obviously Capri parties hard hahah!




And 
STADIUM OF FIRE
this year again!
Hunter Hayes, Brian Reagan, Little Big Town!
with Ci and Cody!






Another church photo opp! After church glow (classic) and kid smiles (rare with 1 o'clock church)



And in RS we had a family history lesson and learned (auto correct is saying learned is not a word? is this true?!) more about Family Search (and the app.) If you download the app and log-in and then you can find "relatives around me". I was related to over 20 women in my RS!!!! and then Chase and I did it and we're relate from a great (*9) grandpa from the 1600's! My great (*9) grandma died at the age of 20 and then I believe Chase's great (*9) grandma was the second wife! It's through the Ross side for me and Julie's side for Chase! It was a cool find for us!


and then fourth of July fun!!! 
Grandma Sheryl's breakfast, spike ball, games, slip-n-slide kickball (as fun as it sounds!), hot tubbing, more games, great food, and fireworks!!





and this clown facetiming last night was a hoot! First my parents and then Chase's parents and the cousins!!!

Now Capri is in heaven with some of her cousins and Millie will be sleeping over tonight! These kids!!! Living around family is such a blessing!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fun and Strep Throat

There really has been a lot of fun the past week, up until Friday night when I started dying from strep throat. All the dramatics are valid for this episode of sickness. I can count how many times I've been for real sick in my adult life (need to visit the doctor sick) on one hand. Not including my many UC appointments. 
This sickness was bad bad!
It was psycho! 104 temperature, freezing, sweating, couldn't stand without passing out, throat swollen shut, double ear infection, and shaking for 2 days straight. I've never had strep throat before and I hope to never have it again. When I went to urgent care and asked to be euthanized, they tested the kiddos too. Sawyer came back positive (but no symptoms and has been on antibiotics for three days so I think he's in the clear for the hell part) and Chase and Capri avoided it all together! Lucky ducks. Chase has paid me back in three days by doing EVERYTHING. His three days make up for the past 5 years of me being the more catering one in the marriage. The score is now even! That's how grateful I am for him helping with the kids, house, and office! And that's how debilitating I was. Anyways. Back to the fun. 

I love this pic of Ben and Chase sharing connected camping chairs! Ha!

The new tibble fork reservior was fun. Gave me a heart attack a couple times bc Capri has no fear of water and I looked away for one second and she was down the bank in her floatie!

Then the tinfoil dinners and bonfire part!


Hiking and avoiding the busy street where the 1 year-olds had no fear.
 
When you ask Chase to take your pic and he turns the camera on himself......




I had the brilliant idea to have a cousin day (before great-grandma Hanks party at her rehab facility later that evening). I thought I'd keel over by noon but the kids loved it and it was worth it in hindsight! It was really Sawyer that gave me a run for my money and I have him everyday so the cousin part was great.





After lunch they watched some of the new Beauty and the Beast and then we went to grandma Hanks rehab party! It was a blast!




And when Grant and Dad were in Japan visiting family friends, they found old pics from the first time we lived in Indiana. Classic. 


And some apostate pics of my baptism. Illegal. And maybe it's even more illegal since I'm saving them on my public blog. Classic. 

  
Then our friends the Stansels dropped their son off at the MTC and we had dinner, games, and a fun evening together!

And after a week of frustrations, I finally finished this puzzle! I'm proud. This puzzle doesn't have straight sides either. It's very curvy and strange. My biggest puzzle yet by myself. I am not Michele Schroedter. 

Then last week Tay and I were able to go do a sesh together. Much needed! 

then we played this prank on Chase's mom........ it was amazing!
Ciara was our accomplice and let us know how it was going. We added that we charged her Visa ending in "1234" and that's what really scared Julie!

Woke up from one of my many naps (7 hours worth one day) on Saturday to these cute pics. Capri was loving the Daddy attention all day. Then Sunday, I woke up and the house was deep cleaned! That's my favorite!

and strep had taken over my life so much I didn't even care that Sawyer was in this outfit from uncle cory! 

Well I'm still sick but am able to stand, go to the store, and function at a normal level. Soon I'll be at my sonic productive psycho level but for now I'm still recovering! It's almost July and I'm stoked. This summer has been great so far but more to come! Camping, Stadium of Fire, Texas fam coming in town, my birthday, family reunions, big hikes, and more fun fun fun! Over and out.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dirty Dash and Hikes

Had a great park day with my cousin Lauryn and her now two-year old Finn!! So fun being in the same chapter of life and living in Utah together!


These best buds! 

 And my brother Grant and Dad are visiting Singapore and Japan this month! Seeing pics of my old house, playgrounds, and stomping grounds! I can't wait to go back and visit (no trip planned yet!)

 



Then had a great dinner date (just the two of us! AMAZING!) with my Singapore bff. We both moved to Singapore the summer before 5th grade and have been obsessed ever since. Bffaeaeaeootww.

And when I saw this old pic of Shelby, Garrett, and me I saw my future! With Shelby's bangs and Garrett's stupor look- I thought I was looking at Capri and Sawyer and baby number three! Still having stomach growls like crazy for my baby hungriness!

Some hide and seek!

And the dirty dash! I can't wait to do it again next year with Chase and more family and friends! Everyone come! It was a blast!





Then when all the Andersons were out of town for a family Georgian wedding- we visited Grandma Hanks in rehab! She's a crack up and I've never seen someone defy death so many times. We love her! Esp my kids! They have a special bond (aka TV and unlimited lollipops!)

More zumba. 





And cousin sleepovers and funny mom moments!

Then last night we went on a hike with family and friends up Dry Canyon Trial in Lindon! New goal: small hikes once a week and explore Utah trails more! So fun! And Capri really impressed me with her hiking and mental endurance! Sawyer is more of a pain hiking this year but I'll endure that one! Haha! I loved it and loved being out in nature! 

The only fam pic Chase would take....... eyeroll


  



 Well I'm glad I got caught up on my blog. Now to tackle my house and this migraine! I can do this.... with a smile on my face and smile for every customer too.