Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Time

We've had a great season so far. I am not decorating my house. I just barely got unpacked. I have a binder of song/story daily info and a countdown to Christmas. Otherwise, we're kind of scrooging. I'm leaving for Texas next week and just unpacking was a feat in itself. But besides the home decor, we have been out and about in this winter wonderland!

We went to the Festival of Trees (my first time) and I loved it :)

Both kids did great with Santa this year. I can't believe it. 
And Capri has asked Santa twice for a lollipop for Christmas. 
What an easy kid I have!

A snow day for these two precious kitties. 

Many people helped us move and unpack! Thanks, Tii!
And Grant, Dave, Kmann, Ciara, Nathan, Julie, Becca, and others. Chase and I are so grateful.

Racquetball Fridays still stand!

Then a trip to temple square for the lights is always a winner!! We went with Cody, Ashley, Clark, and Maddie. Then Ciara, Nathan, Bryton, Bri, and Autumn met up with us! I love my square! 
I've had many spiritual experiences there, but there with this crew and esp Millie with Garrett's recent passing- may have surpassed them all. It was a trip to the square I will never forget. I'm making sure to write it all down in a more personal setting to remember forever.
What a blessing to the see the gospel have a deeper meaning in my life and have the reality of the truth bless my life more than ever. Holidays with missing loved ones is a real thing, but so is Jesus Christ, his birth, his death, his resurrection, and gospel! 

Then later that week, we were stoked to go with Cody and his date to see the Christmas Concert on T-square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Rolando Villaz√≥n.

Then last Sunday I was able to go to our new ward for the second week and we loved it. Millie is loving Primary, and I can't believe Capri will be a sunbeam in a few short weeks. And Sawyer is still too far away from nursery...4 months. Church will be a struggle until then. We're up for the challenge. Ha! 

Well Christmas season is in full swing and we are loving all the fun, spirit of Christ, and family time! There's some depression sneaking in, but with family, the scriptures, prayer, and people answering God's prayers- it will be a Christmas I never forget. I am so blessed for people reaching out. Some with spiritual promptings- those have blessed my lives beyond belief at the perfect moment when sadness was overwhelming me- and two random citizens threw cash at me and ran off. I must look a hot mess with these three kids by myself (once at chick-fil-a and once at walmart)- since on two different days, people have handed me cash and I tried to give it back but they insisted. Haha! What a blessing. (p.s. miracles of paying your tithing? maybe!)

Lots coming up. Chase's last final is today. Hopefully our new facility is finished this year. Anderson family party. Hanks family party. Texas. and much more! Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving and Random moments!

I started this new cleaning system with Capri (and Millie- she didn't really need help) and it's been a dream. I took pictures of individual toys, shelves, and corners of the room when it was spotless. Printed them off. Put them in an envelope. When it was time to clean Capri's room, we would get the envelope, look at each picture, and see if that part of the room looked like the picture- if not we cleaned it. It helped her not get overwhelmed with a mess of a room and be a great cleaner!

We are in the process of moving now so I can't wait to do it again in her new room. 
We have received an amazing new job opportunity to start a new storage facility company in Lindon and will be helping the facility get up and running. It is a career move for us because there is potential to be owners, regional managers, and big dogs in the storage business- which is what we've been dying for ever since we became accustomed to this industry! 
Anywho- our new facility/apartment on-site is supposed to be inspected by the city tomorrow- so hopefully we'll be moving in Wednesday! 
Thanks to my fabulous in-laws for letting our loud fam crash here since Friday!


Compassionate little brother

Sunday best

Fall is officially over as we have had a couple good snowfalls. And I miss this co-worker relationship so much already! It's been less than a week. One of the best!
Voting this year was a nightmare..... not really worth it, but I'm still glad I did my citizen's duty.

One of the last nights in our old place.... somehow this happened. 
Haha Millie looks comfy. Capri looks cold and out of place. 

Our new empty office- showing the fam

Post-thanksgiving fun at the uncle steve's and aunt jeanna's. xoxo

And we had a happy Thanksgiving with my fam. I'll be seeing them in 3 weeks for Christmas in their neck of the woods so I was okay with saying goodbye this time :) They came up for Taylor and are just the sweetest. And the timing with some tasks for Garrett and helping me move was just a perk. They are the best parents and I just love 'em to pieces. 

On actual Thanksgiving day, I spent my time with the other best parents- Dave and Julie. So much to be grateful for. Always. the only pic from that shindig. 


Halloween still happened this year. It was up for debate since it was 2 days after Garrett's funeral. We had a nice time letting the kids be kids. And scaring them, too.

I had the cutest cruella devil and dalmation idea.... Just know it woulda been awesome if all had gone according to my plan. Ghetto last minute costumes were still beloved by Capri.... maybe not Sawyer.