Saturday, November 22, 2014
Henry had his first field trip! He went to Greenwood Elementary and my students loved him! For 3rd grade, my students are learning about living vs. non-living, and what better way to teach living than an adorable black fancy bear hamster! Even though he sleeps during the day, everyday, he was a good sport and took being man-handled like a champ! Being shown off to 66 kids throughout the day was hard work, but he was adorable for all of them. My students can't wait until I bring him back.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
On Thursday, we celebrated 4 years since we met! In so many ways it feels like it just happened, but more realistically I can't believe it's only been 4 years since my boys have been in my life. I can't even imagine a day without them. They bring so much joy and happiness into my life. I'm so grateful for eternal families and that I get to spend forever with these two.
1 awesome kid
2.5 years dealing with infertility
5 pregnancy losses
5 job changes
And so many amazing memories!!!
Here's to forever!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
UVU, which is just around the corner from our house, puts on amazing fairs at the beginning of the school year. They are completely free, and never disappoint.
Lately I've had the creation bug. I love creating something and the feeling that comes with it. I've decided to hand make the majority of the Christmas gifts this year. So far, I've had a blast at seeing what I can come up with. Thank you pinterest!
|These are aprons I'm still in the process of making for Eden and Sarah. I have fabric to make some for Ricky and Seth. I can't wait to give them to them for Christmas!|
|My Christmas stocking. I attempted to make one for Lance and Zander, but they didn't turn out. I plan on making them each one before the holidays.|
|I just love this new maxi skirt! It was a dress that I hadn't worn in ages, and was planning on getting rid of it. I decided to take a chance and see if I could turn it into a maxi skirt...and bam...what a success! :)|
|In case you needed more pictures! :)|
Awkward selfie, but you can see my latest skirt! I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby and couldn't pass it up. Pinterest had a tutorial claiming a 20 minute skirt--um, yeah it took me three hours. Lol...I'll get there eventually.
While Jessi and her family were here I came to a conclusion-I need a daughter. I had so much fun doing girly things with Eden. She loves crafts, sewing and creating. She was so much fun to spend time with. Together, we made this skirt and hair pretty. I love you, Miss Eden!
|Cute little Miss Eden|
|Zander looking adorable!|
|Ricky showing off his cool Halloween necklace that he made!|
|This family loved Mr. Henry! He appreciated all the extra attention.|
|In between sessions on Saturday, we went to Bridal Veil Falls with the Fredericks, Mari, Sasha and Hudson. The weather was so beautiful! The kiddos loved feeding the fish. Fall is so wonderful in Utah!|
|Hudson...such a fun kid!|
|The kids loved walking on the rocks to get closer to the fish.|
|Ricky is so handsome!|
|Andrew running from mommy.|
|Hudson and Lance. Best buds.|
|My gorgeous family.|
|Andrew wanted me to take his picture. I love his pose!|
|So many redheads :)|
The Fredericks are the best! We're counting down the days until they come back to visit us.