Tuesday, June 27, 2017

May Happenings

May went by in a blur, mostly because we were still recovering from Jonathan's graduation festivities.

Amy R. sent my birthday present with tons of confetti in the box.

Yes there is still confetti in our apartment to mix with the confetti I made for Jonathan's graduation party.

My dad accidentally left his Book of Mormon in the car he rented during his trip. This is the one he used on his mission and is overflowing with insight and notes. Thankfully, the car rental place had his precious book and we were able to pick it up for him. Jonathan took pictures of it, so I can fill my own Book of Mormon with his notes.

Those are not rain drops on my windshield. 
It snowed.
In the middle of May.
I still am not okay with that.

Some local graffiti in our apartment complex. In Utah, we sensor our language and use chalk so it can easily be washed away. (Even though it is still there.)

The peonies were blooming and gorgeous! I took this picture on my mom's birthday and never sent it to her. She loves peonies, but can't grow them in hot California. So, here's you're really late birthday flower Mom!

Spiritual Enlightenment: The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness

Friday, June 23, 2017

School's Out Forever (or at least for now)

After taking a nice long break, I've decided it's time to get back into blogging!

I went to see Jonathan present his Senior project. His professors and classmates all loved his version on the Weasley's clock from Harry Potter. When he finished his presentation and opened it up for questions, one of the first ones was when can they buy it.

I was sneaky and took a few pictures of him.

Two short weeks later, Jonathan officially graduated!

On Saturday, we had a party with lots of family.

After all of the festivities, Jonathan decided that for his first week of no homework to have a Harry Potter marathon. Each night when I got home from work, we watched a Harry Potter movie. It was fun, but also nerve-wracking because we were both convinced he should be doing homework instead of hanging out with me. Now that it's been almost two months, we are loving our evenings together!

Spiritual Enlightenment: To the Boys and to the Men - Jonathan remembers this talk when he was a boy. I am grateful that he listened and followed through with the counsel given. I have no doubt that he was able to finish school and get to where he is today because of his obedience. Together, we are now following the counsel given to the men. I know we will be equally blessed for following that counsel.

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's Really Happening

Later today, Jonathan is presenting his Senior Capstone project. It's hard to believe that in two short weeks he's going to be done with school.

Jonathan has worked incredibly hard and his persistence is about to pay off. I feel so blessed to have him at my side. He truly is the best of the best.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Back to Idaho

During our last trip to Idaho, I realized a few things. First, I don't take many pictures because I am enjoying my time with the kids. Second, the kids enjoy having separate conversations all at the same time with people. (Though sometimes Ruby was just repeating whatever Clara said.) Finally, our trips to Idaho are never long enough!

Since it was spring break for Jonathan, we headed up on Thursday morning. The big kids were at their aunt and uncle's house when we pulled in. Ruby slowly warmed up to us as usual. She showed us how she jumps off of the trampoline. It's alarming to see because she is so little, but she (usually) sticks the landing.

Later that night, we used the fire pit to roast marshmallows. We ate way too many! Chris was shocked to find out we still haven't seen any of the Hobbit movies, so naturally we watched one each night we were there.

Ruby stole my spot next to Jonathan after we roasted marshmallows on the new fire pit.
The next day we did a lot of drawing and Clara and I did a sewing project.

Clara taught me how to sew an envelope with a button.

That night, the kids spent the night at Annie's parent's and we played Risk with Wes and Brittany.

On Saturday, we went swimming at Green Canyon Hot Springs for Chris's birthday with all of Annie's family. The water was amazing! The main pool was right around 98 degrees and the smaller hot pool was about 107 degrees.

We had to take off early Sunday morning to get back in time for nursery, but it was a fantastic trip.
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