Wow, how quickly the years have gone! This blog was last updated in 2013 and now it is suddenly 8 years later. I didn’t really understand what my mom meant when she said that the years are short but the days are long when the kids were little and I was drowning in diapers and naptimes. But it feels like overnight that now our kids are 16, 14, 12, & 10. Olivia has her license and a job, is in color guard and is an SBO at her high school. Zachary plays the trumpet and terrorizes his siblings and the dog. Zander plays lacrosse (after 5 years of baseball) and he remains the only child to break a bone and now can say he has broken both his leg and his arm. Sophia also plays lacrosse after cheerleading for a few years and is a really good painter. We moved to Herriman in March of 2020 after living in our Lehi house for 14 years, we were all a little sad to leave but it has been a huge blessing for our family. However I don’t ever want to move during a pandemic again!
I am currently in my second semester at BYU-I after finishing Pathways. I am currently working on my social media marketing certificate with plans to get my associates and then my bachelors about the same time Sophia graduates from high school. This week we were asked to make a blog post so I blew the dust off this blog to complete the assignment. The world of social media has certainly changed in 8 years and “mommy blogs” became Facebook and Instagram pages. I will always be glad that I captured these little snippets of our life on here though.
Beautiful view of Mount Rainier as we flew into Seattle.
The best Ivars (on the waterfront in Seattle).
I love feeding french fries to the Ivars seagulls.
My first taxi cab ride!
In Ketchikan, Alaska!
It was so green, plants were growing everywhere.
Our day trip in Juneau was to this beautiful glacier, there were tons of these beautiful flowers.
After the morning in Juneau we were back on the ship to go see another glacier, it was beautiful outside so I got some reading in while Rob hung out in the sauna. The ship wasnt able to get very close to the glacier due to the weather and little icebergs but the ride in was amazing.
“Hiking” Silver Lake with Jen and Lincoln, I am sad we didn’t make it up there more this summer.
“Hiking” Cascade Springs, again sad we didn’t make it there more often.
We love Family Nights at Thanksgiving Point (even more when our friends join us!)
I took the kids to the zoo by myself, it was our first trip without the stroller and by myself and it went great. It was one of those days I felt like I was really starting to get this whole motherhood thing.
The kids went to day camps at Thanksgiving Point this summer, Zach loved his magician one.
We stopped to see the Provo temple getting built, it is going to be beautiful!
We threw a fun House Party the day before we flew off to Alaska.
I took the kids tot the Children’s Museum once we were back from our cruise, the younger three love it there.