Monday, August 20, 2018

BYU Bound!

Well, this is it. Another daughter of mine is heading off to college, and this time will be living 1900 miles away, and it's okay. It's okay because I know that she is ready, and that this is the place she chose for her future academics, and that she will be in good hands. And just like her older sister who has been away from us for five years now will do many a great things. I always miss them both when we venture out on our regular family trips, but it's nice to see Sierra living an independent life, working hard to live, and it will be nice to know that Lexie will be studying hard to gain the best education. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Faces Of Summer & A Road Trip Ahead.

Oh summer. You sure are passing us by pretty quickly, and it sure didn't help with the first two weeks of August being taken away from us because of moving into our new place. Still..we are savoring the last moments of summer until fall temperatures arrive, and looking forward to seeing mountains, eating at In-N-Out burger, and hopefully making it to a few new LDS temples along the way! 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Regina In Brooklyn!

With all the moving, and unpacking we did in the past 15 days I can't believe that we still managed to get some time in for the small and simple things. Well, not that small, but having gone to see Regina Spektor in concert with Lexie was a huge deal for her, and we had so much fun. One thing I learned after attending her concert at a "standing only" venue is that I can't stand for long periods of time! Maybe I'm weak in the knees, or the fact that I carried four babies caused me to have sciatic pain, but nonetheless I endured, and stood until the encore! I would rather watch her at Radio city, or any other venue where I can sit the whole time!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Life Lately In August.

There are times when you just need to escape, and get away from social media, and blogging. As much as I love to blog I find that as my kids grow older, and because it's summer time I'd rather give them my physical attention. The fact that my Mac has been in the shop didn't help my motivation to write either, but I'm back and hope to write more as the kids return back to school in a couple of weeks. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Taylor Swift Live At Gillette Stadium!

It's been a week since I've blogged, or written anything on here, but I have good reason as to why I haven't. It's been one crazy summer for sure with the kids, and in all honesty just want to spend simple, quality time with them before summer disappears. Especially with Lexie heading off to college soon! So this free time from the internet is for me, and my family and if you'd like to hang around in my corner of the internet, and check back every once in a while to see if  I've written anything you are more than welcome to.stay. I am truly grateful for those of you who continue to stick around and read this little blog! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Noah-isms In July.

It's hard to believe that in less than four months our little guy will be nine. There are days when he acts his age, and days where we're like, "what did he just say?" Our conversations with Noah are becoming more adult-like, and he truly is becoming an old soul. I blame it on having three older sisters and the fact that even though they spoil him with hugs and kisses they talk to him as if he's 12 and not eight. I am amazed at how he words things, and talks about life, and how he's not afraid to share his thoughts, and feelings with us.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Good Times With Noah!

I know I've written one too many posts about how fast our kids are growing up, and how quickly graduation comes along for them! My time with Noah is fleeting fast, but I notice that when I don't rush his childhood, and spend one on one time with just him without feeling rushed that time somewhat slows down. At least for those moments when I'm with him. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Saturday In Palmyra, NY!

The Hill Cumorah Pageant this year was, as always a great experience! In spite of leaving late Friday evening, and arriving in the wee hours of the morning we filled our Saturday making memories as a family. This place never grows weary on us, and every year we come here we leave with a different experience, and it is always a good one! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Victorian Gardens Amusement Park!

Ever since we introduced Chelsea to the Victorian gardens amusement park inside Central park when she was almost 10 we have vowed it to be a tradition for the kids so as long as they don't get too big! And since Chelsea is leaving for girls camp tomorrow for a week we decided to go today!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Nostalgic Childhood Memory.

Awwww to be a kid again when our moms (at least my mom) did her best on her own to keep our days simple, and happy. Every time we'd walk out of a Gibson's or a Kroger store (do y'all remember those) I would ask her, "mommy, can i have a piece of gum, and she'd respond in Spanish, "Si, no mas uno." And then I'd see the machine next to it with cheap gold rings, and toys inside a huge plastic bubble case, and ask if I can have one of those too. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

"We Don’t Need To Be The Same To Be One."

I love this video that my church put out recently and with all the crazy, sad things that are going on in the world with our government, politics and, families being separated  that we can shed some light by being "that person" who chooses light over darkness. Hope over despair. Joy over sadness, and LOVE instead of hate.