Sunday, December 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween pumpkins. From left to right: Cee Ryle, Gracie, Casey, Lisette (I don't like to carve).

Stranger Things by Cee Ryle

Wolf by Gracie

Dead Reaper by Casey

Cute face by me

We did a scavenger hunt with some people from the ward and we had to eat some worms (gummy but they looked gross and were very slimy)

Gracie as a forest girl.

We decided to dress up with Gracie for Halloween since the kids decided to grow up. 

Trick or Treating with cousins

October 2017

October started with General Conference. 
Brianna and Trevar had tickets to conference so they all went together.

I don't know if I mentioned earlier that I got into this Health Challenge with some ladies in the ward. Every week we had different challenges to accomplish on top of eating health, tracking the food we ate, exercising, drinking water, etc. So in this post there are various pictures of the challenges. This one is of a hike from last week.

The challenge this week was to go on 3 bike rides. Casey is is supportive and went on those with me.

Gracie even joined us for a Saturday bike ride.

One week we had to make healthy meals and share them. There are some breakfast tostadas that I made. They were delicious!

We celebrated Sidney's and Kailee's birthdays together since we didn't get to celebrate as a family. We went to the Melting Pot.

I had a conference for work in Provo for a couple of days and during our lunch break (since I needed to get some steps) I walked around downtown and on the temple grounds. I love it when I can escape the world for a few minutes and put things in an eternal perspective.

Gracie's activity days group did a "Freaky Friday" mother/daughter activity and she dressed up as me and I dressed up as her. It was so cute and fun!

So tired they both crashed!

Celebrating October birthdays!

Swimming week for the health challenge.
We were cast in a music video that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was filming. This is the information we were given: "We are casting a music video for The Mormon Tabernacle Choir song, "Come Little Children" for the Christmas season. This majority of the scenes will take place in a hospital setting, in a children's cancer ward where a young girl and her family help spread hope and joy to others during the Christmas season." 
Gracie got to play the part of one of the cancer patients so they put a bald cap on her. She wasn't too happy because it took a long time to do and she had to sit still and her hair was pulled really tight.

She looked really good though (or maybe real is a better word).

This filming took place during our fall break. It was nice that we could all do it together.

The video came out in November and this is the link: O Come, Little Children (Music Video) - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

On our other day of fall break Tayevion came to spend the night and we went hiking in Bountiful.

On Saturday we went to Lagoon for UOP Alumni day.

Train ride at lagoon. With Brooke and Sadie, Lexi and Hugh, and Gracie and I.

Another hike. This challenge was awesome cause we got to go on lots of small outings.

Halloween Activity put on by the youth in our ward.

Tayevion's birthday cake.

The crazy college kids! Is that Trevar knitting???

October 29th birthdays
October was a busy month after all!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

September 2017

Just thought this was a good sign to help me remember to thank people.

Pictures at a festival Zildy was painting at.

Tailgate ward camp out. Everyone making rockets.

Buster with lots of hair

Jenner and Cassandra invited us to go on a hike up the Timpanogos Mountain. We have been wanting to do this for a long time and we had nothing going on this Saturday so we decided to go. 

At one point we separated from Jennandra because I felt that we were slowing them down and we were getting tired so we told them to go ahead of us. We got to a fork one path went to the top of the mountain, the other to Silver Lake. We did not know which way they went so we went to Silver Lake because that one looked easier. We still hiked a few more miles from there to the lake. It was cold way up there but it was beautiful!

We did it! We were exhausted but we made it! Beautiful hike!

My dad got called as a Stake Patriarch. We all went to their stake conference where both my mom and dad spoke and then he got set apart. I'm so proud of my dad for accepting this calling. It will be a challenge for him in many ways but with Heavenly Father's help he will be great! We had lunch afterwards at their house.

The only apron that Casey could find. I love my husband :) He's always willing to help with whatever is needed even if he looks funny! 


Casey shaves Buster in stages because it takes a long time and Buster and Casey can only handle so much. So here he is with skinny legs and fat body. Poor thing, he looks so embarrassed!

We went to Comic Con and when we met the kids there this is what CR looked like! He was L from Death Note. 

Suicide Awareness walk with our HOPE Squad students.

Gracie and I went to Women's Conference together!

Preslee and I matched! And everyone told us so!

Sonic Blast 5K. Casey is a winner!

I did this health challenge and every week I we had different activities to do. This particular week was go on three hikes. This was a Saturday morning hike with some of the ladies from the group.