Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jonathan's Baptism

Jonathan had a wonderful day yesterday!  He made the choice to be baptized!!!  We are so grateful to the family and friends who came to his baptism. 

Andrew and Jonathan

Emily played piano

All my boys

Bishop and Primary President

Jonathan and his friend, Annabelle

Jonathan and his Sunday School teacher

Friends and family

Aunt Betsy and cousins Cody and Spencer

Primary President and 1st Counselor
Sister Harpole and Sister White

I love my family!!!

Afterwards, we came home to change and then went to Jonathan's favorite restaurant--Jogoya Seafood Buffet.  He mostly just eats the fruit, but we all love it, too.

We are so proud of you, Jonathan!!!!  We love you!!!!!

Andrew's 12th Birthday

Andrew had so much fun at his birthday party!!!  The boys all had a great time!  We went to Amazing Jakes.  He had his party there last year, too, and couldn't wait to go again.  They were able to eat as much pizza and ice cream as they wanted, play video games and laser tag, and ride the rides.  Here are some highlights:


Happy Birthday, Andrew!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jonathan's 8th Birthday

Jonathan is 8!  I can't believe it!  He had so much fun at his party with his friends and family.  We went to Peter Piper Pizza again (that makes 3 years in a row!).  They had a great time!

Jonathan wanted to invite these three friends, his cousins, and his siblings.

Aunt Betsy and cousins



They had fun spending their tickets!


Pizza time!

He picked out his own cake

It was crowded, but it was still so much fun!


There seems to be a theme, lol!

Nathaniel holding baby Sara--he almost put her to sleep!

What a great party!  We love you, Jonathan!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

First Day of School

The kids are off to a good start already!  They weren't thrilled that school was starting again so soon, but they are glad to be with their friends.  Daniel is at a new school this year for their accelerated program and he was pretty nervous, but he had a great first week and loves his new school! 

Nathaniel, Senior

Emily, Freshman

Andrew, 6th grade

Daniel, 5th grade

Jonathan, 3rd grade

This is the first year in a while that they've all been up at the same time on the first day of school.  Neither Nathaniel nor Emily needed a zero hour this year, so they can sleep in a bit more.

My high schoolers--off they go!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bye Bye, Summer!

Well, our summer has flown by!  After all of our travels, we have spent the last month trying to have fun while also getting ready for school.  Here are some of the highlights:

Visiting Daddy at his office


Jonny's brain freeze

We made a Jello flag mold for the 4th of July.  It didn't turn out right because the bottom layer bled into the middle, but it still tasted delicious!

Entertaining themselves when they're not allowed on screens

We didn't have time for individual mommy-kid dates this year, so we all went to lunch, bowling, mini golf, and Sweet Tooth Fairy together.

He had the bumpers up, but still managed to get a gutter ball

Andrew and Mom tied for first place


Michael's birthday

Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day
Only Daniel and Jonny came with me this year.  Emily had a party to go to, so she and Nathaniel went earlier in the day.  They had to wait in a very long line.  We went at 2:30pm--no line for us!  Andrew was at a friend's house and didn't want to join us.

Daniel did Swim Team this year.  He improved so much over the season!!

Senior Year preparations
First--Senior pictures!

This year, the high school assigned parking spaces--look how close he is!  He got a great spot!

Senior Tee Shirt! 
Class of 2018

Nathaniel also got his wisdom teeth out.  I didn't take pictures.  It all went well and he healed quickly.

First day of school tomorrow!