Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Isn't it good to have a family like this"

Eden has always been such a sweet sweet boy, so loving and caring towards his little sister. 
This morning he curled up next to Keilani, hugged her tightly and said to her:
"Isn't it good to have a family like this"
This warmed my heart so much!
I love that he loves his family so much.
 His sweet spirit definitely brings joy, peace, and love to our family!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Clinicals class

Julien finally started doing his clinical rotations for his clinicals class.
He LOVES it! And I love to see him so excited about it! Healthcare is a field he is very interested about. Every week is assigned to go to a new location and helps the clinic with whatever they need. Last week he worked in a lab, this week pediatrics, and next week he is assigned to the ER.
He is really looking forward to his ER assignment!

Friday, January 25, 2019

District swim meet

Jon and I were able to attend the boys district swim meet.
Julien swam the 50 free in which he got first place in his heat, as well as the 100 fly.
Logan swam the 200 IM and the 100 back.
Both of them did very well and dropped times. 

Logan made it on the school newspaper!

Pretty great shot of Julien practicing his butterfly

Love this shot of Logan

Monday, January 21, 2019


Jon joined a CrossFit gym a few months ago. He loves it and has improved so much!

Butterfly pull ups!
I'm so impressed

Rope climb!
So so difficult!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hot tubbing with this Stud!

Hot Tubbing with this Stud!
Jon loves to go in the hot tub and I really don't like it. 
But I decided to make him happy and join him tonight. 
It was actually nice to have some time away from the kids where we could relax and talk!

my first curbside pickup

Easiest grocery shopping trip ever! I had wanted to try Walmart's curbside pickup but was a little hesitant about it. Yesterday I decided to just give it a shot! Best and easiest and most relaxing grocery shopping experience. I downloaded the walmart app, added the groceries i needed according to what i was out at home and the meals i was making that day than proceeded to check out and pick a time for my pick up.
The next day I showed up at my designated time, called the curbside pick up line, and tada.... someone came out with my groceries nicely bagged and put them in my car! SO EASY!!! I WILL NEVER SET FOOT IN A STORE AGAIN! Or for a very very long time!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Logan's ROTC promotion ceremony

Tonight was Logan's ROTC promotion ceremony.
Logan got promoted to cadet master sergeant! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Barnyard Dance

Jon took the boys to Victoria, Tx for a stake youth barnyard dance.
Although it was a long drive, Jon said it was a great turn out and all the youth had a lot of fun!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

just a little improv

Today we worked on improv in class! I love doing improv, you can generate such amazing moves, and i feel like students can release and focus on breathing and feeling the music! i love it!

monkey see monkey do

Keilani is such a little chatter box! She loves to copy her siblings and talk talk talk!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

O be wise

Came across this scripture today during family scripture study!
So simple, so powerful, so true!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Kiki's Taco bar

For one of her Faith in God requirements, Kiki had to plan, cook, and serve a meal for the family. 
She decided to make a taco salad bar.
She did such a good job. I am proud of her and love to see her growing as a beautifully talented young lady!

kiki ballerina

I love that Kiki loves to dance!
She has really good technique. I know that if she applies herself and works hard she can become a spectacular dancer!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Galette des Rois

Today I made 2 delicious Galette des Rois to celebrate the coming of the wisemen to worship baby Jesus! Our family loves this tradition. The kids always look forward to it in the month of January! January is the only month I will make this cake, so I make sure make this yummy french pastry at least 2 times for that month so we can have our fill til next year. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Yap, I'm not a fun mom! 
But they have to study for their ACT!!!
We've all had to do it!
Toughen up butter cup!

Keilani's hair cut!

Today Keilani got her bangs cut by someone other than me for the first time. She was so excited about it! She did so good and stayed still with a little subtle smile on her face.
She is such a doll!