Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Finishing up basketball

Here are just a few more basketball pictures and a video just for memory's sake.  Our Upward program had a theme each week which was really cute.  The weekend of the Super Bowl they served Super Bowl Sundaes after the games.  They also had a crazy hair day, mustache bash, team pride day, funny face fotos one week etc.  It was really neat.

I tried and tried to get a video of Lincoln making a shot.  This was the best one I got.  I don't know why I turned my phone at the end!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Valentines Day

Valentines Day was pretty low key this year.  Kris and I didn't do anything for each other.  Our kitchen upgrade was our Valentine I guess.  I was fine with that!

Hannah and Lincoln had to make Valentines boxes for school.  I took them to Wal-mart and bought them some supplies (of their choosing) so their little creative minds could go to work.  Lincoln wanted some feathers and tape.  Hannah chose wrapping paper and tissue paper.  Then, they went to town.  I loved it because I didn't have to do much at all.  :-)

The big kids had their parties on the 12th.  Lincoln's class just did a cookie exchange.

Hannah's class just had snacks and then passed out their Valentines.  When I got there Hannah informed me that she had received a carnation from a boy in another class.  Love her face.  She thought it was funny.  It cracks me up because every year she seems to get something from a boy.  Lord, help us for the future!

That night I went to bunko at my friend Stacey's house.  She is doing the Daniel Plan with myself and several others in our bunko group so she made a healthly chili that was really yummy.  The dessert she had planned some time before and couldn't really change.  She had made and iced some sugar cookies and made them into a little box with a hole in the center.  We filled them with candy, topped them with another cookie, and decorated them.  It was kind of torture not getting to eat them because we can't have sugar on the Daniel Plan.  So, I brought ours home and froze them!!!!  Kris and I will enjoy them on March 21st!!!!!

Layton's party was the next day.  They had snacks and played games which is their usual party.

Even though our Valentines Day was low key, it was still filled with lots of sweetness, sugar (for the kids anyway), and love!

Kitchen Updates

I feel like we are constantly updating our house.  It needs it and we enjoy doing it.  We have always wanted to paint the kitchen cabinets and the timing was right recently so it happened.  Kris has some great contacts through work and so we had Debbie come paint our cabinets white (actually her guys did it).  It took several days overall but was SO much easier than if we would have tried to do it ourselves.  We also updated all the hardware.  I LOVE how they turned out.  They really did a great job.

Here is what they looked like before.

And here is the after.


Hopefully next up will be the countertops.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Buried Treasures

I called this post "Buried Treasures" because I found these pictures on an old camera of the kids.  I was getting it ready to sell in a consignment sale and decided to look to see what was on it.  The pictures made me tear up.  They were so precious.  They go back at least to 2009.  Most of them were probably taken by Hannah because it was her camera I think.  I love the fact that I got to see "life" through their eyes.  

Sweet Jack.  He was a regular at our house.  That face is so sweet.

We did lots of sitting around talking and watching the kids play.

This was taken at a baby shower for someone.  Emma and Hannah.

Some of my favorites.  Lincoln reading his bible.  This was the bible that I always read to the kids when they were little.  I also love that he is sitting in a special rocking chair.  My mom rocked me and my brothers in it when we were babies.

This one cracks me up.  It looks like we were trying to do that thing were you try to rub your belly and pat your head at the same time.  Ha!

Mimi and Hannah making cookies.

There are some pretty funny ones of dad making faces.  Oh, Dad, these may actually be your first selfies!  Hahaha!!!!  (Not sure if you took them or Hannah did!)


Nathan.  Probably from a life group meeting.

Lincoln getting one of many haircuts by his dad.  He HATED getting his hair cut.


Such a sweet innocent little face--standing in front of the toilet doing who knows what.


Watching t.v. while potty training.

I LOVE these selfies of Hannah.  That face.  Miss that little bitty girl.


These next ones are from a Leapster that we had.

Like I said.  Definitely treasures to keep!