Thursday, November 13, 2014


 Ellie's school choir was invited to sing the national anthem at an "honor the veterans" day.
 We went to the pancake breakfast and watched her sing.
 There were also displays and re-enactments set up that we were able to walk around.

 We had Emma's 11th birthday at the summit where we played laser tag, arcade games and had pizza and cupcakes.

 This is our semi annual tent that we make to watch conference.

 The pictures from here on out are a bit out of order. Mia's kindergarten class went to Miller Farms.  This is her friend Hannah. While there we picked carrots, potatoes, onions, green beans, and pumpkins. We came home and made a delicious stew.

 Emma's fifth grade performed a concert with a theme of "Go out west".
 Kyle completed his first half marathon.  He did it in about 2 hours 20 minutes.  Not bad for having little to no training.   I was impressed.

 More Miller farms.

 Bishop Houghton has an annual pumpkin patch pick at his house in October.  The girls picked the smallest ones there.
 For Ellie's 14th birthday we went to the mall and had a scavenger hunt, then out for gelato and some shopping.
 This is her on her actual birthday.
 For Halloween Brooklyn was a peacock.
 The young women presidency all dressed up like nerds.  This is my take.
 Mia was a cute witch.

 Ellie was a devil.
 Dad was a hill billy dentist.
 And Emma was a tin girl.
The school always has a Halloween parade.  Here is Brookie in the parade.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A few things here and there

 Ellie got a new hair-do.  I may have strongly encouraged her to get it cut.  I love it, she does not.

 I grew up listeneing to Manhattan Transfer and finally got the chance to go see them in concert.

 Emma's dance team was in the Harvest festival parade in Windsor.

 Emma started another season of volleyball.  She really enjoys playing.  With two games left to go her team in undefeated.

 This is Ellie not being too pleased with me.
 Ellie played tennis on the Kinard team this year.  With one match left to go her and her partner are undefeated.
 Brookie had a cowgirl birthday party to go to and this is her outfit.  Giddey-up!
 Mia's 5th birthday.  Josh and Traci were here to help us celebrate.  We also celebrated Nate's birthday while they were here.

 First day of school - Ellie in 8th (the last year in Middle School)

 Emma in 5th (the last year in Elementary)

 Brookie in first

 Mia starting kindergarten