Saturday, January 28, 2017


2016 was a great year for us! Here is a very long recap of some of the things that happened in 2016.

James canned a TON of his homemade salsa. Why? Because it's amazing!

The boys found creative new places to hide while playing hide and seek.

 We went sledding.

And played in the snow.

 We played indoors.

And outdoors.

James and I had a blast at the Doctor Who Comicon FanX Experience. (I know; we're such nerds!)

And spent more time outdoors at new parks.

In the back yard.

And working in the garden.

Playing in dirt and sand.

Being a goof ball.

And just being cute.

 We got a ton of strawberries this year from our yard. Yum! 

 Elijah had fun in dance class.

The boys ran their first race. They both had fun and did a great job!

We ate breakfast at Kneaders, not nearly enough times.

We babysat Demri and Eric's pet fish Kevin. What a cutie. It was hard saying goodbye when it was time for him to leave.

We went on many beautiful hikes.

The boys played T-ball.

And we blew bubbles.

We all turned a year older.

And went bowling. We love bowling.

We tried new recipes. And we ate healthier this year.

Most of the time. We love pizza. We ate pizza. A lot. Did I mention we love pizza?

We found new places to cool off during the summer.

And we loved each other. A lot.

We went swimming. A lot. Cuz swimming is fun. And Utah gets really hot.

Elijah learned how to ride his bike without training wheels.

And we spent a lot of time riding bikes & scooters.

The boys played soccer.

And had way too much screen time.

Elijah loves making letters for people. For a few weeks, we would all make each other letters and pictures, and then we'd all open them on Sunday. It was Elijah's idea. What a sweetie.

We played indoors some more.

Then got outside again to play in the splash pads.

Elijah graduated from kindergarten.

And started 1st grade.

The boys made and sold paper airplanes on the side of the street.

And made some money. (Thank you neighbors!)

We did arts and crafts at the kitchen table.

We explored new places and found new places to play.

And we celebrated many holidays.

James started building me a farmhouse kitchen table. (Thank you sweetie; I can't wait!)

And I bought these shoes. Which I love. And

We got to go on vacation. And spend time with family. But not nearly enough time.

And got some rest while on vacation.

Demri and I ran a 10k. Which was awesome.

 And found some fun discoveries while on our runs twice a week.

We found out I was pregnant. Yay!

And then found out Demri was also pregnant . Yay! Due only two weeks and two days after me. So excited for you Demri! You are going to be a great mom!

We then ran another 5k. While being pregnant, I might add...

Elijah took acting class, and then did amazing in his Christmas Recital. So cute!

And then we celebrated Christmas. Which was amazing and wonderful. We woke up Christmas morning to a white Christmas, went to church (which is the perfect way to start off Christmas), then had a fun day at home the rest of the day.

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to what 2017 brings.