Sunday, February 12, 2017


and cuddling and helping our sick little boys.

basketball (Landon and Owen on their first basketball teams and all of us at the church a few times)
and board games (Owen watches the clock starting at lunch time waiting for Jordan's end-of-work 1:30 time - "game time")
and Wii (a little)
and piano (an even littler maybe)
and peek-a-boo and other silly games with cute Isaac

to Provo several times for orthodontist appointments because I got braces! (which will hopefully be finished soon!) Despite my daily retainer wearing for the last 10 years, my bottom teeth were not staying so straight :(

orange juice smoothies every day with lunch 

Oh, what a lot of shoveling snow this year! And thank goodness for several kind neighbors too who helped us stay unburied with their snowblowers!

Sam books and book bag books (Owen) and Magic Treehouse books (Ellie) and all the books (Landon).  

Basement improvements (no more fireplace, closet, or strange end of stairs wall issue)  Summer vacation (Victoria, Canada!), Middle School plans for Landon (Portuguese, Trombone/flute?), How to support our Dual Immersion program at the kids' school, what to make for dinner

All the things, all the days (from our neighbor -- 'cleaning the house while you're children are growing is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing' ;)

Ellie's birthday with a rainbow birthday party and Ellie's baptism with lots of sweet visitors. And we still need to celebrate, but Isaac had one night last week where he slept all night long (woo hoo!)

Sitting and rolling and eating solid foods (Isaac), drawing pictures and recognizing letters (Porter), reading and shooting baskets (Owen), art projects and piano and all the Reflex math facts (Ellie), the Gettysburg address and the preamble to the constitution and lego building and piano (Landon), a new calling teaching Owen's primary class (Debbie), teaching the 12/13-year-old young men (Jordan). 

A visit from Kathie & Winslow, our new eating plan that includes dessert every night (!), beautiful February days (we hit 45 degrees and the kids were playing in the snow in shorts and t-shirts!)