I haven't blogged for a long time. It feels as though life has been a whirlwind these past few months...a good whirlwind, but none-the-less a whirlwind. Here are some photos that capture what we have been up to lately....
We were paid a visit from some of our most favorite people in the world who live in California...
My kiddos are growing up so fast...to fast in fact. I love the funny little things they do. I love that Hyrum is always wearing some kind of hat, or helmet or goggles, or costume. I love that Afton is a little shoe girl...she loves to try on shoes everywhere we go.
We got to go on a little get-a-way just the two of us to Park City then to Midway while my sister watched our kids overnight.
It has been un-characteristically warm for Idaho. So warm that we had to go invest in a little sprinkler and Otter pops in April. That is how we survive the hot days :)
Our ward put together a little T-ball league. Hyrum has loved it! He has been learning to bat, and catch. I love to see the dads out there every week helping everyone learn and have a fun time. This was the perfect, low-key way to get Hyrum excited to play sports and learn.
This little girl loves to play on the swings each week during the T-ball games :)
There are so many funny moments each week at T-ball. Kids running bases the wrong direction, all diving for the ball at the same time, kids climbing fences and wearing capes....so fun! I laugh so hard watching all these things take place :)
I love that the jersey on this boy is down to his knees :) Isn't he such a handsome little dude?
We got to go fishing at a nearby pond. It was the perfect day...sitting in the sun, feeling the breeze, having the kids play in the mud...we were all in heaven and we even caught a couple little fish.
We celebrated Blaine's 28th Birthday with Peanut Butter caramel chocolate chip bars...yum! I can't believe my honey and I are 28 this year! Boy how time flies!
Meanwhile, I have been growing this little baby. This is me at 36 weeks. This is the only pregnancy where I have been anxious for him/her to come early. Maybe because of the heat, but mostly because I am just so darn excited to meet them :) I have also been teaching 2 math classes at BYU-Idaho this Spring. It has been mostly really fun...challenging...yes, but overall such a blessing. This has helped me realize that I love being a morning person...as long as I can get some good sleep :)
We got to go camping with Papa Dave to Buttermilk Reservoir. It was such a fun little get-a-way. The kids had so much fun digging in the dirt. We floated down Big Springs and fed the huge trout at the top with little pieces of smushed bread. We had a picnic in the woods. We saw the sunset...I love camping!
My little family and I got to meet my best friend from growing up. It was fun to have them get to know her...I just love Ali Marie and now they know they do too :)