Sunday, November 1, 2015

Family Fun

"Motherhood is joyful. It is exciting, challenging, and fun; it demands all our best efforts. Motherhood is creation of children and of the homes to nurture them in. Motherhood is partnership with husbands and the Lord. May we all catch a glimmer of the splendor we can create in our own outposts of the kingdom of God."
Petrea Kelly
Here are a few pictures to play some catch up for the Grandparents, whom I neglect too often! :) We miss and Love you Grandpa and Grandma Great!
School in our house includes hatching baby chicks! So far we have three hatched and three more breaking through.  We are sooooooo excited.  I will have pictures in a day or two.
Halloween this year was Narnia themed. E was Susan, H was Peter, L was Lucy and P was Edmond.  They are in love with the series.  It was a fun crazy weekend with cousins and extras too.
Pumpkin Carving FHE
Didn't want to forget the cute elephant.  I thought he would hate the costume, but he loved it! Wore it all night and got really mad at Mom when she tried to remove it for bed time.
Another School project the kids have finished up. James and the Giant Peach Diorama.  I actually don't ever remember reading this book growing up.  It was really fun to read with the kids. 
This is E's
H's Diorama
One of my best students :)

And here are some pictures from our family vacation this fall.  It was the best family vacation yet!
Thomas Family Mini Reunion.
A trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats after some heavy rain.  It was incredible!
A hike up the Menan Butte's
Visit with the Great Grandparents! H left his shoes behind just so we could go back and see them again. :) Well played H!
Our first trip to Lagoon. What a blast!  The kids had so much fun.
My parents are serving a Mission in Salt Lake in the Family History Mission.  They live right across the street from the Conference Center.  It was the best view!  We toured different parts of Temple Square every day.
We LOVED being in down town Salt Lake.  We walked to the Capitol Building, hiked Ensign Peak, explored the Mall, the Splash pads and many more wonderful things.  We are anxious to return.  E says she will live there some day!  I Loved running up the street to Ensign peak in the morning. About 45 minutes up and 15 down!  haha I am not a strong hill runner!  What a view!  It is so filled with the history of the church and the spirit of the Lords work; it's hard not to enjoy it.

Our most recent family hike, Reflections Lake.
E was enjoying friends at her old school Halloween Party.
Even though they don't look like they are enjoying it, they really had fun. I promise!