Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 10

I sure didn't take very many pictures this last week.  Good think Miss A took several that I can share.  It was a good week. Not too busy. We are in the middle of transition week and getting ready for spring break next week, so taking a breathe before the race to the end of the year and senior graduation.  Take a look at our week. . .
Miss A and her study abroad group in Toledo, Spain.

Middle school league band--huge group of kids, and Mr J is playing sax in there somewhere.  They sounded awesome!

There he is!  It was a busy day, but they sure sounded good!

Rainy season in Spain right now, but Miss A was excited to see this rainbow!

Soccer is a big deal in Spain, and these kids got to enjoy a Soccer game!  Lots of fun!!!

We didn't have school Friday, and it was a sunny 60 degree day, so we went on a long bike ride with my mom into town and then went to lunch.  It was a fun day!

Miss A's picture from International Women's Day, the theme in Spain was "If women stop working, the world stops working."  love it!  So grateful for the amazing women in my life!!!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 9

Crazy busy week, but a good one.  Got awesome news on Saturday when Miss O got accepted to BYU!!!   Yeah!  We are so excited for her!  Take a look at our week. . .
Sunday evening Ben and Mr J enjoyed some Lego time together.  Love Legos...they are so classic and never get old!

Miss A and friends at the Madrid temple!  So beautiful!

Girls Lunch Out this past week.  Sure love these ladies!  They help keep me sane!

Jazz band competition for Mr J.  He had a sax solo and rocked it!  They did really good!

Miss E in the high school jazz band competition.  They sounded awesome too!  Love music at our house!

Went up to the city to a concert with this crew.  It was music from the underground railroad and so good! 

And Saturday we finally got the email from BYU for Miss O--applied in October and just hearing has been a long wait, but it was worth it!  BYU here she comes!

Rise and Shout!  She is officially a BYU cougar!  3rd generation, both sides, here she comes!  So excited for her!!!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!!!

Monday, February 26, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 8

We had a good week.  Looking back sometimes I wonder what we did, so I am so grateful I take pictures to remember each day and what happened because without them I would forget a lot!  We enjoyed Monday off and then had a crazy weather week with ball games cancelled and postponed due to a bad ice storm.  Hate ice storms.  This one was really bad, but I am grateful we didn't lose power and everyone traveled safely and no one had any traffic accidents!  Driving in ice is the worst!  Take a look at our week. . .
Monday no school, so Mr J and I went to the library together and then made some cookies.  The girls went out shopping, so we enjoyed being together!  Getting some rain today that will turn into ice later.

The ice arrived Tuesday late morning.  It was the worst ice storm we have had in a few years.  It is really pretty as long as your power stays on and you don't have to drive in it!!!

Got some pictures from Miss A---they took a week's trip to Southern Spain last week.  So pretty!

Senior night this week--last basketball game and pep band for this girl.   So proud of her!  This year is flying by way too fast!

Miss O playing in her last high school pep band for basketball.  

Miss A in Toledo, Spain

Miss A and her study abroad group from BYU--10 kids plus the professor and his cute family (the little kids) in Sevilla, Spain.  What an amazing adventure she is having!!!  I love all the different architecture.  The USA is such a young country when compared to the really old European buildings and history!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week and come back soon!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 7

Getting caught up....So last week. . .Valentine's day is a big deal in our family.  We have our own Valentine's day box that we decorate and then make cards for each other and give them out to each other on Valentine's day.  It is a fun tradition.  Since Valentine's was on a Wednesday and that is church night, the young men planned a fancy dinner for the young women.  It was pretty cool.  It was a fun week.  Take a look. . .
We enjoy playing games on Sunday afternoons.  It is a nice relaxing family time.

Maai and Mr J at the church Valentine's dinner.

The youth from our church at their special Valentine's day dinner.  The boys planned the whole thing, made all the food and got roses for everyone.  Pretty impressive!

At home we opened our Valentine's day box and shared the love :)

My roses, my favorite from my valentine!

Got some snow!  We have had crazy weather--ice and snow, and then one day it got to 75! 

Miss E and Maai made tuxedo strawberries for our Valentine's dinner at my Mom and Dad's.  Yum!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great week!!

2018 Blue Jeans Week 6

I don't know how I got so behind...crazy busy week last week, but it was a good one.  The kids only had school for 3 days, so we had a 4 day weekend that we enjoyed and were busy!  Take a look at our week. . .
Tis the season for Valentine's....working on our family Valentine's Day box and valentines for each other.

Our finished family Valentine's Day box--a family tradition for many, many years

On one of our days off we went up to the city for a fun day of ice skating--a first for Maai

and the best BBQ in the city, in our option :)  Joe's KC BBQ!  Yummy!

Ben took Miss O to her first rock concert on one of their days off.

They saw The National Parks...Olivia with the band.  She thought it was pretty cool!

Another day we went up to the city to see a ballet, another first for Maai.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you had a great week!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 5

Busy week of Homecoming activities.  Basketball, band, homecoming, the birthday of our state.  It has been a busy but very good week.  Take a look. . .

Sunday afternoon Miss E went on a walk and Ben and me.  It was a beautiful day.

Monday was candidate introductions to the school, and it is a fancy thing.  This is an amazing group of kids, and Miss O has known most of them since she was in preschool!  Another senior mom moments....

Miss E and Mr J decided they wanted to make a fancy dessert one evening.  They made a brownie and fruit pudding trifle.  Yummy!

We always celebrate our state's birthday with a sunflower cake... or chocolate cream pie with a sunflower on it in this case :)

Miss O playing in the band during a basketball game this week

And Friday night was the big night.  Miss O looked beautiful with her escort!  So proud of that girl!  Another senior moment....

Very proud parents!  

And we had this beautiful group of ladies come and get ready at our house and have a mini party before the homecoming dance the next night.  

Life is good.  I am so grateful for my family!  Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 4

It was a busy week.  Lots of pictures.  Lots going on.  The quieter part of January is gone.  Hitting the busy part and running into February this week!  Take a look at our week. . .

Sunday soup kitchen volunteering this week.  Miss O is in charge of writing the menu up before serving starts.  Maai and Miss E offered her some suggestions :)  She like to make it fancy.

Girls Lunch out with my best friends.  We love going different places and exploring.  The town we went to had a mini Statue of Liberty!

FBLA competition this week.  Miss O on front row and Miss E in the middle.  Waiting to hear on results to see who gets to go to state!

A picture from Miss A--she went to Lisbon, Portugal last week and loved it.  One of the many awesome things she saw was this very colorful castle.  

Homecoming candidates were announced....Miss O and an awesome group of seniors make up this group.

Miss O and her escort in their "funny" picture :)

Mr J got a bow and arrow for Christmas, and the weather has been warmer so he has enjoyed practicing on it.

The Young Women in church had a special program Wednesday night--New Beginnings.  The girls did a great job, and we got a cute group shot of them and their leaders.

Of course basketball is going on in the middle of everything else.  Miss E had a great game this past week.  February really gets into crazy basketball with two games a week.  

And an extra busy week for Miss E on far left--first forensics meet of the season--she got first in speaking and 4th in prose and they got first as a team!  Great way to start the season!

So after a busy week, Saturday night we enjoyed some warmer weather and built a bonfire and roasted hot dogs and had s'mores for dinner.  A nice evening together after a crazy busy week!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!