Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 15

A busy, but great week!  Miss A is home!  Her Spain and European adventures were amazing, but we are so glad she is home safe and sound for the summer!  Track meets, piano recitals and lots of other good stuff this week.  Take a look at our week. . .
Sunday Miss A was in Rome before she flew home on Tuesday.  The Trevi Fountain--she threw in a coin hoping that someday she would get to go back!  Maybe we will join her next time! :)

Piano recitals this week.  Mr J did an awesome job!

Miss E also did an awesome job!  Miss O didn't have a piece ready, so it was just these two, but sure proud of all of them!

Track meet #1 of 4 for the week between the high school and middle schools....Miss E doing the pole vault for the first time.  She ended up getting third which was awesome!  Proud of her!  That scares me!

And Miss A is HOME!!!  Yeah!  While she was gone she kept in touch with an elementary school class--shared her pictures and adventures, so a few days after she got home and got caught up on sleep, she went to visit them before she started her full time job for the summer.

Put this up this week, and it is so true!  I sleep much better having everyone home and I love having everyone home!  We are going to soak up this summer with everyone home as we will be losing half our kids come fall to college. Gulp!  Cherish every day!

Fun date night Saturday night--we went to a Journey tribute band concert.  It was a lot of fun, and they were very good!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, April 9, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Momma Week 14

A fun week.  Miss O had her last high school musical.  Another last senior moment.  They did awesome!  Miss A had a blast in Paris and Venice, and we had super cold weather, but then the first lawn mowing of the season!  It was a great week, take a look. . .
Miss A--An American in Paris!  She loved it there!

For my birthday the kids planted me this herb garden--cilantro, oregano and rosemary.  We got freezing rain and below freezing temps, so we had to move it indoors for a few days.  Crazy spring weather!

I love,love, love to read.  I read this book in 2 days this past week.  It was so good!  It made me laugh until I cried, and then it just made me cry.  I haven't read a book that I loved so much in a while.  Check it out!  Note: it does have some language

After being in Paris for several days Miss A flew to Venice.  Her first real Italian Pizza!  She said it was sooo good!

Miss A in Venice.  She loved it there!  Looks like an amazing place!

The high school did the musical "All Shook Up" which is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's 12th Night with lots of Elvis music in it.  It was really fun.  Miss O was in the "widow trio"  They were awesome!

The whole cast did a great job!

It was a senior moment though!  She has loved doing the yearly musicals throughout her high school career.  I admit I shed some tears!  So proud of her!

And to end the week, even though it was cold, the grass was growing, and Ben moved the lawn for the first time this season.  Now if the weather would just warm up so we could enjoy the mowed lawn!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 13

Love Holy Week as we prepare for Easter and to remember our Savior and what He has done for us and all the blessings we have because of Him!  Great week!  Miss A is officially done with her semester in Spain!  She is headed on a quick European tour before she heads home in a few weeks.  We are excited for her!  First track meet of the season for Mr J and Easter fun.  Take a look at our week. . .
Miss A and some of the girls from her program at their "graduation" ceremony on Tuesday of last week.  She sure loved her time in Spain!

Mr J at his first track meet ever.  He did the discuss and did great!

He also ran the mile and improved his time by almost 30 seconds!  He had a great sprint at the end and passed 4 other boys.  Woohoo!  It was sooo cold, though! and sooo long!  I got there at 3:30 and we didn't get home until 10 p.m., and it was freezing!!!  Don't you love track season???

For a combined YM/YW activity, the kids did tye-dyed shirts.  They had some pretty creative ones!

Easter fun!  Had our friends over for dinner, an egg hunt and egg dying on Friday.  Lots of fun!

The kids ready for their egg hunt!  We have had one every year for the past 12 years!  Traditions!

Miss A and some of her friends started their European tour on the Island of Majorca in Spain.  She said it was so beautiful and relaxing!  Looks nice and warm too!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a blessed Easter!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 12

Last week was spring break and we didn't have any big plans.  We did lots at the house, relaxed, did lots of Legos, went to the city, bought a new (to us) car, had my birthday and got some dance lessons from my Dad.  It was a nice break.  We all enjoyed sleeping in!  Now is the crazy rush of the last 6 weeks of school!  Graduation is coming and time is just flying by!  Take a look at our week. . .
Ben and Mr J's spring break project was to go through several lego sets and make sure they still had all the pieces.  This was my family room floor for most of the week :)  You had to be careful where you stepped because stepping on a lego is no fun!

This was mid week as they had several sets put together on the table by the TV and several more they were working on. Legos are just classic fun!  We sure love them at our house.

One day we went to the city for shopping and lunch--Fazoli's was our stop and it was yummy!

Miss A went to the Basque country--Northern Spain/ Southern France this past week.  It was beautiful there!  This was a cool art museum they went to.

We have been looking for a new (to us) used car for the past 6 months and finally found one that would work for us, so Ben took off one day last week, and we went to another city to get it.  It is a Honda Civic, and we really like it.  Our van is also a Honda.  We love our Hondas!

Happy birthday to me!  Ben made me cheesecake with lemon curd topping.  Sooo good!

My Dad loves to dance and is very good at swing, walt, etc.  Saturday night he invited us to the church to teach us basic swing dancing and other ballroom dance steps.  It was fun! 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 11

Last week was a busy one.  We are enjoying spring break this week.  A very much needed break!  Take a look at our past week. . .
We had 3 new members elected to the school board.  I really enjoy serving with these people.  I am looking forward to serving with the new members.

Miss O asked the school if they could do a walk out, but make it very non-political--not about guns, but just about remembering those lives lost in school shootings and to make awareness for school safety.  This picture was in the newspaper to advertise the event. 

First track meet of the season--Miss E doing the triple jump.  She did great!  Always love the look of concentration that she has!  She is an intense competitor!

Pi Day!  We had chocolate pecan and apple pies to celebrate.  Yum!

Miss O and her friend who helped her organize the walkout.  I was very proud of them.

In our high school of 300, we had almost 200 kids plus faculty walk in silence in remembrance of the over 100 lives that have been lost in school shootings over the years.  As a parent, community member and school board member I was honored to walk with them.  I was so impressed by the kids. It was a moving experience.  So proud of Miss O for organizing it!

We had a family temple day on Saturday.  My mom, sister and brother-in-law joined us at the temple in the city.  Just got a picture of my Mom and Miss O.  It was a neat day.

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

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!!!