Monday, September 17, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 37

Was hoping we were getting into more fall-like weather, but summer keeps hanging on here....Hot and Humid!  Had a cross country race this week, my phone died, got a new one, and our apples were ready to pick this weekend.  Take a look at our week. . .
Sunday is totally a family relaxing day--a day of rest!  It was a cooler day, so Miss E enjoyed getting her hammock out and lots of blankets to read Sunday afternoon.

Cross country race for the week.  It was not and very humid!  But this girl rocked it!  She medaled individually and her team got 1st place!  Woohoo!

First cross country race for this guy for the season and he got 3rd!  Woohoo!  

My awesome cross country kids!

So my phone on the left died this week.  The one of the right is my new one.  Exciting!  Thankfully everything transferred very easily, and they are pretty similar so I don't have to learn new stuff :)

We have two apple trees, and we are not the best keepers of them :)  We just let them go all natural, so we don't get good apples every year, but about every 3 years, we get a good crop.  This was one of those years.  Ben picked them Saturday, and we have made apple crisp and are planning on making apple sauce.  Yum!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a great week!

Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 36

We had a fun Labor day, my college girls started school, went to their first home college football game, had our first cross country meet of the season and got up to the city to the temple.  It was a good week.  Take a look. . .
Have you ever played pickle ball?  It is something that is kind of big in our town.  We enjoy playing it.  Out out early on Labor Day and enjoyed a game.  The girls triumphed over the boys :)

After pickle ball we took a bike ride on the trails and to town for lunch and back.  It was a fun day to be together.

Miss A's first day of school--two years of college down, two to go!

And Miss O's first day of college!!!  She is going to rock it!

With everyone back into school, I am finally catching up on some things--like my scrapbooks!   

Had our first cross country meet of the year since last week was rained out.  Miss E running varsity, and their team got 2nd place!  Woohoo!


Miss A and Miss O at the first college home football game.  They lost, but football games are always so fun, especially in the student section.  Fun to see my girls enjoy it together!

Saturday we enjoyed getting up to the city and attending the temple together.  Sure love this guy!

Hope you had a great week!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 35

So this week was crazy as we arrived in Utah, got both girls moved into their separate apartments, got them well supplied with food and such and then left to head home.  It was a very, very quick trip and hard to leave them, but we are very excited for their adventure!  Take a look. . .
We have a new nephew that we got to meet when we were in Utah.  He was snuggling with Miss A.  So cute!

We got to spend the night with my 92 year old grandma who is absolutely amazing!  Still baking cookies and going very strong at 92!!!  Sure love you DeeDee!


While we were gone, Mr J and Miss E stayed home because they had school, and Mr J had a camp out while we were gone.  This was a cool place they went to on their camp out.


And they are both official!  BYU has a junior back and a new freshman!  You can barely see the Y on the mountain.  They were getting lots of smoke from the California/Oregon and other wildfires around.  It was sad to see.  Feel so sorry for those who are right in the middle of those!

Miss O getting her freshman dorm room all moved in.

And I neglected to get a picture of Miss A in her new apartment, but we left and got home and Miss E was making this amazing fruit pizza!  So yum!

And now we get to skype with 2 people each Sunday!  Love it!  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!


2018 Blue Jeans Week 34

Catching up again...these last two weeks have been crazy as we have gotten two girls ready to send to college.  It was a week of lasts before we left to head to BYU with my oldest 2 girls.  Take a look at our week. . .
Over the summer Miss A has been helping to teach this children's class at church with her co-teacher.  I had to get a picture of them on her last Sunday at church for the year.  Such cute kids!

And for the summer Miss O was helping out in the church nursery, so these were the cute kids she got to be with all summer.

My niece and her husband were traveling cross country and stopped by to stay with us.  It was fun to have them!

We had a "good-bye" party for Miss O as she prepares to head off to her freshman year of college.  

And then we had to go through all her stuff, label and pack it.  She will be living in an apartment style dorm, so she will be cooking her own food so that necessitates extra stuff!

I am so not very good at taking selfies :)  But we had our last family trip to the city together this week for some shopping.

Meet my sister and brother-in-law in the city to have lunch and so they could say good-bye to these two.

Miss A has been working with a lady who opened a cool candy store this summer.  Miss A got to help her get some things ready for it.  Took these two to check out the store one day before we left.

And this is the last time all my kids will be together until Thanksgiving.  So sad!  It is going to be a quiet house with half of them gone!!!

And we left and drove 1150 miles and the first meal we had when we got to Utah was ice cream!!!  Oh yes!  If you ever get to Utah, go to Leatherby's and get anything with their homemade caramel sauce and you will NOT be disappointed.  Divine!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you had a good week!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 33

So summer is officially over for half of my kids.  School started here this week for Miss E and Mr J.  My college girls have 2 more weeks and are soaking it in before they start.  It was a short school week, just two days, so we enjoyed the last few days of summer we had!  Take a look at our week. . .
On one of Miss E's last days of summer, she decided she wanted to make pizza.  Yummy!

This has been Mr J's favorite spot this summer on the super hot days...this has been his Lego building station for the summer as he has built some of his old Lego kits.  It has been fun to see what he makes.

Miss O had the desire to make her some biscuits and gravy--all from scratch!  So good!  She used one of our favorite biscuit recipes and the sausage gravy she got from the new Magnolia Table cookbook.  It was soooo good!

Did some last minute back to school clothes shopping with these two.  We had fun!

Hit up A&W for this guy's favorite cheese curds as a last day before school treat.

And it begins!  Miss E on her first day of her junior year of high school!

And Mr J on his first day of 8th grade!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Blue Jeans Week 32

Catching up...last week was our last full week of summer before school starts this next week.  We enjoyed it.  Take a look at our week. . .
Love relaxing Sunday afternoons--this is how we relax after church and lunch--just chilling together

The kids spending a summer evening hanging out working on different things...enjoying the free time summer gives them. 

Ben made his awesome rice pudding for a treat this week.  Yum!  One of my favorite things!

And these girls have their last day of work today.  They have been working very hard every day since school got out.  Proud of their hard work!  I think they are glad to be done!

Having a special moment with dad getting their back to school blessings.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great week!

2018 Blue Jeans Week 31

I am behind and catching up on the last two weeks.  Summer is quickly coming to an end.  School starts here tomorrow.  So, take a look at our last few weeks of summer that we really enjoyed!
Celebrated my mom's birthday.  Mr J made a chocolate mint cake on the left and my sister made her a strawberry cream cake on the right.  Both were divine!  Yummy!

We played some Frisbee golf as a family.  We have a nice course in our town that we enjoy playing together.

Went out to see these kids hard at work at their summer job!  They get just a little bit dirty :)

Had some car problems.....

Enjoyed National Root Beer float day!  Yum!  One of our favorite treats!

And this guy got his locker for school and got it all ready to go!  School is quickly on its way!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!