Monday, April 28, 2014

Easter in Lyman

We had such a fun time in Lyman last weekend. The boys loved playing outside, especially when they went to the river with Grandpa, Kasey, their dad and the dog. They also loved playing with Grandma and were sad when it was time to go.

Cute Dean. Cuddling with Grandma after his nap and smiling over a muffin (he ate several of those).IMG_5677IMG_5687

We colored eggs Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning found some in the house then some more outside after church. They were so cute about sharing eggs with each other.


I love Easter and the feeling it brings. I’m also very glad that Matt convinced me (before we ever had kids) that there didn’t need to be an Easter bunny or presents. They get that kind of stuff enough. We love egg hunts but they know we hid them. And instead of presents we like to fill their baskets with a little candy and pictures of the Savior.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Break and Dean’s Birthday

At the end of our spring break we traveled to Omaha, NE to visit Matt’s brother and his family for their new baby’s blessing.

It was a loooong time in the car but we had a lot of fun there hanging out with family and meeting baby Claire.


We went to the zoo while we were there and Brennen really liked it. He kept talking about the tapir. Dean seemed to like it, too, until he fell out of the stroller and then fell asleep. :)

Brennen gazing at the tapir.IMG_5583IMG_5586
He absolutely LOVES jelly fish! He would have stayed there all day.IMG_5587
We even heard the lion roar!IMG_5591

We went to Winter Quarters to the visitor’s center and went on a great tour then walked the temple grounds.


After the beautiful baby blessing on Sunday we took of for Rapid City, SD where we stayed the night before Matt’s job interview in Newcastle, WY Monday morning.

The kids did pretty well in the car, especially Sunday and Monday and I went to 3 new states, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. None of them were too exciting but it was still fun for me. :)

“’Cross the wide Missouri!”


My baby Dean turned 2 last week! It feels like it went by so fast but yet I barely remember life without him. He had a fun day getting balloons and having a party with my brother Kasey and lots of Matt’s family. He was SO cute when we sang to him, he was running around like crazy then suddenly got shy and hid behind my legs. But he blew out both candles and talked about his “tractor cake” for a few days after. Every time he opened a present he would give it away to someone.

Eating traditional birthday donuts for breakfast. IMG_5607IMG_5615IMG_5620IMG_5621IMG_5622
Birthday spankings!IMG_5639IMG_5644Giving away presents. IMG_5630

He went to the doc the day after his b-day and she and her nurse practitioner student kept saying how cute Dean was. He is 50% for height and weight and very healthy.

Now we are trying to decide what to do about jobs! Matt has an offer, an interview this week, and a few more applications to places we’d really like to be! It’s awesome to have so many options but it makes it confusing and stressful trying to figure out what to do.

As a side note, he scored a 192/200 on his biology praxis and a 197/200 on physical science! Such a smart man. Wherever we go the kids will sure be lucky to have him as a teacher!

We’re SO excited to see an end in sight and to see all of the blessings coming into our lives!