Mother’s Day 2019

What a day! I love the chance to reflect and feel gratitude for the mothers in my life and for my own motherhood. The day started out great with lots of sweet cards from the kids. I love their creativity. Halle made me a little iMovie.  It was so fun.  I’ll see if I can…

Valentine’s Day 2019

This will go down as the year of the strawberry.  Halle and I are trying to earn some $$ to go see Carlie in Berlin.  So, we decided to sell chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s day.  It was a huge hit!  We sold over 200 strawberries.  Which is waaaaay more than we expected to get,…

Other Christmas fun

One of the most fun things we did this year was visit the family history library on Temple Square.  It was so much fun for everyone.  Kids and adults loved it.  We also wanted to buy some chickens from the humanitarian vending machine, but the line was over an hour long!  That’s crazy.  And awesome. …

Christmas Eve Skiing at Brighton

It started out as a rough day.  We decided to expand our horizons this year in part due to Brighton’s Kids Ski Free policy.  It took FOREVER to get up the canyon and parking was a mess.  We finally got to the rental center, only to be greeted with a 1.5 hour line  WOAH.  Here’s…

Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! What a fun day we had. Santa found us once again. And, once again, the kids slept in! They talked a big game about getting up at 5am, but we had to wake them at 7:45!Dash was our main present this year, and he was simply adorable.  He loved sitting next to the…

Nativity Night

Our annual Banks family Christmas party was pretty special this year.  My mom had helped me scan over 600 of Alan and Sharon’s old picture slides at the Family History Center.  Then, I pulled my favorite ones and made them into a photo book. All the members of the family included notes of love and…

Kids White Elephant Party

The kids hosted a White Elephant Party for their friends this year.  Coincidentally, it fell on the same day we picked up Dash.  Trust me, I wouldn’t have planned it that way.  It was a crazy, fun day!  They split up into groups and did the Plastic Wrap game, ate snacks and had hot chocolate,…