Feb 2020 recap

Feb is usually a very slow month.  But not this year!  It began with a Vex Robotic tournament for Blake at Soaring Heights.  I was impressed!  This was quite the set up.  And for first timers, Blake’s team did great.  Then, a glorious 70 degree Sunday nap.  Everyone needs one of these in Feb.   But…

Utah Thanksgiving

This is the first time we’ve traveled at Thanksgiving since Josh and Halle were tiny.  As we are going to Germany over Christmas, we wanted to be able to spend some holiday time with our Banks family.  It was a great trip!  The night we were leaving Blake cried and cried saying he wished we…

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…