April Recap

Another month is in the books!  Rusty and the Teachers had Anne McDowell teach them how to create food art.  Blake earned his 100 miles!  He has been working so hard this year. General Conference.  Every year we try to pick a service project to do in honor of Jim’s birthday.  This year Halle researched on…

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,…

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…

Advent 2018

It felt like we didn’t have as much time for Advent Activities as we normally do, so I went for quality over quantity.  Love spending time with this crew in the Christmas season. Dec 1 Scavenger Hunt.  I found a Harry Potter Funko Pop advent calendar. I had been telling the kids I couldn’t find…

Cornell Christmas Party

Many nights of Dec Josh goes to bed licking his chops, dreaming of Christmas Eve dinner.  Ribs and Cheesy Potatoes.  His FAVORITE!  And it lived up to every expectation.  So yummy.  My mom even changed up her recipe a little to make it Gluten Free for me.  She also went to Cravings and bought me…