Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November

It's starting to get cold in the D!
Kylie's kindergarten buddy.
Witches night.
D sunsets.
Fiber mascara. Amazing. With and without.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Life is beautiful

I am continually blown away with the love that is shown by Kylie's extra curricular adults that surround her. Her church leaders, gymnastics coach and her wonderful school teacher all have her for precious time each day or week. That time and effort they spend building her, pushing her and being an example to her is such a blessing. She truly is surrounded by amazingly talented people that she is learning from. What a blessing in my life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our days


The girls finished swim lessons a few weeks ago. I kept forgetting to document this. They did so well! They could get over how fast Ky caught on to the butterfly stroke. And Reese moved up one class after the first day! Such little fish!
We went to the Wirthlin farm the other night for dinner and their s'more sticks are the greatest thing ever.

Reese gave her first primary talk last week. I had to bribe her with a Brownie.... But She did so well and besides the opening line she did it all by herself! 


We went to women's conference last week. It was so fun to go have refreshments before hand and mingle and talk with the women in my ward with Kylie. She is so mature for her age and is always so polite and right on with the stories she shares and the words she uses. Such an amazing little girl.
Walk with dad...
We went to Costco the other day for an eye appointment. They kept calling Conrad "Dr. Hilton" it was so weird to me. I think he is used to it from work but it is all new to me:)
Our walk home from school.











Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy birthday//Halloween

Conrad turned 33 on Halloween! He is seriously he greatest dad! such a hard worker and SOOO much fun to parent with. I love that I picked him;) we went over to a friends home for halloween and had a little party/ Halloween fun.
The kids got lucky one night and we carved a pumpkin. Conrad has been workin like a dawg so it's been the Jamie Show for the past few months. I was pretty proud of myself that we managed to carve 2 pumpkins. Seriously.
I am the room mom for Kylie's class and we put together the 3 rd grade Halloween party. 
I love how Kylie always wants to include Reesea and Nixon in everything when she is around her friends. Her friends love picking Reese up:)

We decorated cookies, had a parade and snacks.

Kylie has hands down the greatest teacher known to man. I can't get over how blessed we are to have her be with Kylie for 7 hours a day.

Our front porch:)
On our way to collect some candy. Man alive these people out here hand out the good stuff! Almost everyone gave out regular size candy bars or king size! 
Nixon was over the moon about going with Olaf!
I was in charge of our ward Halloween party with 3 other ladies. I was really happy with how everything turned out!
But seriously, this was the first Halloween that I caught the spirit of halloween and just the fun tradition and excitement it can bring into a home. It was a great way to kick off this holiday season!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday

You can't even tell Reese and I raked for an hour. But we are making a dent in these leaves:)

Nixon was a little counter productive in my efforts:)
Our friends came over and we rode the beast!
Then we roared mallows for family night. What a great day. Love this bunch.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Date night

We took up Pilates for one night. We loved it.





Conference weekend

The night before general conference Kylie could barely go to bed saying, I feel like its Christmas! They get so excited for general conference and our traditions while we listen to the words of a living prophet. After each session (there are 4) we do special things like make root beer floats, make suckers and the best one was going to Cranbrook with friends. We go walk Cranbrook most Sundays. It's a private school where Mitt and Ann Romney went to school. There are 316 acres of amazing sights. This is the Booth home, they were a big newspaper family in the 1920s.
In that tree the kids will play for hours on end, although I don't let them.... We like to pursue around the grounds.
All cozy getting ready to watch general conference. My favorite thing President Monson said was to just try and be a little better today than yesterday, be a bit more thoughtful and kinder. Sometimes simple things sure can be hard for me. So I love the reminders.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Snipplets

Kylie's school hosted a dinner for new families! We met 2 fun families that we hope to hang out with!

We are at the library each week checking out 30-40 books. The kids love it. Me too.

Nixon takes a class at the library: Tot Time

We made a tent on the deck and watched a movie

Playing at the beach with our friend from Germany! She is in Kylie's class. Because of the car companies there are a lot of foreigners that move here for 3+ years. Kylie is so blessed to have kids from all over the world in her class! Sometimes she comes home with a French accent. True story



We get some serious miles out of our zoo membership. 




Friday, October 3, 2014

Yesterday

When I stepped out of my car yesterday on a crisp fall night I could smell a fire going and inside our home was an amazing homemade meal waiting for us made by Conrad. Seriously one of the best nights ever. This is the only picture I have of the end of the fire...
We had just got back from gymnastics. The girls just started at the Y in Birmingham and are loving it. They love playing with Nixon on the equipment after class:)





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beach Day, Everyday.

We go to our neighborhood beach quite often. I just feel like the kids feel so free there, it is the root of childhood to me.






The neighborhood has an annual Family Day. Tug of war was the best part...