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...

Traverse City

Dune Climb. We hike 4 miles to Lake Michigan in the dunes with ALL three of our babes.

This was the best part of the vaca. Walking/ tumbling down this dune then walking a mile to another beach to play.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Dr. Hilton working hard.
(Excuse the shoes all over! We were re-doing our entryway.)
I caught Nixon sleeping with all his "toys" :)

                             Reese is getting to be so artistic it makes my heart jump for joy!
 Outside is our favorite place to be... Well, until November they say;)

Catching frogs...

Summer Projects

We have been writing letters to Pen Pals like crazy around here! It's been great for the summer. Kylie also finished that Costco Math booklet this summer, it was a great refresher. I think we will do it every summer.

 Every Thursday we had craft day this summer. A few weeks ago we made American Girl Doll beds. The girls picked out their fabric and ironed and helped sew some bedding!

Planting a Garden

When we moved into our home it needed some TLC. So the girls had a great idea of planting a garden! And with the help of my good friend Brooke we did it!
So 1st: We planned our our garden
2nd we went to work weeding our garden:
3rd we bought and planted our seeds and plants with Esley and Brooke:

The girls have done such a great job watering and weeding. Kylie even does it when I don't even ask! She LOVES being out there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reading and Watching the Scriptures

We have been reading and WATCHING the scriptures lately. The Mormon church came out with some amazing videos of the life of Christ. It is in chronological order starting with His birth. It has sparked some amazing questions from the girls and has helped all of us understand His life more fully. I have loved it. You can find the videos HERE
Kylie and I are getting ready for our Back-to-school dinner on Monday. This is The Hilton Family theme this year...

I just got put into Primary and made our new agenda. If you have any use for it, feel free!
Kylie started a necklace business. She designs all of her own artwork (with a little help from mom:) on Photoshop. She is really getting the hang of it. And it can be a beast. But these sure are adorbs!

Here are a few projects I wanted to remember:


Thursday, August 14, 2014


Our 1st Family Night in Michigan. We had s'mores and wrote our summer goals. One of Reese's goals was to learn to swim this summer. One of Kylie's goals was to read a book and watch the movie after. One of Nixon's goals was to get potty trained. They are all accomplished except Nixon:) Good luck buddy!

Conrad's first day of his intern year of residency!

 Pen pal letters!

 Painting rocks. We didn't have river rocks in Arizona so we took full advantage of these little puppies when we found them!