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!
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!
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!
This phase in our lives is so dear to my heart for many reasons. I am always over come with
gratitude for the things our parents have both done these past few years to "ease" the burden of Medical school. The frequent trips, the fun packages in the mail, the fresh flower deliveries have all helped make this the best four years of our life. Having Kelsey move here to Arizona to be near us was one of the best things that has happened to our family. The kids now have a special relationship with her that will last a life time. Cara has made countless trips to spend time with and soak up these little ones and the end result has brought our family that much closer. We have just been so blessed to be in Arizona at that time in our lives. Arizona has blessed us.
I thought it would be fun to put in "Now and Then" pictures of when we started med school to when we finished. 4 years has flown by.
Now & Then
Conrad's parents came all the way from Montana to watch their son graduate!
My ENTIRE family came out to celebrate and support us. They rock.
I am SO proud of Conrad. Seriously, so proud.
The friends we made turned into family. We could have done it NO other way. These are my peeps for life. XOXO This is the best picture i had:(
A few weeks before we moved we had the girls friends over for one last big play date. These girls are being missed madly right now. It's crazy how many of Kylie's friends had a sisters Reese's age. Ky and Re were so lucky to have such amazing friends so close.
That day they just played and made picture frames to remember Kylie and Reese:)
Kylie turned 8!
My grandparents drove all the way down from Utah to be at Kylie's baptism. They are the most wonderful selfless people and such amazing examples in my life.
They brought bubble guns that Nixon loved.
The day of the baptism Ky and Re were pampered by Kels and Cara.
My mom gave the most wonderful talk and talked about how "Out family is a covenant making people!" I love that! And my dad gave Kylie the Holy Ghost and Conrad baptized her. What a wonderful day!