Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hyrum's First Temple Trip

One of the best parts of the trip was when Hyrum, Brandon and I were able to go to the temple together for Hyrum's first time. All three of us were so excited to go.

Both Hyrum and I  were able to do some baptisms for the dead.  Hyrum was able to be baptized for 36 people.  In fact, Hyrum was able to be baptized for my mother's uncle who passed away when he was a young boy.

We finished the night with a trip to Kneaders to get something delicious to enjoy. 

 It was a sacred and special night with two of the men that I love. 

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving day started off with the boys going off to play football! My boys look forward to playing football on Thanksgiving all year long!  They loved it!

The girls and Brigham stayed home and watched the Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade (one of Grandma Nelson's favorite traditions) and spent time having Briggy snuggles.

  We then headed off to the church where our extended family had their Thanksgiving Day feast.  The food was wonderful and the company even better.

 After dinner, we spent the time playing games
 jumping rope

 playing pickle ball

 and just spending time with our family.

It was a wonderful day to spend time with those we love and reflect on the many things that we have been blessed with!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gingerbread House Extravaganza

One of the things we like to do during the holiday season is to decorate gingerbread houses with our family. 
 We usually divide up into teams and let the creativity begin! I was able to help Ben. 

McCall and Grandma helped supervise. 

Lucy and Millie worked hard together and so did Emmy and Tracy. 
 Hyrum was really proud of his Y he drew on his house to represent that he is a cougar fan!
Emmy decorated an adorable Santa.
Brandon was in charge of sweet baby Briggy and he also helped Hyrum. 
The gingerbread houses turned out fantastic!

Soap Making Time

 One of the new things we did in Utah during our trip over Thanksgiving was soap making. We went to a local place and were able to pick out molds, smells and colors.

The boys picked out some Star Wars' molds. Emmy picked out some cute little flower molds to make soap with. I think Lucy made a big flower mold. Even Brandon and I decided to jump in on the fun.

The kids absolutley loved making soap and have already asked to go back again.  After we made soap, we stopped at a nearby bakery place and had delicious cupcakes.

It was a fun day spending time with our family, Millie, Tracy and McCall.

BYU Games

 One of our favorite things to do when we go to Utah, is go to BYU games.

  Luckily, it worked out that the big kids, Brandon and my dad were able to attend the last home football game of the season together.
 As you can tell from the pictures, it was a beautiful day! The kids absolutely loved it!
 We were also able to attend TWO basketball games this trip.

We always need to get a Cougar Tail. 

Everyone seem to enjoy it, especially Lucy. She really gets into it and cheers so loud, dances and just has a fun time as long as Cosmo doesn't get to close. Lucy has started to pretend that she is the cougar at home.  She even has me do the cheers with her.  It is pretty funny!
 We loved every minute of being at the games with our family!