Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baseball and Superheros

Even though when baseball season starts it kind of takes over your life...I still really love going to all the games. There's just something about baseball (especially when your kid is playing). This year Josh is on the Bluejays.

He was the 2nd batter up on their first game!!

 The rest of us were anxiously awaiting.....

 Then when they swapped....Josh was the pitcher!! Holy cow!! He was so nervous but he loved it too. He did great! He even got a couple strikes! I know you can't tell from the picture either but the weather was horrible. Rainy... windy.... the rest of the kids ended up waiting in the car and didn't even see the game. So it definitely wasn't ideal conditions. But he looks good on the pitcher's mound!

 Look at that form!
 They finally had to call the game with about 20 minutes to go because the weather was so bad but it was fun! And if it'd stop raining for a few days we'd be able to have another game. I'm excited for this season.

As for the other boys in the family.....I think we'll be well protected from bad guys.

 I'm SO in love with this picture! The smoulder....

 I just love these little boys and am so happy that they're cute little buddies. I hope it will stay that way!
To the rescue!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter 2017

I LOVE Easter! I love the eggs, baskets, bunny, candy, Easter egg hunts, getting together with family...the whole sha-bang. But I love, most of all, thinking about our Savior and all He has done for little old me. I love going to church and feeling the Spirit of the Holy Ghost. 
I just LOVE it! 

So they day before Easter we knew we needed to dye the Easter eggs so we could eat them on the big day. I love dying eggs too.

 It also happened to be my birthday the day before Easter. Typically, that would be amazing. But unfortunately for me...I woke up sicker than a dog on my birthday. Like....temperature of 103.5 sick. The boys had gone camping so I was planning on taking the girls (and Jonah) out to breakfast. We had an entire amazing day planned of soccer, Lagoon, presents, was going to be epic. But when I couldn't even get out of bed and all the plans went kaputt.....the day had something different planned.

I slept ALL day. Rach was sweet enough to make some muffins after the disappointment of not going out to breakfast. Then I went back to bed. Kate had her first soccer game of the year which we went to, then finally the boys got back. After going to Josh's game...I was completely wiped out. Back to bed for me! I did manage to climb out to open presents. So here's all the pictures we got.

 The presents were amazing. Everyone was SO sweet in taking care of me...but I still felt bad that I couldn't do any of the fun plans we had. No dinner, no Lagoon. I didn't even want cake. That's how you know it's serious! But I do have the sweetest family for letting me just be sick and recover, and go to bed for the night by 7:00pm.

The next morning we woke up and the Easter bunny had come! We did get the kids some amazing jackets (except Rach, who didn't want one)
 Then it was outside for the egg hunt!

 Uggg...yeah. I still was VERY sick this day too. You can tell. But R2D2 still likes me.

 A wookie in the forest....

 They came in to see the stash.

 And here's their cute Star Wars jackets we got them.

 We have a storm trooper.....
 And sweet little R2D2....
 I couldn't go to church either. But I didn't drag myself out of bed to make it to Young women's. I'm SO glad I at least got to go for that. After that my meds started kicking in so we went to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner and an egg hunt!

 Everyone but the Roberts were able to be there.

Although it's not necessarily how I would have chosen to spend my birthday or turned out to be really nice. I'm SO blessed in my life with my sweet family, and the knowledge I have of my Savior, the resurrection, and His love for me. 

Happy Easter!