Sunday, December 10, 2017



We had the first snow of the year, it wasn't a lot of snow, but it was beautiful!

A few more pics from our gingerbread houses. 

We had a rough weekend. On friday night we were at Danny's work party and Isaac was at Monica's house for the cousin sleepover. He fell at the church gym and broke his OTHER arm!!! Unbelievable! It is just awful! We all felt so bad for him and wish he would just stay safe!
We went and picked him up and headed to the ER to get X-rays. It was clearly broken and he was in a lot of pain.
We had to cut his shirt off so wrap the arm and then we'll head to the DR. on Monday to hopefully get a hard cast. YIKES! 

Here are some cute pics from the Christmas Cousin Sleepover! The older kids went to Brett's house to sleep and hang out with grandma Shields. 


Lizzie's dance recital pics. 
Lizzie had parent day at dance this week, it was fantastic! She is loving dance and does so well. Love my little dancer!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

This was a fun week! I had my 40th Birthday this week and it was memorable. I was feeling old and then I decided to just enjoy it and have a great day! The kids spoiled me with hugs, kisses and gifts. I had lunch with Danny at our favorite Greek restaurant. then I did some shopping, got my nails done and had a relaxing afternoon. Later Danny made dinner and we went ice skating with the the YM/YW in the ward.  It was great day.

The night before I went to dinner with some friends to my favorite Mexican food restaurant. It was a fun night! 

We started other Christmas festivities this week too. We went to the Christmas festivities at This is the Place, and it was super fun. We started all our advent calendars on December 1st. and had couple more fun celebrations for my big BDAY! 
Followed by a cousin sleepover with hot tubbing, movie etc.. 

Saturday we decorated for Christmas! We got our tree, set it up, and got everything all ready. Later we went the Hawkins Family Christmas party, complete with chimes, dinner, Bingo etc...

Taylor had his first ski day at Alta even though theres hardly any snow.


Sunday we decorated Gingerbread houses, and hoped it would snow! This is the BEST time of year! We have so many fun things this month! 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving We

We had a terrific Thanksgiving week. The kids had no school Wednesday-Friday so we had lot of time for fun! We played at the park, went swimming with cousins, and spent Thanksgiving day at G & G Wall's house.  It was a fantastic holiday because Katie, adam & Hugo were in town and we had SO much fun spending time with all of them. 

We got another new pet, it's a Lorakeet bird, name pending. The kids are all SO excited to get another pet and they were good at working tougher to earn all the money to pay for the bird. 



We love long Holiday weekends! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Danny and taylor had a successful fishing day at Strawberry reservoir. They caught some big rainbow trout! They had a terrific day and tons of fun! 


Isaac had a fall off of the slide at school. He was pushed by a 5th grader and fell on his arm hard. He broke his wrist and will have a cast for 5 weeks. It was a sad day and he's a tough kid. 

Emily's hair is super curly underneath and it's getting even more curly! 

The new WINCO by us just opened, it's SO exciting! I really like shopping there for all our food, and think its' a great store. 

I taught a YW lesson on Gratitude on Sunday. It went well, it's such a wonderful time to think about our blessings etc.. 

Isaac got a blue cast on his arm. Only 4 weeks until he gets it off. 



Saturday we all went out and ran some errands and then went to lunch at Sage Restaurant. It was a fun lunch of delicious Japanese Ramen. It was tasty! Emily stole the last cream puff and popped it in to her mouth so quick! 


Lizzie and Brin with their ears etc.. 


These cute kids should start a band! They sound great!

Thanksgiving is this week and we can't wait! 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Halloween!We c

We had a fun Halloween! The kids had their parade at school and then I did Isaac's class party with games etc... The kids had a blast at school in their costumes with their friends. 

That evening we had our big neighborhood soup dinner before trick or treating. We eat soup and bread, visit with friends & neighbors and get ready to hit the streets for candy. 

The kids got lots of candy and had fun with their friends in the neighborhood. Taylor and a few friends went to an "Escape Room" to celebrate Halloween. It was a fun, exhausting, tiring day and I was so happy when it was all over! 

Other activit├ęs this week were:
Zoo field trip with Lizzie's class, lots of fun!
Isaac had his Tanner Dance performance at school, it's one of my favorite performances in the year.
Taylor headed off to the State Finals for Mountain biking in Cedar City with his team. 

Saturday night we made artichokes and tried them. Isaac and Lizzie thought they were delicious and fun to eat! 


A couple pics of taylor from Cedar City with his team. 


Sunday for FHE we made a "Gratitude Tree" full of all the many things we're blessed with. It's a great way to start the month of November, showing how much gratitude we had for our many blessings. 

We love the month of November. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Birthday to Emily!
Darling Emily celebrated her 12th birthday this week. It was a fabulous day and she is so cute! She didn't want to have a lot of attention on her at school etc... But we had a great night and family dinner that evening.
We had dinner, and cupcakes & ice cream with a couple of her friends.  Then they stayed and played games for awhile.
Happy bday to Emily!  We love her so much! 


Friday night we had the Uintah Halloween carnival, it was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast!
Satuday we dressed up and went to get gelato at "Sweetly" our favorite ice cream shop. 


Saturday afternoon we carved pumpkins and roasted the seeds. The kids all had fun shopping guts and scraping seeds. Halloween is such a fun time! 

Saturday night was Emily's big birthday party!  She had 15 friends to her party and it was a blast!
The girls are SO cute, and they all get along great.
We played tons of games, had a glowstick dance party, cake & ice cream, and watched a spooky episode with candy, popcorn etc...
It was a terrific party!  I am happy for Emily and all of her friends are a good influence on her. 

Sunday Emily & Kate came into Young Womens, they are 12!
I can't believe she is so old now! 

Sunday we had the Shields Family Halloween party at Colton & Megan's house. Costumes, dinner, games, candy etc...

Even great grandma Shields came! Happy Halloween!!!