"Gotta go back, back to school again!"

It happened.
All of my kids are in school.
It's only kindergarten, I know.
But I do get 3 hours of uninterrupted me time.
Well, I truly spend it cleaning, cooking, emailing, volunteering, shopping, doing laundry, but still…
it's just me, getting the things I need done DONE.
I'm loving it.
And missing my shadows.
We've had a great, great summer.
The best one yet.
They are all at great ages…the love me and want to be with me, but are also independent and easy.
I've been begging for these days for years, and they are here!
We have arrived.

Day one went off without a hitch.
We love our school, our friends and our teachers.
Let's hope that continues.
And that my 3 hours of aloneness continue to be productive.

I love these kiddos!  


{Hello, again. I'm alive}

This little bloggity blog is super neglected, and that's okay.
I got a chance to do some super scrapbooking this weekend so here is my life the past 3 months…


Go, Stella!

Despite my feelings about cheerleading, I signed Stella up for a cheer clinic at NDPA with her friend, Harper.
They were so excited and so cute performing!
My little Stella couldn't stop talking about her teachers and how much fun she had out on the gym floor.
Her favorite part was that I put some mascara on her. ;)

I was proud of my girl and her short stint at cheerleading.


7 years of James

My middle man is 7 today!  
 I can't believe it!  
He's getting so big (tall and mature).
He's seriously the sweetest kid I know and so, so hard working.
He never hesitates to share with others or help his brother or sister...or me for that matter.
If I need something done, I ask James to do it because I know it will get done right away and be done correctly.
He also has a great sense of humor and keeps me laughing & smiling.
I love this kid.  I'm so happy he's mine.


Jessie James Night

I love one-on-one time with my kids!
It just doesn't happen near enough.
Allie and I started a tradition with Beckett and Henry that we wanted to continue with Fischer and James....so we made it a date night!

These 2 kids are quite a hoot and we had a lot of fun!


ski bums

Our kids have lived in Utah most of their lives and we've never taken advantage of winter skiing until this year!  These kids are hooked and getting better every lesson...I think we may have to invest in season passes next year.  

After-school ski lessons at Nordic Valley, just 40 minutes from our house...

Ski day for locals at the Canyons Resort in Park City...


{superSMOKE Sunday}

This guy celebrated a birthday last week. I wasn't thoughtful enough to buy him what he really wanted- a smoker.  But honestly, I wouldn't have picked the right one anyway.  He ordered one for himself.  We tried it out for the first time yesterday and I think we are going to love it!

Viva La Roca!

Preston and I have talked and talked about "one day" when we get to travel for our kid's sports activities.  We grew up playing competitive sports so we are just excited for our kids to have those experiences like we did.  The time has come!  Henry's team had their first out-of-state tournament in Las Vegas over President's Day Weekend.  It was so much fun and the boys played awesome!  We were worried because it's a huge tournament with lots of teams from southern California that are really good....but La Roca rocked it!  Our games were played on Friday and Saturday, and then we weren't sure if we had made it to the semi-finals on Monday, so we had to stick around and sightsee on Sunday.  It was a good thing we had Grandma and Grandpa Lund and the Morbys to play around town with!
It was a great break from Winter in Utah (which hasn't really been too shabby), and we always love a good getaway with food, fun, family and friends!!!