Category: Family

  • Haircuts and Work

    Haircuts and Work

    We had a pretty great week this week. There were a few highlights. Eliza got a haircut and got to come with me to work for “Bring your kid to work day.” We also had an extra fun day on Saturday. For several weeks Eliza has been asking us to give her a haircut. Sarah got a […]

  • Eliza’s 3rd Birthday

    Eliza’s 3rd Birthday

    Three years ago this week Eliza joined our family! Our lives were forever changed for the better as we welcomed this sweet, spunky, little girl into our home and into our hearts. We have loved watching her grow up these last three years and this week we had a great time celebrating her birthday. She […]

  • Calm before the storm

    Calm before the storm

    So the next few weeks are going to be a bit crazy around here with me heading out to my semi annual CHREC meeting (in Albuquerque this time) and then out to scout camp the next week. This week was a good, normal week and we were able to recharge our batteries a bit to […]

  • Breaking Rain

    Breaking Rain

    So this was supposed to be our normal week after all of our traveling and travel recovery. We were even going to get back into the mode of exercising. All of that came crashing down when Sarah’s bathroom drawer crashed down on her big toe and fractured it in at least three places. It hurt so […]

  • Winding Down

    This week we finally started winding down after our whirlwind month of weddings and traveling. Our trip to Utah was so much fun and we loved seeing all of the family and getting two wonderful additions to our families. Eliza and James love their new aunt and uncle! After all this traveling it is good […]

  • Easter Hallelujah

    Easter Hallelujah

    Of course the focus of this week has been our Easter celebration. This year has been especially nice because we have been able to do better than ever  before on helping the kids (and ourselves) focus on Jesus Christ this week. Every night we have read from the Bible about what happened on that day […]

  • Spring Break Camping 2016

    Spring Break Camping 2016

    This week was full of camping and family fun. This is the second year that we went with a large group from the ward to go camping over spring break. Last year when we went, James was very young and Eliza was obsessed with mini doughnuts. This year was significantly easier than last year and […]

  • Gone recruiting

    Gone recruiting

    Well this week I wasn’t at home a ton so I don’t have a lot to write. I spent the week up recruiting at BYU and kept plenty busy up there. I did the career fair, lots of interviewing and several events with candidates. It was a pretty good trip. It was fun to see […]

  • Learning and Growing 2

    Learning and Growing 2

    So this week was week two of potty training for Eliza and we had a much better week! She is pretty consistently going in the toilet for #1 and she had a major breakthrough on #2 this week. We have some bigger rewards for her when she does #2 and on Thursday she finally decided […]

  • Potty-training and Strep

    Potty-training and Strep

    So it’s been one of those weeks this week… Sarah and I have been fighting off sleep deprivation trying to keep the kids happy and healthy. The week started and ended well enough but the middle of the week was pretty rough. We recently decide that we’d start potty training Eliza. We started on Monday […]