Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to the Books!!

Here we go again, back to the books!! The night before the big first day of school the boys couldn't sleep I think they were all nervous/excited! (especially Dillon) This year Dusty is excited to be in 1st grade because he gets to eat lunch at school!! He was even more excited when he showed up for the first day of school and found out Jesse Evans was in his class!! Degan is in 3rd grade this year! He's not as excited for school, he loves getting new stuff to wear to school!! Dillon had the biggest change of all the kids, going into the 6th grade. He is officially a middle schooler this year and switched from a buccaneer to a mustang!! I hope it's a great year for all my boys!!
P.S. We took Dillon out for ice cream before school started to have a chat about what was expected of him for the coming year because 5th grade was such a nightmare!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Road Trip!

8-14-14 / 8-22-14
Our original plan was to drive the Oregon coast but after a little research we decided we didn't have enough time to see all that we wanted to see so we shortened it a bit and made stops in Reno, Fort Bragg, San Francisco, & San Lois Obisbo!! We really had SO MUCH FUN!! At first the thought of spending that much time in a van with 7 kids didn't sound like much of a "vacation" but the kids truly had the time of their lives and saw some pretty amazing stuff. Don't get me wrong we had a few moments where we second guessed this great idea but all in all I would do it again in a heartbeat!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Staycation / JT!!

For Christmas I bought Darin tickets to go see Justin Timberlake at the MGM!! He accuses me of being a fan when he's really the JT fan!! OK we both are fans!! It's been years since we've been to a concert so I thought it would be fun and I was right we had a great weekend! The Aliante was having a two night special for summer so the first night the kids stayed with us in our room and we enjoyed all the hotel had to offer. We watched a movie, ate at a buffet and enjoyed the pool!! The next night we took the kids to Ty & Torrey's and we went to the concert!! It was amazing! Our seats weren't the greatest, we were in the very last row and there was a big pole in our way, but JT was amazing! worth every penny! I would go see him again! 

No Daddy don't go to work

Just like any other day Darin was getting ready to go to work and Dax was cruising his bike around the house, On this particular day Dax decided to park his bike in front of the door so his Dad would have to stay home and play with him!!


It must be August because I get to visit with some of my favorite people! This year we kept it simple because Genna couldn't be away from her baby for to long so we went to Samurai 21 in Mesquite!! We were just missing LeAnn because she was in Illinois visiting her parents on their mission! Maybe next year we will get everyone there!!
P.S. There was a stand off at the Logandale/Overton exit with some crazy person who robbed a bank in St. George. It took Genna over an hour to get home, the rest of us stayed in Mesquite and went to DQ for dessert & laughed some more!!

Dillon's 5 day vaca!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Over the Hill!

It really is no fun getting old but with these cute faces around it makes it bearable!! It also helps when they spoil you with goodies & foot rubs!