January

Mar 1, 2020
The theme for January was Basketball.  



It is one of my favorite ways to pass a cold January Saturday. 


The boys both played every Saturday and luckily, never at the exact same time. 


And sometimes it was too cold to practice outside, there were lots of dribbling drills in the living room. 



And don't let this picture fool you, Miles has been loving basketball this season.  He just kills me with pictures, always worth over paying when i get a keeper like this.  



Lots of BYU games. 



Crew finally graduated to being old enough to bring a friend.  Lucky for me, he picked Liam, so then I got a friend too. :)  

It was Liam's first BYU basketball game, so we pulled out all the stops.  Cougar Tail, Getting on the jumbotron, and BYU won.  Pretty much perfection.  They can't wait to go together again next season.  


These girls danced the night away.  



and Paul and I got tickets in Domo's suite for a Jazz Game.  My favorite kind of date night.  

Next up was Snow.  



Erin and I found these footprints going between our houses.  It was determined to be Miles, although all 8 of kids are crazy enough to walk barefoot in the snow.  


I hiked and hiked and hiked in January.  

Kacie and I started our own hiking group.  

Rock Canyon: 


some days were rather frigid, but it didn't stop us.  


Battle Creek: 



Although, we were almost stopped by a blizzard.  We ended up going to breakfast, but the weather calmed down, so we just headed out for a walk around the neighborhood so we didn't feel like too big of wimps.  


Johnson's Bowl:  

Dry: 

- The kids still walked to school or the bus stop (further) everyday, that's just the kind of mom I am. :)  


- We finally got some good sledding in.

Rock Canyon: 



And Soldier Hollow with the Goodwins. 



it was crazy.  We'd never been before when you went so fast down the hill.  There was lots of crashing into people and the safety barriers, but luckily no one from our group was involved.  


Fang turned one!!  

I even made him a homemade peanut butter cake with banana frosting.  

He didn't quite know what to do when everyone was singing him Happy Birthday.  

He just wanted to get to his cake. 


This is one well loved dog.  

Fang is always living his best life.  


Even when being tortured by Ruby. 



One of the best parts about Fang though is he keeps the kids company on sick days.  



And there have been so many sick days this winter, so at least that helps him earn his keep. 


Crew caught the worst of it, with a nasty case of croup.  He had to sleep in our room so I could monitor his breathing, meaning I didn't sleep, but luckily he did.  After lots of steamy showers, midnight porch sittings breathing in the cold air and a dose of steriods, he finally started to feel better.  


- Ruby had her 100th day of school!!

- Macey made it into her school's Geography Bee and did awesome.  

- and the rest of January was survived with lots of puzzles, play dates, and book reading under blankets.  

Might of actually been one of my shorter January's.  February on the other hand seemed to last about 58 days.  



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