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May 18, 2018
After Washington and Vegas, the main goal that first week was to get the house ready to list.  This meant lots of cleaning and keeping kids outside.   I also had a goal to enjoy our spring weather, before the hot temperatures arrived.  In other words, we were CRAZY busy.



First on the To-Do list was an Activity Days Recognition Night that Ashley and I were in charge of. 



We killed it.  And it felt amazing to have that behind me so I could focus on the stuff I really needed to do.  


Like take a walk by the river and throw lots of sticks in.  

And play at lots of different parks.  



And enjoy our favorite Shaved Ice stand, that opened within walking distance to our house!



Everyone was a bit stressed out after a crazy few weeks of house stuff and work stuff and kid stuff.  So, I made the executive decision that we needed "A Nature Fix", so we headed to the mountains instead of church. :) 


It was just what we needed. 


We took our time.  Explored the creek. 



Climbed trees and logs.  Made bridges. 

 Found secret trails.  Had a picnic. 
There was lots of "You Shall Not Pass!!" 

 And Ruby ended our hike in about the same manner she always does, covered in dirt. The true sign of a good time.  



I love seeing these kids in their element and watching what their curious minds come up with. 


I've been trying to do more adventuring with Ruby before we pick Crew up from kindergarten at noon.  

Love this weather and these friends.  

Macey finished up her Scera Youth Theatre class with her performance of The Phantom Toolbooth.  She was a demon and The Countess of Connotation.  


Then they had the SYT Review, where each class performed 2 of their songs.  She had a singing solo and a dance solo in this one. 




We also made sure to soak up lots of neighborhood time.  We will still get to hang out with all our friends here, since we aren't moving very far away.  But, it just won't be the same as having them all right out our front door.  








Plus, I will miss this tiny backyard too. 



Macey and Tajen spend lots of time using the Easy Bake Oven back here. 





Everyone is going to miss having Tajen around all the time.  


How cute are these 2?!?  It will be different living 4 blocks from him when we are all used to having his front door 30 feet from ours.  



And these best friends too.  You know it's a great Sunday when you get to share your seat with your BFF.  


tear.  Luckily I have 2 more weeks to soak it all in. 

Another highlight of the month was getting box seats at a Real Game.  Unlimited good food and good friends.  My favorite kind of evening. 



Now it's time to pack.  







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nana
You have been truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends & neighbors. They may not be right outside your front door but they are only around the corner and the kids are big enough now to be able to make this transition. I am sad to also not have all of these people outside your door when we come to visit.

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March Madness

Apr 19, 2018
March is normally one of my favorite months in Utah, this year though the weather didn't live up to my expectations!  We had lots of sunny days, just cold.   After winter though, we had to get outside, even if it was colder than normal.   


you can't tell in the pic, but we went to the park on a super windy day. Perfect for kite flying. 


Julianne and I took the kids on a scooter ride up the canyon.



We underestimated the amount of snow that would be on the trail.  Made for some adventurous scootering, lots of wet shoes and socks, and some crying.  



A big storm was suppose to come in, so we were excited to go snowshoeing with Kacie and Blaine.  The expected storm didn't come, so it was more of ice walking.  Entertaining none the less. 



No parents volunteered to go with Miles' class to the zoo.  The weather forcast was horrible, one of the 2nd grade teachers even backed out.  I did not want to go at all.  


We lucked out though, the storm didn't come and we had the whole zoo to ourselves.  So glad I let myself be guilted into going, this time.  


Ruby and I ventured out a few scooter rides this month.



She is always entertaining company and often has to stop to peek through people's fences. 



Plus, she doesn't mind when I sport my fanny pack.  

Ruby also finished up her 2nd dance class this month.



They were adorable and it was always the highlight of both our weeks.  Ruby got to dance and play outside the rec center.  And I got to workout and chat with my friends. 


 We are missing dance already.  


Seriously, 3 year olds in dance are kind of my favorite thing ever.  


Another moment when she just looked too big for me to handle.  


Just getting ready for bed all by herself.  

So much neighborhood kickball this winter. 




So glad our favorite place to spend sunny afternoons is right out our front door.    



Kids have also been dying to go fishing and have been practicing casting over the fence into Jeff's backyard. :) 

Paul had a birthday, it was thrilling.  



Macey did knowledge bowl for the first time.  These kids are smart, they knew way more than i did!  

A big highlight of the month was Crew loosing his first tooth.


Even though he's getting giant, at least he still needs some cuddles from time to time.  





 

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Nana
Loved hearing about March! There were a lot of fun adventures. Everyone is growing so fast.

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