All the Random Things

November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Life isn’t always an event – lots of days are just spent doing our work, goofing off, and *trying* to stay out of trouble. Here are some pictures of the random moments.

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We were invited to a neighbor’s house for FHE one night. Our neighbor had the kids act out a Book of Mormon story.

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Went to birthday lunch with some of my favorites.

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Olivia spent a good amount of time riding Nate around like this.

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Taking Sheriff and YZ on a walk.

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I spent the change day canning a few batches of my grandma’s secret recipe salsa. YUMMM!

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Friends – always friends.

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PLEASE IGNORE my gross dirty mirror – Wyatt taught Calvin how to tie a tie.

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Hey good lookin’!

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Everyone should have a sunshine. But not everyone does. I hit the jackpot.

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Beautiful skies on a hike one day. I thought I might paint this someday.

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy.

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I got called into Cub Scouts. YAY! So excited for these fun boys!

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Got us ice cream cones at the High Mountain Cafe.

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Went on explores at the cabin and found places I’d never been before.

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Admired so many sunsets.

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Olivia set out quite the spread for conference weekend.

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The normal shenanigans.

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Another pretty sky.

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More cub scouts.

Olivia and I Get Our Ears Pierced

November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Olivia was turning 12. I planned to let her choose if she wanted to get her ears pierced (she had actually NEVER asked for this before). Then Wyatt gave me earings for our anniversary, so I decided when I got home that we would go a little early of her 12th birthday, and make a day of it.

So, after school one day we drove down to the mall and got our ears pierced. I think Olivia was excited to be seen as more grown up!

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A&W 16 Years

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For our anniversary this year Wyatt went all out and took me to San Diego for the U2 Joshua Tree concert. I was super excited to go! While we were there we also did a ton of other fun stuff as it popped into our head (we really didn’t have any plans for the weekend besides the concert, but man oh man did we pack it in!)

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But oops! We ordered what we thought were just a couple small appetizers to share. It turned out to be WAY too much food. So we packed some up and went outside to find someone who might appreciate it.

We flew down on Thursday. We went to the beach and walked around the gas lamp district. That evening we went to a Padre’s game. FUN!

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Sunset over the San Diego bay.

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Padres Game

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At the Gas Lamp district.

The next day we spend the bulk of the day at the USS Missouri Battleship museum. We love history and WWII, so this was a lot of fun for us. After that we went to the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center and Museum, we LOVE church history, so that was a lot of fun too. That evening we went to the concert! YAY!!!!!

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U2!

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Saturday- you won’t believe this – we went to Disneyland! By ourselves! With no kids. It was a lot of fun. We ran all over the park hitting all the big rides, eating in the park, doing things we never do when kids are with us. It was a great time.

But I will say, Disneyland is MORE AWESOME when you have five kids with you.

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But it was such a fun weekend.

The next morning we flew home.

Thank you Wyatt for such a memorable jam-packed weekend.

Football Season

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This year Calvin and Everett played football. I think they had a lot of fun and learned a lot on their respective teams. We enjoyed spending the evenings at the park watching them play.

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He’s A Heart Breaker

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Especially since he got his braces off!20170920_100738

Hello, My Name Is Andrew Christensen

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Somethings are just to cute for words.

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Tennis Ladies

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A bunch of ladies in my ward get together every Tuesday night for Tennis lessons. The coach from the highschool comes and teaches us how to play. Mostly we just laugh and goof off. But it has been a really good way for me to get to know some of the women in the ward. (I’m also in the ward book club – so – yay for me for putting myself out there more – something that definitely doesn’t come naturally!)

Solving a Mystery

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One quiet afternoon the most mysterious letter was delivered by post, addressed to the children:

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It was the craziest thing! And enclosed with the letter was a clue that started us on a great adventure that took us all over the house, to the library and the park, to neighbor’s yards, and even to a restaurant in Lehi. It was so fun to figure out the clues, and race off to see if we had figured out the mystery. In the end, the big reveal was that we – the Christensen family – are going to Thailand in November!

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Each of the clues looked very old and worn. This was the second-to-last clue that took us to a Thai Restaurant in Lehi. The last clue came with our dinner-

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The kids reading the mysterious letter that arrived in the mail.

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The first clue led us to the swing outside, where we found a CD of “The Duck Song” taped to the bottom.

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Deciphering a clue.

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One of the clues was hidden inside a book at the Draper Library. The kids had to figure out where to go next from there.

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One of the clues was hidden at the Tree of Life at the Draper park. The kids raced off on their bikes, and by the time Wyatt and I caught up, they had found the clue, figured it out and were ready to race off to the next location.

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I made the kids stop for one second to take a picture – though they were raring to go!

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One clue was found behind a shutter on the neighbors porch!

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When we got to the restuarant we were instructed to unscramble some letters. It took us a while to figure out what the letters spelled.

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Don’t mind my blurry phone pictures.

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I think Everett was upset because he thought it was going to spell “Disneyland” instead of Thailand.

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When Olivia found out, she just laughed and laughed and laughed. She thought it was a big joke.

 

Hiking

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the summer I was talking to Brynn and she told me about her goal to do 52 hikes in 52 weeks. I thought that sounded so lovely, I started the same thing. I’ve been hiking and going to the mountains as much as I can. They haven’t been hard hikes mind you, usually just a couple miles, but its fun to be outdoors in nature and not at home.

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