A Very Sad Day

By Andrea | August 13, 2017

Draper Dayyyyys

By Andrea | July 16, 2017

4th of July

By Andrea | July 5, 2017

The Start of Summer

By Andrea | June 25, 2017

The End of An Era

By Andrea | June 16, 2017

Summer Chores

By Andrea | June 5, 2017

Unto Us A Dream

By Andrea | June 4, 2017

Spring Sports

By Andrea | May 21, 2017

Spring Projects

By Andrea | May 21, 2017

Mt. Rushmore

By Andrea | May 21, 2017

A Very Sad Day

August 13, 2017
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The kids saying goodbye to their puppy. There were lots of tears.

Our sweet puppy, Maverick, got very sick. We figured he ate something (he was always eating socks and other things on the floor) and was having trouble passing it. We waited for a few days to see if he would get better. Finally we took him into the vet.  He was really so sick.

At that point they x-rayed him and found that he had eaten a screw. They wanted to watch him for 24 hours, get him hydrated, and see if he could pass it on his own.

The next day he still hadn’t passed it, and now his internal organs were beginning to swell. They needed to do surgery. But the vet also thought that Maverick would likely do it (eat something he shouldn’t that could cause problems) again and again.

We decided to give him the surgery and then adopt him to a new family (a single woman who is also a vet, and friend of the vet who took care of Maverick) so that he would be in a home where there just wouldn’t be anything on the ground.

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It was such a hard couple days for our family. And now that it’s been a few months, I’m still so sad when I think about him. I know he’s in a great home where he can be watched over, but we sure loved our little Mavi!

Draper Dayyyyys

July 16, 2017

One thing we were super excited for this year was Draper Days. It’s the town celebration, and it’s held in the park right next to my house! This meant we didn’t have to fight traffic or search for parking. We walked back and forth to the events. When we were bored/hot/tired we went home. When…

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4th of July

July 5, 2017

We spent the 4th of July weekend at the Cabin! Wynn and Heidi came up and played (YAY!). We had a yummy barbecue. We played at the lake. Wynn and Everett got a billion fish! We went to the Rodeo. We went to a movie (Despicable Me 3). We had so much fun! The next…

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The Start of Summer

June 25, 2017

One big problem that I haven’t figured out the solution to yet is busyness.

How do I not run every day from one activity to the other while still providing opportunities for my children to grow, memories to bind us together as a family, and keep our household and lives running smoothly?

If you know, please tell me.

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The End of An Era

June 16, 2017

We limped most painfully along to the end of the school year. On the Sunday before Memorial day ( two weeks before the official dismissal of school) I told the kids that if they didn’t want to go to school I wouldn’t make them. No one took me up on that though. I just never…

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Summer Chores

June 5, 2017

Here’s a sampling of the chore charts I’ve made for the summer, as well as “Cleaning Cards” that will get framed and put in each room so the kids know to what standard I expect things to be done. The kids are pretty darn good at picking things up, and even vacuuming and sweeping. But…

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Unto Us A Dream

June 4, 2017

On the 15th of May I received a text message from my mom: Uncle Bob had a stroke the evening before. Things looked good though. They were able to get him to the hospital fairly quickly. She’d keep us up to date, but there was little we could do but wait for the time being.…

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Spring Sports

May 21, 2017

This spring we had Olivia playing softball in the Sandy/Draper league – Calvin playing baseball in Little League- Everett and Andrew in Draper fishing club – And Roo playing soccer for the Draper league. We’ve spent a lot of evenings at the park.

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Spring Projects

May 21, 2017

This spring we got itching to get going on something. Since the house is a bit more involved of a process, we decided to set to work on the yard. Unfortunately it’s been a really cold cold wet wet spring, and things haven’t exactly gone smoothly. Still, we’ve been able to get a fair amount…

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Mt. Rushmore

May 21, 2017

A couple years ago (when Calvin was in the thick of his “Presidents” stage) Cal asked if we could go to Mt. Rushmore. We both kinda brushed it off until we were on a big National Parks kick. We realized it’s not too far of a drive and easily broken up into two days. So…

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