Friday, March 24, 2017

The Plan

Spring Break 2017 started at 10am yesterday morning.

1st Stop (after the potty break in Price) Monticello Utah

The plan was to stop at the Asian Cafe for lunch once we arrived.
It got 4.6 stars and lots of great reviews.
Turns out the Asian Cafe is in Monticello, Minnesota.

Not sure how I missed that.
So we settled for burgers at PJ's.

Kloe finished her goal to do baptisms in all the Utah Temples!

While the big kids were at the temple the little girls and I spent 3 hours in the pool.
The only reason they got out is because they got hungry.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Today is the beginning of our Spring Break!
Lilly wrote a little book in its honor.

FYI - Lilly has changed her name to Live (pronounced Livee)

(Remember how Live always gets car sick?)

Of course it never ruins our vacations, but every good book needs a little drama.

Now that's my kind of Spring Break!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two Reasons

Emmy 2003

Lilly 2017
This is one of the few outfits that have made it through all 5 girls.  
It freaked me out a little when Lilly walked in the kitchen Sunday wearing it.  She and Janie had been rifling through the storage bins and Lilly was so excited to find it.  It doesn't seem so long ago that Emmy was wearing it.  And Kloe, and Gracie, and Janie.

And I just had to post this gem.
For two reasons.
One, Emmy looks SO MUCH like Janie in this picture.
And two, she was so dang excited to have her first ever, very own deodorant.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Little Mama

It's been a rough few nights for this little Mama...

It's that time of year when the Teen Living class hands out babies to the 9th graders.
It's the best.

Yesterday Kloe and Kara said goodbye to Tate and Lincoln.
They graduated from being Mamas and have decided they want no part of having babies for a very long time.
Mission accomplished.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Trooper of All Time

We celebrated 24 years with steak, cheese fries, a night at the Anniversary Inn, and Kong.

This husband of mine wins the prize for being the trooper of all time.
He was SO SICK the entire weekend.  He's been battling walking pneumonia for a few weeks now.  That stuff tends to hang on for a while and he was holding his own until the flu hit him Thursday.  One minute we are at Costco running into Mama Jan and the next minute he can't get home and into bed fast enough with a fever and chills.  It hit him like a brick.  It was too late to cancel our room so we figured he could be sick in a pretend train car just as well as he could be sick at home so he drugged up and away we went.

We laughed a few months ago when we saw the preview to Kong, but when it got 4 stars and we couldn't find any better options, we decided we'd go ahead and see it after we checked out of our room.  Once again, Kev drugged up and we found a theater with recliners so it was practically like he was in bed, with popcorn, and peanut butter M&M's.  

This poor girl was hit with the pukes at church.  They came out of no where.  She went right home and fell asleep.  You might want to stay away from The Beck House for a while.