Here are some more phone pictures taken this past week. I feel like I have not taken any quality pictures lately and have thrown together blog posts, but I guess it is better than nothing. The Valentine's parties at the school were a hit! I love our old, somewhat creepy, country school.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Right now Liezl is at a camp with her fifth grade class for three days. They get to spend time in cabins and play in the great outdoors. Too bad it is freezing and snowing, but they probably don't even notice. It has been a little tough not having her around. We all miss her. Her sisters gave her a tearful goodby when she left.
Monday, February 2, 2015
We just said goodbye to all of our visitors who came into town for Quincy's baptism and are missing them already. My mom and dad, Judy, Dan, Emily, and teddy made our weekend so special. We are so blessed to have amazing family who support and love us.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Quincy had her eighth birthday party last night. She wanted to have a glow in the dark dance party in the basement with her friend who shares her birthday. They both invited some friends and planned karaoke to go along with their glow in the dark decorations and black lights. It was a little crazy, but pretty low key since all we had to do was let them go wild in the basement. Quincy and Payton asked their friends to bring socks to donate to a homeless shelter instead of presents. They collected 138 pairs! Quincy is such a fun, happy, caring girl. It was so fun to see her around her friends last night.
Friday, January 9, 2015
After our long Christmas break Ava had a terrible time going back to school. She must have some powerful prayers though because we have had snow and cold days for most of the week. We had a blast playing in the snow on Tuesday, but have hardly stepped outside since. It is so cold!!
Oh, and here is a picture of our New Year's Eve. Josh was gone, so I figured we would treat it like a regular night like I have in the past. But Liezl rallied her sisters together and helped everyone stay up and they did it. This was them when the ball dropped, two minutes later they were all sleeping.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By the time Christmas day is over, I am anxious to get everything put away and be done with the mess and chaos. As I am looking through these pictures, though, I really do miss the fun time we had this year. These girls made it so fun. They really are the best.
Christmas morning started early for us. Quincy woke up at two ready to tear into her presents, but was sent back to bed. She came down again several times hoping for a different response. And then came with all of her sisters at six with strength in numbers.
The theme of this year was Nerf and Legos. We spent most of the day in pajamas building and shooting arrows all over the house. We also had the Missionaries over to talk to their families on skype and eat with us.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
We have had a sick, sick week. It started out with Cora and a trip to the Children's hospital with the flu. And now that it has been through all of us, we are ready to bring on Christmas!!!! I debated yesterday if I should sew the girls' Christmas dresses that were waiting to be made. Even though they were quickly sewn together and a little rough around the edges, I am glad I made them. It was a fun project and the girls looked darling!
These cute girls have been working hard on a service project this month for Christmas. We were looking at the LDS Church's humanitarian website and came across a movie of a woman from Russia who received a blanket donated from them. We were touched how grateful she was to receive such a simple gift. Each of the girls picked fabric for a crib sized quilt and they worked for three weeks on them. I was so impressed with their patience and dedication to their project. As they tied, they discussed where their quilt could end up and how happy the baby is going to be when they get it.
Liezl and Quincy and I went to the Nutcracker last night. Liezl was still feeling feverish and crappy, but was not going to miss and evening with her BFF.
The one good thing about being sick is the reminder how lucky we are to have healthy bodies!! I am so glad that is all over with.