Sunday, August 13, 2017

Grandma Choate's visit...

The Choate kids were over on Monday and we had fun with chalk drawings and Legos

 For Family Home Evening, we hiked Potato Hill in Draper 

  And had yummy shaved ice after!

Luke and I went to the Thanksgiving Point Flower Gardens on Tuesday

There is an exhibit with beautiful bronze statues of Christ 

I learn so much every time I see this

Luke loved it too

We spent some time watching the Koi

For Special Needs Mutual, the kids played water games

Thursday was Jaxon's birthday and we celebrated with cake and a present from Grandma Choate

Soon after Grandma Choate arrived, we took a 4 generation picture

 She arrived from Oklahoma on Wednesday night and we had fun visiting with Eric's family, Uncle Jerry and Aunt Joan, and Rick and Kelsee.  Sister Walker came over on Friday and they had fun visiting about their missions to England years ago.

Brian and Chloe brought back treats from Japan!
On Saturday, our ward had an emergency preparedness drill.  It was a pretend earthquake.  
We did pretty well with having 72 hour kits and with being prepared. Hooray!

Sunday was Jaxon's ordination to the office of deacon.  Many friends and family came out to support him.

 It was May and Lincoln's first time at church and they both were fabulous.

Brian and Chloe helped out with them and they are so great with kids!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thanksgiving Point Country Farm, Amy's hair, Grand kids visit, Brian and Chloe are home!, 
Asa Ramen, Highland Fling Grand fireworks...

It is Two Buck Tuesday every Tuesday in August at Thanksgiving Point, so I took Luke to the Farm Country.  He is paranoid of animals and was scared at first, but eased in to seeing all the pigs, turkeys, horses, cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, and even enjoyed the hayride at the end.

It was a pretty long hayride!

We watched May and Lincoln while Rick and Kelsee went to see Spiderman

Lincoln was calm for the first little while, but then realized that he missed his parents and started crying towards the end.  May used to do the same thing when she was his age and now she is used to us.  
They are both adorable as can be!

Grandpa Tim had fun dancing with them

May really has the moves!

Tim took his Japanese class to a yummy Ramen Shop in Orem and Luke and I tagged along.  
The Raman there is truly amazing-so athentic and yummy!

Brian and Chloe got back from their amazing adventure in Japan.  I will have to post pictures soon.  
It was so fun to relive our time there through them.

They will be staying with us for a few weeks until BYU starts up again in September.  Tim says the front of out house looks like the Italian flag.
They are currently on some pretty hefty jet-lag!

This year the school is doing pictures before school starts to keep from wasting class time and Amy wanted to get her hair done.  She found a new hairdresser and showed her this picture of what she wanted.  It turned out to be a bit more blond than she was expecting, which drove her to tears.  

But I think she is getting used to it now.  It is cute!
Tim asked Luke to go floss his teeth and when he came in to check, this is what he got-ha!

Saturday night was the Highland Fling Grand Fireworks show.  We ran into our nephew Conner and his friend, and they joined us for the festivities.  Conner is a terrific young man, sure do love that kid! The show did not disappoint in the least!  
Huge, fantastic fireworks displays going off one after another.  Luke loved it!

Brian was kind enough to help me put up hooks in the front room and master bathroom.  
I am pleased with how they turned out!