Saturday, February 24, 2018

Girl's Preference

McKay was asked to Timpanogos High School's girl's preference by a girl named Mary.  She is the sister of his 9th grade basketball coach who also attended Jr. High with McKay.  They had a good time together.


 It was fun having the girls show up to the house to pick up McKay and Parker.  Mary had a hard time pinning on the boutonniere so Jeremy and I had to step in.  Between the three of us we manage to pin it on.

Kayla, Parker, McKay and Mary

They went and took more official pictures later that evening:


The whole group


McKay sure cleans up nice!  He said they all had a good time on the date and at the dance.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

President's Day

Our friends invited us up to their cabin during President's Day weekend.  We have been lacking in snow in the valleys so the boys were itching to head up to the cabin to play in the snow and do some sledding.

Sadly, this is the only video/picture from the whole weekend.  Josh and his friend Owen build a sledding ramp that went down the front stairs and down into the trees in front of the cabin. The ramp kept getting longer and longer as the afternoon wore on.  We sure had a great time in the snow and also relaxing!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Jazz Versus Spurs Game

Uncle Weston spoiled the boys by giving them his company's box seats to the Jazz/Spurs game.

They look like they are having a good time!  Meanwhile back at home Kayden and I went to the movies to see Peter Rabbit.  We had a good time as well!



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Puppet Show Season 2018

It is puppet show season once again.  It is the time of year where I dawn my black clothes and bring out my hidden puppet master talent.  This year the Utah Dental Alliance Provo District put on the show Rocky's Smile.

In this show I mastered Dudley the Dinosaur.  He is Rocky's brother.  Rocky doesn't like to brush his teeth and has bad breath!  This year I also played a couple of shows where I played Dr. Fossil Rock and the Dentist.

I don't get to see these ladies during the rest of the year.  But I sure enjoy them during puppet show season!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas 2017

Christmas time has come once again and 2017 was a great year!  It was the last Christmas we expect to be together for quite some time.  That's right. Our kids are growing up and are about to start fleeing the nest.  Here are some of our Christmas memories from this year:

McKay put himself on the naughty list by modifying the Christmas decorations.  He thinks he is pretty funny....ok, so the rest of us had a good laugh as well.

 Our elf Buddy Link was up to his yearly shenanigans.  He came in like a wrecking ball!

 We made dinners for the Food and Care Coalition with the White family and then delivered them.

We hosted our annual office Christmas party.  We had an ugly Christmas sweater contest.  Jeremy had a pretty sweet looking suit that was impressive!

 The boys decorated gingerbread houses with the cousins.

 
Grandma White made the grandkids her annual Christmas pajamas.  We celebrated Christmas Eve with the Whites.





Finally Christmas morning arrived.  McKay declared that he should be the first one up the stairs since it was going to be his last Christmas home for a couple of years.

The kids coming up the stairs to see what Santa brought for them in their stockings.

Checking out and even trying out their stocking gifts.

The boys were excited to see which presents were theirs. We started a tradition a couple of years ago that we don't put name tags on any of the presents.  Each child is assigned a wrapping paper and they don't find out which one is theirs until Christmas morning.

 Jaxon digging his Spurs sweatband while opening presents.

 McKay was excited that he had the largest present under the tree....until he discovered that it was luggage for his mission and college years.

 Kayden unwrapping Legos.  He received a new set from us and then McKay took apart all of his old sets and bagged them up with the instructions and gifted them to Kayden.  It was a very thoughtful gift.  Kayden has Legos coming out of his ears!

 
 Josh opening his present.  I love watching their faces as they opened presents.

Our neighbor and dear friend made this quilt for our family.  It was the most thoughtful neighbor/friend gift ever! 

Christmas was on a Sunday this year so Jeremy wore his Christmas suit coat and tie to church.  He said the whole suit was "too loud" to wear to church.  He wasn't the only one showing Christmas spirit at church, Jeremy's fellow deacon's quorum advisor showed his Christmas spirit as well.

We also celebrated Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Haacke's house with all the cousins.  I guess seating was short since McKay sat on his dad!

We also went on lots of outings and played with the cousins a lot during he break. It was a great Christmas break!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Kayden's Karate Belt Advancement

It just been a few months since Kayden started Karate and he has already advanced belts!  He loves going to Karate and has worked hard to be ready for his belt advancement.

Showing some of the moves he has learned over the last couple of months.

I got to present him with his new belt.  It was a very cool ceremony.

Kayden with all the kids from different studios that advanced belts that night.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Sing In

It's no secret that I love the school's Christmas Sing In.  The 4th grade changed up their songs this year and you could definitely tell his teacher prefers country music.

Kayden did not enjoy the 4th grade's selection of songs.  As you can see on the left that he isn't singing with much enthusiasm.  But he did enjoy wearing a BYU Santa hat for the Sing In.

Ding-A-Ling the Christmas Bell.  If you will notice he does not participate in the actions.


Holiday In Your Heart.  He does the actions in this one, but only because he is forced to.  Needless to say he was quite entertaining regardless.