Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Aden's Schooling

I taught Aden from home and started a little Pre-Preschool. That later turned into a weekly class "Mommy and Me Music Makers" which later turned into a monthly class. It was free and at the church. I had 30 people signed up Mom's and kids included. :) I would play fiddle music on the violin and learned kids songs on the guitar. I had a number of kids instruments some of them homemade the kids could borrow. We would spend an hour singing, dancing, playing music, learning from the calender, and doing table time activities including learning a shape, sign, spanish and english, color, and letter of the day. We used playdough and coloring. We also put a ball in a blanket and worked on team work of throwing it up and catching it. Although it was a ton of work, the boys and I had a lot of fun. I know the other Mom's did too.

Aden and his friend Addy Blunck. We had some fun play days living in such a tight nit neighborhood. We would have a party at the playground sometimes every night. Since it was right outside our door it was easier then keeping the kids locked up. We also would either lend or borrow something at least a few times a week. It was a very wonderful memory living at Peterson Point. Thanks friends we made there for your love. :)

Activity Day Girls

This was a few months ago but I just downloaded the pictures. These are some of my activity day girls from Utah. As the Primary 2nd Councilor I oversaw the activity day girls and had the opportunity of choreographing and arranging a musical number for the talent show. The song was "I am a Child of God." It was beautiful and wonderful experience for all of us.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wowy, A lot has happened

We had so much love and support this last month and have been growing and learning a lot. Most important we have been growing closer to both of our families.

Here are some fun pics from the beach.

Sorry I haven't been blogging. Our technology is limited with our income so it's been a pain to upload pics. I will try and do better 2012. Instead of waiting to upload all the stuff I missed I am going to start with now and later I will go back and fill in the blanks.

We are now in Southern California living with Eric's parents. Yes 4 of us in one little bedroom. Not ideal. Things are looking very hopeful this year. We decided to break a lot of bad habits and learn from our mistakes and move forward to a new life. We feel very blessed to live in such a warm climate and have Eric's siblings and parents and extended family all so close.

Eric is working on changing careers from Horticulture to Information Technology. The road has been a lot harder and longer then we would have hoped. We have both learned a lot about what is possible in this economy and Eric's limits. We are grateful for the family support we have received. Eric has found a school he really likes and is planning on getting another Bachelors Degree so he can compete in his field. Right now we are making a plan to find the most steady position he can and hopefully move into the IT department when he graduates.

We went to the beach yesterday with Eric's Mom and Sister and her family. We had a lot of fun. It takes practice knowing what to bring and so forth, so I guess I will just have to keep going until I am really good at it. ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Neighbors, friends and now primary children's baptism

I'm so glad I was able to be apart of helping bring these sweet children unto our Heavenly Father. I was able to introduce the gospel to them and take the missionary lessons with them and watch their eyes open to the truth. This is a picture of us at their baptism a few weeks ago. I sang with another neighbor/friend Katelyn Thomas a duet "Teacher do you Love me?" at their baptism. It was very beautiful. Katelyn was the little girl who asked if we could go invite Tatumn to activity days which is what started the whole process. :) I hope they continue to learn and grow like they have this summer.

Hogle Zoo Family Outing :)

Park City with Grandparents

My parents own a time share in Park City and invited us to come swim and play with them while they were there. Here are some pictures of the boys in the pool.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Carter's First Birthday-Mickey Mouse themed

Carter had the perfect 1st Birthday. We started by having their life size stuffed animals at the table with party hats on and a living room full of balloons and streamers and birthday decorations. He and Aden loved it. We had a wonderful breakfast, then went to the mall playground and had the whole thing to ourselves. Then we came home and I finished a birthday cake and we met our neighbors and friends at our community pool for a fun party. Then that weekend Grandparents came to town and we had a official party with Turtle Icecream cake and presents. :)

Carter and his Uncle Nathan age 15

Carter and his Grandma Denney

Carter and his Grandma and Grandpa Denney visiting from Idaho

My neighbor and friend Kristyn Blunck.

We had a little pool party on the day of his Birthday and I invited all my activity day girls and neighbors that are in love with Carter and Aden. Her is a picture of us together. :)