Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dana Pregnant!

We are so excited for the new little addition to our family coming in January! Just look at the excitement in Dana's face. Yes, she celebrates her pregnancy nearly every day with nausea and exhaustion. She has become close and personal with the toilet again after five years of a more casual relationship. It's not all bad though, she has developed super senses akin to Wolverine's! She can now smell someone's bad breath or a rotten bit of food in the garbage from a mile away, and then the toilet gets another visit.

4th of July 2013

For the 4th of July we stayed with Darrec and Tiniel and then went to Grandpa and Grandma Williams' house. Heston and Nicole were also out.  On Sunday we visited Blaine, Michelle, Jace, Britney, Sarah, Grandpa Williams and Grandma Stewart. We stopped by Jeremy and Heather's house on Monday on the way home. We finished that evening by visiting Wrangler, Jesica and Kolter.
At Darrec and Tiniel's we visited and ate good food among other things. Trevor rode in their new Kia Forte. Trevor gave Andrea a box of his old GameCube games which were tough to give up, but with nothing to play them on, it made sense to give them a new home. The boys had fun playing with Eli. Talvyn talked 3DS with Andrea. We didn't go anywhere for fireworks, but the boys had a blast with sparklers and other roadside stand fireworks.
In Darlington, we rode 4-wheelers as we helped Grandpa. We turned off a new pivot in the upper potato cellar field and then played by the canal where the pressure release pipe blasted water and carved into the opposite bank. The boys and Trevor helped change a few wheel lines the next morning and that afternoon we all drove up to the swinging tree. Daxtyn swung once, but did not like it at all. That night we ate outside and shot off more roadside fireworks. A piece of shrapnel hit Dana on the head. Daxtyn took to wearing a fedora-type hat all day. He was a mini-Indianna Jones. The kids enjoyed playing with each other as usual and Talvyn even came up with the ambitious idea of cleaning out the salt shed to make a playhouse. They actually spent quite a while cleaning it.
On Sunday, Talvyn was fasting for his little sibling on the way and for Kolter. During sacrament meeting he felt like baring his testimony. Trevor stood to get the microphone for him, but an old, deaf woman started talking after he had already begun so he quickly stopped and sent the microphone up to her with the deacon. He got it back afterwards though and Talvyn had his chance. He had written his testimony down and read from his paper. Even though time was up, Talvyn had inspired his grandmother to also stand. This was Talvyn's first public testimony.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Daxtyn's Train Ride

On June 15, we got our train ride.  We rode on the snack car on the way up.  We had dinner at Banks and walked around the area.  Then we rode back to Horseshoebend.  We had good food, got mooned by three different rafters that were on the river and enjoyed the pretty scenery.  Daxtyn can now say that he has ridden a real train.

Teacher of the Year

I received the secondary teacher of the year award for our school district.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daxtyn turns 5

He wanted a train cake and a Hero train.  He wanted family over and he got it.  He wanted pizza and he got that.  What he didn't expect was train tickets to ride a real train, but he got that too.  He was one happy boy.

Mother's Day 2013

Mother's day this year was pretty special.  We found out that we are expecting a baby.  We then went to church and then had a simple picnic at Wildrose park.  It was a peaceful relaxing day.

Stuff to Show Off

 Daxtyn went to play school at the high school this year.  He loved it.  Here he is showing his pig puppet.
 Here he is with a special picture from church.
 Talvyn was suppossed to make me a flower for mothers day.  His flower was a special Mario flower.
Talvyn earned the Marvelous Musician award for 2nd grade in the month of April.

Spring Zoo Trip

On a nice spring, Saturday we decided to go to the zoo.  We then went to the scout store for some scouting supplies and then went to Cabela's so that Talvyn could identify fish to pass off the fish portion of scouting.  We did get some fudge for a treat so it was a nice pleasant day.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hike at Jump Creek

Talvyn had to do three hikes to earn his Leave No Trace merit badge for scouts.  Emmett did not have school on a random Friday in April, so we called Grandpa Fuhrmann to see if he wanted to go for a hike.  We packed water and snacks and headed to Jump Creek.  We stopped at Kholes on the way to use some Kholes cash.  We ended up spending $1.60 on two hats and a tie.  We then found Jump Creek.  We hiked, had snacks, watched some eagles soar and then went to lunch at Golden Corral.  While in the bathroom stall Daxtyn screamed, "hey, big fat lady!"  He didn't know that there was a larger woman in the bathroom washing her hands as he yelled it.  It was a really embarrassing moment for his mother who had to smile and say sorry to the lady before she stormed out of the bathroom.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Easter 2013

 Lemon Bars from scratch and dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Fuhrmann's house.

Low key morning, with baskets and church.  Easter is always a good time to reflect on what we are grateful for.