Forced Family Fun

Hiking, swimming, s’mores, lunch, and cousin time. It was SO fun to get to be together with everyone spending time with cousins and eating yummy food. The summer has already been amazing and we’re so excited for another two months of fun!

Wells is ONE

Wells is ONE. I can’t believe it. He is curious, happy, goofy, funny, sweet, fearless, and everything wonderful.

We spent the day having fun, opening presents, eating cake, getting McDonald’s, swimming, and really just having a blast. I’m not sure how he got so old and where the time went, but I’m so happy he’s ours.

Happy, happy birthday to my baby boy.


I can not BELIEVE Wells is going to turn ONE this week. I’m honestly in shock. We had the best Rookie of the Year birthday party with family and friends. Hot dogs, chips, fruit, cupcakes and cake. Wells LOVED it. The kids loved the outside bounce house, Wells got amazing gifts from all of our sweet friends, and it was just so amazing to see all the people we love come together to celebrate our little dude.


Block building has stayed a staple of fun this summer along with hot wheels, and the new BOUNCE HOUSE we gave Wells for his birthday (early.)

Graham was OBSESSED with Lightyear! He was flying his Buzz toy before during and after the movie and won’t stop talking about it. The boys wore Buzz jammies and even though Wells didn’t make it very far into the movie, it was a hit. Popcorn, candy, drinks, and a great movie!

I also helped put together a Primary activity that was SO cute. We did a Follow the Prophet theme and there was a rotation for each prophet from the song. I helped at the station about Adam and helped all the kids plant little plants in containers to take home. There was an animal matching game for Noah, a video about LDS Helping Hands and writing down what you’ll do to help others for Enoch, an Israelite obstacle course for Moses, finger puppets for Daniel, Marco Polo game for Samuel, and of course a giant WHALE to ride around in on a trailer for Jonah! The kids that came had a blast and it was a fun activity to be involved in!

June has been super fun so far and I’m excited for what else is ahead!

Aunt Beth + Uncle Gavin

Aunt Beth and Uncle Gavin got MARRIED. It was a wonderful day! Graham and Wells were SO sick and probably ruined every photo BUT it was still a beautiful day full of good food and lots of fun. The venue was BEAUTIFUL and the temple was awesome and they looked SO happy and in love. It was everything you could want! They got married in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and had Cafe Rio for lunch and a reception in Clearfield with cookies and fruit. It was all so fun and magical. There was a fun dance party with friends and even though the boys were NOT feeling good, it was still a great day!

Before the wedding we went and did nails with the Richards girls and had a bachelorette party that was so fun. It was everything I think we could have hoped and more!

We went to our 10 year high school reunion the next day and Randy and the 3 Hour Shower band from high school played. It was such a fun throwback! While the boys were still sick we didn’t get to visit a ton but it was nice to see some friends and reconnect. I can’t believe it’s been TEN YEARS since we graduated. Time sure flies. Wells even found a little friend and wouldn’t stop holding her hand!

And since the boys haven’t been 100% we’ve been doing lots of blocks, books, movies, cuddles. The evolution of Graham keeping Wells away from his stuff kills me.

It hasn’t been quite the intro to summer that we expected but it’s been fun nonetheless!