Monday, January 1, 2018

Farewell 2017

2017 has been a very hard year for our family. We lost two beautiful sisters and a precious niece. We've missed them and will continue to miss them until we see them again. Although it's been hard, we have seen so many blessings as others have reached out to us and blessed our family thru kind words and deeds. We've learned more about charity and bearing one another's burdens this year than we have ever before in our whole lives.
We've also had a lot of Joy this year. We've made some amazing new memories and have cherished past memories. We are so grateful for the blessings that have been poured out upon us this year.
We are looking forward to a new year, and new memories to be made.

Christmas 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve, the Carpenters came and joined us for dinner. Then, together we read the Christmas story from Luke 2.
On Christmas morning after opening gifts, we had yummy waffles and then just relaxed most of the day.
The day after Christmas we went down to the Valley to spend time with family. We met with Kris and Brook on Tuesday night and played some rook and visited with them. On Wednesday morning we took the kids and cousin Braunsen to enjoy one of their Christmas gifts. Passes to Krazy Air (an indoor trampoline park). Afterwards, we took some lunch over and had a nice visit with Grandma and Grandpa Burk.
On Thursday Morning we went on a hike to Hieroglyphic springs. It was a perfect day for a hike and was a great way to burn off some of those Christmas goodies! After the hike we all went to the Wooching Chinese buffet for lunch. Thursday evening we had a party with all the Quists at mom and dads. It was SO great to see everyone. Lydia, Angela and My mom and I were up until past midnight putting together a puzzle. Doing puzzles reminds me of Amanda. She loved jigsaw puzzles. 
On Friday morning Adam took Eliza and Caleb, Grandma Quist and Uncle Nathan on a buggy ride then on Friday Afternoon we used another one of our Christmas gifts and went indoor skydiving at iFLY! It was a total blast! We all loved it.
I loved that Christmas felt like it lasted a week! We made so many great memories


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas choir concert

Right after Caleb's ordination I took the kids down to the High school for their Christmas Choir concert. They had a great time singing fun songs and they even did some awesome choreography! They all did a wonderful job!

Caleb's priesthood ordination

On December 17th Caleb was ordained a teacher by Adam. Grandpa Gurr and uncle Richard were able to come as well as many brethren from our ward. We are so grateful for Caleb and his righteous heart. We are grateful that he has kept himself clean and worthy to advance in the priesthood.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Birthday! They're 14!

The trio turned 14 this year. It's just so crazy how fast they are growing up. Now they get to go to dances, and... well that's pretty much the only upgrade their lives get other than graduating from beehives and decons to Mia Maids and the teachers quorum.
We celebrated their birthday a little late by going to the movies and spending the night at the world mark in Lakeside. It's so much fun to hang out together as a family.  I sure love my amazing kids.

Girls craft Day

I had so much fun getting together with Becky and Calli and making these cute wreaths. I think the reason Becki and Calli and I all get along so well is because our husbands are all so much alike, we understand each other!
I love anytime in get to spend with these sweet ladies!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Shut The Barn Door!

I'd been eyeing some cute sliding barn door shutters on various decorating blogs for a while and dreaming about putting some up in my dining room. Well, as he usually does, Adam has once again made my dreams come true!
These were actually a combined effort. I designed them. Adam cut the boards and put them together. I sanded and stained them and finally, Adam hung them.  I love how they look, and they work great too! Hooray!