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!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Light it up!

Hooray!! I finally get Christmas lights on my house without having to do any work! This is a dream come true for me because I love Christmas lights, but hate Ladders!

Sunday, December 3, 2017


We enjoyed an awesome Thanksgiving feast with the Gurrs this year. We all met in Florence, at Richard and Calli's house. The kids always have a blast with their cousins. It was a little crazy because our weather has been unseasonably warm so it was almost 100*f. While we were there!
On Friday night we went to my parents house and had a Pizza party with most of my siblings. Paul brought a movie projector and the kids all loved watching a movie under the stars!
We love our families SO much and are very grateful for the love and support we share with each family member.

Cooking with Eliza

For one of Eliza's personal pregress projects, she decided to teach some younger girls in our ward some of the things she learned in her FACS class at school.
All the girls had a wonderful time and learned new recipes!
Great job Eliza!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Annual Hike up Four Peaks

Our ward has a tradition of taking the scouts to hike to the top of four peaks each November. This year Cliff was able to go with Adam and Caleb. It's a really hard hike with a lot of climbing, but all the boys made it to the top! Great job everyone!

World's okayest Coach!

When city league soccer started up earlier this fall, It became evident that there wouldn't be enough coaches for all the girls who wanted to play. I figured I knew enough to put together some practices and with a little help from Eliza we might actually even win a game or two.
So I volunteered, and drafted a team, and we began practices in September.
We actually ended up with a great team. We lost a few games, but we won most of them and we came in second place at the tournament! It was really fun coaching Eliza and Sarah. Eliza is an amazing forward and It turns out that Sarah rocked at playing midfield! Who knew!?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Greens Peak Adventure

On Saturday the 28th we went on a buggy ride at Greens peak with the Carpenters. The guys all brought along their bikes to ride down the backside of greens peak. We all had a wonderful time enjoying beautiful weather and great company.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hilarious Halloween

On the 22nd, we had a super fun Halloween party with the Carpenter's. They invited us over for dinner and a pumpkin carving contest. Adam and Lincoln's pumpkin was a team effort and they won! Great job everyone!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hello Fall!

We have had a beautiful Fall season this year! Here are some of my favorite views from my drive to the kid's school each day.

BFWC 2017

On October 12th the girls and I went down to the Valley to attend the Annual Burk Family Women's Conference. We drove down on Thursday morning and spent the day antique shopping in down town Mesa. It was funny seeing the girls reactions to the "Old" things that were comonplace when I was a child.
The conference didn't start until later that night, so we had some time to go check out the Mesa Temple visitors center. We haven't been there in a very long time and we enjoyed all there was to see and do there.
Women's Conference was awesome as usual. It was fun to have my girls there with me for the first time, but I missed Amanda terribly. In fact,  it seemed that no matter how much fun I was having, I was always on the verge of tears. It ended up being a pretty emotional weekend for me. Just before heading home, the girls and I visited Amanda's grave for the first time. I was able to let out a lot of the emotions that I'd tried holding back all weekend and it felt good to just cry for a bit.
I love women's conference and all the women who attend. They are all such great examples for me and my girls to follow.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Fun with Gurr Cousins

Last weekend Travis and Becky came up for a visit. On Friday night I enjoyed a girls night out with Becky, Calli and Elana. We did some shopping and went out to eat. It was SO fun!
On Saturday we all went to the pumpkin patch in Snowflake. It was fun to see how excited the younger kids were about all the pumpkins!

Fall Choir Concert

On October 3rd, the Trio had a lot of fun singing in their fall choir concert. I'm grateful my children enjoy singing!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hutch makeover.....Do over

A couple years ago, I picked up this old hutch and painted it black. Right after it was done, I wished I had painted it white. I finally got around to re-painting it. I love how it turned out!