Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1 year and counting....

Its crazy to think we have officially been here for a year..
I mean honestly didn't I JUST make that cross country trip with 3 kids and a dog and a car full of snacks??

We've had a great year we've all grown and learned and loved so much!

My dear handsome husband has added a few toys to his collection ;)
traveled around the world a few times
became a high priest, received a calling in our Bishopric (we're getting old)
turned 33 (maybe we're not old)
and is currently growing a huge beard to prepare to hunt caribou and bears and have an amazing fishing trip in the Arctic circle #jealousFace ;)

He's the man of my dreams. He's amazing!

Law turned 8 this year 
we traveled back to Utah for his baptism 
he dominated and finished 2nd grade
is quickly advancing in piano lessons
started his journey with braces
read about a bajillion chapter books this summer
and is SUPER excited to get back to school (2 more days!!)
He's so wonderful and smart! We're lucky to have him :)

Grey turned 6 this year
had the best kindergarten year EVER!
learned how to read -and LOVES it
started reading The Book of Mormon
is rocking piano lessons
lost 5 more teeth
made many great friends
built all sorts of machines and inventions
and has adopted MY tools as his own -hah! :)
got an adorable haircut that I think we can all finally agree on
 
 
He's SO funny and bright, we love having this guy around! :)

Ashtyn is still 4
she's got the makings of a great doctor -or veterinarian
she loves ALL animals, curlers, nail polish, flowers, rainbows, and baking
she's developed a green thumb
she planted seeds out of her piece of watermelon -they grew
she planted seeds out of her apple -they grew
she's started piano lessons and can play a couple songs
she learned to ride a bike without training wheels
and she got bangs
She's SO girly and fun -we just can't help but love her!

We've done so many fun things this year so far
sang in choirs:
fell in love with the St. Louis Blues
 advanced in scouting
ripped up our backyard
 Traveled A TON
spent time with family...

at the grotto
at the AirForce museum
at the Museum of Natural Curiosity
got free food at Chick-fil-A
Went to the dinosaur museum
went to the Payson temple

went up in the Arch

survived some storms
 went to six flags -a lot
 went to The Magic House
 spent time with great friends
 went to Grant's Farm with friends
went shooting -a lot
 went to Nauvoo
 had a few great fishing trips
 and some not great ones
 had lunch at the office
 went to Suson Farm
 tried to make money
 went to the water park -a lot
 went to Steak N Shake -too much
 went to St. Louis Cardinals game with friends :)
fixed up the backyard
built a playhouse
 went to the St. Louis Zoo
 
did home improvement projects,
enjoyed cheap summer movies at the local theater,
free bowling
and SO much more!
We've had a great time becoming adapted and are loving our new home :)