Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year!

Its been a really long time since I have updated this blog, but when you have 4 kids other things just tend to fall to the way side.  Here are some highlights from our year in 2013:

Noah-turned 6 years old in January, graduated kindergarten in June, started 1st grade in August and is a straight A student!!  He has lost several teeth, and is growing into a wonderful young man!  He is always looking out for his siblings, and is so sweet and snuggly still!

Ammon-turned 4 in August, started preschool in September, had his first Primary program (and he sang so well!), and he is learning and growing up so quickly!!  He is my little inquisitor and always has a million questions to ask about everything, he is very smart!

McKenna-turned 2 in October, became completely potty trained (WAY faster and easier than both her brothers!), she really wants to go to school too...but she has a while before its time for that! She has just really sprouted with talking and LOVES to sing!

Madison-turned 1 in December, this year she learned to roll over, sit, crawl, eat solid food, stand, and won't be too much longer before she is full on walking.  She has 6 teeth, is very stubborn, very silly, loves to make Donald Duck noises, and is still nursing twice a day.

Mike got a very nice buck this year with his archery tag.  He is having a good year of trapping so far, and he got a new (to him) truck for trapping this year.  He is still working out at the test site for C. Martin, and works hard to provide for our family.  Also, he *gasp* turned 31 this year! ;)

I shot my first Antelope and deer this year, both on opening day, and both with all 4 kids in tow! (Luckily we had Mike's dad to help us out with them! :P)  I've been keeping busy with normal day to day mundane tasks, and practicing my baking/cake decorating skills! :P

We made a few trips to St. George this year, one for the Burns Family Reunion, which was a blast, we also made a trip out to California for Mike's Uncles' reception, and we got to see some family and go to the beach.

My favorite all time highlight from this year though would have to be April 13th, when we got to go to the St. George temple and be sealed as a family for all eternity.  It was the most amazing experience, and I am so grateful we had the opportunity to go, to have all our babies with us, and to have so much family and friends there to support us!!  Knowing we are an eternal family is simply the best feeling a mother could ever have!!

Here is hoping that 2014 is even better than 2013!!!