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April snow showers

02 May 2017

It seemed like April flew by! They say April showers bring May flowers….but what do April snow showers bring? Because we had several of those! They didn't last long, but snow in April was actually kind of pretty! All of the trees that were blossoming white flowers were dusted in snow, as well as the green plants that are normally brown during the normal winter snow…it was kind of beautiful out!

Kyler was "off track" from school for half of the month. We worked really hard on memorizing his sight words, and he did so well! We also did a lot of fun activities at Thanksgiving Point, and had several playdates with his cousins.

Jared did a ton of landscaping work this month…tons of privacy trees, and flowers and shrubs. We also finally purchased some patio furniture, and hung some outdoor drapes.

Jared also put in a new sprinkler system for our yard. He taught himself how to do it (internet/youtube videos) and he did a great job!

We had a wonderful Easter! The kids opened their Easter baskets and did an egg hunt in the morning. Then, we had Stake Conference, and walked around temple square. After that, we had family over for dinner…busy day, but so fun.

We took some timer pics at the temple, and actually got a few with everyone looking at the camera and smiling….it was a miracle!

The most spiritual moment of my day was when I was sitting in the visitor's center with my little family (it was pretty much just us in there). We were all looking up at the big statues of Christ, and it was so peaceful and quiet. The twins loved the paintings of the stars and couldn't stop staring, and Kyler was being oddly reverent too. I could feel the spirit so strong in there, and I got teary eyed thinking about the love Heavenly Father has for our little family. I wanted a picture to remember the moment by, so we put the camera on the timer…and the resulting pictures, weren't exactly how I envisioned them…but I guess it's real life. Moments change so quickly~!

The twins had their first dentist appointment this month…not cavities! and Kyler started taking some private swim lessons. He was NOT excited that first lesson…but now he LOVES swim lessons!

Jared and I got to go on a date to the temple this month. I love that we live so close!

This is my friend Liana, she is due with a girl not too far after me! We have the same maternity dress so we wanted to take a bump pic together haha.

Baby girl is still growing well! I did have my glucose test, and almost failed, just like with my other pregnancies. I was just a few points away from having gestational diabetes (but I don't have it!). My doctor said this just means I have higher blood sugar while pregnant and that I need to limit the amount of candy/treats/ sodas I have. (which is so hard while pregnant haha!). We still aren't 100% sure on her name yet. Our current favorites are: Makenzie, Brynley, Zoey, and Abigail…I'm hoping to decide on her name before she is born, it's just such a hard decision! 

My old iPhone started breaking, so for an early Mother's Day present, Jared got me an iPhone 7 plus! I LOVE it!! The camera is awesome! 

Like I said before, April weather was so weird. Snow one day and 70's the next. 

Okay, I feel like this post is taking forever to write…a few more pics and I'm done…promise! Last weekend we walked around temple square (again!) with my family, and had a wonderful luncheon at my Uncles house. I love living so close to so much family! Now, I just need to get my parents to move here ;p

March 2017

30 March 2017

Look at me! Blogging about March, on the last day of March. I'm so on top of things. ha. March was a good (and busy) month. We painted our fence! We had some of our wonderful family come over to help paint. I didn't think to take an after picture, but here is a during. It looks so much better now that it's painted! Next up is landscaping, and redoing the sprinkler system that got demolished during the installation of the fence. My back still hurts from painting. Bending/lifting is getting hard so unfortunately Jared will be doing most of that work alone.

The kids helped measure for outdoor patio furniture. 

It warmed up to the 70's for a week which was awesome. It is chilly again now, but the flowers are blooming and trees are budding, so warmer weather is just around the corner. I took some swim diaper photos for Alva Baby/Baby Goal.

and some training pants photos, and pacifier clips, and bibs, and plates and about 20 other products but I won't bore you with ALL of the pics.

I actually REALLY love these silicone plates. Kyler was excited to model in a product photo too!

This is actually Ryan haha…shhhhh...

I thought I would also put a few screen shots up here on the blog of the kids on Amazon. Some of these pictures are from last year and they look so tiny!

Jared snapped a few photos of us before church the other week. When I was pregnant with Kyler I would take bump pictures every week to document. Poor baby #4 only has a few haha.

Kyler is "off track" (has a break from school) for a few weeks, but we have been busy keeping up on reading and learning his sight words~ Is it just me or is Kindergarten so much harder than it used to be?!

Kyler didn't want Bauer to get pinched on St. Patricks day so he taped this to his collar.

We had a good FHE lesson about forever families and took the kids to Jared's grandparents graves. It was a very special lesson.

Baby Girl (still haven't decided on a name!) is growing! I've been updating the blog every month, so it's weird to think I will only have 2-3 more blog updates as a family of 5 before she comes. I can't believe we are about to become a family of 6!! 28 weeks…hello 3rd trimester! 

Can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl!