Monday, June 30, 2014


June was the month of graduations--and not just for our big-shot kindergartners, but for the young women in our ward, too!  We were so excited for school to be out that we began making plans to play near the river and to visit Nana's house with cousins.  Of course we had to eat at Jack's while there with one of our very favorite couples.  We also celebrated the return home of our nephew, Mitchell from his mission to Hungary.  One of the highlights of our June was that we were able to travel to Utah to attend the Stutz family reunion.  More on that to come!

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Our May was full of sunshine, lots of good day-dates, a kite festival, a father/son campout, dress-up, a kindergarten performance, the baptism of a friend, a school carnival, transitioning Graham to a 'big boy bed', and a trip to the bay area to see my best friend's baby blessed.  It really was such a full, and very fun month.  We feel so blessed to have such great people and opportunities in our lives!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


April was an enjoyable month!  We took the opportunity to visit family in Utah over spring break, which is always enjoyable.  Graham discovered a love for the "jumpoline" and Jordan and I discovered a love for Utah's Wafflelove.  We also got to meet/snuggle cute babies and play with cousins while there!  In other April news, Avery had surgery to have tubes put in her ears.  She did very well with the recovery and we are hopeful that it will take care of the trouble she was having with hearing well.  We also celebrated Easter with Nana who came for a visit.  What a blessing it is to have a knowledge and testimony of Christ's resurrection!  I am reminded of just how special that blessing is every time I visit my dad.   

Monday, March 31, 2014


March brought with it a friend's pirate party, a trip to Folsom, lots of fun date nights, visits to the children's museum, lots of napping, and warmer weather--thank goodness!  We were so excited to see the sun again in the spring! We are also super grateful to live just minutes away from the Reno LDS temple!  We have a family tradition of walking the grounds on Sunday afternoons.  It is always a nice reminder of what is truly important in this life.  Hooray for March!