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Friday, September 16, 2016

Aug flew by

August went by really fast actually! It was great, to be honest

The kids started school back up!! I love my kids dearly, but we all do better when we have a break from each other! And the schools they attend are amazing!
We met up with Ayden's bio siblings and their families! It was so fun! Definitely should do it more.
Celebrated my birthday!! Jared was awesome and made it so I had time off from my duties. My mom came down to help! We dropped "baby" off for a visit, then Jared and I got dinner ... ALONE!... then went shopping for a bit. We went home to get the other 2 ready for bed, visited with my mom for a bit and then went to our hotel!
The morning of my birthday, we got up, helped get the kids up and had breakfast, went to the temple, and then my mom, my sis, and I went shopping, and to get lunch. We went home to have donuts, ... they left while my little family rested... we went to pick up "baby", got kids to bed, then Jared and i had dinner and movie in home date night. It was a great birthday!!

Moving on :o) We went up north and spent time with the Payne side of our family
Papa Payne spent a couple days with us!! He's so fun!!
Dad is amazingly fun too!!
Ayden took swim lessons at the city center. He did good! Had a hard time focusing, but I wasn't surprised when I got that report. Ayden absolutely loves the water.
We did a camp out in the back yard. Had a hot dog dinner
Then Jared and the older two slept in hammocks outside while I slept inside with "Baby"
Breeann's preschool had a chance to be in a city parade! Consequently, Jared and the kids were in it
They had fun! Jared said kids were done even before the parade started Bwhaha

We spent some time with Jared's aunt and her family. We did a whip cream game
Jared's trying to get Ayden more excited about scouts... even though Ayden's 3 years away. Never too early
So yeah, that was our Aug.  ... It was a blast. Good way to end the summer, to be honest!! Hope you all had an amazing end of the summer too!! Love to all!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

July was BLAH

July was a roller coaster! And just like June's post... these pictures are not chronological and description is brief :oP

Bree went in the hospital again... another just freak 24 hour thing.
Ayden contracted HSP ... holy cow!! WORSE. THING.EVER!!! for a kid with ADHD/SPD. it was a horrible 2 weeks!!! for him
Just because... trying to teach the kids to get along.
Another just because... fell asleep taking "baby" to a visit.
Ayden BEGGED for this costume and has absolutely LOVES it. He's captain Rex :o)
Jared on his way home from his week long, scout camp, river run trip!!!
Me so excited to have my husband back!!
To celebrate Jared's birthday, he wanted to go down the river with his brother! So that's what we did.

My younger sis came into town... this was right before she left to go back to Las Vegas.
Jared left me again, for another campout ... this time it was only overnight. He took our nephew on scout camp and this overnight campout.
The kids creation in playing one day
We did celebrate 4th of July and Pioneer day (a Utah holiday to be honest lol) with Jared's brother! They moved at the beginning of Aug. and we miss them terribly!!

Yeah... another kind of blah month. Not bad, not great... just was lol Best thing was celebrating my Jared's birthday! So dang blessed to have him!! I think I'll keep him forever

June was fun

So this isn't going to be in order, necessarily BUT we did have a pretty fun June overall. And sorry, but this will be pretty run down. With being behind in posting, I want to get it out there. On top of, some details I can't remember now. :o/

We celebrated Breeann's 3rd "Payne Day"! Seems like so long, yet like it was yesterday.We are definitely blessed to have her in our forever family!
We went to Seven Peaks a couple times with Jared's bro, sis, and their families.
We went up to my parent's property to celebrate my dad's birthday! Bree was too tired
Just hung out and played at home
We went to the Pleasant Grove Strawberry Day's rodeo!! We went with my nephew and Ayden's bio mom, her boyfriend, aunt, cousin, and my nephew. Ayden participated in "Cash Cow!" "Cash Cow" is where they tap dollar bills on baby calves, kids (i think 10 yrs and younger) can go in the arena and chase the cow to get the money.
Ayden did awesome! He did not catch a cow, but there was a really nice kid that gave Ayden the dollar he had gotten. A staff member gave Ayden candy too.

Fathers day!! Hopefully Jared felt loved, appreciated, and how much he means to us! With it being so close to his birthday (more on that in another post!) I can't remember exactly what gifts we gave him.
We went to the Children's museum with a really good friend of mine and her son.
We went down to Las Vegas, had all my siblings there. It was so much fun! And of course, Jared's the fun uncle/dad
We had a reunion with my aunts, uncles, and cousins in St George too! Here is most of the cousins
While in St. George, we got Panda Express and Bree just chowed down on the noodles!! I'm still beaming with pride!
June ended on a not so fun note... Bree got admitted for a couple days. Turned out to be nothing though.
Worse part of her getting admitted... Jared was at scout camp! There was no way to get a hold of him either because they were serious middle of nowhere, no cell reception.

Anyway, that's our June in a nut shell! It was fun!! Hope you all had a great June too!!