|We had all of Nolan's favorite foods.|
|Nolan insisted on having ocean crafts at his party. We had make a sea turtle, and color a starfish.|
|Nolan and I practice reading and writing almost every day. He is improving!|
|We did pin the fin on the shark. He helped me draw and paint the shark!|
|We went to storytime yoga on Nolan's birthday. He calls this pose "the shark". He got really into it!|
|Cute Bennett at the park.|
|Josh made Nolan this incredible orca cake!|
I made this bench for Josh for his birthday. My dad helped me a lot! He loves it. He uses it to sit on while he puts on his shoes. haha. I wrote him 30 compliments and put them in 6 balloons (5 in each). He loved that. I made him swedish meatballs and then we had a brownie cake for dessert. He said it was "perfect fanfare" for a birthday. I disagree because there weren't fireworks or a private jet but ok. haha!
|Nolan was a wiseman in the nativity at church.|
|I did a "Girls on the Run" race with Katy Lee, my cousin's daughter.|
St. George Trip
It was so fun to see all of our family!! Unfortunately, Erin got pretty sick while on this trip And Nolan, who was sleeping in the same room as her, got sick also :(. He woke up one morning with a terrible throat and sore neck! We waited it out and went to the doctor when we got back. We are pretty sure he just pulled it doing the monkey bars! But he spent at least 5 days on his back with a heating pack, poor kid. :( At least we ruled out scary things like flu or strep.
|Me and sweet baby Ellie!|
|There were red rocks right near our rental. The boys loved climbing on these!|
|We snuck out for our anniversary date on Dec. 29! 8 years of marriage!|
|Zion's National Park. Unfortunately, part of it was closed because it is their off season :(|
|St. George Children Museum|
St. George is home to many Jurassic dinosaur fossils! We went to the museum that is set on top of an active fossil site. We had a blast!
|At first, Nolan was a little scared of Finn. But he warmed up to him after a few days!|
2017 was a big year for us! We bought our first home! Bennett turned 2, Nolan turned 5, Josh turned 30, we finished lots of house projects, and went on some amazing trips! We lost my grandpa this year which was awful. He is so missed.