Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Xango Convention

We had such a super fun time
at the 
Xango Convention this last weekend!!

We loved getting to hang out and party 
with our
the jensons.
We listened to a Beatles type band...
which were awesome!!

Loved hanging out with you guys!

Then we enjoyed tons of fun announcements, 
awesome music, fun shopping, inspirational speakers and 
just and all out fun time!!

They even announced a change to their logo!!  love it!!

We then went to 
Real Salt Lake
Soccer Game
with tons of other 
Xango people!!

It was really fun
and they won!!

We ended our weekend by
going to
Claire Lynne's blessing
(my sister's little gal).

It was a wonderful weekend...
and isn't she the cutest baby!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Day of school!!

The First Day of School...
was a few weeks ago...
and I am just now getting around to 
blogging about it!

I am not going to worry about being 
behind in blogging...
or anything else for that matter...
because life is not a race...right?
it is about enjoying every moment of it!!

Here is my cute Aeryn and Ellie 
with their BFF's
Krystal and Aaron!!
How we love these kids!!!!

My Cute Ellie after having her hair in braids all night!

We went berry picking a few weeks ago!
Boy was it so much fun!

Ellie and her BFF Aaron
did an egg drop science project
at school.
That had to build a contraption
to hold an egg
and then the egg contraption
was dropped from the roof of the school.
They wanted to put it in a jar
of peanut butter
and then inside a box
padded with toilet paper
and then a parachute
to slow it's fall.
It was really fun.

It survived...pretty awesome!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Visiting Poppa's Grave

My Poppa,
Robert John,
passed away June 24, 2007
while I was pregnant with 
Xander John Peterson.

We used my grandpa's last name
as Xander's middle name.
He was an amazing man.
When I try to think of how to describe him
I think of one word...
No other word sums up 
who he was.
I hope Xander will learn about my poppa
and try to be like him.

My kids enjoy getting to go to the 
where he is buried.
We brought flowers and just enjoyed being there.
The kids looked around at 
lots of headstones
discovering people who had their same 

Her are the flowers we brought.

the kids in front of poppa's grave

My mom with aeryn and ellie

Robert John

 peaceful time just being together

the view from poppa's grave...
pretty amazing, huh?

 Aeryn Randii Peterson
is named after my uncle Randy.
he passed away when i was pregnant
with her.
He had cancer...
he was too young...
but lived an amazing life.

 He is buried in the mausoleum 
at the same cemetary.
He is quite high, but aeryn wanted to have a picture
in front of where he is buried.
I could barely get his name and her face in the same picture.

The kids loved looking at pictures,
sayings, cards that are on the 
different memorials. 
It was a great experience.
We were able to discuss
how grateful we are for the 
plan of salvation...
for the fact that we can live as 
eternal families...
that this life is not the end...
that families go on forever!!
My kids amaze me with their faith in 
our Savior.

Pacific Coast Beach Trip

While visiting 
grandma and grandpa
we enjoyed sometime out at the coast.
We love the sand
the ocean smell
the bbq and smore's 
and mostly
the big giant sweatshirts to stay warm.
it really was cold.

my little xander!

my sweet aeryn...looking not so sweet!

 I love the look of sand.
you just want to feel it 
squishing between your toes.
then you remember
how much of a pain it is to 
get all that sand off our 
before we get in the car
cause it is
really a 
to get it out of the carpet in the car!

 the waves were awesome!

xander's sweatshirt dress...
i remember being that little
when my poppa's shirts 
touched the floor when i wore them.
i miss those days
and love having them with my babies!

my ellie is 9
turning into a young lady
wishing I could keep her small. 

 other beach moments

the kids love having their dad 
dig a giant whole
then they climb in and someone
gets buried...
up to their chest.
ellie is pretty much standing up
that is how deep the whole was.
she struggled to get out
but she did it!
she is strong.

we couldn't go to the beach 
without smore's.
my kids love to roast marshmallows.
it isn't easy to get them just right.
i used to like them burned,
but now I want them slow roasted...
so the inside gets gooey 
and the outside is perfectly golden.
it takes patience...
something I don't always have...
but when it comes to a 
perfect smore
I'll have patience.

when it was time to go
i looked at xander's feet
man they were dirty
but he had a good day
a very good day!!