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Friday, November 17, 2017


I am making the decision that journaling about and growing my family is my priority these days. Sometimes I get distracted. Especially around the holidays.

I love Halloween. I threw a spectactular (forgive me tooting my own horn) Halloween party this year. I made costumes for all of us. (But forgot to get a family picture!) We had friends over and had some awesome food, fantastic games, and some really good laughs. I also do Plexus. I've been trying to grow that as a business. It's a good company and I love the products. But I realized after all of this that I am also trying to raise a little boy, add another baby to our family, take care of my house, and get healthier. That's a lot on my plate. So I have taken my fingers out of some of the pies. I will be focusing on my son and growing our family. Part of that is taking care of myself, but I want to put my family first.

Now that the serious info is over. Here is a sum up of some of our recent activities and shenanigans!

 We loved viewing the 97% eclipse from our front porch. Whoever had the idea to put the paper plate with the glasses for the kids was brilliant. It protected his eyes. I know he won't remember this, but I am also building memories for me and this was a good one.

We got a membership to the local aquarium and he loves to go feed the sharks and manta-rays. It's so close and I don't ever feel like we have to stay for a long time to get our money's worth. We can always come back later. It's been a good activity for us.

September was wonderful! The weather was cooler and we went to Idaho! I have family in the Idaho side of the Teton Valley. We went fishing. I caught one. They sure are tasty.

 Panda basically ate skittles the whole time. My uncle started calling him "Skittles."

 Then Daniel's work had their work party at Lagoon. This was his favorite ride. I think he rode it three times. He basically got to drive his own car!
 One of our good friends also works for Lifetime and was there with his family. Their son is just a few months older that Panda and also adopted. They are best buds. The dads crammed into the little kids ride with the boys in front of them. Their safety was not guaranteed! They all loved it.

 He sleeps with a small herd. He truly loves pandas. I think we are up to 13 now.
 We got to take Dad to the aquarium one day and had a fun family date afternoon. I think it is important for us to do things as a family when possible.

 The boys at the zoo. We had planned to leave town, but our destination was expecting snow and 4 wheeling in the snow is not a great idea. So we did the zoo instead. The boys had a blast.

Then the dog tripped him down the stairs. He spent three weeks in the cast for a broken foot. He was a trooper and didn't let is slow him down at all. It took a few weeks for him to walk normally again after it was removed, but he is back to himself these days and running like nothing happened.