May 25, 2015

Ten for Today–About the Weekend

  1. We have four more days of school before we’re out for the summer!!  I can’t believe it’s gone so so fast.  This next week is going to go even faster.  Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  Tuesday is Megan’s fieldtrip that I’m helping out with.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Ryan and Katie have finals just in the morning.  Thursday is Matt’s Kindergarten singing program and Megan’s board game day and Friday is the Elementary School Field Day.  It’s going to be a fun week!
  2. Ryan got his ACT scores a couple of days ago and got a 31.  So proud of him.  Next is working on College Application Essays.  Crazy.
  3. Chris and I went out on a date Friday night – which seems like it hasn’t happened in awhile because of his work schedule.  We went to our favorite Thai place – NaRai Thai and ordered the same thing we always get… Massaman Curry for Chris and Yellow Curry for me.  Then we went to THE AGE OF ADELINE.  I loved it.   Matt mentioned he wanted to go to the movie too and I said, “I’m not sure if you’ll like it.  It’s about a man and woman falling in love.”  Luke piped up and said, “That’s perfect for you two!”  So cute.  Seems like there are a lot of movies out right now (or coming soon) that I’m excited to see. 
  4. While we were gone Friday night Ryan drove Katie to and from a PRIDE soccer practice and Megan to and from a birthday party at the Cooks house.  Love that he can drive and is so good about helping out. 
  5. We had a family lunch at Red Robin’s yesterday afternoon to officially celebrate Dad finishing his Tele Radiology job. Looking forward to a lot more family time this summer.  My kids LOVE Red Robin and were trying to make a plan of how we could make this into a monthly tradition.
  6. The kids SWING DANCE concert was last night and it was SO fun to watch them perform.  It was SWING through the DECADES and each group dressed in clothes of their decades as they danced to a song from that decade.  It was cute – we especially loved the High Schoolers doing the 80’s dance and wearing their baggy neon shirts.   They are doing great and having so much fun doing it.  So fun to see Emily and Megan loving it just as much.  Emily mostly danced with Ian and Megan with little Ryan.  After the performance we headed to Culvers to get Frozen Custard with the Gillespies and Jacksons.
  7. Katie and her good friend, Brookelyn are planning their second annual ‘Summer Camp’ for 13 little girls in the ward ages 5-9.  This year it’s called… “Olaf’s Summer Camp” and they’re holding it from 9:00 – 12:00 on Tues, Wed, and Thursday the first week of summer.  It filled up really quickly. Now they just need to finish planning all the details and purchasing supplies.  Some boys were interested this year so Katie and Ryan will be holding a “Boys Summer Camp” in the afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00.  It’s going to be a busy couple of days but a great way to earn money for Girls Camp and Especially for Youth.
  8. It’s been so so so rainy lately.  Our grass is super green and beautiful but we’ve been pretty gloomy.  We aren’t used to overcast skies for such a long period of time.  The winter coats and boots that should have been put in the garage closets LONG ago are still in the kids lockers and it’s killing me.  We need some sunshine and warm flip flop weather soon, please.
  9. Ryan played a piano solo in Sacrament Meeting today.  He played an arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee and did a really great job.  It was great to have both Chris and I in church together today.  Chris didn’t have to work and I didn’t have a Ward Conference.
  10. We had strawberry smoothies and popcorn for dessert tonight and since tomorrow is no school, the four little kids are having a sleepover in the family room together.  I brought their treats down to them on a tray and they were so excited.  I love that they love to hang out together.

May 10, 2015


These kids are sure having a lot of fun together these days… Scott, Tate, Chris, Lauren, Jordan, Ryan and Katie


May 9, 2015

Ryan and Shailee–Colorado Springs Mormon Prom

Ryan picked up Shailee and brought her over to the Carlsons where we met for pictures.  It was a snowy blizzard outside so we had to take pictures inside.  Ryan was joking that it was Winter Formal.  So fun that these teens could go together.  They went to dinner at a great Italian place, Biaggi’s – and then headed down to the Hotel Elegante downtown for the dance.

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May 8, 2015

Matthew’s Super Hero Birthday Party

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As SOON as Dad walked in the door from work, we started opening up presents.  Then Matt’s choice for dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs, then we played with toys, Skyped Grandma and Grandpa Johnson, ate chocolate cake and ice cream and little kids watching Big Hero 6 { while Mom, Dad, Ryan and Katie headed over to the theater to see the new Avengers Movie }  Fun birthday night.

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Matt’s first presents – a Captain America water bottle and thermos for school.

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Katie and Megan made a Super Hero coloring book for him.  His favorite page – Hulk, of course.  And a Captain America T-shirt – just like Ryan.

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A Super Hero plate, bowl and cup set.  It’s so fun fun to give this guy presents.  He’s so excited about everything!

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Grandma and Grandpa Walton sent a Hex Bug track – and since Luke had received one for his birthday in November, Matt knew exactly what it was.  Two excited boys!  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

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Lots of jumping around for this present too – Magformers.

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Star Wars Lego – exciting for all three of my boys.

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A Captain America Costume – more bouncing up and down!

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These girls love Captain America.

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