This is my family

    I sure love them a lot!

    This is my husband and me.

    He's pretty cute.

    These are my kids

    They are cool.

    New Years Day 2018

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    New Years

    I got to take Kelsey and Shannon to the airport at 4am!

    The kids LOVED the hot tub!

    I learned another new game!

    I got to visit coach Emil! and Carolyn. It was fun to see them after 15-20 years.

    Played a final game of Nertz with mom and Tracie.

    And a final Isle of Skye with John and Tracie and Ben and mom.

    Categories: General, Robertson

    New Years EVE

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    Ready for church:

    Being a stinker at church!

    After church we spent the day snacking and gaming and enjoying family time: Puzzle, Guess Who, Nertz…

    And then it was the midnight hour and we RANG in the NEW YEAR!

    Goodbye 2017!

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    California Christmas

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    Thursday morning GIRLS BASKETBALL, 7-10am we had such a fun time playing ball!

    Twinning: Ella, Scarlett, and Cali

    About 11:30 we headed back to the church for the rest of the family to play ball 🙂

    And then we made a Taco Bell run! and a few went to Burger King:

     

    And a Frozen Yogurt run!

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    We played a little Laser Tag that evening:

    Thursday was ours and Josh’s turn to cook. We had Mikila and the Reynolds over for dinner and Nertz!  and tried to get kids to bed on time.

     

    Friday Morning: 2 year olds on the tablet:

     

    We went to Riverbend park and played soccer! We tried to play one big game but we had TOO many people. So we did a kid game and then an adult game. Anika happened to be at the park so I got to chat with her.

    And then Packer got hit in the face with a rock down by the river. His lip was HUGE and chewed up but he was super tough about it.

    Liz took the girls to a party at the skating rink!

     

    and Grandpa took the boys to lunch!

    we spent another afternoon at the house PLAYING games and hanging out with family

    I even got in some ping pong with Kevin and Dad and Kelsey:

    After feeding the kids we left for adults dinner at Hulas! and shopping at Ross!

    and YES, we stayed up WAY to late playing games again 🙂

    SATURDAY: we woke up playing games and then ran some errands. Liz and Kevin had their stake New Years Eve Eve party so they planned for that. we sent Benji to the party with Jaydn and we all packed up and cleaned up and headed down to Sacramento to finish out our trip. We stayed at Tracies and played games and enjoyed Joel and Brady’s last moments

    Categories: Robertson

    off to California, 12/26 and 12/27

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    I took the first turn driving! and didn’t stop until Carlin. We stopped for gas and lunch from the Subway

    And then Ben took the wheel and didn’t stop until we pulled in to Oroville! 10 hours flat. 7am to 5pm – Our fastest trip yet.

    Mom and Dad, Michael, Ryan, Kevin, Joel, Tracie, Shannon, and Kelsey families were there waiting for us! Eggers showed up soon after that:

    Ryan and Tracie made us dinner and we all opened presents from Gma and Gpa and then did gift exchange with Ryans family since this was their only time with us.

    On Wednesday we played at the house and then looked over the fence at the old house and then spent the rest of the morning /early afternoon at Sierra school playing football and hanging out with Rob and Raeanne.

    Ben and some of the group headed to Hula’s for lunch! and we played games the rest of the afternoon. Josh, Brady and Sean all showed up!

    We all had dinner that Kevin and Joels peops made and then had the final gift exchange!!

    Categories: General, Robertson

    Christmas Day 2017

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    Christmas Morning! Benji and Packer woke up before 7am but they let the other kids sleep until almost 8am!

    Stocking Candy:

    Tiago carried the big one around until we were ready to open:

    Everyone seemed happy with their gifts!

    After we finished opening we jumped right in to playing and figuring out. We had Kringle and pie and just played all morning!

    The little kids were dying to go out in the 1 inch of snow so I finally let them – and they lasted an hour!

    More Hover Boarding and some of the other presents: Benji: Santorini Board game, Merge Cube, Legos, CanJam. Packer: Zoob Builders, Magic Kit, walkie Talkie, Legos. Cali: matching doll clothes, hair chalk, barbie, Pogo Ball. Rose: Lite Bright, Doll, Barbie, Bow and Arrows. Ray: Bow and arrows, R2D2, Pokemon Watch, Flybar. Millie: Barbie, Trolls, Hatchimals, Poppy Pillow. Tiago: Animals, Spiderman chair, Punching bag, Pokemon watch. Jana: mini Segway, 4 shirts, shoes, book, watchband. Ben: earbuds, Quartz game, clothes, mini arcades.

    And then we went to mom and Dad Netty’s for Christmas Dinner!!

    So much fun watching our kids! And not having a baby was liberating. I felt like I had more time. we had a wonderful day celebrating Christ and this wonderful life that we have been given.

    Categories: General, Nettesheim

    Christmas Eve

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    Christmas Eve was A GREAT DAY. Well, church was actually really hard. Everyone kept saying that it was going to be short church so after being there for 15 minutes my little kids were asking to leave. It made it SOO long for them. BUT it was a great meeting and the music was awesome and it was really uplifting.

    Millie helped Ben make the chicken noodle soup!

    Packer ate 15 spicy starbursts at once!

    And everyone was giddy to open sibling gifts!

    They mostly got each other games: Benji got BB8 Bopit, Packer got Laser Bomb, Cali got a Beanie Boo and peg board, Rose got the LOL game, Ray got Simon Says, Rose got the Hatchimal Game, and Tiago got instruments!

    Then we played all afternoon!

    At 4:30 we headed over to Pete and Amanda’s for a Christmas Eve Party: We enjoyed delicious food all evening!

    Then the kids acted out the story of Christs birth:

    And then we came home and opened our new pajamas, and set out milk and cookies, and checked the Santa tracker and excitedly WENT TO BED!!

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    Almost Christmas

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    Rose liked making ornaments and gifts.

    Tiago scoring goals! This kid is so smiley!

    another futsal game for Cali, Mia and Anna!

    The boys watched Santa wrestle the Grinch!

    Finding Chewy every day.

    Treats from neighbors and teachers!

    We visited Grandpa and did the Nativity with him. Grandma was really sick so we didn’t go to her place.

    The Raymonds!

    and then we took the kids to Texas roadhouse, after dinner Ben and I went to the Caleb Chapman concert to end Christmas Adam!

    Categories: General

    Hancock Christmas

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    On Thursday before Christmas we hung out with the Hancocks all day!
    We started with Christmas cookies
    We played all afternoon
    We hot tubbed
    We ordered Panda Express for dinner
    We played BINGO with prizes
    and we learned a new game: secret hitler!

    Still weird to have my childhood friends close and now to watch our kids be real friends – Super Fun!

    Categories: Hancock

    Christmas Break

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    December was packed.

    Benji went to the Draper Temple with the Deacons!

    We had to stop by and get a picture with Mater since we were killing time waiting for our snow tires to get put on the van. And Millie did fall pretty hard on both knees 🙁

    Tiago loving his new spiderman clothes and Millie refound her unicorn form last christmas:

     

    Ben got to see Star Wars with work!

    I stopped by the Rotar Christmas party in between basketball and soccer with LaNell.

    Boys had a tournament!

    YODA! Tiago keeps telling me that Yoda is in the bath rug!

    We took the kids shopping to pick a gift for one of their siblings. They loved shopping at Toys R Us except for the crazy employees that kept bugging them if they weren’t within 2 feet of us parents – bluhh!

    Ray combs his own hair and it just kills me! So cute.

    Just being silly in front the Christmas tree:

    Date night to Star Wars!!!

    Look at this bed head! LOVE IT!

    Chewy:

    My new favorite Band!

    Playing with the tags that he asked me to cut out of his pants!

    Posing with the tree and with Chewy:

    Advent Calendar FUN:

    Tuesday the 19th was the Kindergarten Sing and last day of school for the year.

    And that same afternoon was the older kids Christmas Sing! Cali in yellow front row Santa hat. All of mine and Erica and Beccas kids being crazy! Rose is 2nd row white shirt.

    I couldn’t get a picture of Packer so I took this after:

    The kids refound their skates and skated all over the house for 2 days:

    and then Ben took Benji to Star Wars! so he has seen it 3 times!

     

    Categories: General

    Robertson Christmas 12/18/17

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    Shannon and Kelsey had the grand idea to invite all of our Robertson cousins and families over for a Christmas party! So we invited them and everyone came! Aunt Diane came. Aunt Susan came: Her daughter Jenny with husband Gerald and Emily, Josh and Katie. Uncle Russel and Aunt Karen came and 5 of their kids! Ian, Scott, Danny, Megan and Matt all came with their families. Alex didn’t want to go out in the snow and cousin Travis was sick. And we had our people: Joel, Shannon, Sean and Kelsey! We visited like crazy since we never see each other, snacked all night and had a white elephant gift exchange.

     

    Categories: Robertson