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.

    Solar Eclipse

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    Today was the Eclipse. I wasn’t to in to it or worried about it but in the hours of eclipsing we did go out and enjoy the experience. It was neat. It got a little darker than usual and a little colder than usual. We had a good time taking turns with one pair of glasses and the Falabella’s cereal box pinhole viewers. And we used our hands as pinhole viewers! I think totality and 360 sunset would have been amazing BUT we had a great day at home. Benji had 7th grade day and we had back to school night.

    We are ready for school in the morning!

    Categories: General

    Demolition Derby 2017

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    We went to the Utah County Fair Demolition Derby in Spanish Fork this year!

    This was the 15th year! Ben and I haven’t even been married for 15 years so that’s pretty cool. And Sean and Erika have been with us the whole way:

    They started with a WWII plane flying over! Grandma and Grandpa came this year! And Shy and Em and Matt and Jamie!

    And Caitlin won the trophy!!! Packer was tied for runner up and Ray, Ben and Benji had strong early picks but fell through in the finals.

          

     

    Categories: Nettesheim

    End of the summer

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    Tired out kiddos:

    Millie having her own pool party:

    Ben took the Teachers Quorum hiking:

    Benji and I went to the school to figure out schedule and lockers. Alessandro was there to show him around! Benji seems confident and ready:

    We’ve been watching a lot of Disney channel Liv and Maddie around here.

    We finally taught Benji how to mow the lawn! he hated it.

    and my favorite thing about this week… I finally replaced our broken fridge in the garage. I was so sick of going to buy milk EVERY other day! I went and bought 5 gallons that day. And we could finally freeze our otter pops!

     

    On Wednesday night Ben and Benji went swimming at the Provo Rec Center for dad night!

    And the morning I went in and turned Benji’s light on at 11am cause he was still sleeping!

    And then my favorite flip flops broke – not just fav but worn EVERY day for 2-3 years. So sad… I will need a new pair.

    And on Friday Night Ben and I went to Lucy’s Brazillian Kitchen – did not dissapoint – and then we went next door to the Velour and listened to My Man Friday and danced the night away!

    A little Old School Wisconsin Reunion:

    And Ben makes THE BEST Sunday DINNERS!

    The summer went WAY TOO FAST THIS YEAR  – (booo)

    Categories: General

    Girls Night

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    While the boys are away… the girls shopped, watched and played!

    We went shopping for back to school clothes. Cali had a stomach ache so we only went to Target. We came home and ate junk and watched Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 and played with Kelsey and had fun. The next morning we watched some more Camp Rock and then finished shopping. These girls are getting pretty fun! But those baby bottle dip things were one of the worst purchases of my life – except the girls loved them!

    Categories: Cali, Jana, Millie, Rose

    Splash Pad Fun!

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    We went to the splash pad and park with the Falabella’s and LaNell! The kids played for an hour at the park with a stream and then we went to Bluffdale to try out the new splash pad there. It was pretty Awesome with a great park and lots of water. The kids were sad to leave so I’d say it was a success and I got to hang with Michelle and LaNell so double success.

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    Drive In Movie Time

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    The kids worked hard this summer and filled the chart with signatures and earned the trip to the drive-in! We decided to let Kelsey drive her car and join us for the evening. They were so giddy on the way there! We watched the Emoji Movie and Despicable Me 3. Kelsey introduced the littles to PIXIE StIX, we ate lots of popcorn and had a great night!

    Categories: General

    Elder Carter Nettesheim

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    On Sunday August 13th we said goodbye to Carter! He’s going to serve a mission for 2 years! He left on Wednesday for the MTC. Then he will go to Lithuania! Benji spent the evening by his side soaking him in 🙂 He seems like he’s ready to go and serve.

    Millie spent the night wrapping Sydney and the Webb cousins around her finger.

    Categories: Nettesheim

    Timpanogos

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    Tuesday afternoon conversation: Jana: I want to hike Timp sometime. LaNell: Lets go tomorrow. Jana: I can’t go tomorrow but I can go Friday. LaNell: Ill be here at 5:45am.

    And that is how it happened. I hadn’t hiked Timp since 2004. And I hadn’t hiked anything that wasn’t kid friendly since Havasupai however long ago that was. But I got up early and LaNell and Moki picked me up and I LOVED IT.

    We started hiking at 6:20. It took us 3 hours to get to the saddle (7 miles) and then another hour to get to the very top (8 miles total, 22,000 steps)!

    We ate a little lunch in the meadow by the toilet trail and made it back down to the car before 2pm. My fitbit says that it took us 7.5 hours. We went 17 miles and had taken 44,000 steps.

    The amazing parts about this hike was that I still had energy to do girls night with my girls and to function the next day! And Benji babysat all morning and into the afternoon so that I could be gone for 9 hours!

    Categories: Jana

    And then it was August

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    Benji made it home from Scout Camp on Saturday morning and played with cousins and then in the afternoon we asked him to do some chores and he just CRASHED. He couldn’t comprehend and had a melt down. Ben helped him figure it out and tried to teach him that even when we are worn out and tired we still have to choose to do what we are asked and we choose our attitude 🙂 His buddy Seth stopped by in the middle of that life lesson with a late birthday present.

    And that night Benji got to babysit while we went to the game! I love being at the field and I love when it is good weather

    On Sunday we had our Nettesheim Fireside and then celebrated Grandpa’s 70th Birthday!!

    THESE GUYS! ready for JR. HIGH? I love that they still play and have fun and don’t have to be too cool.

    Ray and Rose are so excited to start school. They both have the same size shoe right now.

     

    FHE! FINALLY

    Friends over at the house on a summer day: Millie made a new friend when LaNell brought Andrew over to play.

    my genius child?

    working on their Dr. Mario skills and getting high scores:

    I am still the Wolf Den Leader:

    Kelsey and I took the kids to the pond. We stopped and got XL drinks at Maverick cause they were free so… And then Brady! showed up at the pond and surprised us!

    Thursday Night I went to Ben’s soccer game! He is blurry in the pic cause he was running really fast 🙂 And right after the soccer game we picked LaNell up at the mouth of the canyon and drove to Sundance to watch Jacob and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. We met the Hancocks up there and sat through a little rain. It was a fun show!

    And then the kids finished THE SUMMER CHART!! They were so happy to be done!