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    Mom and Tracie

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    Mom and Tracie came for another Utah trip! They came on Wednesday evening and went home the next Wednesday evening. Tracie had a dental conference the first few days and Mom spent lots of time with her sisters and mom the last two days. We packed lots of fun and family in around our nightly Nertz games and the kids played hard with Tracie’s 3 little kids.

    On Monday Tracie, Mom and Megan helped me in my kitchen!! It was amazing. I’d been needing to Caulk the counter tops and sink and I needed to seal the granite so… they all helped me clean and work and we got it all done. After that we took the kids to the park for the evening and then hurried home to see how Ben’s first day at the new job went and to see how Aunt Carol was doing since she just got out of the hospital.     

    These guys and Ray and Bubs had sleepovers in the loft all week.

    and the 4 of us girls played Nertz until midnight all week 🙂 for real, we played A LOT of Nertz and had a blast.

    I am inheriting all of my mother’s ailments 🙁 I hope to inherit all of her GOODness and Whit and Charity and Patience but… I have inherited the scoliosis, possible skin cancer, one leg significantly shorter than the other, … I’m going to try to not need knee replacements or eye surgery!

    Tiago loving Hadley:

    With Aunt Carol being so sick we got a couple extra days to play while mom spent time with Diane and Carol. On Wednesday we had perfect weather so we pulled out all of the bikes and the kids had a blast out in the front yard.


    Erica made us ride our bikes to the park after that! and we had a picnic:


    We said our goodbye’s and Tracie and Mom left right after dinner on Wednesday the 3rd.

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    April 2017 in review

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    It felt like the month of April was one of our busiest ever! We went on 2 trips and had lots of guests at our house. We spent time with ALL of the Nettys and most of the Robertsons, 10 of my 11 siblings! Ben went and got a new job during the craziness and finished up almost 10 years of working at MOZY! All the while coaching soccer 4 nights every week and soccer Saturdays from 9am-4pm, Piano started back up for the 3 oldest, Scouts for me, Ben, Benji, and Packer, Activity days, and 2 trips to the ER. We did manage to go to school and get homework done also! That will be a month to remember 🙂

    1st – Saturday General conference, stitches

    2nd -General conference!

    3rd -Monday – 1st day of spring break! Beauty and the Beast

    4th – Spring Break. Day at Trafalga.

    5th – Pack and Travel to St. George

    6th – Play at the park and swim all day.

    7th – Friday Wiffle Ball game, swimming, Soccer Game

    8th – swim day and Snow Canyon hike

    9th – church, leave St George and Travel home

    10th – unpack, Ryan and Mary come, Everyone over for dinner

    11th – Hang with 8 Cousins

    12th – Start Piano lessons, cousins, Gaming

    13th -Ryan and Mary, Shannon, Sean, Joel, Grandma, Di, Sasha, Bracken PARTY

    14th – Friday, Shannon all day, Rick and Jen in town! Dinner with Netty’s at our house.

    15th – Ryan leaves, Soccer Saturday, Easter Egg Coloring

    16th – Easter Sunday with ALL Netesheims

    17th -Monday Kelsey home from Thailand, recoup

    18th – Kevin and Liz come for the day!

    19th – One more night with Rick and Jen, Pack our bags for CA

    20th – Drive to Oroville, CA

    21st – swim with cousins ALL day, and pick up Bump n jump arcade

    22nd – Hike Table Mountain, fun and games with CA family

    23rd – Church, Sunday dinner, family time

    24th – Monday Drive home to Utah

    25th – Packer’s Birthday!

    26th – Clean and unpack, Mom and Tracie come to stay

    27th – hang out with my mom, Joel and Megan for dinner, visit Sean

    28th –  Ben’s last day at MOZY, Cousins, Packer’s Cousin Party

    29th – Soccer Saturday, Lalo’s school play, Nertz all night

    30th – Church, Sunday dinner with mom, Grandma, Joel, Tracie, Sean and Kelsey.

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    end of April

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    On the 26th we cleaned up and got ready for Grammy and Tracie, Cedar, Bren and Hadley to come stay for the week!


    We sent Packer to get his pinewood derby car cut with Luca and Grandpa. And Ben taught me how to get the quick 50,000 on Bump N’ Jump.


    Mom and Tracie came that night! Gifts for Packer! and then we chilled and Ben let us play a fun basketball Virtual Reality game!

    Thursday morning Tracie went to her dental conference and I went to the Temple! The kids played hard with cousins.

    That evening I made pasta while mom visited her mom and sisters and then Joel and Megan came over for dinner!

    I had a basketball game in Provo at 9pm so mom and Tracie came along! and Sean and Jana came so then we had to get ice cream and “rolls” and see where the newly weds are living.

    Crazy Sleepovers Every Night:


    FRIDAY was Ben’s last day at MOZY! the security gave him a hard time trying to get in but he got a lot wrapped up on that last day. It’s weird to see that era come to an end but it feels like the right time to move on. We’re excited for the new job!

    Tracie went to her conference. Mom visited her people and that night I snuck out for my soccer game and we had Packer’s birthday party with all of the cousins.

    Tiago and Hadley 🙂

    I made the birthday cake Fidget toys:

    Creating fidget stuff out of a lot of random stuff:



    Cake and Ice cream:

    Snuggly cousins during movie time!


    and a late night with my crazy sisters and mother:

    On Saturday we ran around to all of the soccer games. Grandma and Kelsey came to a bunch of them. Tracie and her kids went to visit the other side of the family. ALL the kids won their games! and Millie begged me to sign her up and Tiago cried every time I removed him from the field of play!

    Ben and Benji went to watch Alessandro in the school play that evening.

    Sunday morning baths:) and my eye was swollen and puffy all day 🙁

    Grandma Johnson came over after church! and Joel and Sean! and Shae! we had a BBQ and let the ring predict how many children the women would have/or already had.

    We stayed up late playing Nertz and concluding our crazy month of April.

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    Table Mountain

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    We hadn’t been to Table Mountain for 5 years! It was the perfect time of year to be up there and we all had a great hike and pinic!

    we made it to the water and started looking for salamanders. Brady helped Millie! Ben carried Tiago. Kevin was showing them to look under the rocks.

    Mom, fish eggs, rock climbing, Jaydn went swimming and Brady found the first Salamander!

    We all hiked down to the big waterfall except for the parents and Mary and Annie, Tiago threw rocks and everyone else played with salamanders!

    we rock climbed back to the top! and then hiked back to the bog tree by the parking lot for our picnic!

    Ben got out his big Kite, Liz and Mom fixed sandwiches, Little kids flew a kite, and we enjoyed a slightly chilly picnic.

    It was neat to go back after so many years. It was like the first time for most of our kids cause none of them remembered it. We will definitely do that again – I think that sealed the deal on making the trip in April worth the effort! And here are a few pics I stole from Mal:

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    California Trip

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    We had been wanting to go to California to see family and pick up a Bump’n Jump arcade that Ben bought a few months ago. A lot of things happened and this needed to be the weekend that we go (even though we had just spent a bit of time with Ryan and Kevin, and Tracie and Mom are coming out to our house soon). But Ben is getting a new job so he won’t have as many vacation days, and he had a lot of PTO days at his old job that he could use before leaving. So it was now or not until the summer 🙂

    We left Thursday morning – Not until after 9am 🙁 and forgot the hitch in case we wanted to pull a trailer and forgot the snow chains and forgot straps for the arcade and forgot…) It was a rough start but not a bad day in the car. I got to read and rest which is just what I needed.

    We originally wanted to go to Tracie and Johns and get the arcades and make a weekend out of it but, …. they ended up not having a house and living with mom and dad so GRATEFULLY Kevin and Liz said that we could all crash their house for the weekend  last minute! and we did! We got the word out and lots of family were able to meet us in Oroville!!

    We got to Kevin and Liz’s house Thursday at 7pm and let the kids out to unwind while we waited for everyone to get back from the little concert they were at.  Tracie and Mom were already in Oroville with them. Liz and Trae and I ran to the church for a girls night of bball! and then we played some Nertz before bed!

    Friday morning – – the kids woke up in their swim suits! The pool water was cold but the hot tub was HOT so… they swam all morning. Around Lunch time Ben went to Sacramento to go get the arcade. We had the kids get out of the pool for lunch and quiet time and the Ladies all went shopping and to yogurt.

    John and Ryan took a lunch break, Michael was there, and Josh, Mal and Brady were on their way to Oroville so that group had lunch, loaded the arcade and looked at houses with John.


    After we got home from shopping we all hit the pool again. Then Kevin got home from work. Josh and Mal, Brady, Ben, Dad, and John all came and I got to meet baby Eden! We had delicious waffles for dinner! and played hard until dark. The kids swam. Michael showed up! We played darts and ping pong and electronic basketball.


    On Saturday:

    We had a lazy morning and then headed to Table Mountain for the afternoon! Ryan and Mary met up with us for that! After table mountain we played at the house and swam. We had haystacks for dinner and sent the guys to Hula’s. Mary took her kids home early for early church the next day. Grandma got ice cream for the kids and we played some more games! Josh and Mal and Brady left late that night.


    Sunday: We went to Kevin’s ward at 11:30, The parents and Ryan’s fam went to their own wards. Then Mom made delicious fried chicken sunday dinner for everyone! Mikila came over and we had one more evening of hanging out with the family! It was a super fun trip. We are grateful to have chill, fun, happy family to hang with 🙂

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    17th, 18th, and 19th

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    Kelsey was in Thailand and California for the first half of the month so when she got home on Easter Sunday we had to do some catching up with her! We took pizza to the school and caught the end of Benji’s soccer practice and played around for FHE on Monday.

    On Tuesday Kevin and Liz’s family came. They were in Utah for their spring break!! We only had a day with them so we played games and Ben and I snuck out for a meeting and Liz snuck out to see her brother and then we all went to get Kong Cones so that Ben could have all of the Teachers over for an arcade party. Sean and Jana and Joel were able to stop by for a quick round of Nertz later in the evening and we went to bed late and tired.

    On Wednesday Kevin and Liz headed home and I cleaned and caught up on laundry all day while debating if we should still go on our CA trip.

    Rose got this new shirt from Ella and was in HEAVEN, she’s been asking for a sequin shirt for months 🙂

    I took a cleaning break to jump with the little kids:

    And Wednesday night we got to go over to the Falabella’s and hang out with Rick and Jen and fam one more time! We visited in the living room while the cousins all played laser tag and tramp and One Night and ran around outside. Millie decided she needed second dinner!

    We went home at 10pm and decided that we wanted to go to California so we helped the kids pack (thanks Kelsey) and stayed up getting ready to go.

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    Ryan and Mary visit

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    When we got home from our spring break, Ryan and Mary came to stay with us for their spring break!

    We love having family come and sleep over and play games. It was hard to juggle school, activities and Cousins but we did it! and Loved It!

    On Monday night everyone came over and Megan taught us how to make pizza calzones!

    On Tuesday and Wednesday we played and played. I played a bunch of board games with Ryan and Tay and Kylee and Marlee. We all played with baby Annie! The cousins had stuff planned with Mary’s family throughout the week but we got to see them off and on every day.


    Wednesday the kids also started back into PIANO LESSONS! life went on even with the Fun of cousins.


    and Ben’s precious part to Donkey Kong Jr. came MANGLED in the mail 🙁 so sad!

    On Thursday we had another family get together day! Shannon was able to come spend the night. We had explosion for dinner. Joel and Megan and Sean and Jana came over. Aunt Di brought Grandma over! and Sasha and Bracken came. Than and Erica even stopped by. We mostly visited with cousins and Di and grandma. We had homemade ice cream and played some games.


    Friday morning gaming 🙂

    exhaustion setting in! Millie told Aunt Mary that maybe Clara should sleep on the ground this night because she wanted her bed back 🙂

    Hanging out with Shannon! and Helping her grade papers!

    On Friday night, Ryan and Mary went to visit Mary’s family and we had all of the NETTESHEIM family over! Rick and Jen were now in town and we needed to see them! Ben made pork and chicken burritos and we had a fun Netty evening. I had a soccer game so we don’t have any pictures.

    On Saturday morning Ryan’s family headed home and we headed out for our first soccer Saturday!

    Millie said she loved riding in the FIRE TRUCK with Uncle Ryan! he he

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    April Fools Day and Stitches, Conference and Beauty and the Beast!

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    My family loves April Fools Day. I don’t. Ben planned tricks on the kids and the kids played tricks back on him. ALL DAY. Ben colored their baby pictures and sprayed them with silly string. He blew the air horn in their faces and dropped a stink bomb in the living room, (Do you see why I don’t like this day!) The kids piled His (my) bed with blankets, put squinkies in his shoes and tried to smear him with whip cream during pie face. They put ice and slime down his shirt and sprayed him in the face with the spray bottle. They all had a fun day of tricks.

    General Conference was on April Fools and we were excited to have a quiet Saturday at home to watch. During the first session Millie pulled Tiago down the slide and he hit his head on the hearth! stitches needed! so Benji watched the kids, Ben drove and I held Tiago and held his wound closed. He got 7 stitches and we missed that session of conference.

    While we were at the ER the kids made Tiago a sign! and then Tiago went right back to the slide when he got home!

    We made cookie cutter pizzas for Lunch/Dinner and watched the next session of conference. Ben got to go to Priesthood Session with his Dad. We watched basketball and chilled and the neighbor PEAed on our porch to finish out the April Fools Day!


    Sunday morning we had Waffles before Conference. We had a big Candy Stash and whoever payed attention and listened for our special words got to get candy after each speaker! Sugar over load.

    Stitches seem to being doing their job.

    We got to babysit Dagny and Gus on Monday!

    and then we let Megan and Joel babysit Tiago while we took the kids to the movie. We all loved watching Beauty and the Beast and sitting in the loungers and eating too much popcorn: (next time we need to leave Millie home too – CRAZY GIRL)


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    March 30

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    Thursday Dance Party! I love Tiago’s face in all of these:

    Gus came and took a nap at our house so we got to see Dagny and Megan too!

    Then at 4:00 we went over to the SCHOOL ARTS FESTIVAL: the art work…

    We got our tickets and went and played: Face Painting, balloon animals. Making Gak and then the soda pop walk. We lost Millie in the middle of all of that and then we ate dinner in the gym and finished the night at the dance party!


    At 6:30 we all went to my soccer game! Kids in bed around 9pm and that was that!

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    March 24

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    We spent the morning organizing the toys in the new toy room! Then we dropped Rose off at school and went to Maceys. They brought the groceries out to us – AMAZING! and we went to the park for 20 minutes.

    After the park Tiago took his nap, Millie rested on the couch and Ray did his homework. I took a short nap too :). After school we chilled and hung with the Flabellas. Benji and I played basketball for about an hour and Ben took Tiago on a bike ride. After dinner Ben put in the new doggie door to hopefully prevent any more poop in the house. LaNell came over to hang out. And Cali and I challenged Rose and Kelsey in Nertz – we each won one.

    At 9:00 Kel, Lan, and I left for our soccer game! Kel and I each had a sweet goal! and then Kel convinced me to stop and buy my first Freal from the Maverick.


    and that wraps up our Friday!

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