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    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.



    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!

    Josh and Mal came to Visit

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    Wednesday after the cruise Josh and Mal and their 5 kids came to play for a few days. We just chilled and let the kids play for 3 days:

    Laynie and Tiago had a great time trying to play.


    lots of xbox for the older kids. They created lots of mine craft awesomeness:


    We did leave the house on occasion 🙂

    And Tiago has been obsessed with the “slide” so they all had fun doing that:

    All of our peaches were ripe so we had a peaches lunch:

    More sliding and exhaustion from no naps and lots of late nights:

    Packer and Payton in the kitchen – did not turn out!

    A bunch of us went out for dinner one of the nights – Us, Josh and Mal, Joel and Megan, Kelsey, Bracken and Talia!

    Millie and Tiago LOVED having baby Eden in the house. They thought she was a doll and would not leave her alone. I also LOVED having a baby in the house 🙂

    On Friday we took the kids to the new splash pad in Orem! Tiago took a nap first. Cali had a horrible stomach ache BUt we still had some fun and finished with a game of Red Rover:

    And I sent Josh and Kelsey to Salt Lake to get me a Dr. Mario arcade game!!

    Saturday morning we played a little more. Benji got home from Scout Camp! and Payton needed some Benji time and then they all left for home. It was fun to have some time with them and let the kids and us build relationships.

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    home sweet home

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    Saturday July 29th we got back to Seattle. It was a great trip. Perfect amount of time away. We had a blast and feel blessed that we got to go and that our kids were all taken care of back home. We got off the ship and had about 6 hours until our flight. We ended up catching a ride to the mall. We watched a movie, Dunkirk, and did a little shopping. Then we headed back to the airport and flew home. We got home around 10pm and all of the kids were excited to see us!

    I got the early shift Sunday morning, back to reality:

    My mom took care of everything and everyone while we were gone! A bunch of my siblings were around on their family vacations so they had a busy week:


    The Princess cruise Ship Murder…We had lots of texts asking if we were ok and if that was our boat:

    My mom stayed a few more days to see me 🙂 and her mom and her sisters and spend Kelsey’s birthday with her… And Tracie and John came Sunday night 🙂 and John helped me prep for my new appliances!

    Monday morning Tiago was playing nicely in the toy room and threw his finished wooden cupcake at the window 🙁 cracked it! But it was an accident and he loved playing with Hadley:

    Ryan installed our new faucet while we were gone!

    I took my kids and Tracie’s kids to the park while they did bday stuff with Kelsey. Everyone was happy until Millie got stung by a wasp 3 times!!!

    Kelsey’s Birthday! I love having Kelsey live close. We have lots of fun, especially when mom and I win Nertz.

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    After Fort Bragg we had a week until Ben and I were going on our Alaskan Cruise. And only a few days before company was coming. We cleaned up from camping and then had a few days before Ryan and Mary and their kids came to visit.

    What do you pack for a cruise to Alaska?

    I got to go to the temple!

    And then the cousins came! We went to TRAFALGA: Millie is hilarious on the frog hopper! All of the arcades were free. The older cousins played Laser Tag. It was too hot to mini golf but we did anyway. The boys and Cali rode the go carts and everyone tried the bumper boats!

    On Friday we all went to 7 Peaks!!

    Grandma and Tracie came to take care of our kids! And the night before we left Cali was in tons of pain with her braces until we let Tracie work her magic and pull the wire back where it belonged.

    Saturday morning Ben and I said goodbye and headed for the airport! We were on the same flight to Seattle as mom and Dad, Schy and Em and Mich and Udine. Ready for our Alaska Adventure!!

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    Fort Bragg, California – Camping Trip, July 10-14, 2017

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    7/10 Monday: breakfast. Go get firewood and drinks. Beach day! Delicious Pork burritos for dinner. Campfire.
    7/11 Tuesday: camp games: Spider ball, Spikeball, badminton. Cards. Go explore glass beach. Mexican explosion. Campfire.
    7/12 Wednesday: tide pools at 7am. Nertz. BEACH. Dutch oven dinner. showers. Talent show. Campfire. Millie burns hand on lantern.
    7/13 Thursday: chill in the morning and play games, back to the beach, showers. spaghetti dinner, BIG campfire, dancing stick people.
    7/14 Friday: break camp, drive to Tracie’s, swim. Red robin dinner with adults.
    7/15 Saturday: drive all day 6:30-6:00pm. Good to be home!

    We have so many pictures from this vacation. My parents and all 12 of us kids were there. We were missing one brother in law and 2 nephews. So we had 45 of us! Yes, we stayed in the group site –  at MacKerricher. The campsite was perfect for us. We camped in our tents and put quarters in to shower. The kids played so hard! There were very few rules, tons of cousins and tons of play time. They rode bikes, went fishing, walked to the beach. They played games and explored. I chatted with siblings and in law siblings and chatted with nieces and nephews. I sat by the fire with my parents and just watched everyone around us have a great time. I LOVED IT. 1,000 pics coming your way:


    Banana Slugs! I have a specific memory of banana Slugs in Fort Bragg. Putting Salt on them near the water faucet…


    Setting Up Camp! Boys tent, girls tents, and base camp.

    Dinner Time: We had one big kitchen and dining area. I loved having the cooking and cleanup chart and not being in the kitchen much. I loved meal time with the whole family.


    First campfire and goodnight hugs.

    Ben walked down to the beach with these munchkins on the first day. The black sand beach is right at the campground. So many memories…

    The babies love this play pen!


    Playing camp games! and the swing! and the littles just loved playing in my tent.


    GLASS BEACH! I am one of the guilty ones. I brought home way to many jars of glass in my childhood and now there isn’t much left for the world to enjoy. Oops.

    Campfire Fun:

    Ray swelled up from mosquito bites 🙁


    Fun at 10 Mile Beach that we have always called Sand Dollar beach: Millie’s face made the 14 hour drive worth it!


    Back at camp with the swing, whale bones, and racoon!


    This is the whole group heading over to Secret beach and John caught some cool pictures of the water.

    Kid Version of Kanjam. Bren and Ray! and Tiago


    Tiago didn’t want Ben and I to play spikeball but Christy distracted him with juice.


    We went to the tide pools early one morning! We found a few star fish and crabs and shells and seals and…


    I love a good campfire.

    Ray and Bren played for hours at the beach:

    Starting to get worn out….

    Mendocino! Rose went with cousins while we went to the beach:

    This was Packers favorite part of 10 Mile Beach:

    and the coocoo bird that woke me up every morning:

    The girls practicing for the talent show, crab and wrestling:


    the Tweeners and Teens loved being in the water, Toddlers loved the sand:

    Talent Show:


    Goodbye to Kevin and Liz:

    Another afternoon at the beach:

    And back to camp. hanging out, playing games, snuggling babies, and dressing up like stick people:

    Time to go – BOOO. Tiago threw a big fit about something…

    Swimming and RED ROBIN


    Driving back to Utah – exhausted:

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    July is Flying By…

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    7/1 Saturday: clean up day and prep for Family to come stay with us. Mom and dad came! They went  to dinner with the other kids and then came to chill and spend the night with us. The Eggers came late that night also! Joel and Sean families came after dinner so it was a party. Our neighbors were having a 4th of July party so we got to see lots of fireworks from the back steps.

    7/2 Sunday: The Parents leave to take Grandma to their reunion in Kanab. Christy family came with us to church. After church we had Bensagna. Then the Netty Fireside at 6pm. And everyone came over for Benji’s ordination at 7pm. After that we had an Ice cream party and hung outside with Nettys and Robertsons enjoying the summer night.

    Benji was so ready to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. He is loving being in the Deacons Quorum. Ben did the ordination, Grandpa Nettesheim, Matt, Carter, Cody, Udine, Diego, Rob, Bryce, Joel and Bishop Chipman were all in the circle. It was AWESOME.

    7/3 Monday: The Eggers went to the lake with their friends. Shannon came to our house! She played Water balloons and chatted with me. Kelsey came over after work and we went to the PG pool. On the way home we had to grab Slurpees and Spitz. Then Joel and Megan came over and brought home made Burritos that were delicious! We all chilled and hung out the rest of the night.

    7/4 Tuesday: Shannon and Kelsey stayed the night so we got up and went to the Manila pond to start our 4th off right. Eggers hung with us all day. and Kel and Joel and Megan. Shannon had to go to work at 2:00. The pond was packed but refreshing. We came back and BBQed and stayed in the house because it was too hot outside. Sean and Jana came. At dusk we went out to do Sparklers and watch Fireworks. We were surrounded by fireworks. They were everywhere. Netty’s all came to watch in our backyard. After the city fireworks we had strawberries and cream and visited. And that’s how we do the 4th of JULY!

    7/5 Wednesday: Christy took Rob to the airport and went to breakfast. I took the kids to Trafalga! And then Christy took us all for snow cones. That afternoon the kids were worn out so we left them home and we Visited Carol adn Aunt Di and ran a few errands. Then we decided it was a pizza Pie Cafe night so we made a few calls and went to dinner with our people! Christy promised the kids another dip in the pond at dusk so we did that then dropped them off with Ben. Christy, Camden and I went to watch Shae’s flag football game.

    7/6 Thursday: Christy and I went to visit gma!, then we took all of the kids to the PG pool. We came home and had Leftovers. And I had to introduce them to Guarana since Braden is in Brazil drinking it every day! Then we had Netty cousins over for Benji’s Bday party. They did a slip n slide obstacle course and all had fun trying to beat each other.

    7/7 Friday: Eggers headed home early that morning. Kel and Shan also headed to CA. We started crazy Packing and cleaning and loading the van. Kids went to play with the Hancocks who were finally home from their 2 week vacation. Then when Ben got home we loaded teh car top carrier and headed for CA. We drove to Winnemucca. So did Joel and Megan.

    7/8 Saturday: finish drive to Oroville. Swim at Kevin’s house in the crazy Oroville heat. That evening I went to my 20 year High school Reunion! Ben went with the family to Hulas and Ross while grandma babysat. I stayed out late with the crew and watching the Ash fall on us from the Wall Fire while we visited in Jed’s backyard. Everyone was worried about being evacuated.


    The Reunion! We are old! But still feel young.

    Rob and I have been mocking our 8th grade graduation picture for years…

    Bryan and I were voted most athletic 8th grade through high school…

    Saundra and I played Basketball together since 5th grade and Softball in High school. She’s a saint. Tonya and I have been together since Helen Wilcox and It was great to catch up with Daya after not seeing her for many years. We played bball and softball and hung out with the Mormon crew.


    Me with all of the wives! They were thrilled to be there. They did have each other so… not too bad of a gig. Jed, Rob, Evan, Ty and Dave’s wives!

    It was great to catch up with Anika. We’ve seen each other off and on over the years.

    And the late night class of 97 crew. I’m proud of these guys! They are all doing great things with their lives. We had a great group when we were kids and I love seeing that they are all doing good things and being good people. Rob, Jed, Dave, Daya, Brian, Jana, Evan, Ty and Than.

    All of the 97 at the Reunion!

    Me and all the boys. I miss these guys. Loved catching up with all of them

    7/9 Sunday: We all went to the Keith and Susan Stutznegger home coming at 11:30 in the 1st ward. Things were still crazy with the fire and evacuation orders so it was just sacrament meeting and the rest of church was cancelled. Stutz’s talked until-2:30 :). I loved hearing about their service as mission Presidents! I couldn’t help but remember all of the good they did for our family and the friendships that we’ve had over the years.  Our parents co-owned a boat when I was little. Saturday Lake Days! When money got too tight they bought out our half. Mom worked for Keith for years and so did all of the younger kids cleaning the office. Keith and Susan let me work around the house for them whenever I needed $, even after my mission. They have been a blessing to our family. We gave everyine hugs and jetted out of there.

    We grabbed lunch and a change of clothes at Kev and Liz’s house. Then we were off to Fort Bragg for 5 nights of camping! We Set up camp and ate Hot dogs. Grandpa gave a Devotional and it was the perfect kickoff to the camping week!

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    Back to the Pond

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    We are really just in love with the pond. It has been so hot and the pond is so close and always open and free and fun for all ages!

    So Shannon came for a night and we spent Saturday morning at the pond before she had to go! It was so fun to wake up and go. We were some of the first ones there and we stayed for probably 5 hours. Kelsey and Kelsey came and Tommy and Shannon. Megan brought Gus and Dagny and we had all 9 of us plus Brewer. Great way to start a Saturday:


    Benji with the winning hit! He was undefeated on the Spikeball!

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    Madre and Michael

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    Mother and Michael came to visit.

    They stayed for almost a week and we had some fun. Mom spent a lot of time with her sisters and mom since Carol is still very sick. But we did play Nertz and shop and eat plenty of ice cream and visit with the other Robertson’s and they came to the dance festival and graduation and everything that was going on with end of the school year. They left the Friday morning that school got out.


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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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