Category: Hancock

    The Weekend

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    Our weekends seem to fly by these days but we are packing them with fun and family!

    On Friday we sent Benji off to Goblin Valley with the Scouts. Then I took the kids to Erica who took them to their piano recital and kept them until late. I went and met up with Ben at Sundance where he had been for the last 2 days on a leadership work retreat. We had a fun evening with a bunch of his work “family”. Then we stayed the night and had Kelsey pick up the kids and take them home for the night.

    On Saturday, Ben and I got to sleep in! and we went wrestling shoe shopping and then home. Kelsey and Tiago were waiting for us and the rest of the kids were at Primary Program Practice. Tiago and I went with Kelsey to Provo. We had lunch with Shaelyn and her fiance Tyler. Then we visited Grandma Johnson and played Skipbo.

    We dropped Shae off and then went to Raymond’s wrestling tournament at Orem High. Benji was still on his camp out and Pack decided to do primary practice instead of wrestling this week so we just watched Ray. He had 4 different guys he had to wrestle and HE BEAT ALL OF THEM! He beat the 1st guy 10-0, then pinned the 2nd guy – which happened to be the kid that beat him and made him cry last week!, 3rd guy he pinned! and then he barely beat the last guy to get the 1st place medal.

    So we had to go out to ice cream for the first PIN of the season!

    Saturday night we got a few things done and prepped for Sunday, Benji got home from his camp out, Christian hung out with us and we all fell asleep to Star Wars #3 on the big screen. On Sunday our kids had the primary program at church. Kelsey came and watched. Benji thought it was fun to watch rather than be in it for the 1st time. All 5 of the primary kids did great! After church and meetings we had the Browns (LaNell, Dan, Sam and Amanda, Emerson and Andrew, Anthony and Caleb) and the Hancocks (Than, Erica, kids, Becca, Kyle, Eliza, Henry) and some Robertsons (Joel, Megan, Gus, Dagny, and Kel) and Kelsey Avila over for dinner! Everyone pitched in for Tacos, played arcades, taught them 7 Wonders and the kids PLAYED.

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    and then I had to get a high score on Dr. Mario to prove to Than that he still has a lot of room for improvement πŸ™‚

    Categories: General, Hancock, Robertson

    Escape Room

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    For Nathaniel’s Birthday we went out to Rockwell’s Ice Cream and then to an escape room! We had never done one and we had a blast. We solved it with 5 seconds to spare! Than, Erica, Kyle, Becca and us. There were 2 times that we had it figured out but just had problems actually opening the lock – otherwise we would have dominated πŸ™‚

    Categories: Ben, Hancock, Jana

    I’m an old lady!

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    In other words, I had ANOTHER Birthday! I am grateful that I was born but Birthdays are still not my favorite. I don’t love the attention but I love being with all the people I love.

    My Kids (husband) showered me with gifts in the morning! It was a Friday so we got up early for school and presents:

    I smoked the kids in some soccer with my new indoors and then sent them off to school πŸ™‚

    Then we opened the puzzle and got started! This year was a Disney movie collage with PLASTIC PIECES and had almost a stain glass look to it!

    The littles helped me find edge pieces. Then Erica came over around 9:30 and Abbie came a little after that. Michelle came after lunch. I loved having puzzle helpers and good conversation. I just love spending my birthday at the kitchen table with lots of fam and friends πŸ™‚

    I continued to be spoiled throughout the day: queso, cookies, flowers, cupcake, a Nap from Tiago and PHONE CALLS from family! …

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    The big kids came home from school and helped a little. Then Ben came home and made us a fajita dinner that was delicious. After dinner we went to the Hancocks to hang out and watch BYU football.

    Then LaNell and I had a soccer game at 9:55! and then we came home and finished the puzzle at 1:00am. It ended up being a pretty perfect day.

    Categories: Hancock, Jana, Nettesheim

    Fun COLOR Run

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    These kids were ready to Run!

    I pushed Millie and Tiago and ran with Erica and Michelle.

    Ray went with Matt and Ellie.

    Rose and Ben went ahead of us.

    Cali was with her friends.

    Benji was up ahead.

    And Packer was our fastest finisher up by himself.

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    This year they added chalk at the finish line. Our kids loved it. After the race we hung out and visited with friends and cousins and debated what food trucks to try. Our kids look forward to this every year.

    Ellie and ray are pretty cool together!

    Categories: General, Hancock, Nettesheim

    End of August

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    Benji reclaimed his High Score on Mario Bros.!

    The Morning Crew: It’s fun having just the little kids home. We had a picnic and stayed in our PJs too long:

    Rose and Cali always pick out their clothes the night before. Rose is loving this fun SuperGirl outfit πŸ™‚

    Our raspberries are sooo good this year!

    One more trip to the pond! With the Hancocks!

    Babysitting Quincy. Tiago showing off and being a goof ball:

    The playground at Cali’s soccer practice – Mondays and Wednesdays late afternoon.

    Now that Rose is in School all day – these 2 are missing their together time:

    Benji reading to Tiago – he loves books right now:

    Hanging with the Hancocks again:

    Millie making a new friend at Cali’s soccer game:

    Categories: General, Hancock

    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 πŸ™‚ 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.

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    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 πŸ™‚ 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!

    Hancock Party

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    The Hancock kids got to spend Monday and Tuesday and part of Β Wednesday with us! Pacen had to go to bball camp, but we did get Quincy! The kids played and entertained each other MOST of the time. Quincy is the easiest baby EVER but she did like to go up the stairs and try to fall down them every chance she got.

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    The youngest kids packing their picnic and taking it upstairs to eat?>>>…

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    I spent Monday not feeling good and Tuesday recouping and reading but I did make it to Gentrys baseball game. And Tiago just wanted to wear a diaper and crawl around like Quincy πŸ™‚

    I read The Orphan Keeper on Monday and finished Tuesday so then I took the kids to the park since they were being so good:

    Bath time:

    The kids all had a lot of fun. They beg for sleepovers all the time but we’ve told them no, It has to be when parents are out of town or something so… we all had a good time and played hard.

    Categories: Hancock