Category: Jana

    Shae and Tyler got Married

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    I decided that I really wanted to be at Shaelyn’s wedding so I bought a plane ticket and met up with Kelsey and Shannon at the airport and had a great weekend with my siblings and extended fam! Millie was a little sad to let me leave. We flew out on Thursday evening and I had a blast with my sisters:

    Millie was also upset that I was going to get wedding cake so her dad got them cake! Mom picked us all up at the San Jose Airport and we went back to the Eggers house. We crashed the bachelorette party and had a fun pre-wedding evening.

    The wedding was Friday around noon. They were SOO Happy and SOO Excited. It was a beautiful wedding. Christy had food for everyone and I had some quality car time with mom, dad, Shannon, Kelsey, Tracie, John and Michael.


    The reception was at a golf course. We had mac and cheese bar and all you can drink soda bar. I’ve got to admit that it was nice to just enjoy the atmosphere, help out where I could, and not worry about my kids. Josh and Brady were security, the cake fiasco was dealt with and the place was packed. We danced until 9:00 and then sent the couple on their way. Clean up and then a big sleepover in Holister.

    On Saturday we had GIRLS day out. We went to lunch and to the outlets and to dinner! and celebrated Mal’s birthday.

    We hung out again Saturday evening and most everyone went home. This is where my phone stopped working so the pictures end… but we went to church the next morning and then to dinner at the friends house with all of the other friends and then Bryce took us to the airport. I had a BLAST.

    Meanwhile back at home:

    Ben stayed and worked from home on Friday! and then took the kids to the 4:00 movie.

    Saturday: Erica watched the kids all day while the boys went to their wrestling tournament and they finished out the night with Pizza Pie Cafe! Ben is the BEST! I think they even got to church on time. He made them roast and potatoes! The house was clean when I got home! amazing husband!

    Categories: Ben, Jana, Robertson

    Some Cool Gifts

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    Carol and Larry made me a TETHER BALL!! They had one in their backyard so I’ve been begging for one. I told them I’m good for the money to cover the cost and they came through and delivered it the first weekend in January!!

    Ben wanted to build a workshop area in the basement but we never communicated that to the contractor doing the basement. Ben’s Dad got word of it and talked with Ben and HE BUILT IT! It fit like a glove and looks great. Ben was so excited to organize his tools like his dad does 🙂


    Categories: Ben, Jana

    I the Real Batman

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    Tiago and I have a little game we play where we just tell each other that “I am the real Batman!” It’s fun cause his voice goes deep and raspy and he changes his mind in the middle and then doesn’t want to be batman.

    Other Tiago things I don’t want to forget as Tiago learns to talk and be a big kid:
    When I ask him if I can comb his hair real quick? “Ya,… I be handsome.”
    or he tells me, “I want lightning Queen, I go on the toilet. Then I get big toys. Like Gus Gus.”

    Categories: Jana, Tiago

    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 🙂

    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 🙂

    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 🙂

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


    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

    Oroville Party

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    Lou and Judy Rotar sold their ranch in Oroville and moved to Utah. They invited the Oroville Crew over to their new home!


    The main reason for getting together was that Keith and Susan Stutznegger were home from being Mission President in Mexico City and were in Utah for the weekend.

    It was fun to talk with old friends. These were some of the people that helped mold and shape us. People that were our youth leaders. People that watched us grow up and still love us. Friends my age and all of my siblings ages were there. And then the parents of the friends. I’m grateful for good parents and leaders and friendships. I really feel gratitude for these strong Latter Day Saints that helped raise us and continue to love and serve. Rotar, Stutznegger, Hancock, Taylor, Taylor, Crane,… Browns, Meyers, Avilas. This is a good Heritage 🙂


    and if Joel and Megan are there then it’s all good 🙂


    Categories: Jana, Robertson

    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


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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

    RSL date night

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    Date Night!

    I love these little turkeys but sometimes a night away is just what I need! I took them to the pet store while we waited for the tires to get changed on the van 🙂 They love to do stuff like this with me but I love to do those errands on my own as my free time. They weren’t the best listeners this day but we survived and I’m glad I let them come along.

    Categories: Ben, Jana

    Browns Girls

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    LaNell let me be on a basketball team with her and a few girls that she has coached over the years. We have been playing every Thursday night and it has been a blast. We lost a bunch of games but now in the tournament we have won 3 and lost 1 so we are still playing this week 🙂


    Categories: Jana