Month: August 2017

    First Week Back to School

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    First thing – Ben got Donkey Kong Jr. Working!

    A couple of trips to Walmart to get binders and pencils and anything else I forgot:

    Tuesday Night was the Bike Rodeo for Pack Meeting:

    And later that evening I went to watch “The Glass Castle” with Kelsey:

    Ray is my morning Buddy, this stinking gold fish won’t die, and Tiago has been exhausted:


    The Contractor started on our basement and I didn’t have it cleared out so I worked ALL WEEK clearing the basement! Tons of baby clothes, Kelsey’s stuff, things that haven’t been touched since we moved into this house:


    Wednesday night we want to an RSL game and LaNell came. Cali went to the Orthodontist again:


    Megan came over to help me get ready for the Yard Sale! I worked in the basement a ton and the kids were just chillin’ most of the week. No home work and no electronics!

    We took Michelle out for her Birthday! Ben bruised his foot during his game and has been limping ever since:

    Shannon came Friday night and helped us prep for Yard Sale and then we spent our Saturday in the front yard trying to sell all of our old stuff:

    We snuck away at 4:00 for Cali’s first Soccer game on the United team. She played really well! They played Anna’s team. Got beat but had fun in the 100 degree weather.

    And then we ran off to another RSL game that night!

    Sunday bath and hanging out with Joel and Megan on a Sunday evening:

    The week flew by. I am excited for this week and our new routine and the basement!

    Categories: General

    Back to School!

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    First Day of School 2017

    These kids are growing up! !st, 3rd, 5th, 7th!

    I love that these guys are best friends!

    Benji saying goodbye as he catches carpool to Jr High and Rose saying hello to the big 1st grade all day school!

    Cousins! This is the morning crew – the rest of the neighbors are on B track this year.

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer, Rose

    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.

    Categories: Nettesheim

    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