I am a wife, mom, volleyball coach, nanny, and teacher! I spend my days taking care of the boys, working out, coaching, and subbing for local elementary schools...learning how to follow the Lord's leading for our lives.
My sister, Hannah, took the boys to OMSI a few weeks ago and they came home with a special toy each. It's no secret my boys are dinosaur obsessed, and know way too much about them. When we go to the library all want is dinosaur books, so I think right now I have over 20 different ones! Noah especially listens and remembers all these crazy facts! He can name way more dinosaurs then I can…he's crazy! So, what they picked out was dinosaur fossils "buried" in a rock. It took them hours to dig out their dinosaurs, but they were into it the whole time! Jakey had a Parasourolophus and Noah had T-Rex bones that then needed to be assembled, how fun it was for them!
I have been SO into reading lately…can reading be a hobby? The Glass Castle and Her Mother's Hope were the two books I've read in the last week, both were great. I really haven't come across any books that I haven't enjoyed, and I am SO thankful for the library! I'm also reading The Help and am super excited to get down to the library either tomorrow after work or Wednesday to pick up Her Daughter's Dream & Kisses From Katie. What are you reading? I love suggestions!
My mom and I flew down to Arizona two weeks ago to visit my grandparents down there and to buy their car they were done with. It was great to get to see my grandma as I haven't seen her since her fall this last summer. She is doing so much better then we thought she would be which is great! It was really nice to get away and visit them. But then we had a long drive ahead of us all the way back up to Oregon. We stopped in Cali for a quick Disneyland trip where we didn't bring our camera, but we did most of California Adventure & Disneyland from 6:30-midnight. It had been really stormy that day there, so there weren't many lines at all and we walked on to most of them! It was a fun memory to make with my mom. Plus we got a great new hybrid too!
It's been a while, I know. Here are some pictures from the few days after our Hawaii trip with Andrew's parents & Aunt here! What a blessing it was to have them come out and watch our boys, but it was even more fun to get to hang out with them ourselves too! We are really looking forward to getting to spend time with them all at Christmas in New Hampshire!