Friday, March 6, 2015

March 2015

Here it is March and I haven't blogged once this year!! I have a good excuse though, life has been crazy busy!!! With GS cookie season behind us, things will hopefully calm down now. This is what we've been up to since Christmas-

Right after Christmas we went to Flagstaff to do the North Pole Experience.

We had fun but it's definitely a one time thing.
They helped the elves make toys in the workshop, ate cookies and drank snowman soup, attended Elf University and wrote letters to Santa.
Josh, the girls and I went up a night earlier and stayed in Sedona. Although it was cold, there wasn't any snow on the ground which was kind of a bummer!

Sam had the girls on December 30th. Rose weighed 4 lbs. 8 oz. and Faith weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz. They were born 5 weeks early and stayed in the NICU for a week.
The next day Dakota turned ONE!
We rang in the new year with the Pava's. It actually snowed little flakes at our house but we were still able to launch a couple floating lanterns. The kids played upstairs while us adults played Cards Against Humanity, ate yummy food and drank some yummy drinks!
Josh and I had a few date nights and went to see Unbroken and American Sniper. Both awesome movies! We also took the girls to see Paddington which was adorable.

Haylee was awarded Principal's Pride for both the 3rd and 4th grading periods. That means she got straights A's! She's my little smarty pants! She also finished up the Service Club and is now in the Jump N Jive Club. She is loving the after school clubs!
And then cookie season started.....Our troop of 7 girls sold 3,173 boxes of cookies. Haylee was top seller in her troop and sold 734 boxes (519 booth sales,  215 personal sales). She worked 11 booths totaling 25 hours.
When she first picked her goal of 650 boxes I honestly didn't think she'd reach it. All of my moms orders were going to be split between Haylee & Hannah this year and we were only doing booths the first 3 weeks of sales. Well working her butt off at the booths paid off and she didn't even have to split sales. She actually gave some of her sales to other girls to help them reach their goals. I am so proud of Haylee and can't wait to go to Sunsplash with her again this year.
Haylee took a break from selling cookies to attend the Father Daughter dance with her Daddy at her school. They had a blast!
Natalee started a gymnastics class on Wednesday mornings at Suzy Irwin's house and she really likes it. She gets to spend time with her preschool friends and burn off some energy.
Haylee & Natalee both had Valentine's Day parties and were so excited to come home and look at all the goodies they got. That is one of my favorite memories from elementary school!
We spent a week cruising the Caribbean with my Mom, Dustin and Hannah aboard the Carnival Valor. We got to explore San Juan, St Thomas, Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitts and St Maarten. I will do an entire post about our cruise, because there are a lot of fun things I want to remember.
In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday earlier this week, Haylee's class was writing their own wacky word problem. Haylee didn't understand why I was dying laughing when I read hers!
 Aside from all of that, we enjoyed some rainy days and naps on rainy days!
And now Spring Break has begun and the girls and I plan on doing a lot of fun things! We're going to someplace on our POGO pass almost everyday! Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Recapping 2014

Not sure why this never posted. Better late than never!

Is it just me or did we fly right through 2014? It seems like we just watched the ball drop and rang in the new year and now it's over!! This year has been crazy busy but I am so thankful to have the life I have. I am able to work from home (2 jobs) and make enough money to fund all the trips we take and extra fun stuff we do. I'm also a co-leader of Haylee's Girl Scout troop and I've made new friends this year that I can't imagine not having in my life. It's been a wonderful year for our family and for the most part we've all be healthy and extremely blessed. Here's a monthly recap-

January- Disney on Ice, GS Cookie Sales began, Mama Mia at Gammage and family dinner/game night.

February- Haircuts for us girls, Wizard of Oz at Gammage, a lot of cookie booths, Renaissance Festival, Cruise- Grand Turk, Grand Cayman & Ochos Rios Jamaica. This was the girls' and my Moms first cruise and we all had a blast!

March- Cookie booths, Danielle's gender reveal, Ostrich Festival and family dinner/game night.

April- Natalee turned 4!, Disney on Ice, Easter and Burt & Me at Broadway Palm.

May- Haylee bridged from a Daisy to a Brownie in GS, Sunsplash with the GS, Introduced to doTERRA essential oils, Josh turned 32 & we celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary in Vegas without kids, back problems, last day of school, the girls had a Frozen B-day (friend) Party, Flat Stanley at Broadway Palms, Summer Movie Fun starts & swim party for GS.

June- Girls started summer camp, playdates, Full Monty, Summer Movie Fun, Vegas with Mom, Timmy and the girls, I turned 31, Haylee turned 7, Skateland, Camping and the Circus.

July- Staycation at Legacy Golf Resort, Fireworks at Gainey Ranch, playdates, went to see Maleficant, Danielle's baby shower, Gilbert 23 event with Sheriff Joe, Big Surf, I became a WA with doTERRA, lots of swimming, back to school haircuts and school started!

August- Natalee started her 2nd year in preschool, Camping, doTERRA classes, Nevaeh was born, GS started back up and I'm a co-leader, celebrated my Mom's 59th b-day and Mother-Daughter trip to San Diego!

September-Dentist appointments, doTERRA classes, Haylee starts Young Chef club, Enchanted Island with GS, Disney Live and Josh joins the gym.

October- Spent fall break in Lake Arrowhead and went to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mother Nature's Farm, doTERRA classes, 2nd Anniversary of losing Jackson, Luke Bryan concert, boutique season started, Schnepf Farms with the GS, Run For Your Wife at The Palms and Halloween.

November- The fair, Haylee starts Craft Club at school, teaching (with Rebecca) lots of doTERRA classes, boutiques and Caught in the Net at The Palms.

December- Elves and the Shoemaker at The Palms, 1st doTERRA booth, Celebration of Christmas, Christmas Lights, teaching (with Crystal) doTERRA classes, Baking Day, RAK day, Christmas with Josh's family,  Christmas Eve at Life Point, Sedona, North Pole Experience and Goodbye 2014!

I have gotten horrible at blogging. I am hoping to blog regularly this new year to document our crazy lives!