1st Homecoming Proposal

>> Friday, August 26, 2016


So Wednesday after school Walker comes in and says he wants to ask a girl from his Government Class to Homecoming!!!! 

WHAAAAAATTTT!!!????!!!! He turned 16 this summer and this will be his 1st school dance!

I was all butterflies and giddy!!! LOL!!!

Once Walker decides something he wants to do it right away. So we Pinterested some ideas, Googled more ideas. Came up with one and then we couldn't find what we needed so we went with Plan B. :)

I was so sad I had to go to a Presidency Meeting and couldn't go with him to deliver it but Jared got to go and I gave strict instructions on taking pictures! :P 



So to explain why his name is misspelled with "Q's" is he decided last year he feels the letter "K" is a redundant letter in the alphabet. "Q" is under used, makes the same sound, and looks much cooler. It's an inside joke with a lot of his friends. So he signed his name that way...LOL!!

We actually had no idea where she lived. However, we know she is in our Stake and Jared is the Ward Clerk so with his access to Directories we figured it out in just a few minutes! Boy that is super helpful!!! :P Hidden extra blessings for serving the Lord! LOL!!!


Here he is running up to Ding Dong Ditch it at the door! :D So exciting!!! 


Time to jump in the get away car! LOL!!! He looks serious! :P

So now we wait for her answer! This is the hard part! EEEEEK!!! :)

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Eli Life Scout Advancement

>> Thursday, August 25, 2016

Eli has been hard at work in Scouts. His Troop had their Court of Honor last night and he received his Life Rank Advancement! :) 





This is always my favorite part! :D



Mother's Pin.


He also received the rest of his 3 monther merit badges. Family Life and Personal Management. He had actually done these all at the same time when he did his Personal Fitness but somehow never received them. 


Walker also got recognized. :)


He had to step out of the room for a little bit and missed his name being called. So I snapped this after the meeting. :P


Walker also did the 3 month merit badges when Eli did them and he hadn't received these 2 either. So he was finally awarded them. :)

Walker and Eli are now BOTH Life Scouts. It will be interesting to see which one gets their Eagle Project done 1st! :P 

Eli is pretty motivated. He wants to have his by his 14th bday in April. He also wants to get it before his friend Tanner who also received his Life last night too. Stay tuned!!!! :D

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Eli Started the Guitar

>> Monday, August 22, 2016

Eli and I were talking a few weeks ago after I heard this amazing acoustic guitar player on the TV playing beautifully. I've ALWAYS love the acoustic guitar. It just speaks to my soul. Maybe it's because I grew up around music as a child? My dad was always in bands and several of my uncles play as well. I can't say for sure but I do know I LOVE it!!

I was telling Eli he should learn how to play. He said, "Sign me up for lessons!" Well I guess that would help! :P My friend's son plays. He's never taught before. He's a Sr. in High School this year and after talking with her we felt like maybe it would be a good place for both Eli and Chandler to start! :P

He had his 1st lesson today and he's already loving it and sounding pretty good! :)



He caught me!!! LOL! :P



I think it's really cool that they are both gaining something from this experience. :) 

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Perfect Timing In All Things

>> Monday, August 15, 2016

 As I have been recovering from my illness, physically I'm doing much better. I feel stronger each day. However, the emotional part has been very difficult. I've struggled with anxiety on and off throughout my life. With this trial it has definitely been at it's peak. 

My very dear friend at Christmas last year gave me a weekly scripture calendar. She's amazing and I'm sure she had no idea how much this gift would come to mean to me. I read my scriptures daily and I gain so much comfort and help from them. However, I have noticed that this calendar she gave me seems to always give me just what I need each week. If only I believed in coincidences!! :P

 The following scriptures have given me even more support and personal testimony to me of how aware my Heavenly Father is aware of me! 




Each day I feel like I'm being strengthened. It's something that will take time. I'm so thankful I have the Gospel in my life and a loving Savior who knows how to comfort me through everything! <3
















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Back to School 2016-2017!

>> Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Today the kids went back to school!!! 

Summer flew by! About 2 weeks ago I got an email from the district saying school was going to start and it stopped me in my tracks. I wasn't ready AT ALL!! I've had so much on my plate. School was the furthest thing from my mind. However, I pulled myself together, got the kids most of what they needed, and off they went!


I couldn't decide which collage I liked better. So...why not post both!!! :D

One thing that has been freaking me out a little is that Jared and I met and started dating when I was a Junior. Walker is a Junior this year. How on earth is that possible??? It's blowing my mind!!! LOL!!

I made our traditional chocolate chip cookies for when they got home and we talked all about their day. Everyone seemed to have had a good day...that's a plus in my book! :) Here we go!!!

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Eli's New Calling

Eli was called and set apart on Sunday to be the new Deacon's Quorum 2nd Counselor! :)


I had to post this. It just expresses his personality to a "T"! LOL!! 


We are so proud of Eli for being a good example to the boys in his Quorum and that the Lord feels he can serve them in this capacity. He is our "gatherer". He loves to bring people together and have a great time. He doesn't care what age or if you have much in common. He just loves bringing people together and making them feel included. He is always cooking up ideas! :P He boils over with energy every day. I don't know where he gets it from! LOL! 

He will be a great addition to the Presidency! :)

President- Bryce Flores
1st Counselor- Bryan Ramirez
2nd Counselor- Eli Kitch
Secretary- Royce Flores

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The Many Moods of Our Teenager and His Hair.....

>> Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I took the kids for back to school haircuts. Eli was LESS than thrilled about this. He hates getting his haircut! He also is less than thrilled when Mom takes pictures of him when he's in the midst of a teenage "mood"! LOL!!!!


Befores....


After 


WE aren't sure the gal cut his hair exactly how he wanted. He didn't style it or anything so it kinda looks like a bowl cut. I promise it looks better once he's put some gel in it! LOL! But at least you can see there is a boy under there! :P

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