College Bound!

>> Monday, August 20, 2018

This handsome guy is off to college! So proud of the man he is becoming.


He's attending at Chandler Gilbert Community College. He earned a 2 year full-ride scholarship. It's called the Presidents' Honors Scholarship Program. 

He is accomplishing really great things! <3 

This month marks his 1 year anniversary working at Rubios. Not many teens keep a job that long. ;) He's enrolled full-time at school. And he's going to Institute. He is  preparing for a mission after this school year and should be getting ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood in a couple of months. He's been working hard at some personal goals as well and he's proving he can do hard things! My heart is so full of gratitude for the man he is and all he brings into our home. My heart is full for the good choices he's making in his life. <3 It's a gift to me to see him thriving and and succeeding! 



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Mad Mini Skilz

>> Sunday, August 19, 2018

Eli is getting pretty dang good. Those who don't know minis, this is less than an inch and a half tall. He did some awesome detail on Jared's Hero Forge mini.


Eli and Jared designed it and had it 3d printed. He painted it.


He is trying to get to the point that he can make money from it. Jared thinks he's already better than a lot of the guys that charge a decent amount. It is definitely hard getting shading and everything on that tiny thing.

Super impressed!! <3 

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Icey Pancakes

>> Saturday, August 18, 2018

I had made up a bunch of pancakes for the kids for lunch..cuz why not? :P Alayna and her friend Morgan decide to create a new invention with her shave ice. 



It was some super sour flavor and I was shuddering at the flavor combo but...


 they liked it!!! LOL!!


Silly girls! :) 

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Surprise Smiles

>> Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Woke up this morning and found this happy guy! LOL!


Eli cracks me up! :) 

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Sisterhood

>> Friday, August 10, 2018

Alayna was invited to a birthday party for one of the girls in the Ward. Her mom texted this picture to me and my heart was full of gratitude. These girlfriends are going to help her so much in the next couple of years. They will go through a lot of ups and downs and life lessons together. They will be the sisters she never had. Strong female relationships are so important. 


She turns 12 at the end of the year and will be joining the Young Women's group. She'll have even more sisters to bond and grow with and show her the way through life's challenges and joys!

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Sister Kitch

>> Sunday, August 5, 2018

Our Primary leaders are awesome! They get the kids involved and I love that they take and share pictures occasionally.  I love getting to peek into what they do during Sharing Time! :) Alayna won't be in Primary too much longer. She turns 12 in December!


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Never Too Old To Learn!

Jared is a great dad! I love that he is willing to try new things for his kids. His first attempt at a french braid turned out pretty well! ❤️




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New "to us"!

>> Thursday, August 2, 2018

Last November Walker was in a hit and run accident that totaled his poor little Kia Spectra. He's been without a car all this time. We thought we'd be able to share my van this school year but as different things came up we quickly realized we'd have to buy another one. 

I really hate buying cars. It's so stressful! I wanted to get one asap cuz the school year is fast approaching. Jared worked from home today. We looked over Craigslist narrowing the search. Went and test drove two cars and bought the second one! We might be a little insane! LOL!

I also want to mention we couldn't have bought it on a HOTTER day! We were dying! 

We took it by our mechanic and he said he couldn't find anything wrong with it. He does have some suspicions about it because it looked like they "might" be trying to hide something, but he didn't find anything..LOL! We took the risk and we are PRAYING it was a good one!

The car is clean inside and out. It rides really nice and feels safe. It does have a few more miles than we'd like but beggars cant' be choosers. 

Walker only needs it to get him back and forth to school and work. Eli will be getting his permit in October and driving in April. Walker will be about ready to leave on his mission at that time. So they won't even have to share (at least not for very long). :P 



 It's a 2007 Ford Taurus Se.






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Back to School!!!

Back to school! 🚸  

Eli is a Sophomore and Alayna is in 6th grade! Summer flew by!





  

It was a little strange not having Walker in the mix of back to school pictures. ;) Maybe he'll let me take his pic on his first day of college????  Probably NOT! Hahaha!!!

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John's 75th Birthday Reunion

>> Tuesday, July 31, 2018


 Jared's dad turned 75 in May. All the kids decided they should get together and celebrate his big milestone bday during the summer. The last time John had all of his kids together in one place was at our wedding in 1997! It was time! :)

Due to finances and work schedules not everyone's other half and families were able to make it. But all of the Kitch kids did, and that's what matters most! :D


They played a lot of games, went to the zoo, visited the cousins down in Salt Lake and had a big BBQ and swim party! 











 

















I'm so glad they all were able to go. I know it meant a lot to John. Jared's Aunt Jean (on the top far left) was also thrilled to see everyone. She feels and treats all the Kitch kids like if they were her own. She is a beautiful woman inside and out!


This a is a picture of John David Holzheauser. This is John's biological father. He died in a jeep accident while he was still overseas but the war had ended. It's such a sad story. His best friend Edward came back to the states to look after J.D.'s widow, Billie, and their son John. They then ended up getting married. 

I see such a strong resemblance in some the John, his grand-kids and in the great grand-kids. 


As more pictures come in from the family I'll add them. :) 

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Sundays...

>> Sunday, July 29, 2018

Do your Sundays look like this? :P 


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Is This the Same Dog???

>> Thursday, July 26, 2018

Is this the same dog? 🐩 


Sammy is feeling pretty cool with his summer haircut! 🌞😎🐾 


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Our 21st Anniversary!

>> Saturday, July 21, 2018

Celebrating our 21st anniversary early! 💘 

Jared will be out of town next week, so we decided to have a romantic dinner at home. I even got him to dance with me!  



When we went to DC in April we discovered charcuterie boards. We decided we wanted to make our own. It was so fun perusing all the cheeses, crackers, meats, and spreads at the grocery store! It turned out great! So Yummy!!!!




Dinner was AMAZING from start to finish! We haven't stayed home in years we usually go out. But I'm thinking this may need to be a new tradition...or at least thrown into the mix more! :) 


I've officially been married longer than I was single. I was 20 and Jared was 21. The time has felt so long and short all at the same time! We have been through a lot in those years...as the grey in our hair and wrinkles reflect. LOL! 



21 Things I love about you:

1. You're wit
2. Your charm
3. The way you can see both sides of any situation
4. The way you look at me like I'm the only woman in the room
5. Your crooked smile
6. The father you are to our children
7. You work incredibly hard for our family
8. You make everything 10 times more fun
9. Your blue eyes
10. You always are ready to catch me...literally :P 
11. You understand me
12. You love me
13. You are super smart
14. You are selfless
15. You support me & believe in me
16. You stand up for what you believe in
17. You are handsome
18. You are easy going
19. You are the best movie watching buddy
20. He thinks he’s right ALL the time {too bad he’s not, HA!}
21. You still keep me laughing!


 Happy Anniversary Babe! <3 


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