Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September 2016

Labor Day Weekend-

We went to Otter Creek for Labor Day this year.  Chantry has been wanting to take some friends to his old stomping grounds for awhile and show them around.  It ended up being such a fun weekend with friends.  The Wade's, Veater's, Sanchez', Waters', Orton's, Hillegar's and Jensen's were all able to join us.  Marcia let us camp on her property and it ended up being such a fun weekend with yummy food, cornhole, lots of rides, "the swing" and kids running and playing and telling ghost stories around the fire.  So grateful for such great friends that share our interests.  Our families get along so well and it has been such a fun summer with them all.

Randilyn started preschool the day after Labor Day.  She is going to Miss Sarin who lives in our neighborhood.  She was so excited to finally go to school like her brothers.  She is simply adorable!!

I had to do a comparison of all three kiddos on their first day of preschool.  Funny thing, I told Randi to put her arms down when I was taking her pictures.  I didn’t realize until later her brothers both had their arms up in their pictures- so I was wishing I would have gotten her with her arms crossed- must be something they all do :)

On September 10th, I ran  the Cedar Half.  It was so good to have good friends to run it with this year.  We have been calling ourselves the good vibe tribe during training, and they really have set such a good vibe and I am blessed to have my tribe.  Hartly came and spent the night before.  He totally killed it compared to the previous year, knocking off more than 30 minutes off his time.  I had  a goal in mind of 139, so was a bit disappointed when I missed it- but there is always next  year and just makes me want to work harder. It was both Candice's and  Brooke's first half and they rocked it.  Jamie did the 5k and I loved having Ang right with me this year, as she only did the 5K last year.  Hoping this becomes a tradition for us :)

Candice made all of us girls these awesome medal/bib hangers.  Love it.

 The night of the half, we through Brooke the most epic 30th birthday party- Tiara, tutu, pinata, fancy cake and all . :)

The third weekend in September, we camped with just our little family at Uintah Flats.  I love camping with friends but it is also nice to have one or two trips  just our family each year.  It is nice to have family time and connect with the kids and them connect  with each other.  The leaves are changing and it was beautiful up Cedar Mountain.  We hiked to Cascade Falls, we walked to Aspen Mirror Lake, we did a lot of riding and watching the kids ride at camp. Of course several trips to Duck Creek and back- the kids love that place- so do we.    Very fun weekend.

Chantry's dad has still been in St. George at the care center.  So we have enjoyed several visits to see him.  Him and Randilyn have always had a connection and it is just adorable.

One day after dance, Randilyn asked if I would PLEASSSEEEEE help her make brownies ;) of course I said yes and this is how she helped.

The highlight of September is that Randilyn turned FOUR!!! She got spoiled and said several times throughout the day "it is my birthday so I get whatever I want" and she did.  We woke up early and opened presents and then headed for a day at the zoo.  Grandma, Makayla and Jessi came.  We met up with Aunt Pateresa and Brylee.  Our friends, the Waters' and Orton's came.  On the way up the weather was horrible and I was so nervous, but it actually ended up being perfect.  Nice and cool so the animals were out.  After the zoo, we went to Chuck A Rama (Randi's fave) and met up with Uncle Alan and Aunt Malia and family- Our neighbor, Calvin (Randi's best friend) also met us there.  We stayed the night at a motel with a waterpark and the kids had a blast playing for hours.  We woke up early the next morning, stopped at Bridal Veil Falls and then headed home.  We had to be back to St George for dinner with Chantry's dad :) I think Randilyn had a wonderful weekend and got very spoiled by so many. 

Fantastic September- probably my favorite month this year- now onto my very favorite month every year- October : )