New Years Day was a perfect day for this...
Not exactly sure why.
They invited me to join them... I declined.
A goodbye dinner at my parents for Tara who was heading back to Texas.
We love our Tara and miss her when she isn't here. :(
Cousins are the best.
I attended my first wrestling meet ever...
Honestly never thought with 5 girls that I would attend a wrestling match.
But I wanted to see those "wrestling cheers".
Although entertaining, you can't tell me wrestling is not a tiny bit of a weird sport...
I think I felt like a guy attending his first dance competition, totally out of place.
LOTS of SV basketball games this month.
There was "sledding" like this.
A couple cavities filled by my favorite dentist and baby brother.
He was a little too excited to "work on my teeth" in my opinion.
But gosh Dr. Wegener did a great job! :)
There was the moments when Lydia was cleaning her room and she called me in to show me that...
"I put markers and this book in my time-out corner so when I have to go there I'll have something to do."
I let her leave it. :)
(Still there a month later and she hasn't had to go to "time-out" since)
There was a super ecstatic and beautiful girl who got her braces off this month!!
She wasn't even mad about that!
Shane had a birthday.
We took him to lunch @ fredricos + bowling + "shopping" for new pants. Shane hates shopping, so it was a dream come true for him. haha
Shane is a "picky pants" type guy... He wants baggy, I want fitted.
I'm tired of buying pants and then returning them so Tayler and I made him try on LOTS of stuff.
It was fun at first...
But by the end I was just happy to get out of there with 4 pairs and hope to not have to do that again for a while!
Poor Saige was sick and stayed home. :(
Boy our family has some super great "tilts". :)
So grateful that our girls have so many fun friends.
Shane worked on the Boston Temple this month...
A quick job actually and he went all alone, and finished earlier than he thought.
He was bored + not excited to "see the sites by himself."
We told him to take pictures... so Tayler, Saige and I got shots like this.
"Selfies" from the Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill Monument, In-n-out burger etc.
They made us laugh, but it was a little sad at the same time. :(
Tayler and Saige were not sad that they got to spend a couple days in St. George with Shane.
I guess this is an annual daddy-daughter excursion.
They ate yummy food...
Went on a hike...
Played a round of golf...
Stayed 2 nights...
Sluffed a day of school...
And Saige had her dream come true when Shane stopped at IKEA for her...
No idea why, but they said she was MORE than giddy!
Apparently she has never been there with us??
She says her life is complete now.
Gosh I'm grateful for the relationship Shane has with his girls.
Tayler asked one of our cute ward boys, Garrett D. to Sweethearts.
With a goat.
As far as ways to ask this was about the cutest ever!
Thanks to her friend Marshall for finding her a goat to borrow + helping her deliver it there in negative degree weather.
That is one seriously cute goat!!
January was cold, and if I had my way I would just stay inside all month.
My favorite part of winter is Lydia whispering something like this in my ear before bed...
"Is tomorrow a day that we get to be lazy and stay in our pajamas and snuggle in your bed after my sisters go to school?"
Those are my favorite mornings by far!!
And it made January a pretty great month.