Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

We had a nice relaxing Memorial Day.  (That translates to we didn't really do anything.  We went for a bike ride/scooter ride/walk.  The boys rode their bikes or scooters and Joe and I walked.

There they all go down our street.
There is a plaza near our home with circular walk way.  The boys rode around while Joe and I sat on a bench.
It always looks like they are conspiring to do something.
It was all too much for Holden and he took a rest in the grass.

Later that afternoon, we went to Olive Garden.  It is a tradition that the boys pick a resturant to go to for dinner on their birthdays.  In August Holden asked to go to Olive Garden and it took us this long to actually get there.  Again, remember our mantra.  Better late than never.
In spite of the wait, Holden was very happy with his soup. and his shrimp dish.

Eating out with four boys is always an adventure.
We love being a family.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sound Of Music

The Holland kids were all in the play The Sound Of Music.  We decided to go on a family outing and see them.  They were all very good.  Anders thought we were going to play (not see a play) and he was very disappointed.  Everyone was very uncooperative with my efforts to take a picture so this the best I could do.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Good Bye Party At Mount Tom

My calling as the Institute teacher is such a blessing in my life.  I think my favorite part of my calling is getting to know the amazing and wonderful Young Single Adults.  I really love them.  My least favorite part is that they come and then then go.  This year was no exception.  Adam (one of the YSAs)  planned a farewell at Mount Tom for those who were leaving.  Earlier that day I went to the temple with Davin and his family so that he could take out his endowments.  It was a beautiful day.  The world and the church's future is secure in these young people.

Group photo at the farewell party for Leah, Harper, and Sam.  

This photo was taken from a lookout tower at Mount Tom. 

The boys are always on an adventure no matter where we are.

I never quite understood the fasination boys have with sticks.

Someone brought their pet bird which kept Anders and his friend Xavier happily occupied.