But first I have some major catch up to do......
We celebrated Aaron's 38th bday. 20 year h.s. reunion here we come!
Aunt Patty (my dad's sister) came for a visit. Here's all the Whetton grandkids so far!
Ivy insisted I take a cute picture of her and her sweet setup.
The kids put on the most adorable puppet show. Lilly made the stage and I helped her sew some curtains. I will have to post the video sometime with their little story they made up. So adorable!
Lilly learned how to make resurrection rolls and she showed us how to make them for FHE one night. They are quite good!
Coolidge Easter egg hunt...Anders is very upset because he was not allowed to participate due to bad behavior. Consistency and following through is good parenting, right?
They have finally figured out how to fill and tie water balloons on their own. Actually I refused to help so they had to learn. They also learned how annoying it is to try and fill water balloons. I think they get why we never want to do it, lol.
Mayble is 2!
She is so sweet
Kids have been wanting to go to the skatepark for a while so we took them down one afternoon. It says everywhere that bikes are not allowed, but yet there are plenty of bikes whizzing by. I was grossed out by all the graffiti as well (grateful that my kids didn't know what most of those words meant).
We were busy having the ward Easter breakfast and egg hunt at our yard. Menu was biscuits and gravy, eggs and donuts.
The party was after Easter so they bought all of the candy on clearance. I could not believe how much candy was stuffed in those eggs and each kid probably got at least 20 or more eggs. Sugar galore (grrrrr)!
They kids figured out how to make water shadows. I though it was pretty cool!
The boys had a lot of fun at fathers and sons this year. They jumped in a freezing cold creek and loved camping with papa.
Opa's garden is packed full of garlic, onion, kale, collards, parsley, carrots, beets, and boysenberries.
It had just rained making it easy to pull out those big beautiful carrots. We still need to harvest more.
Our main goal was to get all of the garlic harvested and start the drying process. Nothing like homegrown garlic!
Lilly has some amazing activity day leaders and they had a mother/daughter activity where the theme was sunflowers. We made sunflower pens, wrote nice things about each other, ate yummy snacks, played games and looked at all the activities they have done so far.
This was the only shot where we could get everyone in, lol.
My creative Lilly and Anders came up with a magic act. I need to get it recorded.....
So onto the wedding! Aaron's brother Corey was married this last weekend. It was a busy 3 days but a lot of fun being with family. We started with a family dinner the night before. Enchiladas were requested in which we had to make one pan of our secret ingredient enchiladas. Can you guess what the secret ingredient is?
Along with enchiladas we had the yummiest food including, homemade spanish rice, black bean caviar, salsa, chicken taquitos, watermelon and blueberries, and horchata! Dessert consisted of flan, a homemade decadent mexican chocolate cake (made by brother John), and thrifty ice cream. I was definitely waddling by the end of night.
May 9, 2015....The happy couple
My parents watched the kids while we were at the sealing then brought them over to us (not an easy task). I love seeing them walk up together. My mom said as they were driving up the kids spontaneously broke out into "I Love to See the Temple" sniff, sniff :)
We managed to get a family photo since we rarely dress to match. Her colors were navy and blush pink. Mayble and Ezra were extremely wiggly and I'm surprised we got a picture this good.
Mother's Day photo
The other happy couple
I forgot to take the camera to the reception :(
I think I took 3 pictures on mother's day. But this was the one I wanted of Aaron cooking me an omelet. My most favorite breakfast. Aaron is giving me the ultimate mothers day present and adding onto our room for the purpose of keeping all of my sewing and craft stuff (among other things). He is so good to me.
We went to my sister's house Sunday evening where we celebrated M-day with our mom and I was very worn out by the end of the night. It's been a long pregnant-heavy week. But worth it.
I woke up to a splitting headache today which I am still nursing. It is probably from lack of sleep. I literally roll around all night and constantly wake up. But it is back to reality! I have had kale from the garden all washed and ready to be eaten. We finally made some kale chips and hopefully I can get to juicing.
I found the most awesome chicken-less chicken broth powder recipe that is so incredibly good and easy to make. It has been on my to do list so I have been making the broth and re-filling my containers all morning.
You have to try it: (all of this is dry)
1/2 cup real salt
2 cups nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp turmeric
2 tsp dill weed
2 tsp marjoram
2 tsp lemon peel powder
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
1 tsp garlic powder
Blend together in your blender til thoroughly blended and mixed (30 seconds) then add a heaping tablespoon of dried parsley and blend for a few seconds. I add this broth to EVERYTHING! And it really tastes like chicken broth, actually even better! You can also adjust the salt to your taste.
I still have apricots that have been falling of the tree like crazy. I hope to make some fruit leather soon. There is plenty to clean, pictures to organize, fruit and veggies to harvest, etc.
It does my heart good to see the kids go back for seconds and thirds on kale chips.
Pregnancy is still going well, although I am very ready for it to be over. Hopefully only 6 more weeks to go!