Sunday, March 26, 2017

2016 Books

I know this this will not be exciting to anyone but myself but I want to keep track of books I have read. Why? I don't know. Ha! But here is a list of what I read in 2016:

-The Martian by Andy Weir
-Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
-The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
-Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
-The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
-The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
-Star Wars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
-A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes by Hillary Manton Lodge
-Prodigal God by Timothy keller
-What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie wiseman
-He Speaks in the Silence by Diane Comer
-The Color Purple by Alice walker
-Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
-The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
-The Great Divorce by C.S Lewis
-The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
-Do You Have What it Takes: The Critical Traits of all Successful People by Walter Nusbaum
-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
-What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
-Gossip Girl by Cecily Von ziegesar
-James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
-Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
-Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by Oswald Chambers
-You Know You Love Me by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-All I Want is Everything by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield
-The Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
-Wild by Cheryl Strayed
-Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
-Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-Scarlett by Marissa Meyer
-Cress by Marissa Meyer
-Winter by Marissa Meyer
-800 Grapes by Laura Dave
-Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
-The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
-Homegoing: A Novel by Ya'a Gy'asi
-Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss
-Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges

That is 43 books. Not too bad!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saffryn's New Room

I haven't put up many pictures of our new house because it is still a work in progress. But I do have a few rooms that I could share. I will start with Saffryn's room!

Here is what it looked like when we first saw the house:
The previous owners used this as a guest room I am assuming. It was a pretty room but not going to work for my 6 year old! 

So the first thing we did was change it to a brighter color. 
She wanted purple this time. Then we added the bed and decorations. 
The girl loves her Star Wars!

She loves this space so much! We are happy how it turned out!


My little helper 

Such a sweet boy!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Visiting Grandparents

To finish off the summer trip we drove to Utah to visit my grandparents. We had a wonderful time! Here are some pictures of the last part of our big trip!

Max playing Legos
Deana brought craft supplies to make a project with the kids. I love how hands on she is!!! They absolutely loved the project (door hangers) and are still currently using them!

Beautiful sunsets
Grandma Gregersen playing with Max
My grandpa Gregersen's peach tree. These were so good! Fresh peaches taste better than candy!
Picking peaches
The kids' favorite rock pile!!! We just had to go climb it for a bit before the storm. 
So thirsty!
Grandma Gregersen playing with the kids
Riding 4-wheelers at Grandpa and Grandma McFarlane!
Grandma McFarlane took the kids out for rides! 
Saffryn LOVED catching horny toads!
Everyone had touch it. 

That's all the pictures I could find! The kids are all begging to do that exact same trip again! Vegas to Utah! Haha. Who knows maybe it will be a family regular ;)

Thursday, August 25, 2016


When we left Las Vegas we headed to our grandparents house. But on the way we stopped in Zion National Park for the afternoon. 
Riding the shuttle around.
My little wild animal loves riding with his head out. 
Went on a hike with the kids. It ended up being about a mile. We all LOVED it! Amazing scenery. 

The kids did so amazing. We were so proud of them! We are all eager to go back someday and spend more time there!

The Wedding

Now for the main event for our summer trip... The Wedding!!!

My grandpa with the big kids before the ceremony
Max fell asleep right before the ceremony and slept through it all! 
Pierce got to hold the rings. He was so proud. Saffryn got to hold the flowers!
And they are married! It was a really nice ceremony! Deana looked absolutely stunning. And they were both so happy and it was really touching. They are a great couple!
A silly picture with everyone!
Relaxing after the ceremony before the reception. Max is still asleep. Hehe
Taking pictures at The Flamingo. Kids loved looking at all the birds. 
Beautiful bride!
I love how sweetly my dad is looking at my crazy kids!

After the reception we went to The High Roller. It was so fun. The kids loved getting to see the city lights and experience it with everyone. I didn't get any pictures during that time. Darn!

After a full day we walked back to our hotel room and little Colt couldn't take it anymore 

We had such a wonderful time! It was such a beautiful and fun wedding. We made memories that will last a lifetime!