Monday, December 7, 2015


I'm not a big Black Friday shopper, but Keila was in town and wanted to look for boots to wear for her wedding. 

How could I pass up buying boots for my kids when they were on sale and they wanted them so badly? We do live in Texas, you know...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Six Flags with Family

I was so excited that Keila could drive into town from Illinois. She came so she wouldn't be lonely for the holiday, but it was such a blessing to me to have her here. It made my heart happy to have my sister to squeeze and laugh with. 

It was really fun to go to Six Flags with her, the Goodwins, Grandma and Grandpa, and of course my little family!

Keila and I started off riding the New Texas Giant! We loved it! After that, we took our turn with the kids while the other adults went to ride a few rides. We met up and switched again later so that Tony, Jeila, and I could ride the Titan. 

It was fun to have enough adults that we could each ride some of the bigger rides while still allowing the kids to have fun doing what they loved. 

Oh and did I mention the weather?? We had been worried a week before that it was going to rain, but we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening! It was a little overcast, but warm with no rain! We wore our t-shirts around all night. Perfection!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Strep Throat and Allergic Reactions

We started and ended our Thanksgiving holiday with a bang! Hyrum was feeling pretty crummy the Sunday the Goodwins flew in from Utah. Sure enough, he had strep throat! So we had to have 24 hours of antibiotics before we could run and play with Cousin Jacie! Luckily the amoxicillin did its job and he was feeling just fine by the time we wanted to go to Six Flags. 

The bummer part was that the Monday following Thanksgiving (cousins still here) he decided to break out with a rash. We went to the doctor again and sure enough, 8 days into the 10 days of amoxicillin, he decided to have an allergic reaction! Poor kid was covered from head to toe in red speckles! 

So, we get to start new antibiotics in a few days after the rash decides it's done hanging around. 

So, here's to wishing your family (and mine) health and happiness the remainder of your holiday season!