Saturday, May 20, 2017


February was so much fun. J.D. finished the booth for Wade Lemon Hunting and then they paid for us to stay in Vegas and come to the Safari Club International show. This is a HUGE hunting show and seriously would take days just to see everything there. We got to spend 1 day and then relax and hang out in Vegas for two nights for free! Here are some of the things we saw.
 Taxidermy has seriously taken on a whole new level of wow if you ask me. I had no idea how amazingly talented these people are.
 I tried on a $13,000 fur coat!
 We did take Hazyn, but left the boys in St. George with my sister. It was pretty cool to see how tall I am to a baby giraffe.
 We had to get a few pics with J.D. even though he hates pictures.
 The water buffalo was amazing! I can't imagine how many hours and months it would take to create this.
 Here is J.D. in front of the booth he built! Everything you see besides the animals is all J.D. and his skills. It was by far one of the best booths there.
 We went to eat at Denny's one morning and Hazyn was loving the spoon with or without food!
 We came home after those fun days in vegas, and when we got home, Monty immediately crashed for hours... lol!
J.D. and I spent a Valentines night at the Lemon's. We had steaks and salad, and Katie went all out on the decorations and dessert. It was so much fun! I had been telling J.D. I had a surprise for him and then we pulled up to the Lemon's house that night.. We were laughing pretty hard because I had made it sound like the surprise was going to be out in the town.. technically it was.

 Monty is my kid that gets hurt, and usually gets over it pretty fast. He just gets hurt ALL the time and has the worst marks from it. This is from falling off the chair.
 He has broken his foot before, but for the most part I need to be grateful he hasn't broken more after all he has endured.
 Our sweet Hazie Bug has the best bed head! It is hilarious to see how wild her hair gets every morning and then she just grins so big! She is the cutest!
 She finds herself stuck in places and thinks she is so smart for getting into it, but then screams when she can't get out.
 Here is another Monty crash. lol! I find him all over the house sleeping in random places. He reminds me of my brother Choc who can sleep in any position at any time. Not even kidding. This is how Monty is!
 We tried braided pig tails for the first time! I can't believe she is only 7 months and I can do so much with her hair. At this point she has already had a hair cut too!
 Later this month we went up to stay with the Shakespears and go to the Salt Lake Hunting show. This one was a heck of a lot cheaper to get into, but it was SO crowded. The girls didn't go... and Monty. J.D. said he saw the booth he made again, but they just fought through people and didn't enjoy it as much.
While the men went out, we went to the park.
 Hazyn and Brooke are about a month apart, but Brooke is taller! lol!
 And then we just came home and took random pictures throughout our days.
Monty put yogurt on his upper lip and said, "Mom! I have a mustache!" I didn't even know he knew what a mustache was. lol!
 Hazyn figured out how to climb into her carseat without help...
 Dawson took random pics with my phone... he is such a goofball! He is doing so good in school. We had parent teacher conference this month and he is the top of his class, starting to be on a 5th grade reading level, and always strives for 100% on everything.
 This little girl is such a stinker! If I don't buckler her in she insists on standing. I'm lucky she hasn't fallen yet! She just loves to be at the highest height if she can.
 The library in our community held a Dr. Suess Day! The kids loved it!
Dawson finished up his basketball season and we get a little break before baseball. I'm so worn out from going to games with little kids. We are still working on the basement, but we did get canned lights up finally. J.D. is getting busier and busier with his handy man. Hopefully he will be able to do this full time in the next year or two. He is getting ready to hire people and build the business up enough. We could just do handyman, but we are waiting for a few more things to work out before we don't rely on a steady paycheck. I'm finally feeling better after the ER visit in November. I'm working out a lot and can't wait to stop nursing. We are so grateful to live in Holden and be able to have a home and live a life we want.