Halle had her first Dance recital just in time for Christmas. We had so much fun watching her and all the other girls "shake it." She was most excited about her costume. And as a special bonus-Santa came at the end and the kids got to sit on his lap.
My Grandpa and Grandma Stephens celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in November. What a feat! They are an amazing example of love and wisdom. We had a family dinner at Maddox steak house complete with singing, they even sang with each other, a slide show, trumpet/piano duet, and cake. They are such wonderful people who love their family and we know it.
We headed to vegas for a quick trip before wrestling season started and the baby is born. We met up with some friends Kent and Mary Bowman, we have such a great time with them. Kent served his mission in vegas so we get a little different experience. We even attended the temple- it was great.
We saw Kevin James and Ray Romano- they were great also. So shopping, eating and playing it was a great get away- then home to real life.
We took the kids to the Circus this year, they loved it. They got spoiled by Grandma Stephens with cotton candy, slushes, stuffed animals and super cute hats! It was fun to see the animals and all the crazy stuff people can do.
So...we attended the state fair again this year. We show cows there so it is a great day for me and the kids to get to see all the other animals, and hang out at the fair. Grandma Lois came up with us this year, she is always a joy to spend time with.
We went to Lion King in August- most of my family went. This is some of the girls, Me, My mom, Jen (sister), Kristie (sis in law) and Cassidy (sis in law). We had a great time and I was pleasantly surprised at the show. I was very entertaining.
We had a adjustment this year, both of our kids went to school. Porter is starting 2nd grade and Halle started Kindergarten. I was so sad, but it has turned out pretty good. They both are loving school and doing so well. Halle has really taken off, and loved learning and writing all of her letters. She is always asking how to spell words- one letter at a time.- Porter has always been a good student and this continues. Halles bus stop picks up a lot of kids! This was the first day with all of them! All I can say is they have a great time on the bus on the way to school each day!
While we were at Lake Powell we went to see "Hole in the Rock" made famous by the pioneers that we trying to settle the four-corners area. I had just read "Undaunted" by Gerald Lund and it was interesting to see the actual site. I once again was and am amazed at the things the pioneers did all for their faith and love of the church.
walking up the "indian steps" on one of the many adventures we embarked on.
Porter taking a snooze
riding the tube
Halle looking adorable,
Josh swimming with the kids- the kids turned into little fish while we were there- stopping only to eat, and that was with there lifejackets on ready to jump back in when done. We had such a great time with our friends the Hillmans. We went on lots of hikes, adventures, slot canyons, plenty of swimming, boat rides, tube rides, surfing and enjoying good company
Josh and I have been married since June 2000, we have 3 great kids, Porter 8,Halle 5,and sweet little Stratton 1 month. We live on a farm, I work as an RN in the ER, and we love spending time together.