August saw me finish my 2nd try at Business Calculus and get an A in the class! Earlier in the month I started an internship working for a friend who is a CPA. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn hands on skills.
The kids and I headed to Utah and spent time with family camping at Cherry Hill. There was a full day of swimming and playing in the water park, mini golf, rock wall climbing, and the batting cages.
And we went to Flying Pie for our 1st day to school dinner.
No pictures this month, we were all still trying to adjust to the new school year for the kids and my new semester. The kids both had parts in the primary program. This was Phillip's last year for that which made me a little sad. I got called up for jury duty. Thankfully I wasn't chosen as it would have been a 3 week murder trial and I knew that I couldn't miss that much class time and still pass my classes. I treated myself to a late birthday present and went to the Morrison Center and saw Les Mis. It was fabulous!! When I was 17 my dad took me to San Francisco to see it for the first time and I remember being blown away by it. It was fun to get to re-live that experience, just wish my dad could have come with me again!
Emilie wrote about her family, it was fun to see what she thinks we all like to do.
We went to a friends Halloween party and the kids carved pumpkins, took turns riding on a 4-wheeler, and chasing a chicken. We all had a great time!
Emilie was a butterfly and Phillip a Ninja!
Later in the month we went to the schools chili feed/ school fundraiser and both the kids participated in the pumpkin pie eating contest. Phillip was barely beaten by a girl in his class, and Emilie realized she didn't like pumpkin pie. And they both got their faces painted. Everyone had a great time and the school raised lots of money.
November was a very busy month for our family. Last year the Boise Temple had a major overhaul done on it. So before it was re-dedicated there was a open house. The kids and I were able to go together and take a tour of the temple. In 2008 the kids had been able to walk through the Twin Falls temple during the open house, but neither really remembered it well. This time I think they will both remember the inside of the temple and the feelings that they had while there. I went through the open house two other times with friends. Including taking some dear friends from school and their mothers too. It was such a privilege for me to get to share something as special as the temple with my friends.
I went to a BSU home football game with some girlfriends. It was so cold, but we enjoyed ourselves anyways!
The next day the kids and I were able to watch the Boise Temple be re-dedicated by President Monson. It was the first time any of us had been to a temple dedication, and it was such a special experience for me to be able to share with Phillip and Emilie.
For Thanksgiving we all headed to Provo to spend time with 4 of my siblings. We had a great week enjoying the time with family.
Me & Maudie Jane
Emilie decided to have her hair cut and donate it to Locks of Love. So proud of her and love her new hair-do!
Thanksgiving morning we went shooting out at the Payson dump with family. We all had a great time. Emilie got to shoot for the first time. Phillip tried out lots of different guns. A good time was had by all!
After target practice my very talented niece Maddie took family photos for us.
Later that day we were able to enjoy a yummy Thanksgiving dinner with some of our family.
And this is how our family spends time together after eating to much yummy food!
And last but not least I finally after too many years without one was able to get a piano. So excited to start playing again!
December kept us on our toes, we had so much to do! I finished up my semester and was happy to see it end. Emilie started making a schedule of sorts for her day. Love her creativity.
Both kids performed in their Christmas concert. Emilie sang with her class and Phillip performed with the 6th grade orchestra, still playing the violin.
We went to our ward's Christmas brunch, and the kids got to visit with Santa. Phillip is almost too big to sit on Santa's lap, so Santa sat on Phillip's instead.
Emilie got her turn too, but choose to sit on Santa's lap as she didn't want to get squished.
The kids Christmas morning. Looking a little tired, but excited to open presents!
Phillip showing off his new "mustache". My he is growing up fast!!
And that is the end of the pictures for 2012. What a busy busy year it was. I'm tired just trying to remember all we did.