"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Yellowstone and Island Park 2015

Every year we go.  Nearly every year we do the same things.  Every time we love it.  Island Park will always be Heaven on Earth to me.  We stayed in my Uncle Kurt's cabin this year which made it really comfortable for our family. My parents were there and Clay's family.  It was so great to see my kids play with their cousins and to have good quality time with my baby brother.  Life is really good!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Wyoming Fourth

Going to Afton for the 4th of July is one of our most favorite things.  We wished that it could have been much longer!  It was a quick trip this time because we were in the middle of needing to move out of our apartment and finishing up some final touches on the house.  On the 4th we went to the parade, roasted hot dogs, shot guns, and enjoyed each other's company.  The best part is always seeing the little cousins together.  They are all so cute!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Open House

It happened. This week we went from our neighborhood being full of working houses to families. This was one of the best days of Dallas and my lives. We have worked so hard for our home. Our hearts are in those walls and now we get to fill it up with all the people we love the most. We couldn't have done it alone- a special thank you to those that babysat, pounded nails next to us, and hugged us when we couldn't do anything else but cry. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

After the open house our family stayed for a quick dinner in our new house. There was so much room for everyone! It was the first of many more to come. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As perfect as it will ever get.

We cleaned, and shined, and touched up every inch of this place. If will never be this perfect again. We are ready for the open house!