It's a Girl~

It's a Girl~

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ryan and Nadia’s Wedding

We drove out to Nebraska a couple days before the wedding. We stopped at Cody’s Trading post to take a little walk while Matt slept for a bit.

Ryan And Nadia

The kids were happy to get a treat and pull everything off the shelves. haha.

We got to Nebraska and went straight over to the law school for a tour. Matt’s Uncle Ed lives like 3 miles from the law school so they were generous enough to let us stay at their house. We had a really nice scholarship offer from Nebraska and so we were considering it for a couple of reasons.

1. Pay less than BYU (with scholarship and cost of living)
2. We would be more needed here in our ward and as missionaries for the church
3. We have family here that we do not see as often.

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We drove out the next day to go down to Kansas City for the wedding. We were meeting the rest of the Hoffmans down there. We had a dinner with everyone and the food was delicious. A lot of work done by the family which was awesome. We learned a lot of Jewish traditions so that was neat.

We went down to Liberty Jail to visit and explore. It was really interesting and a wonderful piece of church history.


After this they had the “bridal shower.” Basically we all just went and gave advice and talked. Nadia’s mom read a letter from her grandmother that she wrote while Nadia was still in the womb before the grandma died. It was beautiful.

Later that night we ran out to go find some clothes to wear to the wedding. Last minute I know. We found some cute clothes at Target. When we got back from Target we found out that Matt had fallen asleep in the hotel room and Sadie left the room and walked around the hotel then went down the elevator. All by herself. She was hanging out in the lobby and they called the police. The police knocked on the doors and/or called every room on the first 5 floors until they got to our rooms. They knocked on my Aunt Pam’s door and asked if she knew. She realized it was Sadie and went down and got her. When they knocked on Matt’s door and asked him he realized she was gone. By then she was basically upstairs anyway. SCARY! But I am so glad she was safe!

Apparently she was looking for the free food they have in the mornings. haha.

The wedding was on Sunday, March 29th. We hung out for a while and just enjoyed the family. We took a lot of pictures.

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The women all hung out to give advice to the bride and the men to the groom. Then the mensfolk came in to get the bride and we all went in to the ceremony area.


The ceremony was lovely and we really enjoyed it. The men and women sit on different sides. The girls were noisy and Sadie kept asking if one of the pictures in the synagogue was of Jesus. haha

We took pictures and played for a bit.


We played frisbee. This is when Andrea and dad feel in to the bushes trying to catch it. hah

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Then we had dinner and dancing and it was lovely! We had so much fun! The girls loved dancing and Sadie danced with this boy and Scout all night.


It was an all day event and we really enjoyed it. The girls did great and just loved it so much!

We drove back to Grammy’s house and had some fun stops on the way.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fake Snow

We actually call it milk. Someone thought it would be a great idea while I put Scout down to cover our couches with milk. I had to wait until Matt got home before I could react at all.
On a happier note, the kids love fixing things.
We went to Riana’s birthday party and had some great dance moves. Since we are basically the first of our friends to have kids, they are celebrities. Smile
Rianas birthday party

Friday, September 25, 2015

We Love Free Days

We went to one of the last free days at the Hoggle Zoo for the Winter. It was busy but it was still a lot of fun. The kids were great in the car and at the Zoo. It was a little cold but the kids were champs. I think they enjoyed the statues the most.
Zoo and This is the Place
We saw our friend Kelsey there too so we had to take a picture with her.
We drove over to “This is the Place” and ran around for a little bit and ate some food before we headed home. It was a long day but it was really fun. The kids were totally wiped out.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scout’s Birthday Party

Can’t believe this girl is ONE! She is the funniest little thing with a huge personality. She loves to pick on Sadie and Jessie. It is pretty funny. She definitely is opinionated but is so sweet. She is very much a Mommy’s girl and I mostly love that!
I wanted to do A Mickey Mouse themed party and was happy with how it turned out. I probably spent 20 dollars tops on things that were not food. I basically made all of the decorations and had fun doing it. Matt made the “playhouse,” which was a big hit!”
My mom got her the Minnie dress which is soo cute!
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Some of our guests.
I was mean and wouldn't let her eat her cupcake until later.
Chrissy was the best and dressed up as Goofy. So clever!
Our neighbor gave Scout a roll of toilet paper. What a great gift for a 1 year old!
The cute kids that came.
It was a lot of fun and I was glad to have a fun party where their friends could just come and play.

Monday, September 21, 2015

This girl is One!

We filled up this baby’s crib with balloons to celebrate. She was not sure about this.
We also took Scout to the park on her birthday. I think she had a good time. I know Sadie did! haha.
Andrea came to say Happy Birthday too.
I finally let this girl have her “cake.” Basically every picture I got was the same. She picked at the cake and fed the frosting to everyone else but I don’t think she ate any without being forced. haha. Smith’s bakery (at least in Provo makes the cupcake for free for babies turning 1. How cool is that?!!)
Sadie enjoyed being fed.
This girl…
We went to Dickeys for dinner because we had a gift card.
Kristin and Seth came over to say goodnight to the birthday girl.
One of me and this girl. All snug and asleep!
Happy birthday Sweet Girl!