August 30, 2014

New Neighbors

We have been super blessed to live in an awesome neighborhood. I’m not sure how we lucked out getting our house but it’s in a cul-de-sac and we have the greatest neighbors that LOVE to party! One thing about the military is that there are always people moving in and out and recently something really cool happened. After our neighbors across the street moved out, a friend from Rich’s hometown moved in! The Pilkington’s lived in Marshfield when Rich was a kid and moved to Springfield while Rich was on his mission.

Aaron Pilkington e-mailed Rich a few months ago and told him that he was going to be moving to Hill AFB and Rich was able to reserve the house across the street for him, his wife Megan and their 5 kids. I’m not gonna lie, I was totally nervous about them moving in because I didn’t know anything about them and I was worried that we wouldn’t mesh. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about because they are awesome! Aaron has my same sense of humor and Megan is fun and funny. I’m so excited to have them to hang out with for the next couple of years!

Our neighbor, Steve, is the party man. He has a cul-de-sac potluck every Sunday in his driveway and a big party for the kids on holidays and for special events. He had a huge “Back to school bash” the weekend before school started. Friday night he had a movie night on his projector and then the kids and some adults camped out.


My new friend, Megan!


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I caught him off guard. Steve the party man.



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The next day was Saturday and Steve brought in breakfast for everyone. At noon he rented 2 bounce houses and the kids played all day. I love where we live and the people that live around us.

Last weekend the Pilkington’s 2nd oldest, Emma, was baptized. Aaron’s parents flew in from Missouri, his brother Adam and friend Bobby drove up from South Salt Lake area and the childhood friends were reunited.




Group picture after the baptism.


So, I lied, we had actually gotten together for a BBQ with Bobby and Aaron a few weeks back where I met Bobby and his wife, Angela. All of our kids had so much fun and there wasn’t a single fight! It’s really cool that all of the wives of the childhood friends get along really well too. It’s so crazy the way things have worked out. It’s going to be a fun couple of yearsSmile

Douberly Visit!

We had very special visitors, our Florida besties the Douberly’s! It was AMAZING to see them and hang out for a little over 2 days. Not long enough but long enough for us to plan a cruise with them next year after Eva gets the trach out!

You can always tell that you have a life long friend when you haven’t seen them in 2 years but pick up right where you left off. I love my Lucy!

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Rich and Joe were best buds too. They wouldn’t take silly selfies together thoughSmile

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Lucy’s mom came with them. She was full of energy and so fun!

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Our kids grew up together. Ella was 3 weeks old when we moved to Florida. Apparently 2 years changes a few things because Aidan suddenly developed a crush on Ella.

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He told Lucy that him and Ella loved each other and after they left I found this note…


We went to the Davis County fair. It was ok. The kids had fun with all of the animals though.







We fed a bunch of goats.


That white goat jumped up on Aidan and scared him.







That night we had a nurse so we got a babysitter and went on a group date! So fun!



Our girls


It was so good seeing them again. Can’t wait for our cruise together!

Quick Randoms…

Story of my life, I’m behind on blogging. Not exactly sure why I suddenly can’t find the time or energy to blog but that’s life so here I am again with a quick catch-up. This is all from like the last 2 months and it is all soooo random.

Signs the kids made for their doors that just crack me up. My favorite part is the “No Noking”, haha!

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Reese and Boston! We LOVE these boys! They are our favorite people to hang out with even though their mom is kind of annoying(Winking smile)

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Two weeks ago this little girl figured out how to crawl!!!





Oh yes, life just got a little more interesting…

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She’s gotten so big! She sat in a cart like a big girl for the first time at Costco the other day.

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They are also getting so big!

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Also, we had to lower Eva’s crib because she is mobile and was starting to pull herself up onto her knees. Another “fun” thing that she has discovered is the camera. She pulls it down and plays with it so it is time to mount it out of her reach.

About to grab the camera.

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There was about a week right after she discovered how to crawl that she ended up sleeping like this…

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Or like this.

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She has now figured out that it’s just not very comfortable and sleeps on her belly.

This was the first time she drank from a straw and surprised the heck out of Rich and I.

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She(we) have fallen in love with our nurses! We love April, Chee and Erica and are so grateful to have them in our home taking care of Eva at night.

This is April.

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A few weeks ago we took the kids to the Ogden temple open house. It was an awesome experience walking through and explaining how special all of the rooms in the temple are. It is such a gorgeous temple.

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Waiting to go in

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Right after we came out.

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I think that pretty much sums up all of the little random things that we’ve done. Now on to bigger events…sigh.

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