September 21, 2022

Graduation!

Kyler set a goal in like 9th grade to see how many activities he could have listed under his name in the yearbook. 


I think he wins!!! Twelve different activities were listed under his name. His goal to stay involved definitely paid off. He had so many incredible experiences to shape him and teach him and great opportunities to serve, meet people, and be a part of something greater than just himself. Such a cool goal he set!!

Before graduation, we celebrated Kyler and Brighton with a dinner.

These two boys make me roll my eyes and smile at the same time.








I think Perry took this picture. I always find it entertaining to find random pictures of real life rushing around on my phone.


We had the boys sit in the hot seat and we asked them questions about their high school experience. We heard funny things, things I didn’t know they did and they shouldn’t have done, sweet memories, and bits of wisdom.




We are SO proud of Kyler because of all of his hard work, dedication, achievements, and growth throughout the year. He was well rounded, true to himself and grew in unfathomable ways throughout high school. And I know he had so much fun and found joy through it all.


To graduate with honors and with a scholarship to ASU and a mission call....you just know he is going to do incredible things with his life.



During the long wait and ceremony, these girls kept themselves entertained running around.


Watching ALL the students and faculty walk out was such a magical moment.


Go Class of 2022!!


No clear pictures, but here he is receiving his diploma. He pumped his hands in the air as he walked off the stage.








The fireworks at the end of the night as they threw their caps in the air was so surreal.


We love you so much!!


Then we proceeded to take all the pictures with all the people on the field.






































He spent the graduation night jumping in pools and through dangerous bonfires and dodging cops or some such story. He came home safe and happy and excited for his next adventure.

September 14, 2022

Layla’s Ten Year Old Trip

We created the tradition that each child gets a surprise one on one trip with one parent the year that they are ten years old. It was Eric’s turn to take Layla so he planned a trip to California so they could go to Sea World and the Zoo. It was a perfect plan for these two animal loving humans!


See, one of the first pictures they took was Layla with bugs in her hands. :)


They stopped at the San Diego temple and the beach.


And then loved it up at SeaWorld and the zoo.



























I’m so glad they got to take this time together!