Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Weekend with Friends

We were lucky enough to see some of our best friends this past weekend! The Mickelsens and the Randalls came to our house so the boys could go to the BYU vs. Notre Dame game. It was so great to see them and for the kids to hang out with their friends and get reaquainted.

Group hug! Saying goodbye was hard for my girls, especially Niah.

Having twelve kids and six adults in our house sounds crazy, right?! Well, it actually wasn't! The kids all got along great and just played and played. There wasn't one fight. I was pleasantly surprised. Here they are all tucked in watching a movie before bed.

Thanks Randalls and Mickelsens for a great weekend! I wish it could have been longer!! We need to do it again- sooner rather than later.
Here's Benny today playing outside while the girls were at school. He loves to go out there with Mabel and just swing and play by himself. What a good boy.

Benny Bolt and his sidekick, Mabel! (the girls gave Benny that nickname when he wears that cape!)
And here I am at 37 weeks and five days prego. I am ready to be done- not because I'm terribly uncomfortable- just because I can't wait any longer to meet this little boy. The anticipation is killing me! I can't wait to see what he looks like and how the other kids  interact with him. They are getting really excited too.
I have felt so grateful the past few days for all of my blessings! Healthy kids, for all of Bryan's hard work and him finding a great job (more on that later), a healthy and fairly easy pregnancy, and so many other things. I am truly blessed!


Three Lads and a Lis said...

What a fun little friend reunion!!! It's always so fun to see friends pop up on each others blogs :).

You are such a lovely pregnant woman, I always though that and you still got it girl!

Okay, seriously? Leaving us hanging on the job... exciting stuff, can't wait to hear about it!

Stephanie said...

How fun! I loved the pictures of you guys together. Miss you all;( I especially loved the picture of the row of kids all laying down watching a movie. Wow....12 kids, where did they all come from? Randalls had 2 when they moved to Vermont, You guys had 1, and Mickelsons had 1 (atleast when I moved there). Explosion;)

Ditto to Melissa you look fabulous (looked fabulous as I am writing this post Bridger's birth) can't wait to hear more on new baby and new job!!!

Carrie said...

You've got to start dishing about this new baby! Can't wait for the details! And I wholeheartedly agree with you. It was a wonderful weekend, too short of course, but just a special time to remember who we really are when it comes right down to it. I love you dearly my friend. Thank you for letting us into your darling home.

Here we are at the top of Niah's castle!

Here's Niah and her best friend Addi playing in the dirt!

Bryan's favorite things:

  • BYU Football
  • Pandora.com
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Mountain Biking
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • Kayaking

Natalie's Favorite Things

  • Naps
  • Blogging
  • Cooking
  • Going on dates with Bryan
  • Reading good books
  • Being a mom

Niah's Favorite Things

  • Hannah Montana
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • High School Musical
  • Reading books with her dad
  • Singing
  • Disney Princesses
  • Playing outside with her friends

Chloe's Favorite Things

  • Being outside
  • Her binki
  • Bananas
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Playing with Niah
  • Taking a bath