Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saxon's Kindergarten Graduation

Saxon did it! He graduated from Kindergarten in the middle of June. He loved Kindergarten. He started with Ms Grant and then went thru many subs as she was off on Maternity leave and ended with Ms Mitchell. It was a wild ride with all the teachers but the class did great. He was the top reader in his class and made many many friends.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Luke and Livi's Baptism/ Happy Father's Day

In June Luke and Livi turned 8 and were baptized. We were so excited for their decision to be baptized we took a road trip up to San Jose to attend there baptism. It was such a great weekend.

 That weekend also happened to be Father's Day. We loved celebrating with Grandpa/my dad on Father's Day.

Happy 8th Birthday Luke and Livi and Happy Father's Day to my Dad!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pool Building - Swim School

When we were looking for a new house a long time ago we had to have a pool or a place to build a pool. We all love swimming and I love my swim school www.amberswimschool.com. So when we found this great yard we were excited to have a perfect place for our pool.

We started building the pool at the same time that we were building our home. I went to the city to change the address of my business  and I found out I needed to reapply for a whole new business license. This means notifying all the neighbors and paying big fees. I thought this would not be a big deal since I have been running this business in the same neighborhood for 6 years with no problems.

Well, I was wrong. I sent out the letter to the neighbors and lots of complaints came in. NO one wanted my swim school to happen in my new house. I was so sad.  It became such a problem that the city was not going to give me my license.  Well my old neighbors and swim students helped me out and wrote hundreds and hundreds of letters to the city. Letting them know how they love my swim school. It was so over whelming to see the community fight for me. This was huge.. the city decided to give me my new business license. It was awesome.

We moved in and a week after we moved in Amber's Swim School started in our new location. Such a great day!

Kylie was able to enjoy swim lessons this summer and she did awesome! Swimming all the way across the pool 2 yrs old.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Move Day

 After the many many many months of craziness with construction and decisions May 28th we finally moved out of our rental property to our NEW HOME!! This was such a dream come true. To follow our journey with finding our house, construction, and moving in.. follow me at www.trashtotreasurehome.blogspot.com (and someday I will update it again ;))

Goodbye rental!!
My  mom was amazing and took my kids for the weekend while we moved. That was the biggest help ever!!!
Tad swallowed his pride and actually asked for help with moving.  Tad and his friends were awesome and moved us so extremely quickly.

After the move it was time to unload the boxes.. Tad was a lot of help ;)

Moving is so crazy... So much work and so tiring. SO SO glad this will hopefully be our last move ever!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Greenbrook Swim Team 2013

 This Year we joined the Greenbrook Swim team. Saxon and Micah both participated and LOVED it. They did so great. They practiced 5 days a week for 45 minutes for 4 months. It was such great exercise and they had so much fun doing it.

They Loved Racing all 4 strokes.

They loved even more goofing off with their friends between races and at practices.

By the end of the season we were exhausted!