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November 2020

We started the morning off walking some Walkathon laps!

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Then football in the afternoon.

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We watched Coco in the backyard!

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More Walkathon!

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My notification that my ballot was counted!!

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Kinsley writing a story!

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I’ve had a goal for years now to make a pie. Connor loves pie and I’ve never made one before. So when I had a lot of apples that needed using, I decided I’d better try it. I made everyhting from scratch including the pie crust. It didn’t turn out too bad.

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Kinsley got another one of her art boxes. It was to make light lanterns. Most of the projects we could finish fairly quickly, but this one took weeks for some reason. 

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More Walkathon! (it lasted for 10 days!!)

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It was warm enough to grill and play in the backyard!

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More Walkathon!!! Crazy!!

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We got some yummy treats from our Bishop and his wife who Connor had been serving with and was just released!

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Walkathon again!

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I thought it was so cute that Kinsley was playing with the old toys we have kept for our niece and nephews.

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The kids doing some raking in the backyard!

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Doing some nails!

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We were going to see my mom for her birthday and Kinsley chose this to wear. She has her own style and I love it!

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Birthday pavlova!

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Covid friendly friend time! Zoom and video games!

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We went up to the condo to get a change of scenery and try on the ski stuff to see what fits the kids.

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After we did that, we headed out to do a bit of sledding.

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Then came this fateful deciscion to snowboard on a sled down the hill. Connor stepped off wrong and even though It didn't look too bad, but it ended up being a broken ankle for Connor. He thought it might have just been sprained but we found a couple days later it was actually broken.

Still trying to put on a smile! (And I’m talking about both of us because I can’t say I was too happy either.)

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I had wanted to go watch the sunset at the lake but Connor was in no condition and two of the kids didn’t want to go, so it was just Corbin and I. It was great to have some one on one time!

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Connor resting and icing his foot.

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Me and my girl!

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It’s going to be really hard to go back to in person church! This was sacrament meeting!

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It was a short trip so we are heading home!

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We found a monarch butterfly on our walk.

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Working on our FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experiences) that are usually done in class but now are done during asyncronous time.

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I love that they both are different and beautiful and still similar enough to see how they relate!! That is why I love art!!

Playing football on the back lawn of church!

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Saw this tree with the light behind it on one of my morning walks. Breathtaking!

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An artist from Denmark made these art compositions of the Savior of what he may have looked like more accurate to the region and I love them. 

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Clay time! This is also usually done in class but now it’s at home!

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Connor in his boot! I thought it was cute and funny that he was wearing church clothes on the top and shorts on the bottom! It’s fine during at home church and people are only seeing your top anyway!

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Kinsley’s finished art box project!

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I was so proud of Corbin to let his cuddly sister hug his non-cuddly self.

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Lost tooth!!

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Cason asked to play chess and I had just been watching the Queen’s Gambit so I felt like I could play. Turns out I did not learn how to play better by watching that show, Ha!

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Kinsley has been really into rollerskating lately and is trying to get the boys more into rollerblading.

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Kinsley’s new lanterns in her room!

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We went mini-golfing during Thanksgiving break!

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Holly and I got matching dresses for Kinsley amd Millie and they are darling!!

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Setting the table for Thanksgiving!

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Ok, I kind of love this picture because the girls are each smiling at their own mother!

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I know that we had been advised not to gather together for the holidays but we have made this bubble with my family and it seems silly to stop it when we have been safe. I also know how extremely blessed I am to be in this sitatuon and I am not taking it for gratned.

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After Thanksgiving we got out the Christmas stuff! Cason dressed as a funny Santa!

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I came to get some more decorations and I saw the kids had made this fort and I just loved that they all were playing together like this.  Connor and I pulled out our indoor snowballs and bombarded them in a snowblal fight. They LOVED it and were so happy! It was so fun and such a good memory. We did it several times thougrough the season and it was a hit everytime. 

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We usually put up all the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving but save the ornaments for Family Home Evening. Kinsley was most excited for this and asked every hour if we could put the ornaments on the tree no matter how many times I told her we were waiting until Monday. I didn’t realized just how much she loves the tree!

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Kinsley having a posicle while doing a yoga pose!

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Christmas Miles Morales/Spiderman!

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Saying goodbye to our Thankful Tree!

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FInally the day for trimming the Christmas tree. Kinsley and I put on our matching Christmas aprons and assembled a charcutterie board for dinner!

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We need hot chocolate too, of course!

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We decided to make an ornament as a family for our pool clubs tree!

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We are excited for the Chirstmas season!!

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