Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This is the Place

Its been raining so much here in Utah the past week and so today when the weather finally cleared up, we played hooky from school and took off to This is the Place Heritage Park. I knew that baby animal season was happening and I wanted to have the boys see the baby animals before they grew up too fast. I was so surprised by all the baby animals they had. They had bunnies that were TINY, chicks, baby sheep, goats, pigs and a few other animals. The boys loved walking around seeing, touching and holding a bunch of the animals. We had some episodes trying to get in the car to get to the park, but I was so glad to have persisted through the crying and have a day to explore. I'm excited to go back and explore more of the park!

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Those little legs working so hard to run after the train. It will never get old.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and BrandonBenson had hit his mark, i don't blame him. He was cold, hungry and it was his naptime. The boys were being pretty good with him, trying to make him happy so we could last a little bit longer.
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The park is SO big, our first stop when we got to the park was going to hold the chickens and after taking a train ride around, seeing more attractions the boys insisted on coming back to the chicks to hold them.  I was told they sold these chicks and I'm super tempted to buy some!
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Family Photos


After about almost a year, I finally posting our family photos, life as a mom I guess... But i'll have you know it was so hard to restrain myself from not posting every single one. Jessica Haderlie works magic, and I'm so grateful for the emotion and meaning she captured behind each photo. She truly has a eye for capturing beauty and love. And I'm so grateful for my boys, all four of them. I never thought I'd be a mom to so many boys but its truly such a joy and honor. And that Mister Osmond has always been a dream come true. Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon

Monday, February 20, 2017

Baby number 4



I know I've already posted this on Instagram and I'm sure many of you have seen it. But I wanted to document it here, it just takes me so much longer to post on my blog. I usually write post at night when the kids have gone to bed. But seeing that I get most sick at nights due to pregnancy, this blog hasn't been updated very often and it makes me sad I haven't posted as much. I'll get back to it someday! But we have been waiting for this new little babe to come and we are all over the moon to have a new brother or sister join our family!

Friday, January 6, 2017

A new year.


Shelby and Brandon We had a couple weeks where Brandon was home and it was so wonderful to have him around all the time. We relaxed, spent a lot of time with family and created new goals for this upcoming year. I'll tell you a little more about our goals at the end of the post, but this week was Brandons first few days back at work. We sent him off with a lot of hugs, kisses and tears- we sure to do love him.  And yes Brandon is awesome, he rides his bike to work most days- whether its rain, snow or shine.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and BrandonIt seems the littlest always have the hardest time sending Brandon off because their still trying to understand the concept of time (obviously) but right now Benson is having a hard time letting Dad go every morning.
Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon Shelby and BrandonIt been these three and me all day and next week we will send Daxton back to school. I still am not loving Daxton in school all day and we will miss him a lot. But its been so fun to have him at home with us.
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Also, Brandon's had a messenger side bag for his work bag and it seemed to always get in the way when he biked. So for Christmas, I got him a Just Porter Streeter Backpack because I wanted him to have an easier bag for biking to work, he's loved it and has commented saying its "The best bike commuter bag." Anyway, love when gifts work out as a success.

As a final note, I wanted to tell you a little about what we are doing for our goals this year. For me, I decided that I wanted to work on a goal each month. I think by the third or fourth month of the year I forget my resolutions and I really don't want that to happen. So this year I'm hoping that if I write down a goal each month it'll help me with the progress that I have and if I need to extend a goal or move on I can do month to month- helping me progress more. Just thought I would write it down for anyone who might need some ideas on resolutions. Hope everyone is having a good start to their year!!