April 2, 2010

April 2, 2010
Greg and Haley

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Last Month

It has been so wonderful to live close to my parents for the last year and a half. On January 15 they started their second mission as senior missionaries. They are serving in the St. George Temple visitors' center and really loving it so far. We all really miss them, but we're glad we got to spend some good quality time with them before they left.

On January 19 our little Leslie turned 3 years old. I took the girls over to the Lakeshore Learning store to do a free craft. This time they made a melted snowman...the birthday girl LOVED it!

Little Leslie on her 3rd birthday!

Leslie and her gifts...including her new favorite toy Polly Penguin. Thanks to that toy, a princess potty training book, and lots of candy, Leslie is officially potty trained!!

Leslie insisted on having chocolate cake with pink rainbow chip frosting (just like we had at Emily's birthday last year). She really loves her big sister!

Leslie with her cute Leslie doll from Grandma Burr. 

February 9th marked 100 days of Kindergarten for Emily and as she said it was "the very best day of school ever!" The balloons say: 100 days FLEW by!

When Greg worked at Brick Oven in Provo I LOVED their Valentine's Day sugar cookies...and now it is a tradition to make them every year at our house. We take cookie decorating very seriously...

Emily and Leslie ready to take some cookies to our neighbors. We made sure to save some for ourselves too!

My 3 little valentines: Emily, Abby, and Leslie. Greg is a little camera shy...

We even bought a heart shaped pizza for dinner. The girls thought that was pretty cool, especially since it looks like a broken heart or something. Our kids don't like pepperoni so...

When Emily comes home at lunch time, we love to do crafts. I bought the girls smelly markers and those were very popular and MESSY!!

We also made little characters on popsicle sticks. The girls played with them for days!

Our awesome snow globes. They ended up so cute, I had to hang them up!

The girls also like to make a lot of noise on the piano. At least they are having fun!

This winter has been interesting with not a ton of snow or cold days. We've done a lot of bike rides and trips to the park. The girls don't seem to mind!

Emily loves pretending the playground is her castle. We play the same game every time we go. I make a really good Mother Gothel.

There's never a dull moment with these three. We sure love our girls!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Well, Christmas break officially ends today and then it's back to real life. We have had a great Christmas season. On the 11th we went over to Joel and Melanie's to decorate gingerbread houses. 

The next day I took the girls to see Santa at the library by our house. He read stories and gave everyone a candy cane. The girls each wrote him a letter. Emily's letter was too cute NOT to share.

Leslie with Santa (much better than last year when she freaked out).

Emily with Santa

The girls with Santa...he is a very patient man.

It was a fun time!

The following day Emily had a Winter Concert at school. 

Her class sang 'We are Santa's Elves' and recited a Christmas poem. There she is in the front row.

Here is Emily with her good friends Greta and Piper.

The weekend of the 15th we went down to West Jordan to visit the Burrs. Here I am with Malerie being awesome.

The Burr women: me, Malerie, Aubry, Rachel, Erica, and Mom Burr.

Dad and Mom Burr with the grandkids. Now there are 9!!

Emily and Leslie loved the cardboard dollhouse they got from Blake and Rachel.

The elementary school Emily goes to is a STEM school (Science Technology Engineering Math), so for December all of the Kindergartners made gingerbread houses. Emily was very proud of hers!

On the 19th my brother Derek and his family came to visit from Arkansas. It was so great to see them!

On Saturday, the 23rd we made Christmas goodies and took them around to people in the neighborhood. Here is the cute sugar cookie Emily made.

Christmas Eve 2017: Emily, Leslie, and Abby.

Leslie's cute Mrs. Claus dress.

Christmas Eve was so much fun with Dad and Mom here. We will miss them so much when they go on their mission.

Our kids watching 'It's a Wonderful Life' on Christmas Eve. They really liked it!

Abby playing in the snow on Christmas.

Emily and Abby

On New Year's Eve we went over to Aunt Carolee's for Dad and Mom's open house. It was so fun to see everyone!

Greg even played his violin. It was a great night. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Letter 2017

Dearest Family and Friends,

As we have reflected on this year, we are humbled by all of the wonderful things we have been blessed with. It has been a great year for us and we have so much to be thankful for.

Greg- At the beginning of this year Greg's dad had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. He had a tear in his aorta and we were all worried for the outcome. We spent a lot of weekends in Utah being with family and are so grateful for his miraculous recovery. In November Greg got a new job working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and has really enjoyed it so far. He continues to run Gemtek Homekeeping in the evenings. He loves composing and arranging music in his spare time and also has a new found interest in astronomy (after witnessing the total solar eclipse in August).

Haley- I continue to run our household with our three little girls. They are a lot of work, but bring us so much joy. I also continue to work at VIPKID teaching ESL online to children in China in the early mornings. We have had a wonderful time this year attending my sister Cassidy's wedding, going to family reunions, seeing fun shows, going to the new Meridian Temple, and enjoying all of the fun outside things that Boise has to offer!

Emily- Last May Emily graduated from Preschool. This fall she started Kindergarten and really enjoys it. I love that she only goes to school until lunch so that she can play with her sisters the rest of the day. Emily loves to dance, paint, draw, and make up stories. She is so creative and girly. We love having her in our family.

Leslie- Leslie is a sweet girl with a smile that brightens everyone's day. In October she had her first visit to Urgent Care when she ran full speed into the corner of our toy chest. The cut was just deep enough that she needed to see the doctor. After the doctor put glue and a patch on it, she was good to go! Leslie loves Nursery and playing with her sisters.

Abigail- Abby will be 20 months old next week. She is a very playful girl, but also loves to cuddle. She adores her sisters and loves carrying around her little baby doll. She started going to Nursery a couple of months ago. She learned to walk this year and has started to say words. She has been a great addition to our family.

We are grateful for our Savior, Jesus Christ and this time of year to reflect on His birth. We wish you all a very merry Christmas!

With Love,

The Burrs
Greg, Haley, Emily, Leslie, and Abby

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thanksgiving Time!

My good friend Allison took our family pictures about a month ago. She took them right in our backyard and they turned out great!

Emily, 5 years old

Leslie, 2 years old

Abby, 18 months old

Sunday, November 12 was Emily's Primary Program at church. She did a great job!

They sure love their dad!

Leslie is my special little friend in the mornings while Emily is at school and Abby is napping. 

Abby loves to get into the tupperware drawer. She only doesn't wear pants when Greg changes her diaper. ;-)

Our Thanksgiving turkey

We spent Thanksgiving in Bountiful, Utah with my sister Bethany's family. 

These girls sit very close to each other in our Cube. Most of the time, they are really good girls in the car all the way to Utah.

Me and Ruby (Dillon's daughter). I think she likes me!

Paul and Greg

Paul, Dillon, and Greg jamming on their instruments: guitar, mandolin, and violin.

Eating breakfast Thanksgiving morning: Greg, Leslie, Danny, Emily, and Charlie.

Dress up with cousins!

Bethany and Leslie

On the swings with our babies.

 Ruby and Abby

Abby did NOT like sharing a swing!

Time to eat!!

Cousins table

The dishes were done in no time at all!

It was so fun to spend Thanksgiving with three of my siblings: Bethany, Cassidy, and Dillon!

Back in Boise...I bought these girls some cute outfits and wanted to take their picture, but one of them was not very happy about it.

Decorating for Christmas!

We took our family to see the Christmas lights in downtown Caldwell. It was the perfect way to start off the Christmas season.

Merry Christmas!