Monday, June 10

a few firsts

my first time shooting our 45.

truth be told, im a pretty darn good shot.
so much so, that chris has started calling me "lethal lisa".
thats a first for me.

it was an awesome date!


charlie's first haircut


ellie's first time on stage and she loved it!
she was a narrator for their preschool program that was based on eric carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

she was very nervous ahead of time to say her three lines, so i bribed her with a chick-fil-a milkshake if she could do it. and she did! without any problems. in fact, she loved it and i believe she may have an inner thespian waiting to bloom :)

her teachers
miss jean

and miss annie


my first attempt at cinnamon rolls in almost 9 years.... 
and they were delicious!

i attempted making cinnamon rolls the first month we were married because i thought thats what good wives do. well, they looked and smelled great, and they were hard as a rock! we threw them against the wall and they didnt even make any crumbs. i swore i would never make cinnamon rolls again because they failed me. ive been scared to attempt them again ever since. well, our new countertops were just begging for some dough to be rolled out on their surface, and i felt emboldened enough to face my fears.
im so glad i did.


jacks first time golfing 18 holes


and his first ever shout out to his mama



this is my view on my morning runs now that the kids are home from school...


our first tropical storm this year came last week.
we were so tired of staying in doors that we still went to the beach in the rain one day.


we had our dear friends the tucketts over for one last time before they move this weekend. words cant express how sad we are about their move, but are also so excited that they have finished this phase in their life and that they get to start a new chapter.
i love you melissa!
all 7 kids were wrestling and it took me a minute to realize that chris was the instigator of the wild romp


jack has a new favorite hobby:
roller skating :)


chris took the kids and after tripping over ellie and falling on top of her, she gave up. but jack is getting pretty good.


last friday was national donut day, which of course we celebrated :)


on saturday our primary had their first 
Articles of Faith
Scavenger Hunt
and it was so much fun! the only pic i took was of their treat bags with popcorn and water for them to take home. 

we had several of the kids tell us how much fun they had, and that made blowing up over 50 balloons totally worth it!


Carolina said...

So many great firsts! During our class sharing time, Ellie told is about how her daddy fell on her. She was laughing about it, so I guess it wasn't too traumatizing! Haha.

Larissa said...

Yeah, that Primary Activity was a big hit, thanks so much for doing that! And way to face your fear of cinnamon rolls, I don't know how you bake so well and so often. I'm just glad I get to benefit from it :)

Bloom Family said...

Caleb had such a fun time at the primary activity. Thank you for putting that together!

Larissa said...

ps- Jack is GOOD at skating!

melissa said...

mmmm cinnamon rolls! :) looks like your having a good summer so far! Ellie is a beauty and I was impressed with Jack's skating!

Laine said...

Leeessss! You're MOVING??!! Oh my goodness, how exciting! I can't wait to see what this adventure brings. :) Loved catching up with you and your amazing family. Your hair looks phenom! And your babies are beautiful. I am glad all is well. All our love from Colorado. <3 Elaine