Monthly Archives:April 2012

Protected: Easter 2012

Your #1 Fan post on April 27th, 2012
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Protected: Spring Break Part Three

Your #1 Fan post on April 19th, 2012
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Spring Break Part Two

Your #1 Fan post on April 18th, 2012
Posted in Family, Fun Activities, Spring Break, Vacation

One of our favorite things to do when we go to the tri-cities is take walks around the Columbia River.  This time we brought Novalie’s scooter with us and she loved riding her scooter on the docks.

Taking a break to play on the rings.

Skipping rocks and playing in the water.  We came home with a pocket full of rocks which made me happy that Novalie still likes to collect rocks from the river.

Me and my baby girl sharing a moment.


Novalie really, really, really likes playing Apples to Apples.  We played almost every night with Janell and even got Kevin to play.  Our last night there, Novalie wanted to have an Apples to Apples party, so we all sat around the kitchen table and played for a couple of hours.  It was fun!

Novalie fell in LOVE with Jack the cat.  They were pals for the week.

Novalie wanted to dye eggs with Grandma.  She had a good time and decorated them with glitter glue and paints.  They turned out cute, fun and creative like Novalie.

One day we went down to the river for a walk and it was too windy and cold.  We thought maybe flying a kite would be fun.  By the time we bought one and got home, the wind died down.  Novalie lost interest pretty fast because the kite wouldn’t stay in the air for very long.

There is always the park!  🙂

Novalie got to work out in the yard with Grandpa which is one of her favorite things to do.  They dug up last year’s onions and carrots that were left over.  Kevin and I were able to go out to the movies while Novalie got to go with Grandma and Grandpa to get a ginormous yogurt with infinity toppings.  I asked her how come she got so much and she said, “Because you weren’t there to boss me around, Mom!”  Funny girl.  After she saw how much she wasted, she understood why I “boss her” and only allow so much yogurt and two toppings.  But what fun would it be to get yogurt with Grandma and Grandpa if you can’t get whatever you want!  We love going to the tri-cities.  It is always relaxing and fun.

Spring Break Part One

Your #1 Fan post on April 17th, 2012
Posted in Friends, Novalie, Spring Break, Vacation

For Novalie’s spring break, we went to Washington to visit Kevin’s family.  We had a great time and packed a lot in to one week.  Because I have a lot of pictures, I am going to write about our spring break in a few different posts.  Novalie had many different activities to keep her busy during the 10 hour car ride.  She got a few new things from Grandma and I got her some car trip treats and new activities.  She was perfect during the road trip.  She even said she loves road trips.  Pretty impressive for a girl who doesn’t like to hold still.  Her favorites were the window markers, writing stories, her 3D coloring tablet and her 3D DS.  We listened to General Conference when we could get reception.  It was a good, uneventful car trip.

Her present she got to open in the car.  It had a bunch of stickers, window markers, new markers and treats.

A cute picture she drew on her 3D coloring tablet.

Sunday we enjoyed a day full of General Conference and lunch with the Jolley clan.  Novalie and her cousins played a game of Apples to Apples, played outside for awhile and enjoyed a little bit of cousin time.

Monday, Novalie and I went to see friends.  I wish we could have seen all of our friends, but there is only so many hours in the day. Sorry if we missed you, we will try to see you in the summer.  We first went to Brande’s and Liz came over with her kids for lunch and a visit.  It was so good and fun to see them.  It felt like we had never left and yet it felt like it had been forever since I saw them too.  It was great to just let the kids play and chat like we used to do every Tuesday.

Liz, me and Brande.  Miss these ladies!

Novalie and Sonora.

Putting on a concert.  Novalie loved to be behind that microphone.

All the kids.  I love them all so much!

We then spent the afternoon with my dear friend Sarah and her kids.  They are the first good friends we met when we moved to the Palouse in 2005.  We have been through a lot together, gone on a lot of summer adventures together and I just miss our chats while our kids play (and fight ;)).

Sarah and me.  🙂

Novalie, Bella and Anna.

It was such a fun day and made me miss living there so much more.  I love my friends and I miss them.  Novalie misses her friends too, so this day was a real treat for us!