Thursday, November 10, 2011

Backlogged Blog

I am so far behind in my blogging it is CRAZY! October seemed to fly by and I cannot believe it is already November.
To catch up, I made a slide show of all the things happening in the Beckstrand household. Here is a quick rundown of everything.....

1-Karly's field trip to the farmers market
2-My birthday celebration (28yrs. old) Stephen totally spoiled me:)
3- My mom and nephew Sean's birthday
4- Our annual NC State Fair trip (11 1/2 hrs.) what a fantastic day!!
5- Pumpkin painting for Halloween
6- Halloween Trunk-or-treat at church and Halloween night
7- Kaleb's lost his first tooth (during Sacrament meeting)
8- Hailey's cheer showcase and award

I think that about covers it. We really had a fun month.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Stephen and I had the opportunity to go out to Utah and surprise his family. Oh, and welcome home this handsome man...

Stephen's brother Daniel returned home from his 2 yr. mission to Argentina on Sept. 28th and we were lucky to be able to be out there.

It was so awesome, b/c only 2 people knew we were coming and it was so fun to see everyone's face. We had not seen our family in about 4 yrs!!!! We are so thankful to Kellie and Garrett for allowing us this WONDERFUL opportunity to be with everyone.

We had such a blast visiting with everyone, catching up, playing games and laughing. We did a lot of laughing. We were able to go the Temple and do baptisms, which was so cool, and we were able to watch Jon, Kristal and Joel cross the finish line at the St. George marathon.

This is the spot where Stephen proposed to me almost 10yrs. ago

and what would a trip to St. George be without a couple games of dunk ball:)

We were also SUPER lucky to attend a session of General Conference in Salt Lake. That was such a great experience.

Thanks so much to everyone for a FANTASTIC trip. We love and miss you all so much. Hopefully we will be out there sooner then you know it!

Oh, I need to give a big shout out to Angie who made some of the most delicious food for us, I hope she knows I will expect that every time we are out there ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Super Busy and Super Fun

Things have been CRAZY here for the past few weeks. So, here is how our week plays out..
Mondays: I have my basketball league
Tuesday: Hailey cheer leading
Wednesday: Stephen scouts, Hailey Activity girls, Stephen basketball league
Thursday: Hailey cheer leading
Friday: Family night
Saturday: Kaleb football and Hailey cheer leading
Between school and all the activities, we keep pretty busy and you know what.. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love watching my kids in all their games and practices, I love watching Stephen use all his talents, and I love playing:)

This past Saturday Hailey had her first game for cheering and she did great(it even rained for the first 30 min.).

Here is a video of the teams "hello" cheer

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Karly started her preschool class last Thursday and absolutely LOVES it!! The only thing I am worried about is that every new friend she tells me about is a boy. I asked her why she really didn't play with the girls and she said "boys are more fun." ha ha ha, that girl cracks me up:) This should be a great year for her.

After I picked Karly up on Thursday, this is where I headed....

THE BEACH!! My mom and I had our annual beach trip together, and as always it was FANTASTIC. We sat on the beach, went out to dinner, played putt-putt(where I had 4 hole-in-ones) and went shopping. What could be better?? I did miss Stephen and the kids, but it is nice to get a break once in while, especially when I get to do it with one of my best friends:)
Thanks mama for a wonderful trip, I love you!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

1st, 3rd, and Football

Here is my new 1st grader

Here is my new 3rd grader

And they both had an excellent first week of school. The kids and I love their teachers and I am thankful for that. This should be a great year!

On Saturday, my whole family went to cheer on the WOLFPACK in their first football game of the season. It was such a fun time and the kids really got into the game and I have to say that was my favorite part. When NCSU scored a touchdown, Blake would yell out "TOUCHDOWN, GO PACK" It was so cute. State did win and that just made things even better:) Thanks so much to my fabulous parents for the tickets!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quick Catch Up

So, I know I haven't blogged in a while, but we have been really busy. A couple weeks ago Amber and her kids, my mom, my kids and I headed down to the beach for the day, and we had a BLAST!! The weather was perfect and it was such a fun trip. Right after that trip I started to pack for our move...... back with my parents. Yes, we are back with my parents for a little bit and I so much appreciate their willingness to put up with us, again. It was sad to leave the house, but I know good things will come. I know this was short, but I'll post again in the next couple of days b/c school starts TOMORROW! Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Special Day

Hailey was baptized on Friday and it was such an amazing night. The spirit was so strong and I was in awe of my little girl. Hailey was so ready to be baptized and just couldn't stop smiling the whole time. The program was beautiful and I was so thankful for all those that participated. Hailey had asked a few of the YW in our ward to sing "When I am Baptized" and they did amazing. She also asked Kaleb,Karly,Sean, and Jackson to sing "I am a Child of God" and they did fantastic. It was very hard for me to keep it together. Two things that Hailey said really made an impression on me. Right after she was baptized and she was changing, she said "Mommy, I feel great, I want to get baptized again, I can't wait to baptism's for the dead, this is amazing". Then, as we were getting ready to head out, she said" This was great, I felt like angels were here, I just feel like all of heaven was here". I felt like that too, it really was a wonderful night. Hailey really is something special and all those at her baptism felt the spirit . I am so proud of her!
Here a few pictures, I didn't take a lot of her in her dress, b/c my sis-in-law Amber took those, and when I get those I'll post them.