It snowed a ton lately! We had three snow storms in 3 weeks! That is A LOT for Virginia Beach. We enjoyed it but we are ready for Spring now!
Jill hosted a Valentine's Bunko and it was so fun! She is so great at so many things! She made us dinner and dessert. There were 12 girls there...we should have taken a group shot!
Of course we celebrated Izzie's birthday which was so fun! Here she is eating our traditional birthday oatmeal with icecream! For good measure...there is a cupcake to make sure she had enough sugar! Smart girl...she chose not to eat the cupcake!
I loved Hailey's Valentine's day hair!
We recently got a new bishopric. They are fantastic! It just so happened that the the entire Primary Presidency's (Me, Caroline, Jill, and Heather) husbands were put into the new bishopric. So here is the Bishopric, and the Primary Presidency enjoying a fabulous Valentine's Dinner made and orchastrated by the Burtons! It was so much fun. Their two youngest daughters were our babysitters and the older children were our servers. Dinner and dessert were amazing. They had the room decorated so pretty. It was a great evening.
Pink heart pancakes. Lovely!
Another fabulous birthday. It was glorious. I slept in. John made me crepes that were lathered in Nutella and fresh bananas sprinkled with powdered sugar. I read in bed until 9:30! After getting everyone ready for the day and Hailey off to school, Jill took care of the little two so that John and I could enjoy a few hours out on the town. THANKS JILL! We went to Panera Bread (it gets yummier every time that I go!) and then went shoe shopping for me. It was perfect! I was a little sad that my friends had not really planned on doing anything for my birthday...I know that is lame...but it is honest. They had mentioned lunch here and there but nothing was ever finalized. Just as I decided to get over it...
(look close...Jill colored my hair...I love it! I went really dark!)
They surprised me with a great gathering at Chile's! It was so fun to have all of these wonderful friends of mine (and many of their husbands too which is complicated while in school) come to spend the evening with me. They had all gotten babysitters for me. It was so wonderful. I couldn't stop smiling. AND THEY SPOILED ME! I also received so many emails, letters, texts, packages and calls from so many important people. Thanks for thinking about me. You helped make my day so special!!!
Thank you John for SPOILING me! You are always so good at the birthday thing. You always amaze me with the things that you come up with. Thank you for the thoughtful gifts. I love you!
Here are some of the birthday dinner guests!
Lynette, Tabby, and Heather (they do have husbands but they couldn't make it!)
Caroline was there too...she is not pictured but she is beautiful!
I don't have a picture of the actual craziness of the day but this is what it looked and sounded like....
HUGE SMILES! LOTS OF JUMPING! TOOOOOO MUCH SCREAMING!!!! MANY TEARS! LOTS OF PHONE CALLS AND TEXTS!!!!!! YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
I think John was in SHOCK! He finally started screaming today!
he matched with an internship site.....this has been a rough process for our little family but we made it.....he did it......YEAHH!HH!!HHH!!
By noon, I was exhausted. I had a soar throat and wanted to sleep. I cheered and screamed all morning long. We will find out on Monday whether we will be moving to Pennsylvania or Idaho! We can't wait to find out!!!
Again, I feel like thanks need to be given. You all know who you are.
T H A N K Y O U
We cannot explain to you the feelings that we get when we think about all of your prayers, and fasting, and tears. We didn't feel alone in the process because of you. We truly have the greatest family and friends all across the country!