Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Snow

Hooray for the first snow of the season! It fell like glitter from heaven in the morning light. Cannon and Adrie woke up and at the sight of it, quickly donned their snow gear and joined the rest of the neighborhood kids playing outside..
After stake conference it was mostly melted but still so cold. It was a perfect day for warm crumbly pumpkin pie cake and hot chocolate. 
Sofie's first American snow. She loved how it brought out the details in the mountains.

This week we had the pleasure of hosting another exchange student, Océane from Belgium, while her host parents were away. It was double the International fun for us. I assigned them dinner one night. They decided to make Belgian Waffles. Belgian waffles made by a Belgian! How cool is that!
Sofie and OC were nicknamed Fifi and Ofi at our house. We had the family laughing around the dinner table when we took turns singing the alphabet in different languages. Sofie in Danish, OC in French, and me in Spanish. Kate thought Danish was hysterically funny.

Both girls had their first girls choice dance, TWIRP. They bought matching shirts for their dates, went bowling, had dinner at our house, and went to the dance.
Adrie, her friend Emjay, and Cannon took orders and served up dinner for all the cute couples.
Brynn competed in an inner squad meet, which means it was local  and we didn't have to travel. Brynn was in the top three aka Platinum level gymnasts. She got a 9.5 on vault which Coach Carrie said was the best she'd seen.
Brynn scored well in every event and got 1st all around.
Coach Carrie gave Brynn a tear filled hug at the end. This is Brynn's last competition. We had to scale back to 1 day/week and no competitions for financial reasons. Brynn is just fine with that however. She now has time to try other sports. Brynn and Kate both started their basketball seasons this week.
A family favorite, Brynn and her friends celebrated a great week with frozen yogurt.

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