Steven turns 14

14 Reasons WE Truly LOVE This 14 year old Teenager:

1.  Stevie is dedicated to doing his best in school.
2.  He plays chess with Marky.
3.  He is an honorable Boy Scout (just earned LIFE).
4.  He is learning and striving to be a good person-  I mean Super Hero.

5.  He is open to experiencing new things.
6.  He likes his sauces.

7.  He gave a great talk in church on Boy Scouting.
8.  He loves learning about U.S. history and traveling with Steve to D.C.

9.  He is a good "cooker" (especially Tuna Melts and late night snack pizzas).

10.  Steven is enjoying golfing and mountain biking with Steve.

11.  Loves his big brother and especially this tweet by Matt:
Shout out to my brother Stevie for getting his Life award and being one step closer to Eagle

12.  He is enjoying Confirmation and exploring his spirituality.
13. He is creative (right now he is building forts with Marky using every blanket and pillow in the house).
14. He is a good leader by coaching Marky's basketball team and being the Den Chief to Marky's den.

Yes, we LOVE being this BOY's Parents.

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Walking the 1.7 miles across the Golden Gate

We have been TO the Golden Gate many a times, 
but the kids had never walked across the entire bridge.

This is when we met up with Steve in the middle of the bridge. Marky is so cute.  He always runs up and greets Steve with a big hug.  

It was a really cool experience.  We LOVE to be tourists in our own town.  

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A Surprise American Girl Trip

Chelsea and I planned for quite a few months to take Kate to the American Girl Store when it opened.
  We wanted to surprise her with an American Girl Doll.  

Sweet Ava and Hailey joined us for the Doll of the Year Reveal on 1/1/14.  We stood in line with about 1000 other girls waiting to get in the store.  

The girls passed time looking at the AG catalog.

After searching the entire store.  Chelsea excitedly told Kate that she could pick any doll she wanted.  

Kate had her heart on Caroline.

We then enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate at Starbucks with the new dolls.  

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