Thursday, July 31, 2008

Maren on Two Wheels

After much prodding and harassing from her dad and older sister, Maren has finally figured how to ride without training wheels. She is so excited and proud of her accomplishment- Way to go Maren!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Spanish Fork Parade

After living in Spanish Fork for 10 years we've never attended the Spanish Fork 24th of July parade. We usually end up going over to Mapleton for the parade and games at the park, but this year Hatalee was dancing in the Spanish Fork parade so we had to go and watch. We even persuaded both sets of Grandparents, Aunt Kell, and Aunt Mae-Mae to come over and join in the fun. When Hatalee's float came by they drove right past and didn't stop, so Kell and I ran down Main Street untill they started to dance to get some pictures. Hatalee was so excited and had so much fun being in the parade. She's already decided she needs to be in again next year. After the parade we went to Mapelton park and melted while the kids played games. I love the 24th of July heat!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Last weekend we stayed at a cabin in Scofield, and had a great time just being lazy. The guys took off and went fishing, which left us girls to do whatever we wanted. The kids tie dyed shirts, we gave each other pedicures, we ate, Hatalee tried her hand at tennis, we ate some more, oh and we ate. Hatalee loved having baby Everett around, they were inseperable. She toted him around all weekend, she became his second mom. Micah loved the basketball and tennis courts and all the balls he could chase around. Maren wanted to know if we could move in, because she didn't want to come home.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


To follow up with Brian's blog about catching big fish up Sixth Water here is a pic of the Rainbow I caught. Not as big as the salmon from Alaska but for a small stream in the middle of Utah somewhere( Brian no real names of fishing spots anymore. For those people who don't know where Sixth Water is it's by Delta.)it was a nice fish and worth the hike. I am posting another picture of a nice Cutthroat I also caught up on the same stream two years ago. Brian talked about the search for Steve so now we are putting a book together, instead of Where's Waldo it is titled Where's Steve!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Ryder

My nephews were here this weekend for Ryders birthday, so my mom had this great idea and hired a clown for the birthday party. He was a spanish speaking clown and the kids couldn't understand him, so after he performed his tricks the kids just stared at him instead of clapping. After all the adults clapped and cheered they finally figured out what they were supposed to be doing as the audience. Mckell said we should have taught the kids about proper "clown etiquette" before he arrived. Overall the kids loved it, and I was amazed to see all of those kids sit for an hour and not move. Hatalee drinking from the "magic tea pot".
The Birthday Gang and the Clown.
Marens balloon flower.
Hatalees balloon giraffe.
The one responsible for the clown show! Thanks Grandma!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


We just returned home from our cruise in Alaska with Nathans family. I've never been so thrilled to be on land again, it still feels like everything is spinning around me. We had a great time (other than I missed my kids terribly), but felt good leaving them with my family-Thanks! Alaska is such a beautiful place, It's such a crazy feeling to leave the desert we live in and then to be surrounded by water. Everything was green and growing and beautiful and cold. We really do live in a beautiful world. Thanks to Richard and Karla for making this trip happen, it was a memorable week and good to be with all of the family.