Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bountiful harvest....a little early

I was out mowing in the backyard while Ty was playing when I decided to do the 15-minute check. As I came up by where our peach trees are Ty was proudly standing by a pile of peaches. "Look Dad I picked some apples", he proudly stated. We were looking forward to our little peach harvest as this would have been the first year. We had a nice harvest of 26 peaches, just happened to be about a month too soon. I'll bet next year they'll sure taste good.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hancock reunion

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Hancock reunion at the North Shore pool that they rented out for the night. It was a lot of fun to get together and mingle a little. This is Terry's brother Val and his wife Joann. Terry's folks died when he was pretty young and he was raised partly by Uncle Val and his family. They're all such good people and have always been so kind and accepting.

Here's Tristyn with a couple of the cousins swimming.

Here's Terry with all his living siblings. He's lost a brother and a sister as well as his parents that I mentioned. As you can see Terry's the baby by quite a few years.

Terry and Ronda.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pepe le' Pew

I believe Pepe le' Pew has moved to West Weber. Freckles has seemed awfully uncomfortable lately and has quite often shown up with some unexplained gifts that nobody knows where they came from. Freckles is brown and black with with patches of white but at night time that can be hard to tell from black with white stripes. I got home the other night only to be met with a horrible stench that filled my nostrils. Freckles had been sprayed again. The second time in the last couple of months. I don't know if Pepe knows Freckles is a boy (those French are weird) but I'm getting sick of the perfume baths.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fruit pizza, what the....

The other night Tracey made this wonderful fruit pizza. It had some great fresh fruit toppings such as Kiwi...

...and pineapple
and it was quite the treat. The kids had never had this before and as Tracey was dishing it out she put a slab of it on Ty's plate...

Ty looked at it and then looked at us and said "what the hell is that?" I had to walk out of the room so he wouldn't see me laughing. You just don't expect certain things coming out of such a small "innocent" mouth. Who knows where he came up with that. We tried to ignore it so he wouldn't keep saying it. I can just see him saying it in the next sharing time. It was a great treat however, even if Ty didn't know what the ____ it was.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Driving test and Millcreek

We were going camping last week up to millcreek in the uintahs and we thought before we went that we would like Tristyn to take a little 4-wheeler class that certifies them to ride on their own. The class is offered up around Willard by Willard Bay. This is Tristyn out on the driving course.

Tristyn lined up with her class waiting to go out on the course. She passed with flying colors and was so proud of herself. We were really proud of her too. Now she is officially a licensed driver.

Up at Millcreek we had a variety of weather. This was one of the days we got a little sunshine.

This was an overlook on one of the rides we went on. If you're wondering yes that is a new fashion statement Tracey is making. Beach towel that doubles as a scarf.

Tristyn and Brinley chillin' by the fire. These two are little bookworms.

Playing in the river.

Throwing rocks is always a favorite pasttime of Ty's.

Hanging out in the Ranger.

This was an old cabin we found overlooking a beautiful meadow. It was starting to fall apart, the roof had caved in and there was quite a few spots where the walls were giving way. You couldn't help but wonder who used to live there and what their life might have been like. It was gorgeous scenery up there and we were able to see quite a few moose and deer. We sure had fun and are grateful for the chance to enjoy this beautiful country we live in.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You're kidding me right?

Okay this is getting a little scary for me. Just the other day it seems like she was so little, then here she is shaving her legs already. I'm not liking this at all. Next thing you know she'll be driving and there will be boys coming around. Slow down Tristyn, Dad's not ready!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

T.O.T. (times of Ty)

Here's some recent activities that Ty has been a part of without his sister. He played his first year of t-ball this year and had a great time. If you're ever in need of comic relief go to a 4-year old t-ball game. Guaranteed laughs!

Playing catcher- Dad's old position.
hanging out in the outfield. They don't actually stay in their positions in 4 year old t-ball. It's all about clusters.

Tracey took Ty to Lagoon for our stake Lagoon day with her sister, mom, sister-in-law and all the kids. Tristyn hates Lagoon so she stayed home with a friend.

Ty, Tracey and Kailee going on a ride.

Ty told me the whales were his favorite ride as evidenced by this photo.

Ty had his second year of swimming lessons last week.

Here is Ty learning how to float with his teacher Karen.

Ty and Kailee waiting for their turn.