Sunday, February 28, 2010

2nd annual Beaver Day

Jon and Tera invited us up for the second year for a family ski day. Jon is on the ski patrol at Beaver mountain and was kind enough to get us all some passes. We had a blast and sure appreciate Jon and Tera for inviting us all up. Here's a few pictures from the day...

Ty heading up the bunny hill getting ready to start the day.
It was a beautiful day on the mountain

This is the Yurt we stayed in for the day.

Tristyn and Grandma.

Hanging out in the Yurt

Here's a little video of Ty learning to ski.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

bits of nostalgia

Do you ever get a little of that nostalgia hit you? I know I've made fun of Tracey for the time she's spent scrapbooking, but looking through the work she's done I realize what a special thing that is for our family. The other day Ty and I spent some time looking through some of the scrapbooks and I am so grateful for the time and talent that she's spent doing that.

My Mom made each of us a personal history up until the time that we left the house. Quite often I open that book and think of my childhood with fond memories. I think of the hours and hours that Mom spent on completing such a task (almost 400 pages) and I am ever grateful for her sacrifice. Thanks Mom! What a treasure.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Ty Guy

Ty had his fifth birthday on Thursday. We can't believe how fast that has gone by. He's been wanting to take Karate forever so his first present he got to open from his Grandma and Grandpa Hancock was this Karate outfit. They also paid for his first Karate lesson that he took later that day. We love you Ty and are so glad you are part of our family. Here's a few pictures from his fun couple of days (aka "Ty-nukkah" which comes from an inside family joke of "Trace-ukkah" on account of the celebration lasting all week.)
Ty really enjoyed his first Karate class....Heaven help all of us.

Ty picked Ol' grist mill (of all places) for his dinner that night.

Ty wanted to go bowling for his birthday. Tracey and Tristyn had clogging so Dad got to take Ty and his buddy to Fat Cats for a mean game of bowling.

Next time you go bowling at Fat Cats you may find a ball or two with frosting on it.....Sorry.

We went to Toads the night after his birthday to celebrate with family. I think he rode this little ride about 10 times.

One of Ty's favorite games. You got to shoot a lot of things.

Getting ready to blow out candles. Ty requested cupcakes instead of a cake. Getting kind of tough to fit all the candles on.

Hanging with the cousins. If you took the energy from these three you could power a large city.

Opening up presents was one of Ty's highlights. Grandma and Grandpa Ferguson gave him some Transformers.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bad day?

Bad day at the office? Nothing that A LOT of bubbles can't fix right?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

We had a fun few days up in Yellowstone last week. We went up with three other couples and their families and rented a cabin in West Yellowstone to stay in. We took snowmobiles and just had a blast. One day was spent in Yellowstone park and the rest of the days we would ride the trails around the area. It was a great time and we had a hard time leaving. Here's a few pictures from the fun we had.
This is part of the group in Yellowstone.
This picture was taken on top of one of the mountains. It was a place called two top and the snow and wind made the trees have some of the most amazing formations. People called the trees "ghost trees" because of the way the snow made them look. That was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen.

Eating dinner in the cabin. The girls did a great job with the food.

The girls getting ready to head out on a night ride. It put a new meaning to the phrase girls night out. Night rides were a lot of fun.

Taking a rest on one of our rides.

A big elk we saw on our ride through Yellowstone. We saw quite a few different animals throughout the day.

We rode in to Old Faithful and watched it erupt.

Here is one of the waterfalls we saw on our ride in West Yellowstone. The scenery was unbelievable.

Here's the cabin where we stayed. We had a big group but there was plenty of room. It was a nice cabin and we hated to leave.

At the bear and wolf discovery center they had quite a few wolves that you could check out. The wolves would come right up to the window and look at you. The kids got a kick out of watching them.

This was one of the bears at the bear and wolf discovery center. They would bury food under logs and rocks and then let the bears loose to find the food. They are sure impressive animals.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

band-aid anyone?

My brother Rob was at our house the other night and he got a bloody finger. He asked Ty to go and get him a band-aid. Ty quickly ran to the hall closet and came back with this bad boy. Not exactly what Rob had in mind, but I guess it could work. Right?

this is a closer look at the "band-aid" Ty brought Rob. (aka: tampon)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

end of the rainbow

I guess you should always make sure you know what the pot at the end of the rainbow is. It might not be quite what you had in mind. My Mom sent me this in an e-mail. I got a good kick out of it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fab Five and Jazz

A couple of Tristyns clogging teachers are members of the "Fab Five" made famous through Americas got talent show. They got asked to perform for the halftime show for the Jazz game Monday night so we decided we would head down as a family to check it out. We all had a lot of fun and the Jazz won again so life was good.
Tristyn and Ty got to sit courtside for the halftime show

Tristyn was able to go on the court and greet the fab five

Enjoying the game

Heading back on Frontrunner we could hardly keep the kids awake.