Monday, November 28, 2011

North Pole express

The day after Thanksgiving Terry and Ronda surprised all the grandkids with a trip on the North Pole Express out of Heber City. We all had a fun time and it got us all in the Christmas mood.

Before leaving all the kids got new pajamas to wear on the excursion.

Here we are waiting to board.

It got a little chilly waiting.

Ty and Kaden

Tristyn, Chloe, and Kailee

Santa even made a surprise visit.

We had a lot of fun singing carols and enjoying the scenery. Thanks Terry and Ronda for making it such a fun day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween '11

Tristyn was a Greek Goddess. She sure looked beautiful.

Ty was an ultra sleek Ninja

All the cousins at Mom and Dads Halloween party. That's always a big hit every year.

Fun at the corn maze

Carving pumpkins with the kids

Visiting Ma'am and Papa on Halloween night.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June in review

Can't believe June is over already. Here's a few pic's from the month:

We had our 7th annual guest appreciation breakfast on the 18th. It was finally nice weather this year. We figure we fed nearly 600 people, and had a lot of fun doing it.
The "old" guys beating on the young guys in a friendly game of football

Ty displaying his hard earned trophy as baseball finished up

Welcoming a new niece into the family.

Davy Crockett stopped by for a visit

Tracey and I enjoyed our 20 yr. high school reunion

Thursday, June 2, 2011

H2B 2011

Tyler and I went down to Blanding and ran in the first annual Huff to Bluff marathon. As far as marathons go it was a lot of fun. The scenery, weather, people were all great. Here's a few pictures from the trip down.

We had a Bigfoot sighting on the way back

Here was the only theatre in town with its one show and show time. I think there was one traffic light in town.

We were pleasantly surprised to find out the carnival was in town. Talk about excitement...

This was some of the beautiful scenery that was down there

Twin Rocks cafe located in Bluff.

Finish line photo

Tyler and I started laughing the night before when we got our running clothes out and discovered that we had matching outfits for the run. What are the odds? Then during the run a lady asked us if we had planned our outfits to match. Really lady?

It was a fun trip and a nice course. I wouldn't mind doing that one again. Maybe we'll shoot for H2B 2012. The only thing I'd change is to make sure that Tyler and I do coordinate so that we DON'T have the same outfit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I saw a hummingbird out the other day.... I put out our hummingbird feeder.....

...which means spring in finally here, right?

Monday, April 18, 2011

growing up

It's sure a lot of fun to see your kids growing up and accomplishing things that they set their minds to. Here's a couple things that they've been up to lately... Ty just finished the requirements and passed the test for his Orange belt in Karate. Here's Ty with a couple of his Karate instructors. They've done a great job with him.
He's really worked hard to earn his belts. It's been a lot of fun to see.
Tristyn is a finalist in the seventh grade officer runnings. Here's a couple posters she (and Mom and Grandma) made to hang up at school.
Good luck in the voting Tristyn! We are so proud of you.

Friday, April 8, 2011


This last conference President Monson spoke a lot about temples and how important they are. I'm grateful to a wonderful Mother who understands this and recently took Tristyn there to do baptisms now that she's 12. She had a wonderful experience. Thanks Mom for taking her and for the pictures. The next time we can go to the Ogden temple it will look a lot different following all the renovations.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy 12th Tristyn

Happy Birthday a few days late Tristyn. We sure love you. About a week before her birthday the young women came over to our house and surprised her by waking her up and taking her to breakfast.

Here's Tristyn on the morning of her birthday. She ended up being sick for the day, we felt really bad for her.

Later in the week she took some friends to the Layton fun center.

Here's the gang.

Happy birthday honey! We love you.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

You be the judge...

You be the judge, who makes the better prom date?
Or me?
Judge wisely

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Ty!

Hard to believe it's been six years ago since little Ty was born. He's brought a lot of joy (and mischief) into our lives. Happy birthday little buddy. We sure love you.

Here's a picture of the family right after he was born... Here he is today. He got a new bike for his present.

Showing off his flashing teeth at my "favorite" place on earth...the Layton classic fun center

Having fun with his buddy on the blowup toys.

Blowing out his darth vader candle

Finally he can display his age on two hands now