Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Darren biking in June

I dont usually see these pictures until they pop up on the computer.  But I am glad Darren usually takes a picture or two of the beautiful places he bikes.  

Draper views





Wasatch Forest





Up by Alta ski area.  Doing reconnaissance for the scout 50 miler backpacking trip.  They needed to find out how much snow was up there.  They even found a ski.  but they hiked about 4 miles carrying the bike over their shoulders.  




Sundance Resort/Alpine




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Abby’s tubes out surgery


Abby had tubes put in when she was 1 year old.  (pictured below). We were so relieved to not have her get ear infections anymore.  But then we pretty much forgot about them.  3 years later we realized they were supposed to come out.  … and they never had!  so we got to have a quick and easy surgery in June to get them out.  She was a great patient.  and guess what!  Now she swims and puts her head under the water.  She takes a bath and lays down in the bath tub.  She cant feel water in her ear! We are so grateful!








Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cousin time with Jackson from Florida


Jackson and his parents were here for a good week.  We loved the time with them.  We had a big water day here at the house.  Lots of good food for the BBQ.  The brothers went on a bike ride and came back to be attacked by water balloons.  We missed Nellie and Jordan.  



We got to steal Jackson away for a sleepover.  Darren took them to the bike park.  I think they all had fun.  Thats why you need a dad and a mom to do fun things that the other wouldn’t do.  (It was too hot for me to go!)





They boys stayed awake to read for a bit.  This is such a happy picture!



Sunday, July 16, 2017

End of School party

I decided to be the cool mom this year.  We have such a perfect place to host a party so we did!  Tyler invited 25 kids from the 5th grade.  Ella invited 7 girls from third grade.  It was hot but we managed to stay cool.  Games, trampoline, food, tumbling in the basement, playing the organ, squirt bottles, volleyball, movie outside, smores by the fire, glow sticks, and staying out late.  I think all the kids were gone by 10:30.  Fun, great, and my kids loved me!












Friday, July 14, 2017

Cousin Megan throws a party

My cousin Megan…well actually my cousin is Devon her husband… but we call her our cousin too!…. she can throw a fun party!  always!  This year was great.  We got to see Aeris get blessed then go to their house and have a party for Aidens bday.  She is so creative.  It was a water theme.  Lots of fun food and decor.  I dont have that talent so I always am amazed by those who do!