Thursday, February 19, 2015

February week with the Richards

We had a great week with the Richards! We saw KA at the MGM and took a limo there after a great dinner at brio. We also hiked red rocks, went shopping, ate at a buffet, and went to the park. It was really fun seeing everyone, especially Adam who is leaving on his mission next month. 

First January in Vegas

I have to admit that I have missed the snow this year, which seems strange. there is something about just laying low for a few months inside and watching the beauty of a winter wonderland outside that is so relaxing and peaceful. Despite my longing for snow, we have really enjoyed being outside so much. It's amazing that my kids are still wearing shorts and we go to the park pretty much daily!

Emily is really changing. She is turning into quite the little busybody as she walks around the house waving and carrying her purse. She has such a fun personality and makes the cutest faces. It's like I turned around and she was a toddler! 
Danny started violin and is enjoying it. My hope is that he sticks with it! He had a 'great to be eight' fireside and is preparing for baptism. I'm so excited that he is choosing to be baptized this year. 
My dad and mom took us to an unlv game this past weekend. The boys loved it and Danny was so excited to get his ball signed by the coaches and players. 
All the boys are really into athletic socks! How cute are they??!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lots of pumpkins

Halloween is around the corner and so far we have 4 pumpkins outside our door. We just seem to keep collecting them! The boys and I met up with the Hart family and went to Gilcrease Orchard to pick pumpkins today. It was surprisingly green and full of lovely fruits and vegetables to pick. And did I mention in they have the BEST apple cider donuts in the world?? Despite a crazy meltdown towards the end by Andrew and Emily, it was a fun morning. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

A few days in D.C.

Our last night in Maryland, we took the boys down to the mall. It was a beautiful night and the area was full of people. The boys loved eating ice cream while we walked around the monuments. 

Deep Creek (Part 2)

The last week at deep creek Bryson was able to join us. Danny got up wake boarding, we had crab night (delicious) and the highlight of the week was the Richards' challenge. The blue team (our team) won! Danny knocked out his tooth on a tree during a race- it was wild! We took a lot of boat rides to get ice cream, played croquet, and roasted marshmallows on the campfire. It was a perfect summer week! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Deep creek 2014 (Part 1)

We got to spend 3 glorious weeks at deep creek again this year. The house keeps getting more and more full (14 grand kids under the age of 7!) but the cousins have a great time! 
we were fortunate enough to have the Neal family come visit this year. What a treat to have them thre for a few days!! 
Canoeing the Youghiogheny River- one of our favorite activities at the lake. 
Emily's first pedicure :)