Monday, October 28, 2013

Girls Weekend

The girls came to St. George this past weekend and went to see Mary Poppins at Tuachan. We had a great time. We had some adventures and the kids always have loads of fun when they are together.  Saturday afternoon we went to the Dixie Rocks, hiked around, and had lunch. Here are some of the pictures. Nice shades, Jess!

"One of these things is not like the others"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Summer 2

More odds and ends from our summer.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Summer 1

It has been a busy summer getting lots of fun in and taking a little time to rest and relax too.  Here are some of many pics from our summer adventures. 


The Subway

Another Birthday, #5, yeah that is scary.

And the Lightning Strikes

From Tridell looking south about 60-80 miles is the Book Cliffs.  Most days it is clear enough to see them gradually rise out of the desert, with a big cut where the Green River runs through Desolation Canyon on to Green River and Moab.  For the past month or so there have been quite a few big thunderstorms at night and it is awesome to watch the lightning flash across the whole southern horizon.    Hearing the thunder would be fun too, but it is a little far away for that.  Here are some pictures we took the other night.  Yes I am proud of them.  I have wanted to have a camera I could do this with for quite some time, so yes I was excited when the first one turned out.  These were on a 30 second exposure.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Happy Easter

I know, it's kind of late to be wishing you a happy Easter. If you haven't already, get used to it. Late, I have decided, is our new normal.

Here are a few highlights of our annual Easter egg hunt in the rocks. This year the girls were a little more perplexed as to how the colored eggs were going to get from our fridge to the Easter Bunny. They also worried about how the Easter Bunny was going to hide the eggs where we would be hiking. And Mom worried that their baskets were going to break because somehow the Easter Bunny seemed to have forgotten there would only be two little girls hunting for eggs.

We got lucky and had some cousins here to help color the eggs. Love you guys!

First spotting the eggs. This is the expression Nora wore pretty much the whole time we were hunting. 

Gotta love those bunny ears. Thanks Aunt Judith! 

"What's gonna work? TEAMWORK!"

Thursday, April 4, 2013


It has been a couple of weeks since we went skiing, but life has been a little busy and I have not had time to post these pics.  Back in January we went skiing with the cousins and I wanted to take Eliza again.  Kids are not free at Brian Head, but they are at Eagle Point, so off we went.  We had a great day.  Eagle Point was awesome.  We got some greens and some blues in and she didn't want to leave until the very last run.  Here are some pics from the day.

We had hoped to get one more trip in before the end of the season, but with the other exciting things going on at our house right now we might not make it until next year.  It will be great!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Now she's 3!!

We've celebrated a birthday in style this week! Nora turned 3, and she was quite excited for her big day.

So excited, in fact, she changed the color she wanted for her frosting about 10 times. That was a little nerve-racking for me. I didn't want a melt down as soon as I brought out the cake with the wrong color frosting.

Luckily, it all worked out.

Had to share a picture of her cool cake (if I do say so myself). You should know, I'm not a big baker of cakes, so this was way out of my comfort zone. Good thing Jessica was here to save the frosting and consult with!

And, even more lucky, we had cousins and Nana and Grandpa here to celebrate the day with us. Those are the best kinds of birthdays!