Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Some may think this is a little un-traditional....the first animal sounds and all. But rest easy - she did say "meow" before anything else. And she does know what a dog says. See, we're not that weird after all. :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


We had a great time at Thanksgiving this year. We broke up the drive going to Tridell and going home which made it a little easier on a certain pregnant woman. We were not very smart and didn't take pictures during our Thanksgiving dinner or during the fun at Grandma's house. That would have been a good idea since Eliza, Paisley and all the cousins had a lot of fun. Here are some of the pictures we did get while getting our Christmas tree.

On the way home we visited Grandma and Grandpa Averett and Eliza had fun walking Phantom and riding the horses.

I just had to throw this one in since is was so cute. Meatloaf and smoothies are a favorite.

Zion Saturday

A couple of weekends ago we went to Zion for an afternoon hike. From the pictures you can see that Eliza had fun posing for the camera. She did great hiking and although we didn't get to go as far as we would have without her hiking she had some good fun and our hike was beautiful.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Snowy Halloween Video

Snowy Halloween

Eliza's Cousin Sydney was blessed on November 1st so we made the journey to Denver, and it sure was fun! When we got there we went right to Sledding.

Trick or Treating was very fun, Eliza was a ladybug and Cameron was a lion.

Eliza also had her chance to hold Sydney and loved it which is a really good thing considering we are down to 2 and a half months until Eliza gets her little sister.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just a little fun

We went to Tridell the beginning of October and had some great fun with Wig, Steph and Paisley. A little cold for the Southern Utahns but still good fun! Eliza had sooo much fun with her cousin!

We also had to go and see the leaves when they changed, so for FHE one week we went to see the leaves and go for a little hike to Cascade Falls.

We also gave Mom a break one night and went to a BLM park out on the Arizona Strip. Eliza loved that she could just walk all over and explore.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


This is way past due, but we want to congratulate our friends Brent and Ashley for getting married, and tell them thanks letting us use their reception as an excuse to go to Washington for 4 days. They also helped us with some trip planning, making our trip wonderful. We were glad we got to see them at their reception. Let's just say this post is in honor of them.

Brent and Ashley's reception was in Yakima, so we flew into Pasco, Washington and drove west from there. We love 1 terminal airports so much better than the big ones. We got in late Thursday night and found a campsite just below White Pass outside Mount Rainer National Park. In the morning, we drove in and got a campsite that we loved and stayed at for 3 nights. It was a walk-in campsite on the edge of the campground, quiet, with a bathroom nearby. What more could we ask for.

Friday we went for a loop hike from Tipsoo Lake, which took us past lakes and had great views of the mountain. I guess we were lucky to see the mountain, but as you can see the clouds did roll in later in the afternoon. Before that, it was nice to go for a wade in the glacier water and then it was just right once it was overcast.

Friday night was the reception so we drove back to Yakima, then back to our campsite. Saturday morning you can tell what Eliza was doing, her Bumbo is the only way to keep her still when she is eating so yes, we had to take it with us. We kept thinking that people would think we were crazy for wearing sweatshirts and hats, but to St. George people it was nice and cold.

Eliza was soooo good the whole trip even though we were in the car a lot. She found lots of trees to play around and dirt to play with and sand and sticks and rocks and on and on.
She loves her backpack too. We went to Paradise Saturday morning and hiked around in the clouds and then we hiked a 3+ mile section of the Wonderland Trail (yeah only a small fraction of the 93 miles around the mountain). There were waterfalls and huge trees and glaciers.

Finally, at the end of the day as we were going back to camp, the clouds broke and we saw the mountain up close. That mountain is huge! Sunday we drove down to see one of it's little relatives, Mount St. Helens. It is crazy to see all the exhibits and movies about what happened back in 1980. You can see that Eliza was just happy to get out of the car and run!

Our favorite campsite.
There was a trail that Eliza and I made where we left our campsite and walked only on fallen trees all around the forest and then came back to our campsite another way. We felt like Ewoks. Monday we went on two more hikes, played in the water a little and then drove back to Pasco. We had a great trip and would recommend Mount Rainer to anyone who has not been there, it was beautiful!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009