Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School Daze...

Oy.....where did summer go?

I can't believe it is already school time again. The girls started school yesterday. Bailee is a big, cool 6th grader and Bostyn is a cute, little 4th grader. They looked so cute, yet so grown up in their school clothes. I am freaking out a little, because in a few short years we will be doing the first day of high school. Then, I am certain I won't be encouraged to take obligatory photos by the tree anymore.

Bailee posed this photo..

My adorable little fourth grader.

My trendy 6th grader. Too cool for words.........

Friday, August 21, 2009


Bailee snapped this picture last week and it has become one of my favorites. It shows the absolute love between Hayden and Bostyn. She glanced up at the tv and he is staring at the back of her head. Notice her hand on his belly? She is so protective of him and in turn, Bostyn can get the biggest smiles out of Hayden. It is pure unconditional love between the two of them.


My grandparents own land up the Ogden Canyon called Sourdough. They have had it for years and every August 15, we have a birthday camp-out to celebrate my Grandpa Fred's birthday. This year we schlepped all the kids up the mountain for a fun filled two days of campfire and four-wheeling.

Did I forget to mention the car repair? Jake's car wouldn't start, so he and Grandpa spent some time cleaning off the terminals. No luck. We had to jump it in order to get home.

Camping is great. Most of the time is spent sitting in a lawn chair or laying on an air mattress. This is my contribution to the car repair.

Grandma with two of her great grandbabies. She has a total of 8 with one more on the way. 6 girls and 2 boys.

And of course my beautiful Bostyn. She is modeling the newest camping fashions. ;)

Hayden all buckled up and ready to go home.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fun-filled Weekend

We had a burst of cool weather here in Utah this past weekend, so we decided to make the most of it. On Friday night, we had a picnic at Barker Park. It was Hayden's first introduction to grass. Unlike the girls when they were babies, Hayden loved it! We ate cookies and milk and enjoyed the sunset and then some star-gazing.

I love my handsome boys!

Saturday morning we headed to Big Cottonwood Canyon to hike Donut Falls. We have been invited several times, but were never able to make it. I am so glad we finally made the trip down to do it, because the hike is gorgeous and the waterfall at the end is beautiful.

Here is the "donut."

Saturday night we headed to the Weber County Fair for some crash 'em up smash 'em up! We LOVE the Demolition Derby. We were a little nervous as to how Hayden would react, but as you can see from the picture, it didn't seem to faze him much. Maybe he is used to my driving?

Check out car number 15. This is the before picture......

......And after! You'd never guess it used to be a station wagon.

Sunday we headed to Park City for the Park Silly Sunday Market. They call it a Farmer's Market, but out of the 200 booths, only 2 were selling vegetables. Uppity Park City, go figure.

There was a street artist painting faces for free. Best face painting I have ever seen!

Okay, seriously....the shirt says it all.... (if you can't read it, it says "The Happy Moose")

After a weekend like that, you hate to see Monday come. We all had so much fun. There is nothing in the world better than spending time together as a family. I am so lucky to have such a great bunch.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Charlie and Barbara!

Jake's paternal grandparents are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. What an accomplishment. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday MOM!

My mom turned 49 on Wednesday, July 29. Bostyn can't get over how OLD that is. She now refers to Grandma Tammy as "My 49 year old grandma." I have tried to explain to her that there are MILLIONS of people older than Tammy, including Grandpa Jim, but to no avail. Grandma T is still "so old." Oh well, Happy Birthday anyway! I love you mom!

North Fork Hike

Sunday night we were all a little stir crazy, so we decided to take a hike. A few months ago, we tried to hike around North Fork, but it was closed, so we decided to try again. It was open and we found a great hike. We hiked along a stream, that ended at a waterfall. To get to the waterfall was too steep to take Hayden, so Jake and Bostyn ventured up alone. Unfortunately, they forgot the camera. They say it was pretty at the top. Guess we'll just have to take their word for it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures from this summer......

The girls in a Blackhawk helicopter at HAFB Air Show. June 7.

Naked Hayden, chilling at Grandma's house. July 12

Bostyn at Surf N Swim in Layton. July 15.

Bailee at Surf N Swim. July 15.

We met up a bunch of my friends from high school for a playdate. Between the 4 of us, we have 13 kids. So much fun to see everyone's beautiful kids. July 27.