Saturday, August 20, 2011

Where to begin...

So I once again fell off the blogging wagon. Just busy and lazy I guess. I have heard other friends talk about there blogs, and looked at my own lately. When it comes down to it, this is as close as I am going to get at keeping a journal. I love looking back and seeing things that have happened, some of which I would not remember that well without the blog to look back on. So I am going to get caught up and keep this up better. I have missed plenty over the past 9 months. Here's to not missing another 9.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Moser's House

We made a trip to visit my friend Lisa and her kiddo, Rece, for an afternoon. She is so good to always have a fun project for the kids to do to keep them entertained and busy. This time, appropriately, they made gingerbread houses. They may have eaten more candy than they decorated with. They had a great time building though. Here are the builders about to get started.

We always enjoy the chance to see them. The kids have fun, and I love the chance to catch up with my oldest friend. Lisa is not old. We have just been friends for a LONG time:)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas vacation rock climbing

The kids have come to expect that my dad will take them rock climbing when we go to Oregon. This trip Bryan and Kyle tagged along. These first two pictures where taken by Bryan, I think, of the kids starting their climbs.

At some point during their visit to the gym Kate appointed herself photographer. The rest of these pictures are a glimpse at the 20 some she took. I guess it is nice to see things from her point of view.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowy Drive

In front of us.

Behind us.

On our way to Oregon for Chirstmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Temple Square

Living so close, it just makes good sense to take a trip down to Salt Lake to see the Christmas lights. We went on a week night so it was not to busy. Nice. You may not be able to tell buy our overly bundled outfits, but it was unseasonably not to cold that night. Double nice. We had a great time walking around seeing the Nativities and lights. Then we went and got a yummy dinner at Famous Dave's on the way back up to Logan. What a fun way to kick off the holiday season!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Does this freak you out?

It should.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


For the week of Thanksgiving we went to Washington. Our first stop was Kennewick to meet our new niece Emma and go to her blessing. She is the most darling little thing! It was so great to finally meet her since we have been hearing about how great she is for a while.
Here is Bry with our kids and Emma.

Cute Emma.

Bryan with his sister Brittany and Emma.

From Kennewick we headed to Yakima just in time for the snow. Here is Ian wishing he could go out in the snow.

Kate went out to watch/help Grandpa Dan shovel some snow.

Jake and Kate both spent a lot of time building with Legos making things like this:

This is where they spent a ton of time.

We also had a little birthday party for Ian and Kate while we were there. There were a lot of people around so I think Ian was a little overwhelmed. He did not really get into the cake eating like we thought he might. The rest of us did enjoy Aunt Shae's cupcakes though.

Kate and Ian climbing all over their cousin Wes.

The last morning we were there the kids got a bit of an early Christmas. We did not really have room to take wrapped gifts in the van, and we wanted everyone to get a chance to watch the kids open their gifts. Jake and Kate could not have been more excited! Here they are starting the opening.

This is were Ian spent the morning.

When it was time to leave, it took some work, but Bry was able to get all our stuff in the van. It was a tight fit.
It was great to have a chance to see family. Until next time...

Brave Hunter

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Jake's class was learning about Pilgrims and Indians. They made these costumes and each got to pick an Indian name. Jake went with Brave Hunter. He pulls it off pretty well I would say, especially with that tough face.

First Aggie game

We have lived here in Logan for a lot of years, but the kids and I have never been to an Aggie football game before. Bryan has made it a time or two, maybe with his other family. Some friends got some tickets and invited us to go with. It was a great weather, especially for November, so we took them up on the offer.
Here we are just arriving.

In our seats.

The band

More from the stands.

And the team.

This is a statue that was unveiled just this season. It is of Merlin Olsen. Yes that is the same Merlin Olsen that was in "Little House on the Prairie". He went to Utah State and played on the football team. He also has a park named after him. Just a little bit of Logan trivia for you.

Ian slept most of the game. Jake and Kate ate their weight in snacks. Bryan and I enjoyed our company and the game. We may have to go again before we move out of town.