Thursday, December 19, 2013

Our Big Winter Storm

We are experiencing a big winter storm.  OK, so maybe SLC is getting a big storm and we are getting a few snowflakes.  However, I thought it was interesting that this was the picture that KSL chose to illustrate the big storm:
Scary storm, man on unicycle?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Currently Reading






Three notes:
Nathan is on a Dr. Suess kick.  All I have to say is "do you know how LONG Dr. Suess books are?"

Do you see a theme to Rachel's reading selections?  We are so different (I lean towards historical fiction and realistic fiction).  One day Paul mentioned Legolas and Rachel blushed and giggled.  Sigh. 

Joseph is slowly working his way through Les Miserables.  He complained that the book was hard to hold because it is just so big. 
I said "at least that is the abridged version." 
Joseph "That is not abridged."
Me, pointing to the word abridged.
Joseph "Oh." 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

And there was that time that I scheduled some blog posts

And forgot to write them before they posted:-)  Ha.  Sorry for the random posts today (all three of you!)!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

And then Summer Happened or that time we went camping with 400 of our dearest neighbors

This was the summer of trek.  (and Jamboree and driving to AZ twice and many other things!)  But mainly it was the summer of trek.  After two years of meetings, all the plans and work came together in a spectacular four day trek experience. 

However, when I watched this trek video, I thought "Oh, that is what happened on trek!"  Our trek experience was very different.  Paul was in charge of logistics (and maps and web site and whatever else!) which translated into being in charge of moving toilets all over the mountain. 

Not to go into too much detail, but imagine dragging these toilets over very bumpy dirt roads and then imagine the result (we tried wrapping the toilets in plastic wrap and it didn't help much).  Let's just say that I have cleaned my share of toilets for the next three years!  It was an adventure. 

Toilets aside, trek was amazing, wonderful, and a treasured memory.  I would go again in a heartbeat. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Don't we all practice the piano this way?

Even though she has to wait until she is fifteen, she can still dream:-)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Father's Day to the Best

They are a handful and a joy. 

They couldn't ask for a better Dad.

Happy Father's Day!

All of us

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Happy Picture, Just Because

Life doesn't get much better than this.