Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Day of School 2010!

The kids are back in school. Powell is a big 5th grader now, Hannah is in 3rd grade, the twins are staying at school the entire day now that they are in first grade, and Gracie is in her last year of preschool before making the jump to kindergarten!
Hannah, 3rd grade.

Sammy, 1st grade.

Sophia, 1st grade.

Grace and Haley Jacob, preschool.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Back in the Day...

When we were up in Utah a few weeks ago we had the chance to go through the pictures that the BYU photographer Mark Philbrick had taken when we were at BYU. It seems like it was not that long ago, but it has been twelve years!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Grace!

Gracie turned 4 at the end of June. She asked for a cowgirl hat and cowgirl boots. We thought the new shades just brought the whole outfit together! Happy Birthday Grace!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Our backyard was the site of a crime this week. Gobble, our 6 week old turkey, was savagely murdered by our little dog Scout. I guess we will have to have tofu for Thanksgiving...or maybe buy a turkey at the store (probably the latter).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Utah Trip

We took a trip up to Utah to visit family and to allow Powell to attend a football camp at BYU. While we were there we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. We went up to the Tree Room at Sundance to celebrate. We are standing on the bridge there were John proposed 12 years ago.

We all made the trek up to Timpanogas Cave...and we didn't have any fatalities! Then we took a ride over the Alpine Loop.

We took all the kids up to Salt Lake to go tour through Brigham Young's Beehive house and to tour temple square.
We drove through the SLC cemetary and the kids got to take some pictures by the graves of some of the prophets. All of the modern prophets with the exception of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Ezra Taft Benson are buried there.

Kids by President David O. McKay's gravesite.

Hannah at Pres. Hinckely's gravesite.

When we went into the Tabernacle and it looked so small after being in the Conference Center. The church really needed the new conference center, but the Tabernacle has a lot of history.

On our first Sunday in Utah we took the two older kids (and their cousins) and went up and watched Music & The Spoken Word. It was pretty neat to see how they put the show on. The choir sounds amazing in real life.

Annual Fireman's breakfast in Springville with Grandpa Norm!

First day of BYU football camp!

Powell and Chance and coach Brandon Doman, quarterback coach at BYU.

Powell and Chance and coach Robert Anae, offensive coordinator at BYU (and John's old offensive line coach at Ricks College).

On the last day of camp they took the kids over to the stadium to play. They had a ball.

Even Cosmo showed up.

Coach Bronco Mendenhal giving the boys a pep talk.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cockadoodle Doo!

Last week we upped the ante on this "farm" thing and bought 15 chickens and 1 turkey. They are about 3 weeks old now and will be moving out of the garage and into their coop (once it is built). The kids have a good time chasing them around the yard for now. We should start getting eggs around Halloween time so if any of your are interested we should have plenty (i.e. 6 dozen a week).
The apricots are finally ripe. The tree is still fairly small, but we got a bucket full.

We figured that we have enough girls so we thought we would try raising Grace as a boy for a while...actually, Grace cut her own hair, AGAIN. She doesn't seem to mind so I guess none of us should either.