Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Temple Square

Last Saturday we went up to Temple Square in Salt Lake City to see the lights. Apparently most of the State of Utah had the same idea -it was crowded, but still worth it.

Hiking the Y!

While we were up in Utah for Thanksgiving we decided to take the kids and hike the "Y." It was much steeper than we remembered and John nearly had a heart attack, but we all made it, including the kids.

Electric Light Parade - Spanish Fork Style

Every year the day after Thanksgiving there is a light parade in Spanish Fork. Skiba Auto Repair always has an entry. It is fun and the kids love it. We put some hay on a trailer and then decorate it with lights. This year Powell and Chance got to ride Chance's go-kart. It was all rigged up with lights and stole the show!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

iPod Baby

Our two-year old had discovered the wonder of the ipod. She likes to walk around the house, ipod clipped onto her diaper, listening to the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" soundtrack. It amazes me how our kids are so comfortable with technology at such a young age. Our four year olds can navigate like pros. When I started at BYU I didn't even have an email address!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


After all the build up Halloween finally got here! We had a few costume changes and the kids had a great time.

Pumpkin Time!

We were a little late in getting the pumpkins carved this year, but we finally got it done.


Our Ward held the annual Trunk-or-Treat the week before Halloween so the kids got a test run on their costumes and a chance to warm up there trick-or-treating skills.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Powell and Hannah have been doing karate for over a year now and yesterday they had another belt exam. Hannah now has her Yellow Belt and Powell earned is Green Belt. Way to go!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Fishing

A couple of weeks ago we went up to Bear Canyon Lake to try our hand at fishing. We caught our typical haul -- zero. But it was nice to be out of the heat for a while.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Olympic Gold!

Our cousin, Jeff Skiba took home the gold medal in the high jump and the silver medal in the pentathlon at the paralympics in Bejing, China over the weekend and at the same time set a new world record with a jump of nearly 7 feet. Above are some of the pictures we received from the family over the weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birthday Fun!

Powell went rock climbing with a couple of his friends from our ward for his 8th birthday. With so many girls in our house, it was fun to just be with the boys. Their little conversations, laughing and joking was hilarious. Powell's friend Kohl was afraid of heights but he eventually got up to the top of the rock and was so excited. Powell could have stayed there all day. He loved it. McCallister is Powell's other friend who is like his brother. Since we have moved, Powell has had a lot of adjusting to do where he can't just hop the fence and be in a "boy world" at the Loving's house.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Powell Turns 8!

Powell turned 8 last month. He was baptized on August 16th and had his grandpas, grandmas and cousins there to share it with him. He has also started cub scouts and tonight earned his Bobcat!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

World Champ!

This is my cousin Jeff Skiba. Jeff is not only a high jumper, but the paralympic world record holder. He broke his own world record on May 1st of this year and became the first paralympian to clear the 7 foot mark with a jump of 7 foot 1/2 inch. Once he clears 7 foot 1 1/2 inches he will qualify for the able-bodied olympics. In high school he won the state high school high jump championship. Below are some links to some pretty cool articles on him. I just thought I would brag about my family...