Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Fun!

There’s so many fun things to do in the winter, especially with the kind of snow we’ve gotten this year. We all got outfitted with cross country skis and the kids love it!

Grandma’s back yard is big enough to go cross country skiing and we’ve made several trails.  If you follow Vinson’s trails they might take you behind the grape bushes and under the rose bushes and through the strawberry patch and under the swing set.  

Last week we went sledding.  Vinson refused to go – but agreed if he could bring his cross country skis.  He side stepped up the big icy hill and skied down like a pro!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Here our cute strawberry Charlotte is with her cousin Lizzie.  It was impossible to get a cute picture of them sitting next to each other because they’re both so mobile!


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The kids got loads of candy from the ward trunk or treat but then it was a little disappointing with real trick or treating because hardly anyone was home.  Those who were were really glad to get a visitor. 
My favorite treat was from our next door neighbor Evelyn (Grandma Ward’s best friend).  She is diabetic but made cupcakes for the kids!  It was so sweet!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


We love hanging out with Randall and Lynn and their kids.  Our kids LOVE their cousins and can’t wait to see them, it’s just too bad they live far away.  But if they have to live far away, at least they live in a cool place to visit!  So we braved the 12+ hour car drive to San Diego.

Our first day was spent at Lego Land – which has since become high bar for fun for Vinson, “This is almost as fun as Lego Land!” Means he likes something a LOT.


Charlotte was pretty tired, but things were too exciting to take a nap. 


We love this family!  The next day was our beach day, but it was rainy so we saw the seals instead.  P1040909P1040889P1040908

Saturday was Lori’s baptism (which was the main reason we came to visit).  It was beautiful!



Here we are at the San Diego temple and Mormon Battalion.  We had a great time and can’t wait for Randall and Lynn to come for spring break! 

Since this trip Vinson has said, “In school they were asking if anyone loved someone and I was the only one to raise my hand.”

Me: “Oh yeah, who do you love?”

Vince:  “Lori!”

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Goblin Valley

For Christmas we got an awesome book that had our first three years of blog posts in it.  So I’d better catch up!

Before school started we decided to take one last trip to Goblin Valley.  We knew it would be fun, but had no idea it was heaven for little boys!  We were almost there and stopped for lunch.

Benji, “Mom! Mom!  This is Radiator Springs!!”


Then we saw some petroglyphs!  Then finally we arrived at Goblin Valley!




We could have climbed over the rocks all day!

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Here are the three goblins.  They look like goblin silhouettes.

The camp ground was awesome!  You could put your tents up close to the rocks and the kids could go explore and climb until bedtime.

The next morning we went on a hike to a slot canyon.  The kids were such good hikers, and they loved to “scare” us by hiding and making animal noises.P1040628