Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tribute to Jason and Jimmy

While we were in Utah, the family got together and went to the cemetery to help celebrate and remember the lives of Jimmy and Jason.  Sherri bought us helium filled balloons and we each took time to write a message to both Jimmy and Jason.  We then tied the messages to our balloons and sent them to heaven.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jayden’s traveling companion

Spending 26 hours in a car, for a weekend of fun isn’t necessarily a 4 year olds idea of fun.  Each time I have traveled with Jayden he has done really well.  As he gets older though, I am working on new ideas to keep him entertained on the drive.  For our drive to Utah I brought food, drinks, new coloring books, “magic” markers, movies, new toys, etc.  Little did I know, I didn’t need any of that.  All I really needed to do was introduce Jayden to his new traveling companion.

These two were the best of buds for the entire trip. Mario provided Jayden with hours of entertainment as we traveled over 800 miles each way.  Having Mario Kart on the DS was also great entertainment for Halle and Parker once we got to Utah. Racing each other is all they wanted to do from sun up to sun down.


As you can see, Jayden is hard at work here trying to get another win.  He loved it so much his mom bought him one for his 5th birthday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Skiing with Steph

The main reason for our trip to Utah was to meet up with our friend Stephanie and enjoy a day of skiing with Stephanie and her fiancĂ© Marcus.  The snow wasn’t great, and the weather was windy, but we still managed to have fun.  We decided to ski Snowbird.  All in all it was a fun day.  I tried my best to keep up with the great skiers that Rob, Stephanie, and Marcus are.  Lucky for me, there wasn’t a ton of powder so we mostly stayed on the groomers.  Here are some post skiing pics of Stephanie and I. Unfortunately the boys didn’t want to pose for pics.



I don’t really know what’s happening in this photo, but I’m sure it was really funny.


Thanks Marcus and Stephanie for making time to spend a day with us!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Children’s Museum

In March Rob and I decided we wanted to go to Utah for a little skiing (I’ll talk more about this in a later post).  We ended up bringing my nephew Jayden along with us for the ride.  When we were in Utah, Rob and I took Halle, Parker, and Jayden to Salt Lake where we met up with my friend Mary and her two kids Tillie and Finch.  We went to the children’s museum and then out to lunch at Rodizio Grill.  Everyone had great time and of course it was great to see Mary and her kiddos.  Enjoy all the pics of the kids hard at play!


Halle busy making music


Jayden using the crane to build.


Tillie and Halle measuring up to their block creations.


Finch was busy taking everything in.


Halle showing her climbing skills


Parker and Jayden working the water.



Everyone busy making “Green Eggs”


The finished product.

We loved the museum.  There was a ton for the kids to do.  If you live in the SLC area, I definitely recommend you buy a season pass to the place.  You won’t be disappointed!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tribute to David Bowie

When we were in Utah, Wes was helping a friend out in a talent competition. He had the role of playing David Bowie. It took a couple of tries, but this is what we ended up with.



Saturday, June 25, 2011

Snowmobiling at Lake Kachess

Despite the promises that our La Nina winter would bring one of the snowiest winters ever, our January and February were pretty bleak, dreary and rainy.  Finally in March the mountains got some good snow so we decided to check out some new places on top of Snoqualmie Pass. 




We had a fun time and even I got a little daring and went up and down some of the steepest hills I’ve ever tried.

I did end up going up this hill and many more after that!

Of all the locations we went this winter, Lake Kachess was by far our favorite.  We will be visiting again next winter.