Thursday, June 9, 2011

We had big plans to roast marshmallows for FHE, but the weather was too cold, so we let the kids roast marshmallows inside!

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's only been 8 months since I did anything on this blog. Sorry everyone who might care! I'll just post a couple of recent pictures of my cute family for you to see. Maybe now that I'm not pregnant I can do this a little more often . . . MAYBE!

I had to include this picture of Kinley. In the words of Colin, "She's just so adorable!" She really doesn't look much like this anymore - she's gone from 7 lb. 10 oz. to over 13 lbs in these first two months! But if I do say so myself - she's a pretty cute little chunk!

This is part of our 18 tons of dirt that Gary had to move to the backyard by the wheel-barrow full. Transforming our backyard has been quite a project - one that really isn't close to being complete! Gary has been working really hard on it though. We should do a before and after picture, if we ever get to "after"!

Colin is 4 now!

In this picture we were trying to get our first family picture on Kinley's blessing day - Colin and Jarom were not cooperating. Oh well!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Soccer Camp

Early this summer, our friends, the Mangum's, invited us to join them for a soccer camp that Brian was running in Parowan for 4-6 year-old's. Jenzie did pretty good at practicing the drills and such for a little while, but Colin mostly just stood there. It was really funny when they were doing the stretching before they started. The whole group was bending and stretching, and Colin just watched. This may be a picture of the only time Colin actually kicked the ball. Jenzie is trying to dribble, just like the "coach" asked them to.

Colin didn't participate much with the group, but he did enjoy playing with the balls, and resting on them periodically.

This picture was a little blurry, but I thought it was still cute. Plus it proves that at least one of my kids touched a soccer ball during the soccer camp.
To be honest, there wasn't a whole lot of learning about soccer that took place. But the kids did have fun.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Come take a virtual tour of our new house!

Because of the trees it's hard to get a good picture of the front of the house. I could have walked a little farther away, but I didn't (it was really windy). The house is mostly brick with a split level that leads to the bedrooms that is wood siding. Come see the inside!

The front yard

The front yard is surrounded by this little brick fence. Both sides have these little gates leading up to the front door. There are two mature trees in the front yard for lots of shade.

The backyard

We'd definitely like to replace a lot of the rock with grass, but we like the little brick wall and the trees.

This is kind of interesting. Both sides of the house have these covered tunnels that lead to the carports. This one has an outside storage closet for the lawnmower and such.
Here's a view of the back patio. The wood needs to be replaced or restained, but I like that parts of it are covered and parts are in the sun.

The Kitchen

The kitchen has solid surface counter tops (corian- sorry I don't know how to spell it).
A second view of the kitchen to show all the cabinet space.

The Family Room

This is a sunken family room with a view taken from the kitchen. There is a gas fireplace, which we'd like to replace with a wood burning stove.

The Playroom

This could be a family room or living room, but I think we'll use all those closet for the kids toys and call it the playroom.