Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Swim Team

Some days these fish complain about swim team. . but the truth is they love to be in the water and they wouldn't want to be any other place. Their swimming is really coming along. A little more time in the water and they will be swimming like their dad!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Highland Splash Park

{I heart them. Every single one of them.}

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Work Party.

BBQ * Friends * Dunk tank * Blow ups * Fun times * and yes I deserve mom of the year award .. I got soaked!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

"The Twins"

Late Birthday presents are the BEST! At least these two guys think so. The neighbors may think they are hoodlums, but these two just think they are "bad to the bone!" Thanks FA Papa!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stewart Falls

Friday, July 8, 2011

Big Bang

I love taking advantage of recreation that I can get a big bang for my efforts. To me biking is one of those things. There is little to no prep work. We hop on our bikes... find a nearby park.. and we are all smiles for the night.
Tim and Barrett showing muscles. {Boy power}
Looks like Max was going to just about die after that hill! Don't worry he survived. He is all show.

Alexander really is my boy that is all heart and smiles. I tell my boys, "You can make it up any hill.. you just have to dig deep and PEDDLE PEDDLE PEDDLE! It's all about heart!" And here he is all smiles.

The girls getting pulled by mom. They just chit chat back there and have a good old time enjoying their free ride. {and of course Jacq is in a skirt.. she is in a skirt just about every day!}
There are entirely way to many things wrong with this picture. {ha!} Tim teased me about the hat under my helmet pretty much the whole ride. I honestly didn't even think about it. I grabbed my helmet and off we went. Oh to be the mom! I love it!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of july

Family * Food * Fireworks * Smores * Rain * FUN

Freedom Run

This is one of my very favorite runs. To be honest I have NOT ran consistently for years.. I got up that week and decided I was all over this race. Why not? I signed up for the 5k. {Tim actually signed me up} My goal was simple.. DO not walk. I did it and felt great!

The 4 big kids decided to run the 1 mile. Everyone did great and the kids are beyond excited about their medals. It really is all about the medals. Alexander told me the other day that one of his talents from Heavenly Father is to be a runner. That kid has got HEART. {I heart him} He just may be a runner some day.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bridal Veil

I love a visit up the Canyon. We had such a beautiful evening.

Believe me we stayed clear of this river. It was roaring. {scary roaring}

This was our Master Chief. He is a pro at the dutch oven stuff. It was yummy yum yum food. Thanks Rick and mom!

Maxie boy.. I didn't even ask how he ended up with two plates. {He was probably finishing off someones treat} Anyway, this picture makes me laugh. He loves to match. .. green shirt with green shorts. Makes me smile! Orange is by far his favorite. .. orange shirt with orange shorts. :)

The kids were obsessed with sticks.. fire.. BUGS.. and all things dirty..

Oh Barrett boy.. maybe one treat next time. :)
I heart Jacq's new haircut. I haven't touched it for days and it is still darling. She was as bad as the boys. She has some worm crawling all over her all night. GROSS!

I could write an entire separate post just about Lola and the water. She was in heaven. You name it and she did it. She was throwing rocks.. sitting in that freezing cold mountain water.. giggling like crazy.. I am telling you water heaven.

Thought I would throw in one more picture of the group. Thanks for the fun time Mom and Rick!

Balloon festival.

Love the 4th of July in Utah.. {or the 2nd} The balloon festival is such a fun family tradition. I am just in awe of the beauty of Utah. I really do love these mountains.

This balloon was one of my favorites. It's just so festive! This girl is proud to be an American!

Most of the crew.

Mom and sister.

My cute Maxie boy. I just can't tell you how much I love this kid. He is such a good boy. Pretty dang cute too!

{Melt my heart} Tim is such an amazing Dad! All our children just adore him. And so do I! Love those twinners to. Shh.. don't tell anyone but Alexander has his pants on backwards and his shirt inside out. Must have been a rough morning. :)

Beautiful Jacqualynn. This cute girl, with her new cute girl hair cut, told me the other day.. "Mom, I think I am too cute to be called Jacq. I should really be called Jacqualynn." On a side note.. She is NOT a Jackie. No way! No how!
Lo*bug. You can't tell by this picture, but this girl was in "Balloon" heaven... "Ba. ba.. ba.." pointing every directions. I tell you colorful balloon heaven.

We just kept on playing.. Doughnut time

until next year.