Grandma Pat and Grandpa Gary came to visit for a week visit. It’s always so nice when they come, we celebrated Grandma’s birthday, the girls got their toenails done, and generally hung out.
After failing to get on the river at Flaming Gorge earlier this spring, we gave it another go – this time with the Marsh’s. We spent two days on the river, camping just below the Little Hole boat ramp. We arrived the night before and camped at the Canyon Rim campground and secured the site […]
Kari and the kids headed up to the Unitas for a night of car camping with Babbie Tai and Aspen. The next morning Julie and Luke showed up to hike and hang. I wasn’t there but it looks like it was a bunch of fun!
We’ve done the Ruby Horsthief stretch before, and we’ll do it again for sure… It’s an easy class II float that is great for the kids, and our current skill set. This trip was a bit different as we booked it at high flow without really realizing it. This made us a bit nervous about […]
Well, the last day of school has arrived. Here’s the bus stop crew getting on for the last day this school year.
End of the year Field Day is something the kids look forward to. I remember looking forward to it myself when I was a kid. Here’s Tegan’s kindergarten Field Day:
We were pretty excited to get the new boat out for the first time on a float down the Green River below the Flaming Gorge dam. Unfortunately we were rained out instead. Still, we had a nice time camping with friends and commiserating with each other in the rain!
Tegan’s Kindergarten play, Mystery of the Missing Jewel Fish… Tory did the same production when he was in Kindergarten, but I don’t think I documented it…
A spontaneous Mothers Day found us hiking into Diamond Fork hot springs. We took a new route – hiking in from the north. It was a quiet hike with only a few others on trail. The hot springs were busy as usual, but still a very very nice day with the family!
After renting and borrowing rafts the last few years, we decided to plunge in and get our very own. The kids were there as I unboxed and inflated it for the first time. We still need to name her, so if you have any ideas…
We do this one every year, and sometimes twice! North Wash is a great place to take kids canyoneering – easy access and a wide range of difficulty levels. Got most of the kids down East Leprechaun this year and they all loved it! We also went through Blushing Bride canyon for the first time. […]
Kari booked the Lilly Lake yurts for a second trip this winter. Coincided with a visit from Tracy and her boyfriend Matt. The weather was much warmer this time and was a bit harder to get in – the snow had melted from the track in a few places. Very nice trip with great weather. […]
Tory turns 8!
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Tegan turned 6 this year, here’s how she celebrated:
The day after Christmas we headed out to the Lily Lake are of the Uintas for a couple night stay in a yurt!. We stayed a total of two nights – one by ourselves, and the next night the Marsh’s came out for two nights of their own. The weather was pretty amazing, with a […]
The tradition seems to change each year – whether we let the kids open gifts on Christmas Eve or morning… This year they opened most on Christmas morning:
The Kindergartners put on a sweet Christmas Carol pageant every year. It’s very sweet to watch them all up there singing and dancing.
In past holiday seasons we’ve either purchased a regular cut tree from the nursery, or a live tree we hope to plant in the spring. This year we decided to get a permit to cut our own. Putting aside the discussion on how ethical it is to cut a tree out of the forest, we headed […]
Thanksgiving 2014 at our house! Grandpa and Grandma Moe came, Sam Michelle and Soph, and Mel’s family also was there. Very nice meal, good people.
Kids spent the day with Grandma and grandpa at the UOP!
Certainly didn’t get enough photos for Halloween. Bad daddy.
For the first time we decided to hire a photographer to take a family photo session with us. We headed down to Salt Lake City and had a nice afternoon with Jamie Beecher. We’ve known Jamie for a while – her kids went to the same preschool as ours. She’d take portraits of the kids […]
For the last couple of years we’ve headed up into the Uintas with Sam and Michelle and Soph to cut a bit of wood. Most of it goes with them – they have the wood burning stove – but it’s a ton of fun and we get a nice little pile of wood for camping […]
Both of the kids really like sushi – Tory says it’s his favorite food.
We love gardening and our greenhouse. Here’s some veggies harvested in July.
For the second straight year we spent a few days on the Colorado River with friends. This is becoming something we want to do more of – become river people or somesuch. We’ve even considered buying a used raft… This year was 3 nights on the Ruby Horsethief section of the Colorado. The DeFord’s, McCain’s […]
We try to visit family in Minnesota at least once a year, and July is usually the best time. Good weather, the 4th of July holiday, and of course the kids are out of school.
For the last couple of years Kari and the kids go to the Timps for a weekend of camping and hiking. And visiting Timpanogos cave. Without me. Looks like they had a really good time though. Aspen, Tai, Rex, and Kai came along this year as well.
The last day of school for the year. Bring on Summer!
Tegan and Serisa spent nearly every Monday of the school year at evening dance class. This year they were at Parley’s Park Elemenatary (closer to Serisa’s house). Thanks again to Melissa Nestor (Dancing Little Stars) for all the time and coordination.
I can’t remember who, where, or why, but this facepaint was pretty fantastic.
Jarrett graduated from grad school, and we went to celebrate. Congrats Uncle J!
The kids do swimming lessons in the spring, usually two sessions in a row. Here’s a few highlights from the last day. Tory’s class had a mini swim meet, racing each of the 4 strokes. Freestyle Tory gets a third place ribbon, but check the end of the video, he actually comes in second… Breaststroke […]
It’s become an annual tradition to spend Easter with our Park City friends, hoping for sunny warm weather to mark the end of winter. This year the McCains hosted at their new house in Prospector. Fun day for the kids and the adults.
We go to Shepherd of the Mountains church in Park City. Our Pastor (Pastor Steve) believes that first communion should come when ever the kids feel they’re ready. So after a quick class with Pastor Steve and a communion bread bake session, we decided to have the kids first communion come on Easter Sunday. The […]
North Wash is becoming a traditional place for our kid canyoneering adventures due to it’s easy access to a wide variety of canyons. I’m a bit short on pictures here, but this gallery contains images from our day in Horseplay. Horseplay is rated 2A, which essentially means it’s dry and easy. None of us had […]
Since the skiing conditions have been less than stellar this winter, we decided to head down to Zion for Presidents weekend with the Lesters. The 70 degree weather was a nice break from the cold, although it hasn’t been all that harsh so far. The first day we hiked Angels Landing, sort of. The sheer […]
It was another year for the joint party for Tory and Tegan. They asked to do it so I guess we’ll keep it up until they say otherwise. This year they wanted to go to Black Diamond Gymnastics, which included an hour and a half with two coaches and it was a lot of fun. […]