At least one SLC Bees game a summer is becoming a tradition. This year we went with the counselors from the bible camp at our church, as well as Pastor Steve. Later in the game we went and sat in the outfield, which is basically a big lawn where the kids can run crazy. Might […]
It’s been another great year for our covered veggie garden. We also had a bit of luck growing garlic over the winter. Here’s a few mid-summer harvest pics.
Kari and I have been kayaking ever since we lived in Maine, but had never been on an extended raft trip. What better way to get the kids out and about than pile camping gear in a boat and float down a river? We headed out with the DeFords and the Lesters for 3 days […]
The kids love pillow pets. They have about 10 of the critters and wanted to post about them. So here it is. Actually we should do a post of all the ones they have, with names and pictures. For another time… check the Pillow Pets tag for potentially more one day. These pics here are […]
The Canyons resort throws off their fireworks on the 3rd of July every year, and it’s getting bigger and bigger each year. So we’re lucky to have our friends the DeFord’s living so close we can avoid the traffic and parking headaches. They invited a bunch of us over for dinner before the concert, and […]
Last spring we built an open raised bed garden behind our covered garden with the intent of planting raspberries. The Battle Lake raspberries we brought home from my parents house last July never made it (not even close) so last fall we planted garlic as an experiment. The garlic made it, and Kari added a […]
We took a quick trip to Minnesota in June to see Marcus and Lindsey get married, and celebrate Jacob’s high school graduation. The 4th of July is definitely a better time to visit Minnesota in the summer, but it was nice to see everyone. I made the mistake of leaving after visiting the Moe’s while […]
Grandma Moe hired a photographer to take photos of the family, so we took the opportunity to snap a few of our own with the kids dressed up. Some of these are sweet, most are weird or goofy. There are a lot of them so scroll through at your own risk.
Every Monday during the school year Tegan went to dance class after school. This dance recital was the culmination of all that hard work. Serisa was in the same class as Tegan. Seneca was in a different class, which is why she has a different dress. There were tons of kids in about 10 classes, […]
When we go canyoneering it usually means the kids hang at camp with an adult or two while the rest of the adults go adventuring. We wanted to shift that focus towards a kid centered trip. We thought it would just be us but quite a few of our friends thought it was a great […]
Easter was early this year (I think) but thankfully the weather was warm and sunny. We spent the day relaxing in the back yard while the kids hunted down elusive eggs and treats.
Tory was awarded a certificate of excellence along with some of his friends and neighbors. Our neighbors Calvin and Luke were also awarded. Good on you kiddos!
Tory said he wanted to ski the terrain park. I didn’t think he’d hit any of the tricks… pardon the poor camera work, I wasn’t prepared to keep up apparently.
Their birthdays being 5 days apart, celebrations overlap and get shared. This year we had a party at our house, with sledding, games, and a special box of doom with brains and goo and treats hidden inside. It was a ton of fun. The adults had an evening soup fest later on too. On Tegan’s […]
I resolve to keep this site updated, on time this year.
Christmas season pics and stuff.
The kindergarten through second graders put on a Christmas carol show, including such hits as Nuttin’ for Christmas, and a bunch of others sung at scream level. It was fantastic.
Thanksgiving in Minnesota – A quick trip overall but we got a few days in with my folks, saw Sarah and Jeff, Kari’s folks, Jarrett and Mel flew in, and finished it off with a party at Bridget and Tim’s. Whirlwind.
It happened – Oct 31 came around, kids got dressed up, and candy ensued. Pics of the Halloween season:
We headed down to Moab for an extended weekend of riding, which included a day on Slickrock trail. Tory wanted to give it a try too, and ended up riding the entire practice loop. He had to walk much of it, of course, but rode a whole lot more than we expected. Here’s a little […]
A new addition to the garden was a potato condo… or perhaps high-rise. I built 5 wooden tiers, the theory being that as the plants grow, you continually add a tier and bury the plants. Then potatoes grow up with it. Unfortunately that’s not how it worked out. Grandpa and Grandma H, and Jenny were […]
Grandpa and Grandma Hoffman purchased a Volkswagen RV earlier this summer and headed west to visit us as well as Uncle Loren and Aunt Audrey. They were here for a week and we had a very nice time seeing the sites around Park City, hiking a bit, and playing in our garden.
Here’s a few pics of getting ready for the first day of school. Tegan is back at Keystone Montessori and Tory is now in Kindergarten!
Tory played soccer again this fall, loving every minute of it and making new friends. Here’s a quick video of Tory scoring:
Tory drew up a plan for a platform style bird feeder after seeing it in a book. So we decided to build it.
Quick weekend trip to the Uintas with the DeFords, Lesters, and Mark & Seneca.
Our covered garden, year two. Or was it year three? No… two.
If you’re going to visit Minnesota, do it in the summer. The 4th of July is always the best time of year there, and this year was no exception. Beautiful, hot weather, swimming, boating, ice cream, bowling, and parades. Kari even snuck in her 20th high school class reunion.
Kari and the kids few home to Minnesota for a weeklong trip to see Marcus graduate and leave for the Air Force. The kids were excited to spend time with family and loved flying. Kari, you should add a few notes here since I wasn’t along on this one…
Fathers Day, 2012 – Salt Lake Bees vs Fresno. Bees lost, but it was really great to get out and see a game with Kari and the kids. Brad Bath and his family were there too.
Here’s a quick video of Tory and Tegan in an early summer swimming lesson. They were in different classes, but in the same area so the video shows them both:
Camping and biking in Brian Head! Neither Kari nor I had ever been to Brian Head, so we headed down there with the Lesters and our bikes to explore the acclaimed mountain bike trails and get the kids outside. The biking was actually very good, although it was extremely volcanically dusty and hard on the […]
Here are some early pics from waaaaay last summer when I stopped posting for some reason. If you’re wondering about me keeping up this year, see this post.
Earlier this spring we spent a few days in North Wash with Brad, Babbie and their family – including Babbie’s mom and brothers. It was a nice trip, with enough adults around for watching kids while others canyoneerd. Brad and I had the kids for an afternoon, so we went to the alcove at Hog […]
Getting the kids to keep their rooms (somewhat) clean is a constant for us. Today Tegan’s room was what’s referred as a ‘disaster pit.’ I asked her to clean it up and two minutes later she comes out saying she’s done. Uh huh. So it’s to be the old, behind the door trick, eh? No […]
Earthday 2012 wasn’t much of an event for us this year, but Babbie and Brad stopped by (and Tai and Aspen of course) and we all got to plant something, at least. The Chicks and Hens that were in the backyard got planted in the front!
My first job as a kid was a paper route. The thing I got up so early in the morning for? A 1/10 scale RC car called The Frog, by Tamiya. A couple of friends and I saved up for months to buy these cars (Eric had The Hornet, and Steve had The Ultima) and […]
For the most part, it’s been a pretty disappointing winter. You know this is so when people start talking about spring skiing when winter never really started. Anywhoo, it has been warm enough to think about going to the park. We met up with Heather, Josh, and Serisa at Willow Creek park for some park […]
While we thought it took a long time to get to Tory’s first haircut, it was over three years until Tegan’s. But she’s a girl so it’s different, and she’s got her mom’s awesome thickness too. Not much was taken off so you can hardly tell, but apparently doing this makes hair healthy. Tory got […]