Our Family

Our Family

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Catching Up

Our Summer Home

View of the "City"

Our Backyard

View From Esau's Summer Job

The Birds Love Us 

We did a lot of this...

And some of this...

And even had some of these...

But that's not all!  To Be Continued...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 14 - Camping

We braved the cold and took our first camping trip of the year.  We went up Logan Canyon and found a beautiful camping spot right next to the river.  Everything was perfect until...

  Someone got a little too close to the river!

We quickly hauled in some wood and got a nice fire going.

Then we got dinner ready.

And everything was back to normal!

*Note to self:  Bring extra shoes next time!

Friday, April 2, 2010

It always amazes me...

I know it's been quite a while since my last post. I've been waiting for those few extra minutes to sneak Esau's computer away from him and post some pictures when it is convenient for me. Unfortunately the times it is most convenient for me are the times he has his computer at school with him. I've thought about trying to do several "catch up" posts but since it is likely to never happen, I've decided it's best to just post when I can and maybe go back later and add some photos. So with all that said, it is time to write about what it is that amazes me this week!

The other night as we were getting ready for bed, the kids were trying to figure out exactly how long it was until Easter would be here. (We had just had a FHE lesson on Jesus' resurrection.) They were mostly excited for the Easter Bunny to come and bring them treats. After they'd decided how many days away it was, Nya in all her wisdom asked, "What does the Easter Bunny have anything to do with Easter?" I quickly looked to Esau for help but realized he was more interested in my answer than in helping me find one. I'm sure my parents answered this question for me as a child, but for the life of me I couldn't remember what they had said. I had to dig deep and try to put the two together before my kids sensed the awkwardness in my hesitation. Suddenly it hit me. The Easter Bunny comes to fill our basket with treats to remind us of the sweetest gift we have ever received. Jesus suffered, died, and was resurrected for us! I can't think of a sweeter gift than that! So now, every time I think of the sweet, innocent little Easter Bunny softly, quietly filling our baskets with treats to enjoy on Easter morning, I won't forget our Savior who was completely innocent when he suffered on the cross. Who quietly passed from this life to fulfill his purpose. Who rose to bring the sweetness of eternal life to pass for all the people of the earth. I will forever be thankful for the testimony I have to know this is true. It always amazes me how much I learn from my children!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh my sweet little Nya!

Can someone please tell me how we managed to go from this...

To this...

In just 8 short years!?!

Monday, November 23, 2009

What Are We Thankful For?

Tonight for FHE we asked the question: "What are you the most thankful for?"
Nya said she's thankful for "family."
Kade said he's thankful for "Jesus, Heavenly Father, parents, brother and sisters".
Kaleb said he's thankful for "our home."
Aleaha said she's thankful for "Kade, Nya, Kaleb, Daddy and Mommy."
Esau and I are both very thankful for our family too and we are so glad we have such sweet little turkeys!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Picture Time!

I seriously have the CUTEST kids!

Thanks Angie for the awesome pictures!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Monster Time!

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