Our Family

"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass."
-Alma 37:6

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wanna play a game?

Angie started this but I thought it sounded like fun so I'm going to play too!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory (or more) that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing (but you don't have to) and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lyman Family Camp!!

This was the year without pa and the "Hairy Toe" We all missed Grandpa and his stories but don't you worry the kids have been practicing their begging skills so that when Grandpa's home from his mission they'll be ready to beg him for the story! Although G-pa and Marcia were gone we still managed to have a good time on the family camp! The one thing we didn't get was a big group picture so I did the best I could to get pictures of everyone! I picked these pictures of my kids because I felt that they portrayed their personalities SO well
Some juice, some dirt , Life is good!:)
I love this picture of Laine! She is my shy one-until you get to know her then shy is probably not the word I would go for!
Talmage a bit more of a character-I think he gets it from his Dad!
The kids fishing at Willow- Not only did they fish on this cement thing but it also made for a perfect stage to perform on:)

Camel Rock

Every single day the kids begged us to hike up the camel finally on day four we did it! They did their thing while Laura, Ang and I stayed down with the Babes.

Me and my gang!


Six mile trail-detour around a fallen tree across the trail. Go Greg Go!
Slow down Bry and Katie I can't get a picture!
Lala and Haybob vs. Sethy and Dayt Who's gonna win!
Where ya going Greg???:)

The "Club House"

Brandon helped the kids built a hut and they called it their club house. They had lots of fun in it!


Seth was so funny doing the "Wizard of Oz"
Talmage was doing "Jurassic Park" Not really a surprise if you know Tal!
Brando was pretty clever with his little charade he was trying to do running through a corn field naked if you know what I mean(he's so funny)!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


After eleven months of having Brando's bike torn apart and I mean literally torn apart he has finally fixed it and put it back together! He tried for two days to get it to start after he put it back together, but last night at about 11:30p.m. he finally got it to start. I didn't have my camera with me but he had the biggest smile from ear to ear to finally get it started. He is still wearing the same smile today:)!!!Now he can take it camping and go riding with the boys!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Barber Shop!!!

Talmage and Laine decided to play barber shop- (not o.k.) She totally looks like Joe Dirt with her mullet.
This is when I told her we had to get the rest of her hair cut. She was so upset she thought that she wouldn't be a princess anymore. We assured her that she's still a princess!
After her haircut she looks so cute! Laine loves it now and she told me she's still a princess-she's Snow White, because she has short hair:)

This is what she had cut off that she didn't do herself with the help of her brother.
Relay for life! Talmage, Sawyer, Laine and Mason standing by Grandma Lymans luminary.Haylie waiting and waiting and waiting to dance at the relay for life walk program! She's so cute:)
Laine sitting by another one of Grandma Lymans luminary bag that Aunt Katie made for her!

Talmage and Laine were such troopers on the walk-they walked pretty far and then decided to ride in the stroller.
Sawyer was so tired but he would not give in and go to sleep too much going on.
We had so much fun in Gunnison and we were glad that we could share that experience with our family. This is such a good program and we hope they earned lots of money for cancer research!
On Sunday we went to Fayette for a BBQ. Dennis cooked a really good dinner of marinade turkey YUM!!
I love the look on Masons face!
After dinner Katie wanted to show us all some wild roses by Mile's wash. They were so pretty!
Everyone except Brando (He took the picture) It was a lot of fun with the fam!
Sawyer just smell it, don't eat it!!!!!

Brandon thinks he's sneaky!

Brandon thinks he's SO sneaky! He planned a little trip for me for my birthday-I totally had it figured out! For starters I was going to go into work and just work on the computer and he told me he didn't think it was a good idea-so I pretty much figured it out then. When he came home we were packed and ready to go:) Not really.We started out at Teasdale and headed off for the first annual ATV camping trip. We headed out on the great western trail and set up camp at Pleasant Creek(I think) It was really pretty and the kids had a chance to go fishing!
Talmage and Laine had a fun time fishing. They caught a lot of floating logs of wood! Laine was such a serious little fisherman!
Brandon totally had mad cooking skills!! All he needed was a skillet and something to cook over the fire!
The next day we started for the top of Boulder. We passed all these places on our way to Chokecherry Point. We made it too chokecherry point and it was the roughest trail I have ever been on. I'm pretty sure we won't be going on that one again! After that we made it to some other trail going back towards Teasdale but Brando's not home and I can't remember the name but it was much better!
We took a little break and stopped at a spring that was seriously like a little oasis on the dusty trail. All of us shed our shoes and played in the water for a little while before we headed back. We learned a lot for next year-but over all it was a lot of fun and we look forward to doing it again next year!