Our Family

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Swimming Lessons!!!!

Talmage swimming on his back!!
Laine loved her teachers and she loved swimming lessons!!

I did a Mommy and me swimming lesson. Brandon ended up doing it on the last lesson What a good Dad:)

After lessons they got their pass awards:)

24th weekend

The kids wanted to go to the Beach for the Holiday weekend so we took a little road trip and went to Lake Powell. We had lots of fun playing in the water and seeing the sights. All I have to say is I said it once about ten years ago and I didn't listen to myself but I'll say it again "Unless I have a houseboat with A.C. I will never camp at Lake Powell again. I don't know how people do it!!! It's stinkin Hot!!!! We put the seats down in the back of the car and rolled out sleeping bags- this way we could turn on the A.C. every once in a while. I'm paranoid of Carbon Monoxide so we didn't do it often but it saved us. So we literally slept "IN A VAN DOWN BY THE WATER!!"Cute little bum shots of the kids walking down to the beach!!
We are at Navajo Bridges. I just don't have a picture of us on the bridge.

Glen Canyon Dam. There was the awesomest thunder and lightening storm that night it was really cool for about three hours and then nothing but heat!!! We sang "Swim said the Mama fish swim if you can and they swam and they swam right over the dam" about a thousand times. It was a lot of fun!!!

This was at the Moaki caves or something like that.

We spent a little time in Kanab-who knew you could have so much fun in Kanab?!!! We went to a western movie set place it was lots of fun and the kids loved it! Then we went to a water park that they have in town- it was a lot of fun. Such a spur of the moment trip and way cheap and our kids kept saying to us "Thanks Mom and Dad this is the best trip ever!" Funny how we think we have to spend money to have a good time when all our kids care about is spending time with us -they always say, "Can we do it as a family" makes me grateful that I have such an awesome family that like to do things together as a family. I hope it doesn't change as they get older. I don't think it will since Brando and I are so stinkin cool!!!:)

24th of July

On the 24th of July we have a Bicknell town party. A man in our ward has a fish hatchery and he brings a bunch of fish to the party for the kids to catch. It's tons of fun for the kiddos:) Talmage and a few of his friends got a little carried away and jumped in after the fish. We taught our kids the "catch and release" thing this year since we still have last years fish in the freezer!
Laine waiting for them to dump the fish.

Sawyer had a blst. This is the first year he actually got to catch a fish(with a little help from Dad)!!!