Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tierra's first date!

Biggest smile in the house!

So much fun!
Jimmy Hawks rang the doorbell tonight.  He was here to pick Tierra up for her first date.  Arthur said, "dad, why did you ring the doorbell."  Jimmy said, "Excuse me young man, is Tierra here?"  Everyone started jumping around and Tierra had the biggest smile of them all.  I am so grateful that Jimmy likes to make things special for our children.  And I love this tradition.  I'm also glad that Tierra expected her daddy to be her first date! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hidden Valley adventures!

Pretending to be writing on the wall.

Displaying their art work!
Another hiking adventure.  This time we walked the Hidden Valley trail.  It was a wonderful fall day as shown by Jameson's short sleeves and shorts!  At the end of the trail, we like to stop and admire the petroglyphs.  There is a fort that we can see, but have never had the time to investigate.  Perhaps on our next outing.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

No technology!

This is what the boys had to resort to when I said "no technology tonight!"  So glad to see them working together.  When they don't get their school done on time they have to give up the money they could have earned and don't get to play on the computer, wii or watch movies.  I'm beginning to think we should do that more often!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Moab Rim

Me, Trin, Alec, Kayley, Eric, Spencer, Aaron, Arthur and Jameson...Bri and Jimmy were taking pictures!

My beautiful city!

Jeepers coming up the Moab Rim Trail!
We love to hike and so does my sister's family.  So naturally, we went hiking!  This hike up the Moab Rim Trail was exhilirating!  and steep!  But we made it and enjoyed beautiful views.  Of course, the company was wonderful.  I'm so glad that my sister and her family chose to come to Moab for their UEA weekend!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Tierra is actually old enough to go to the Sadie Hawkins dance this year.  She is a little excited.  She asked Terrance Farnsworth by putting a golden ticket in a candy bar.  He had to solve the "phone number"  which actually spelled out her name.  Today she got the reply.  The puzzle was an X, Y graph and she had to hole punch out the reply.  So cute!  She was excited that Terrance's reply was fun.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rock show fun!

Whytney's treasures
Aaron's geodes.  They actually glow under black light!
Every year, we like to attend the Rock and Mineral show.  The kids love it so much!  It is held at the Spanish Trail Arena and there are numerous vendors.  Our favorite vendor gave a bag to each kid and let them take 1 shark's tooth, 1 marble, 1 seashell, 1pencil, 2 togs, 1 international coin and paper that allowed them to get a free item from the grab bag.  Whytney came away with a shark's tooth bracelet.  Arthur and Jameson got a speck of gold (worth $20?)  I got 2 rock necklaces for $5.  Aaron purchased a geode and got several for free.  Arthur purchaed a rock night light.  Jameson got a bag full of large magnets.  We love this event every year!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Delicate Arch

We hiked to Delicate Arch today and were surprised by how many people there were.  There was a steady stream of people going up and down the trail.  It was perfect weather for hiking!  And we had a great time.  Alas, we forgot our camera, so you get a view of the photo from Pam Burt.  When we arrived at the arch, a family approached us to take their picture.  They offered to return the favor and look stunned when we said we didn't even bring our camera.  I guess that is the luxury of hiking to Delicate Arch several times a year.