Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Weekend

We have two bunk beds in one of the downstairs bedrooms, and all five of the girls slept there.  On the first night of the sleep over, Shareen and Kristie put all the girls to bed.  I thought what a cute picture it would be to go down and see them all asleep.  When I walked in, there they were as you see them.  It did make a cute picture, but no luck in getting the girls to sleep.  I believe that night Anya and Mia were the last ones to go to sleep.  They had so much fun together and got along really well  with very few tears.

We  have quite a back yard for the kids to play in.  Out to the back are lots of trails, hills, rocks, all places to have fun exploring.  I don't know what to think about some of the outfits the girls have on.  I think they need some fashion advice.
Saturday afternoon Shareen, Kristie and I went on a hike in Snow Canyon.  It was called Three Ponds.  It was very beautiful and was about all the hike I needed.  We did a little rock climbing, trudging through sandy trails, etc.  However, I believe this picture below is just out back of our house.  Anya actually took this picture.  Not too bad!

Saturday night the girls helped to decorate the tree and even themselves.  It turned out quite nice with very little redecorating by me.  We really did have a nice time together--lots of eating, shopping, game playing and football watching by the guys.  Now Brian and I will enjoy a few days of quiet before we head out to West Virginia.  Look out Loraya and Isaac, here we come.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We are ready for company!

This is all out of order and I am too lazy to change it around.  Hopefully, you can figure it out. 

Can't really beat this view from our deck.

We are quite settled in our home now.  Our movers arrived at 6:30 pm Wednesday night  and it took them about 3 1/2 hours to unload and put furniture and beds together.  Our new furniture for living room, one bedroom set, dining room furniture, and 4 bunk beds arrived on thursday.  We have worked so hard to get boxes unpacked and stuff put away.  I should have taken a picture of the garage which was filled with boxes.  Brian and I were so tired and sore we could hardly sleep at night.  We did a lot of work in two day.  But, it is all worth it.  We love it.  By the time Kyle arrived on Saturday afternoon we were in good shape.  Friday the internet guy and the tv guys arrived so we are in business.  

Brian says the office is his favorite room.

Living area is small but we have the family room downstairs which is larger.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Sherry invited Brian and I to go see BYU play on Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect to see a football game. Jeff didn't come as he was too busy getting ready to go on their mission. (They leave for MTC next week.) We had a great time. BYU won big 41 - 6 over San Diego. We hadn't been to a football game all fall so it was fun to be in the college atmosphere. Sherry and I were able to catch up on family news. I manage to get a picture of everything but the football team. Oh well!

It is a total traffic grid-lock after the game so we walked to Subway after to have a bite to eat. We wanted to go to the BYU Creamery but it was packed with people. After walking back to our car and getting Sherry to her car we went back to the Creamery for ice cream. That ended our big day out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

St George

Saturday we took a trip to nearby Snow Canyon. As you can see the scenery is beautiful. Luke got sick and Lizzy wore out so Brian took them back to our place, and the rest of us enjoyed a few more walks.

Our home, a work in progress. As you can see the outside is done except for the driveway being poured, which they are doing today.

This picture below is the living area.This is the kitchen. They are putting the cabinets in today.Looking into the kitchen from the living room area.Downstairs family room.Looking into the walkin closet.