Friday, August 20, 2010
We have enjoyed having the trailer this year and have gotten plenty of use out of it. We have been to Strawberry Reservoir, Otter Creek State Park, Flaming Gorge and our last trip for the summer will be to Fish Lake this weekend before school starts. We have done plenty of fishing, hiking and even better lots of smores making.
I think the favorite trip would be Flaming Gorge. We rented a boat one day and fished all day, we were all excited about catching the huge lake trout. I caught one lake trout and then all our gear was out too far and hit bottom and we lost it all. We had fun exploring all the nooks and crannys and seeing how beautiful it is anyway. The next day we went over to the dam and did the dam tour. It was very fascinating to go inside the dam and down to the bottom. At the bottom they let you feed all the fish that hang out at the bottom of the dam, there are thousands and they all fight over the food, the kids loved it.
Last weekend Kaylans dads wife Linda came down for a visit for the 1 year anniversary of his dads death and to visit the gravesite so she could see the headstone now that it has been put in. It is beautiful and I cant believe it has been a year already. We had a family reunion with all his Aunts and Uncles and Cousins, As always it was a lot of fun with lots of food, baseball and of course a water fight.
On a sad note, Bradley got bit by his best friends dog about a week ago and will have to go back to school with bandages on his face but at least the cuts will heal and no major damage done.
We have all been sunburnt and dirty pretty much every weekend and have loved every minute of it.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
First - I have found the cure to all the hardwater problems in dishwashers. I thought that my dishes were so far gone because of hardwater spots that I was going to throw them out and get new ones until a friend told me about this amazing product. You put it in the dishwasher with some regular dish soap and voila. Your dishes look like new again and so does the inside of your dishwasher. Seriously though, my glass glasses were so foggy they looked just plain dirty. Now they look like the day we bought them 12 years ago. So go get this stuff. I have found it at Smiths Marketplace and Target(It was .60 cheaper at target).
Second- A couple of weeks ago Katie went to the Dr for her Kindergarten checkup. She was really worried about getting the shots so Grandma Mary told ther that if she was good she would buy her a prize. So after the Dr we headed to the store. Katie chose princess stickers that stick on the wall. We got home and she headed in to decorate her room and she insisted she do it by herself. When I went in to check on her, this is what I found not only had she hung the stickers up but had randomly taped other things to the wall.
A picture of Bradley and one she drew and her chain friends from school.
I honestly dont even know what this is, but it is taped to her wall.
This is a colored pencil and a drawing she did. I asked her why she taped a pencil to her wall and her answer was like duh mom "in case I want to color."
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Bradley finally got his Nintendo DS( his dad finally caved, Kaylan hates video games), a couple of games, a remote control car and of course this is Bradley a new nerf gun.
We had a fabulous Christmas dinner consisting of Prime Rib, Ham, potatoes, salad and stuffing. It was so good, I ate so much dinner that I didn't even have any pie for dessert.
The next day Kaylans brother and his family joined us and the presents started all over again. We then spent hours out in the -5 degree weather enjoying the sunshine ;)
On Sunday we headed home, Sunday night we had dinner at my parents and once again the kids got spoiled. At the Murray house we decided this was the year of the snuggie. I got Sarah a leopard one, Sarah monogramed some for Brent and Cindy and Grandma got kids size snuggies for Katie and Bradley. The next night we went bowling and of course Grandma and Brent were the winners. Here are just a few pics from the evening. Kellie did bowl one game and then started cramping so she decided to stop. We do want to meet baby Gabe really bad but maybe not this early.
It was a great Christmas and New Years at our house, hope yours was just as swell!