Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blog Failings...

Yes, it has been just over a year since I've paid any attention to this blog.

The truth is, I've been meaning to play "catch up" on the blog for many months... but just haven't done it. It's hard to motivate myself to do anything "above and beyond" during football season :)

However, I'm really going to do it... I'll be dating posts when they actually should have been posted, rather than when they were. Scroll down and read and enjoy the pictures if you want to catch a glimpse of our last year.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hee Haw Farm

To celebrate fall and the exciting events to come, my work did an activity at Hee Haw, a nearby farm. There were all sorts of activities that we participated in... including a hayride to a pumpkin patch where we picked out a pumpkin to take home.

Here are some of the other fun things we got to do:

We played in the gigantic corn pit... which was way cooler than sand!

There were tractors and other things to ride on

We got "lost" in the corn maze

Lily did not love the cutouts that I wanted her to stick her head in for a picture

However, she did love the rubber horsey swings

There were also a number of animals roaming around the farm. Despite our best efforts, we couldn't get close enough to the goat to pet it.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Favorite Teams

Even when the BYU football team is very mediocre, we still cheer for them! The same goes for the Red Sox... through the good times and the terrible times, we're still big fans. That's what being a fan is all about!

Super messy hair after a nap!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Millie's Blessing

Sunday Uncle Jeff blessed their little girl, Millie. Jeff did a great job on the blessing and we had fun hanging out with them afterward and eating delicious food.

The family after the blessing

Lily didn't want to sit in the chair and eat the food we got for her. She insisted on sitting on the grass with her cousins. When they would look away or wander from their plates, she would pick out the food she wanted from their plates and eat it. That's my girl!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bear Lake - where the water freezes your internal organs

For the second time, my grandparents provided the family with a trip to Bear Lake. They rented a lodge made to sleep 50 people and we spent 5 wonderful days together. The days spent at the lake were a lot of fun. The nights spent with Lily, Millie and Kelsie in the same room with us were not very fun. It was like a chorus of crying with Kelsie escaping her port-a-crib every few minutes. When one woke up, they all woke up. Ultimately, this left us all a little tired and a little cranky. That's what family trips are supposed to be like, right?

Elizabeth and I had fun dressing Lily and Millie in matching clothes each day. They probably didn't love all of the photo sessions... but, to be honest, they didn't have much of a choice.

Does it look like Millie is about to be attacked/tortured by Lily? Why, yes it does. She's got her lobster pinchers out. Poor Millie... it's no fun being the younger cousin!

Trent brought Jeff's jet ski up with us in the back of his truck. It wasn't registered so Jeff and Elizabeth drove to a different town early Tuesday morning to get it registered. They shelled out the money to do it and Jeff Trent were excited to ride. Unfortunately, the jet ski hated Bear Lake... and never really worked. It was disappointing for us all! (It's so much fun watching people fall off!) Much of Trent & Jeff's time at the lake was spent tinkering with the jet ski.

Lily's favorite activity was riding around, sunbathing in the kayak. Uncle Jeff was nice enough to wade through the cold water to pull Lily around, ensuring she had a smooth, safe ride.

I'd someone to carry me around while I relax in a kayak. Jeff and Elizabeth, are you up for it? Maybe Aunt Paula will be willing to keep me in the shade as well. This is the life!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rendevous at the Cabin

I think I was around 6 or 7 years old when my Grandpa purchased a cabin for the family in Causey Estates. I have some very fond memories at the cabin playing with cousins and family. We spent time building forts, making dams in the small creeks, horseback riding, playing volleyball/badminton, shooting at clay pigeons, late night games, snowmobiling, sledding... and the list goes on. After owning the cabin for 20+ years, my grandpa is ready to sell it. It's kind of sad to think that one day when it sells, we'll no longer have access to it.

Knowing that it was on the market, we wanted to travel to the cabin as a family for a weekend. The group included my parents, brother's family and sister's family, Trent, Lily and me. Everyone had a great time.

Trent playing cars with the girls

Being at the cabin is fun!!

Keeping a close eye on Millie while she sleeps... maybe she wants to bounce in her bouncy chair? Lily sure did think so.

Going on a four-wheeler ride with daddy

Sitting on a horse with Great Grandpa Sharp

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

The most unhappy kid in this picture: Lily
This is what happens when you're deprived of your regularly scheduled nap.

Happy 4th of July!!