Thursday, July 23, 2009


I watched this movie last night and it instantly became a new favorite. It's a cute little story about being happy with who you are. My kids watched it this morning and enjoyed it as much I did. Check it out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Injuries May Occur...

when camping with your stick wielding big brother. Luckily she had her eye closed.

Friday, July 17, 2009


We hiked up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Desolation Lake on Sunday with some friends. It was a lot of fun! And so beautiful! I was one sore lady by the time we were done though.

Our little gang - Me & Izzy, Mark, Lisa, Nate, Dianna, Crystal & John

Once we made it to the lake, it started raining so we hid out under some trees till it passed. I guess Mark didn't want his picture taken! It was freezing too so a few of the prepared people whipped out their emergency blankets.

Mark got a water purifier for his birthday and wanted to give it a try.

Little Izzy was a trooper the whole hike. We stopped and took a small break in a meadow and snapped a quick family picture.

Rainbow after it had rained. So beautiful!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I am currently reading The Time Traveler's Wife. The movie comes out in a few weeks and I wanted to get the book read before I see the movie. Yesterday, just for the heck of it, I looked up the trailer for it and then began looking up trailers for other movies that looked interesting. Now I need to find some time to get myself to the movie theater!

Away We Go

Funny People

500 days of summer

The Time Traveler's Wife

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Grandma's House

Pic of kids at Zion National Park the last time they visited Grandma Janie

Ethan and Liv are at Grandma's house for the week. They were so excited to go! And, I must admit, a break for a few days sounded very appealing to me too. However, Izzy is totally bored without them here so I don't know how much of a break it's actually going to be. The kids will have a blast though and that's what this is about anyhow.

Fun things they will be doing include:
1. Going to Zion again
2. Going swimming with their Aunt and Uncle
3. Going fishing
4. Sleepover with their Aunt and Uncle
5. Read endless amounts of books that Grandma always has on hand
6. Shopping (Liv's favorite)
7. Building a tire swing with Grandpa Brent
And those are only a few of the things I actually know about. They love it down there!

Fun things I will be doing include:
1. Hiking with friends
2. Reading two books that I've been dying to have time to read
3. Lunch with friends
4. Dinner with friends
5. Going to a concert with Mark
6. Finishing up craft projects
7. Organizing Liv's room (it's too hard to do when she's around)

Then on Friday we will all be meeting up for a Williams Family camping trip. I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


We finally made it to the pool! Last year we lived at the pool day in and day out. The weather has been unusually cool and rainy so we haven't had the chance to hang out at the pool as much as we would like to. However, this week has been different so we hit the pool.

Snack break for Izzy. Don't you love her hair?

Testing out the water

My little bathing beauty

Ethan's attempt at not having his picture taken. He is such a fish! I love it.

Monday, July 06, 2009

51 & counting

This is what 51 years of marriage looks like.

Pretty dang good, if you ask me.

My grandparents - Steve and Patricia.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Mark has been taking the kids fishing in the evenings lately. They love it, especially Ethan! Liv mostly plays with the worms before they are put on the hooks. So far they've only caught those small catfish that seem to be in abundance in the Jordan River. I don't know what I'm going to do when they actually bring home a fish big enough to cook. I better study up on preparing fish! Nevertheless, they all have fun fishing together.