Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthdays & Spring Break

Daniel turned 14 on Tuesday and Benj turned 12 on Saturday. Daniel skied at PCMR on his birthday. Then we went to SG. Daniel spent the rest of time driving the dune buggy around the orchard. Who knew you could go 1000 miles around and around the orchard? Benj said he wanted to go shooting, fishing, and rapelling for his Birthday. Thankfully Uncle Russ was available and made it possible for us to do ALL OF ABOVE! Jacob and Benj caught a couple of trout and had Grandma cook them for breakfast. Daniel was the dutiful photographer. Hannah and Jacob liked shooting the .22, but Jacob was a little surprised by the .45. Abby and Grandma got to be better friends and she loves her new pink bunny from Grandma. Grampa told us a few stories of growing up Wayne County. We tried the automatic nutcracker at Uncle Mark's house. We cracked a half pound in 20 minutes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spelling Bee!

We dropped off the blogosphere for most of 2010. Rather than try to catch up, we'll just let you know what happened this week. 1. Jacob took 2nd place in his school spelling bee (see video of his first round). Hannah had a dance recital -we'll try and post that video but its a huge file.
Benjamin has continued wrestling. Daniel is the new Deacon's president. Abby is thinking about getting potty trained.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last week was Spring Break and we had a couple of birthdays. For Daniel's 13th birthday, Dad and Daniel went to Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian in Las Vegas. We were able to see Ben after the show and chatted for a few minutes. I think the last time Daniel and Ben spent much time together was when Ben babysat Daniel for us when he was in high school. Here's a picture of them now. We had a good time wandering around Vegas.

Benjamin turned eleven and he got a set of drivers that we had to try out at the golf course. Benjamin wanted to go shooting for his birthday so we got a target from Uncle Mark and we went shooting a couple of times. Benjamin is a pretty good shot with the .22 and he was able to handle the shotgun pretty well too.

We went for a hike up the red mountain. The girls went a little ways. Daniel went up the first knoll. Benj, Jacob and Dad went up to the first half.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Benja wrestled in the Wasatch Tournament last saturday. Wrestling is serious business here. The stores are empty during "the wrestles" --its the best time to shop. Kelleen has a hard time watching Benj wrestle. I think she would probably go down there and throw the other kid if she thought he was hurting her Benja. All sports help teach values such as teamwork, fair play, rules, etc, but there's something about wrestling that builds character when you have to go out on the mat all alone. Here's a clip (sorry for my yelling) of Benja's match against a wrestler from Delta. Benj won the match and took third at the tournament.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Jake's Eight

Jacob was baptized! As he left the dressing room he told me "That was simple." He got a set of scriptures and a twisty CTR ring. He decided that from now on he will listen to his parents and "be a good boy." We have every confidence that he will!

Pinewood Derby

Benjamin and Jacob did the Pinewood Derby. This year there were 19 entrants. They each won one of their heats but they didn't take the grand prize. Benjamin's car was a snake. Jacob's car was a missile with a driver.