Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

facfacFact of the Week

Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems, and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.

Joke of the Week

Joke of the Day: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared, what would be the most difficult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.”

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Faces of Boston III

Here are some more pictures of Boston that Allee has sent me. 
 What a cutie!
 At the Living Planet Aquarium




 Look how much he has grown just in these pictures.....


 Happy Birthday, Big Guy!!

 Alex, Boston and Allee out for Boston's birthday.
 Trophy for his first year of T ball
 With his dog Prada
 Gingerbread train
 and finally by the Christmas tree with his new dog
 
Here is Boston with his mama!
 Allee tells me she is going to have another baby. 
She says its a girl!  Congratulations!  Miss you guys!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chaos Reborn Tour

Hearts and Hands first tour!
First stop is actually HERE!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Field Trip to Dimple Dell

Fourth grade trip to Dimple Dell.  We learned about the environment and habitats.  You have to hike down into the ravine.  It is also a trail for horses.  There are some going up the hill behind Topher.
 Topher liked this cool mushroom growing on the side of a tree.  It is really pretty down there.
 Most of the trees were the type that lose their leaves.  There are a couple lone pine trees.  Our guide says this is a blue spruce.
 This part of the trail was looking for animal tracks.  You can see the cone to the right of Topher.  The cones marked the tracks so the kids could look at them.
 Topher is doing some work with temperatures and how they differ throughout the trail.
 Self portrait before we went down the trail. :)
We had a great time.  I love to accompany the kids on their field trips.  Can't wait for the next one!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Camping 2012

 Camping 2012!  What a year!  I was a MAJOR slacker and didn't take a lot of pictures, buuuuuuuuuut.  We bought a new trailer!!!  Here is the storage along the front of the trailer.
Here is the outdoor bar.  We have had a BLAST with this feature!

Bathroom access from OUTSIDE.  LOVE this idea.
This is the reason we bought it.  The kids have their own room now, the Dutchman Den.

Check out the accomodations!

This is the roomy kitchen...
 

Dinette... We can fit 6 adults COMFORTABLY around this thing.  This rig is HUGE!
 

 Here is the couch.  It turns into quite a nice bed.  We can sleep 10-12 now!
Master Bedroom Suite....
 
Outside views....
 
 
Yeah, don't worry.... It cost a LOT more than that......
 
 We went to the Dunes a couple times first.  These next pictures are from Memorial Day Weekend at Utah Lake.  I wish I had more!  We had to spend some time indoors during that trip and we ended up playing cards and a game called Shit Head.  Here is Shane modeling the game....
 
 and Terry......
 
 For this year's theme we decided to do White Trash Night.  Cuisine included Chili Dogs and a good blend of "White Trash" food.  Here are Andrea, Shane, me, Terry, Keesha, Aaron, Dave and Lisa.
 Next up, Diamond Fork Canyon.  We hadn't been here in a LONG time.  So good to be back!  Here are Topher and I at the river.
Dusty posing so pretty.

Terry and Tim

So Zane and Tim decided to get Terry with a bucket of water.  I love that Keesha captured the moment so perfectly!
I love the look on Tim's face...

Topher in the river.  It was COLD!

Tim and Dusty.  Preston is to the left.  What a cutie!

Here are the kids swimming it up!
 
Zane and Zoe.

Tim and Topher in "the hole".  The river was quite deep there.

Terry and Topher

This trip was great fun.  We were joined by the Brannons, the Brentels, the Christensens and Perry and Kathy.  A couple weeks later we returned with the Brentels and the Turners.  Definitely love that place.  We ended the year at the Dunes again of course.  Thank you all of my great friends for making this camping season one of the best ever!  Now I just need to get out more with our families!