Sunday, April 29, 2012

September 2011

We love camping and so do the kids! Our good friends, the Nielson's, are our camping buddies.
Grace and Charlotte are 4 months apart and just so cute together.

 As you can see we 'car' camp. Pull in, set up the tent less than 25 feet from the car, bathrooms, and running water. 
More camping than some, less than others. We love it, and it works great with the kids.

 We need more marshmallows!

 Our little hike up by Brighton

 We forgot the kid backpack 
(which she probably doesn't fit in anyways) 

 Her little, well really big, personality is so fun

 Charlotte, Lindsay, Jeremy, Bridger, Will, Kennedy, Clara, Grace, Brian

 Funny faces!

 We went fishing at the little lake in our community. 
Will was so excited he caught one!

 First day of Preschool! Can't believe my little guy is old enough to have a backpack.

 More fishing!

 Grace LOVES all animals and would kiss any. So of course Daddy had her kiss the fish

 Dirty Dash! 10k through the mud and obstacles. 
Clara and Amanda. (My bandanna looks dumb! Amanda's looks good)

 Brian did some amazing artwork on our 'team' shirts. 
Wet Bandits!

our team, clean before the race
Joe, Amy, Clara, Steve, Amanda, Brian
 Lookin' good Steve

 Not sure why we did this, but it's funny

 Through the last mud pool

 We all laughed. A lot

 The race started up a little hill that was complete mud, I don't think anyone fell. Then ran a little ways, through some more mud, and big puddles/ stream things. Over huge hay stacks, through a small tunnel pipe thing, over a wall (well under for the girls or around!) ran some more, then went wading through part of a lake/swamp, balance beam, jump a stream, slide down a slip and slide, then in the final mud pool! It was a blast and I will totally do it again.

 Completely covered in mud. Everywhere

 This may have been the best kiss ever.

 Brian did a nice dive into the last mud pool and went all the way under

 The ladies looking good in some nice reject shorts and shirts that should never be worn again. The socks were all matching at the beginning of the race.

 The boys!

August 2011

 Grace, my cute munchkin 

 Brian in the middle of Utah four-wheeling

 Brian, Uncle Jay, Joe, Mike, Grandpa Denney

 I just love this picture. 
Grace and Will were helping go through all my fabric, 
Will is a little karate and Grace is gangster style 

 Will likes to sit in the high chair when Grace isn't and he was just so tired for playing hard

 My cute girl is going to be blonde! 
(I'm learning to do her hair without Aunt Amy's help!)

 Both Grace and Will's eyes are the most amazing blue

 Will is such a sweet boy

 This girl loves corn on the cob

 Playing in the water fully dressed is always fun

 This picture describes Will personality perfectly! 
(just like his Daddy)

 Love this Boy!

Happy Firth Birthday to Grace!

 I had so much fun planning her party. Found this awesome balloon tutorial online and loved how it turned out, it really didn't take that long to make. 

 Straws always makes a drink fun

 Carrots from our garden. I thought it made an awesome center piece that you can eat

 Yummy wedge salad with gorgonzola dressing

 The weather turned out to be perfect to have our little dinner birthday party in the back. Love that our cousins live close to celebrate with us

 Birthday Girl with Grandpa Starkey

 All the family (that lives in Utah) to help celebrate my little chunky girls first birthday

 Chomping down on those yummy carrots

 I really had so fun decorating for my girls birthday (ok I did a lot of it for me...) Little tea lights in mason jars work great

 Lookin' good in her sunglasses

 Her first doll, she loved it

 I love this cake. It's fancy, taste amazing, and I love making it. So while she is young enough to not care if there is barbie on top or not, this is what she got for her first birthday!

 Well she got her own little one to go to town on. 

 Oh it was good! 

 Huge delicious blackberries

 Love how this picture turned out. The balloons, candles, clouds, and my girl!
(just take out the satellite dish)

 Grace love love loves her Daddy!

 I just love first birthday cakes!
 My talented friend took these amazing pictures of Grace.
Can't believe she is already a year old!