October General Conference

March 19, 2012

  We had fun – we love Conference. I had all kinds of snacks, treats, and activities to do. Katelyn was allowed to pick one brown bag to play with during a talk (there were enough activities for each speaker) Activities Included: Conference Wall (Pictures representing topics) General Conference FHE Tree – each speaker had […]

My Girl

December 28, 2011

We like to take lots of picture in this family. Every time I pull out my camera so does Katelyn…       Katelyn loves necklaces…and beads. So the next logical step was to make a necklace from her bead collection.  She loved hers so much she wanted to make one for me too.  


December 28, 2011

The rain here is insane! It’s no wonder that everything here is so green! And, when it rains – it pours – literally! If you get caught outside it’s like stepping into the shower.   The thunder and lightening shows are pretty incredible too. I had apprehensions about Katelyn being afraid of the thunder, but […]


December 23, 2011

I love little wrinkled toes.   I love seeing how long her hair has grown.     I love listening to Brad read Katelyn stories.   Bedtime is so fun.  

It’s Party Time!

December 23, 2011

We had a big party with friends from college (both those on internship and those who had moved here) it was a blast! We had so much fun visiting and the kids loved playing together. All the kids LOVE Mandaran – and Katelyn would keep bringing her stuff to play with.     sorry for […]

Ballroom Dancing

December 20, 2011

One of our young women activities was learning ballroom dancing at a mansion in a historic part of town. It was so beautiful and a super fun activity. I love old homes that have such amazing details. Our instructor is also the owner and gives free ballroom dancing lesson twice a month. We learned several […]


December 20, 2011

Or maybe just snuggle time… She still needs to work on perfecting her fake “I’m sleeping” act… but it is so nice to snuggle with her. Just last night I was looking at her baby pictures – realizing she’s not a baby any more and she’s only going to grow up even faster. It was […]

May: Ride That Washing Machine

September 4, 2011

This poor washing machine has seen better days. It was a little finicky and would get off balance quite easily. Katelyn, however, thought that it’s constant rocking and banging meant that she needed to sit on it (- thanks to her dad.) Like one of those rides in the mall – at least this one […]

April: Zion National Park

August 26, 2011

We went to Zion during National Parks Week. It was so much fun and it was so beautiful! We took Stefani and Anna & Danny too. It was a wonderful day and so beautiful too. We hiked the Temple of Sinawava, it was really easy (enough that we were able to take the stroller). Of […]

March: Working on the Farm

August 18, 2011

With the coming warm weather it means we need to do some work on the farm. Katelyn got to sit in the tractor and help Papa with picking up some heavy posts. We had lots of fun playing, running, working, and spending lots of time together.