Monday, June 21, 2010

I {heart} the Pacific Northwest

Conversation with a five-year-old

Beckham: Mom, the sun is shining!
Me: Yeah, it's not really sunny, it's just kind of bright outside because the clouds are high and thin. It's overcast.
Beckham: Well Mom, that's just... normal.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Marisa's projects

Since I haven't been using my photography blog I thought I would convert it to a general blog for my projects and scrapbook pages. I decided to post those things separately so those of you who are interested can subscribe to it and everyone else won't be annoyed by my crafty endeavors interspersed with our family pictures and stories. And partly I'm doing it to have a record of my projects and a reason to take pictures of them!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Utah Trip

We drove to Utah for a 10 day trip and just got back on Sunday.  It was a lot of fun to see family and friends.  Taking more time was nice in that we could spend more time with friends, but it still went amazingly fast.  It was nice to leave the rainy season of Seattle and get some sun in Utah.

Everybody loved to see Aspen.  She is growing up so fast.  That, combined with us passing our 11th anniversary make us feel like we are getting too old too fast.
Dutch Oven cooking in the back yard

Cody replacing and old silver filling with porcelain
tour of SLC with my favorite sister
We saw many cousins, and our kids saw their cousins and even had a sleep over.  
we went up the canyon for some cold weather fun that didn't last long
We went to BYU campus to see some friends and the boys loved hanging out on campus where mom and dad met
Combine the following picture of Caeden on BYU campus and the fact that he loves to wear his UofU t-shirt and I think we might have one kid that won't follow his parents to BYU :-(  Yep, that his him doing his business up in the bushes by the HFAC.

We saw some great friends - it was great but sad that we don't live closer so that we can hang out more.

We were sad to leave, but the boys loved the drive home in the minivan.

Aspen's Blessing

My parents came to town for Aspen's blessing.  It was fun to take them around and have them come to the house with other family for the blessing.  I unfortunately didn't get any great shots of her in her dress. 

We went to the peninsula and saw a lot of things on the way there...

We also went skiing.  Trey is unusually aggressive on the ski hill.  Bex resists learning anything other than how to get down the hill faster.  He doesn't care to learn how to stop, just faster, faster, faster...

Busy with four kids

I usually like to take the time to edit each photo before posting it.  I haven't been posting because I haven't had the time to do that.  I guess rather than not posting at all I should just post what I have.  Four kids is awesome, but it has been super busy.  Here is sweet Aspen with her big eyes.

Trey had his pinewood derby and earned his Wolf rank advancement.  He was very happy. 

We had our father-and-son's camp out.  This was my first time taking all three boys.  It was only about a half hour away from home too.

We had a mouse in our house.  We tried to get rid of it with out killing it, but in the end we had to use a trap.

We also had some birds build a nest in our flowers by the front door.  They laid some eggs, but sadly a cat killed the mom and ate all the eggs.  One of the many reasons why I hate cats!

We had at least three Easter Egg hunts this year with church, city and home events.

Other random pictures that captured what we have been up to...