Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Break Skiing

Michael had Spring Break a couple of weeks ago and we went to Steamboat for a ski vacation with the kids. We skiied two days in a row with all three kiddos and it was EXHAUSTING! The first day was rough. Haley was tired and not feeling well and cried a good majority of the day. The second day she wouldn't let us help her at all. She did the bunny hill over and over again until they closed the lift. Conner and Braden improved a lot and had a great time too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This is our Young Women/Young Men theme for 2010 and I love it. I thought I would share it because I have had it in my head for the past few months and it has helped me to remember to BE STRONG!

It's about time, I know....

So, I have been feeling like a big slacker for not updating my blog. I seriously don't see how most people have the time to keep up. Anyway, life has been busy, but I thought I would share some pictures from the last six months. -And we had our camera stolen out of our car, so this might be it for a while.....

Haley's THIRD birthday!

Conner's FIFTH birthday!

Braden's SEVENTH birthday!

Family vacation to Beautiful Lake Tahoe -August 2009

Awesome hike to Havasupai with some great friends -September 2009 (thanks for the pic, Tina)

Our first triathlon (and we didn't drown!) -September 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Girls Camp

I just have to say that I LOVE our Young Women! Girls camp was a few weeks ago and it was so much fun spending time with them. I was exhausted by the end, but it was worth it!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tornado at church!!

So yesterday during sacrament meeting at our church, our ward clerk/policeman interrupted the meeting and said, "Everyone needs to get against the walls NOW! There is a tornado touching down behind the church!". So we all stood against the wall for about 45 minutes and every once in a while the Bishop would get up and give us an update. He was totally cool about the whole thing. We had a prayer and throughout the whole prayer it was noisy with debris crashing against the windows, and hail (the size of golf balls or bigger) hitting the roof. It was amazing how calm everyone was. We were definitely protected because less than a block away, huge pieces of fence were ripped up and windows were blown in. Our church wasn't damaged at all. -And we got to go home from church early to check on our houses! Kind of an exciting Sunday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Celebrating out ten year anniversary in Mexico

Our anniversary isn't until the 22nd of this month, but Michael had a break from school, so we headed down to Xph Ha, Mexico (about and hour and a half south of Cancun)for some fun in the sun. It was such a blast and very relaxing. ...And after 10 years, we are still very in love and still totally enjoy being together.
We went down to Akumal to spend the day with some friends. We went snorkeling in Akumal Bay and saw colorful fish, a big barracuda right in front of us, several sea turtles (one turtle with two nurse sharks on it), and a sting ray. It was amazing! After snorkeling, we went back to our friends' condo for lunch. They had a beautiful view.

At the resort, there was the coolest walkway through the jungle. Every day walking to the beach or to one of the restaraunts, we would see about ten iguanas. It was fun!

One day we walked down the street to go swimming in a cenote. It was a cool little spot in the jungle and we were about the only tourists there.

.....More pictures

During a comedy show, Michael was lucky enough to be one of the helpers. ...I laughed my head off!

These are the people we went scuba diving with in Cozumel. It was amazing. We saw beautiful coral, schools of huge fish, sea turtles, and a big nurse shark. -Definitely the highlight of our vacation.

We woke up at 6am on our last morning and watched the sunrise. It was so beautiful!

One last dip in the pool.

In the airport, we had to go through three stations to make sure we were free of the swine flu. They took our temperature and we had to talk to a doctor. ...All worth six days of relaxation in the sun! So sad it's over.