Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Time
 Mia- our last believer (we think) sitting on Santa's lap- what did she ask for?
Lego Friends, a kitty condo (for the cats), several "surprises"?, a dress and lots of candy.
 The kids in front of the Macy's Christmas "candy windows"- very cool and lots of fun!
 Temple Square Picture- Very cold- the hot chocolate helped a bit. Cayden and Austin got lost this night for about 15 min- can't take the kids anywhere!!!
Christmas stories at grams house
It was so very nice as all the kids are getting old enough to all sit and listen!
Thanks Grams and Pa for a great Christmas this year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sledding Fun 
The kids and the best sledding hill around! 
 Cayden after a "wipe out"!
 Mia after a successful run.
 Brenner and Cayden speeding down the hill.
And Brenner with snow everywhere after a large crash and roll!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December is here- and I can't believe it!
I can't even wrap my head around the fact that it is the first of December and almost the end of the year! What better to kick ya in the back of the head than the fact that it is years end and your blog is stuck in July! I will go back over the last five or so months and fill in as so much has happened and we have been so very busy- crazy really- but what is new?
The above picture is of our booth at one of the several Christmas Shows we did this year. Club FHE has been keeping me (and anyone else crazy enough to help) very busy. Swiss Days in Midway was truly INCREDIBLE and we are looking forward to next year already.
I wish the month of December was tame and quiet but lets go- bring on the craziness!

Friday, November 22, 2013

House Update
This is where it all began several months back- just a line in the brown dirt- over the next several months it will become the "SMITH HOME". And we can't wait!
The day the "Hole" was dug, Daddy decided to get pizza and have dinner in our "HOLE". Brenner looks so very excited!
All dug, the foundation rocks a water line and a sewer pipe.
Every great home needs thick and strong footings.
The basement walls go up.
A happy Daddy!
The kids in "Trenches"!
Included for Mimi and Granddaddy- Wow- look at that Bathroom! Nice!
All the "Poop" pipes.
Before the basement floor was poured- we drew up some "Future Goals" and set them into the cement that would be set the next day. That is some serious "Goal Setting"!
The daylight basement rock walls go in.
The finished product- beautiful!
Just imagine it with trees, bushes, vines and all- WOW!
Mia gets a ride with the rock guy in his "Cat".
The first "wood drop" of so many more to come.
Daddy standing on the future fire place area.
Pa comes for another visit.
The garage and main floor walls- it is going up!
It rains- Cayden in the pool of water.
The Herren's pay a visit.
The back of our House- I think it is beautiful! Looks like the "great and spacious building" from some dream I have heard about- yikes!
Cayden and the new Heater.
Cayden is my #2 man- he loves to check up on every and all new improvements almost as much as I do. Brenner on the other hand does not- I can't understand him. Come on Cayden- lets go look again!
Well, this is the front for now and where it sits currently. Next up are doors and windows, the electric guy is there (white truck), the shingle guys are half done and the HVAC guys truck is around back. Sheet rock will be soon I think and then it all goes very quick- Check Back Soon!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Goblin Valley and Delicate Arch in 
Arches National Park
Look at all the little "Goblins".
We added three to the valley that day. Very cool! 
This arch that we have all seen on license plates and in pictures is truly amazing!
It is a bit of a hike to get to it but as you round the top it suddenly comes in to view- and what a view it is!
Absolutely Beautiful!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Kitty, Soccer Head and Ostrich Boy.
They all got so much candy- rotten teeth!
At Gardener Village Witch Days with Alisa and the girls.
Picking out some pumpkins with the Beckers.
In the Corn.
Up Farmington Canyon and a waterfall, lunch and good times.
Home made Root Beer and Halloween Stew- Yummy!
The guts of the pumpkin- what a fun Halloween!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kitties Again
 Ninja once again had Kitties- her second batch.
We need to get her fixed but the kids get so much fun out of each and every kitty that comes to our home. They play with, snuggle with and love them all!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yellowstone National Park
 We finally get to go to Yellowstone after all the shows on Discovery and the Nature Channel. This is a truly magical place and one Mommy and the kids have looked forward too for a long time!
 There are so many pictures to choose from making this very hard- The crew at Mammoth Hot Springs.
 Cayden and Mia next to a beautiful little spot in the Park.
 Lunch- Yummy!
 A big bear- and Mia's stuffed "Spirit".
 The crew in front of the Famous Antler Arch in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Dinner the last night at Bar "J"- very good!
We had so much fun- a really wonderful trip- 
Thanks Grams and Pa for such a great time!