Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011



I was recently introduced to SmartWater and I am loving it. If you haven't tried it, you should . . . you'll be hooked, I promise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Herpes Outbreak

Video Courtesy of

. . . horse herpes that is. At the Davis County Fair, the only horses in the rodeo beauty pageant arena were in a bucket. This video features junior queens competing on stick horses. According to Spencer, all the girls need are a couple of coconuts (as seen on The Holy Grail) and it would make the story that much better.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

When Spencer's Gone...

I stay up way too late.
I snack all night long.
I hardly ever cook.
Van acts up more often.
The house gets neglected.
I become extremely spacy.
The mail is never brought in.
Light bulbs burn out.
Toilets get clogged.

Good thing he's coming home tomorrow.


Six Month Well Check

Weight: 18 pounds 6 ounces (50-75%). Height: 26 1/4 inches (75%). Head Circumference: 44.5 centimeters (75%).

Gus has begun to babble and he quite enjoys it. It's like a little game to him, making sounds and combining syllables. We have started him on solid foods and he loves them; hasn't rejected a single thing yet. He's starting to figure out how to crawl, and I say that in the loosest terms. Basically, he gets up on his knees and lunges forward. He has begun to experience a little bit of stranger anxiety (must love his mama). And he enjoys sitting on the floor, playing with toys and his brother.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Why does Van continue to wake up before 7:00 am? Today it was 5:40. Kill me now!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bear Lake - Set 6

When we weren't out on the ski boat, we spent time on the paddle boat, canoe, or kayak. I was able to go sailing for the first time this year as well. Our final night we had an auction to raise funds for the next reunion. Spencer was the auctioneer and he charmed the audience with his great wit.

Bear Lake - Set 5

Auntie Sarah came prepared with her sculpting clay. The older kids learned how to make elves and the younger ones, bugs. It was great fun for all who participated. Each year we take part in a service project. This year we helped put up siding on the north side of the house.

Bear Lake - Set 4

There were many things to do around the cabin while we weren't enjoying the sun and surf. Van spent time riding around on the adult tricycle, watching the tractor launch the boat, and playing soccer with his cousins. All participated in a family variety show; Van performed "Book of Mormon Stories."

Bear Lake - Set 3

The weather was beautiful all week. There wasn't a single day without sunshine. It was perfect. Gus enjoyed being doted on and kicking around in the little pool. He was definitely a big hit with the family.

Bear Lake - Set 2

It was so nice to have Spencer with us for an entire week away from work. The boys enjoyed spending time with him. Since I knew the water would be high this year, I came prepared with an inflatable pool, sprinkler, and shark (thanks Kim).

Bear Lake - Set 1

The water level was extremely high this year, 8" down from full to be exact. To give you an idea of how much the lake has risen, last year it was 6' 2" down from full. Because of the water level we had life jackets on the kids for the majority of the time. Here we enjoy our first morning by the lake.