Sunday, November 08, 2009

It has only been five months since I have found the time to blog so there shouldn't be that much to catch everyone up on, right? Wrong! Wow, that took two hours to upload all of these photos. It is hard to believe how much we actually do in a summer. I posted pictures of Zack learning to ride a two wheeler, Jason and Zack working on our new shed, our summer trip to Montana, birthdays, boating, camping, and many other activities. This chronicles our lives pretty well.
Things have been going really well and been very busy since school began in August. I went back to work full time and still am struggling to balance home and work. Wow, does the laundry pile up. Jason is such a great help to me and even scrubs the bathrooms, does laundry, or makes dinner for me when I need some help catching up. We are slowly getting into a groove.
The kids love school and have been working really hard and learning a lot. They never cease to amaze me in all that they can do. Jason has been working hard as well and just finished an elk hunt, he focused mostly on muzzleload hunts this year.
Life is great here in Utah and we hope that everyone else is doing well. I promise I will try harder to post more frequently as I already have a camera full of stuff I need to download and can't sit for two hours to get it done next time. ;)
Cassidy's fourth year of soccer, fall season.

Zack's second year of soccer, fall season.

Zack's sixth birthday party with friends and family in our backyard.

His brand new bike, now that he can ride a two wheeler he needed a bigger one.
Dreesed up in the knight dress-up stuff Grandma Lora Lee and Papa Allen gave him.

Zack on his first day of first grade.
Cassidy on her first day of fourth grade.
Waiting at the bus stop.
Cassidy and Zack ready for another great school year.

This is how we got the boat out of the water at our annual trip to Bear Lake with Kathy and Ty and friends this year. That is the kind of service that you get when you go to a private beach meant for locals. ;)

Cassidy and Zack doing some fishing.

This is the camper Jason bought last November. We took it up to the Uintas to have a camping weekend with the kids.

Cassidy and Kaydence at Cassidy's birthday party at Applebee's.
Cassidy decided for her birthday party this year she would invite 3 of her favorite friends and take them to Applebee's for dinner. Aunt Kim, Uncle Justin, Darrin, and Kaydence made it to town for a visit just in time to come with us.

This is a cave near Bear Lake that we explored on one of our trips up that way.

It was only 42 degrees at the bottom of the cave and we didn't bring jackets, cause it was July.

Jason trying a skyski while boating with our friends the Mann's. We had a great time trying it out and the kids had a blast because they have four kids and their two oldest are about the same age as Cassidy and Zack. I met Carin Mann at Lady Fitness, she is one of the instructors there, and we have hung out with them a few times. Lots of fun!

Zack all ready to help dad build a new shed in our backyard.
Jason and "Mini-Jason" get to work.

The finished shed.

Hanging out in Columbia Falls, Montana at the waterslide park.
Grandma Linda holding napping Paityn.
Hanging out in the WARM pool.
Jason and Zack showing off their "moves".
Cassidy and Papa Rex doing some swimming.

The kids and their kids in front of the cabin.
Cassidy in the canoe.
The twins, Jackie and Sara, show the kids how to work the paddleboat around the pond.
The doe and her fawn that hung out at the cabin.
Ronna and Ted's family cabin, Ted's family owns it and they take turns using it.