Saturday, October 29, 2011
About four weeks ago, we got a new dog! His name is Jack and he is a German Rottweiler. He is fun to play with (execpt when he jumps the fence and jumps onto you)and always wants to meet new people. We've had a few rough times but gotten through them!All my friends want to play with him, but are sometimes scared of him. When he sees our cat on the other side of the fence, he gets so exited and jumps it! His old owners were sad to leave him, but was glad that he's in a happy home with lots of space to run in. He is 1 and a half so he still has a lot of puppy energy. We take him camping and he loves the sand dunes and rides in the pick up of my dads truck. He reminds me of Cooter our old dog!:( We keep him in the house at night but has to stay on his bed. He is one happy puppy!!!
P.S.This is Lauren!:)
|What A Good Boy!|
P.S.This is Lauren!:)
|Cute Puppy Face!|
Sunday, August 28, 2011
We spent the 24th of July in Fairview, as it's become our yearly family tradition now. We spent the time with Todd's family: his parents, sister Tami and family, and Tiffany. We like to swim, go to the parade, and go to the drive-in. Here's some pictures from that weekend:
A couple of months ago we decided to go ride the razor up the canyon. What started as a quick ride turned into a long ride. We kept going because it was so much fun and we loved the beautiful surroundings. After starting at the mouth of American Fork canyon, we somehow ended up at Cascade Springs through a series of back trails. Along the way we TRIED to cross this river:
We ran into snow - in the middle of July:
Saw a really big elk: (brown spot in all the green):
and finally made it to Cascade Springs:
What a great way to spend a Saturday. :)
Monday, July 4, 2011
Kate got to get her ears pierced a little sooner than her 8th birthday. Her cousin, Marissa, was turning 8 this past month, and she invited Kate to get her ears pierced with her. Kate saw Marissa get hers pierced first, and got a little nervous when she saw Marissa's face turn red after they pierced her ears. She even told me at one point she didn't want to do it after all. After some persuading...
a chance to hold mom's hand...
and doubling up on the piercing (two girls pierced both her ears at the same time)...
We gotter done. And she's extremely happy we did!!
Over memorial day weekend we went to the sand dunes. We had heard that Porter Rockwell's home was west of where we were camping, so we took a ride to check it out. Believe it or not, this was the barn....
And this was his house. We heard many stories about why this was. He was a short man, he didn't need it any bigger; he dug the ground floor out of the house a foot so when someone came looking for him he could hide under the floorboards, he made it look like a shed so no one would know that's where he lived. Regardless, it was very interesting.
Kate found a frog hopping around.
This was the area he must have kept his horses, it looked like an arena. See how tall the fence was?
Monday, June 27, 2011
Todd had the opportunity to be part of a pit crew for a demolition derby car this summer. Our good friend and neighbor, Brad, bought this car to raise money for his daughter's dance team. Brad drove the car, and Todd and Drew (Brad's brother) fixed it when needed. Brad got hammered several times and needless to say, Todd did a great job keeping him going.
Start of the race
End of the first heat, all banged up.
Todd doin' his job in between heats.
The girls made poster to cheer Brad on.
Before they started the second heat Todd had to run out and put some transmission fluid in to keep him going.
Getting banged up again.
The car at the end of the race. Brad did a great job under the circumstances. Thanks Brad and Leslie for the fun time!
While at Sand Hollow we took the opportunity to see the nearby dinasour tracks. We packed the four-wheelers and took a day trip to get there. It was about an hour and a half away, but well worth the time. There were several big prints and small prints left from the dinasours.
The dinasour tour clan.