Tuesday, June 24, 2008

For my gluten free family members

I found this blog today and thought I might direct those of my family who have the gluten allergy. Maybe you've seen it before but I hope it helps.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Camping fun!

Hey everyone! We got back last Tuesday from camping. We had a tons of fun! But unfortunately not as many pictures as I had hoped. I forgot to take the camera on our little hike. It was so good to be there with almost all of Jason's family. We missed you Ben and Megan!

Some highlights of camping/Father's Day were:

A hike to a very small waterfall and the river by the camp.
Lots of roasted Marshmallows and S'mores.
Wonderful food, who knew you could eat so well out in the middle of nowhere?!
Playing games with the family.
Enjoying the company, beautiful scenery and weather.
Letting the kids run off to explore knowing they would come back when they got hungry.
Spraying the kids with bug spray at 7am, sunscreen at 10am then bug spray again at 6pm.

It was really relaxing and fun! I hope we can go up again soon.

My boys on the Hammock
Card games with the Family
Krista Grace, Emily and Chirstopher
Logan, Emily and Justin enjoying the Hammock
Kaitlin striking a pose with the broomPoor Rachel got eaten by the mosquitos and she puffed up like a marshmallow

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful Dads!

We're going camping for Father's day!!! It will be Jason's Father's Day gift and our Anniversary celebration combined! Nine years on June 23rd, Yeah us! We'll be back next week with lots of pictures (hopefully) and just as many mosquito bites I'm sure. Sarah, Don't have your baby while we're gone! That's not a request! Love you!

So, what fun things are you doing for you Dad this Sunday?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Family photo shoot

A couple of weeks ago I made a new friend. Unfortunately she lives in Utah and was only out here for a few weeks to visit her parents. In that time we got to know each other pretty well. We scrapbooked, watched a movie at my house, went to the park and had a girls day out with just us and our babies. We went to Olive Garden for lunch, shopped the clearance racks at Target and Old Navy, enjoyed Cold Stone ice cream and I got my hair cut. It was a fun day and I enjoyed getting to know Marcie. The whole reason for us getting away was because Marcie took some photos for our family. This was something I've been trying to get done ever since we added Aaron to our family 8mo. ago. I'm so glad we finally got it done! We decided that her and I could go out in exchange for the photo shoot. Now I just have to pick the ones I want to print and hang on my wall. Marcie also got some pictures of Sarah and her family, poor Sarah was about 7mo. prego but she still looks great! Thanks again Marcie! I hope we can get together next time you're in town!

Sarah and me Joe and Sarah

I didn't get the pictures of their whole family so these few will have to do for now. I'll have to bug Sarah to start a blog so she can post them herself.

Monday, June 02, 2008


So we had planned to go camping last weekend for memorial day. But when it came time to go the weather just didn't cooperate. We decided instead to spend the weekend at Jason's parents and do "camping" events there. It was fun. On Friday night we made S'mores and the girls slept out in the tent. It started raining about 4 o'clock in the morning. I decided to check on them at around 4:45, after worrying that they were getting wet for 45 minutes and when the rain started coming down harder. When I went out they were all sleeping soundly and they had all rolled together in the middle of the tent so no one was up against the side getting wet. On Sunday after church we went on a hike at the Wiemar Institute. We followed a path that led to a tall swing where we rested and had snacks. Grandma fed Aaron some licorice and the kids all got a chance to swing. As we hiked back I got to walk in the rear with Anna (Ed and Sheila's) and I got to know her a bit more. She's so sweet for staying with me and keeping me company as we were the last ones back to the cars. On Sunday the girls wanted to sleep outside again but it started to rain just before bedtime and we decided to keep them inside. Monday morning we went on another hike with almost the same group (Ed, Sheila and Lyman joined us this time. Jason and Carrina didn't) to a waterfall by the American River. The waterfall was small but pretty and the kids enjoyed playing practically naked in the little pond by the waterfall. Aside from having to steer the kids clear of poison oak and checking them for ticks, We discovered one on Kaitlin's back Monday morning, we had a great time! We have rescheduled our family camping trip for sometime around Father's day, maybe the Monday after because our family was asked to sing in Sacrament meeting on Father's day. But we will go camping this year!