Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We went to Hardware Ranch in early January located in Hyrum, Utah. We went to the ranch with some friends, and it was good to see them. The ranch was not as great as I was hoping. It was good - not great. (The drive up to the ranch was fabulous. Wow! It was a gorgeous drive.) The horse-driven sleds go through the herd of elk and they could be seen from the parking lot. There were many people waiting in line to ride on the sleds, and it was very,very cold. The 10 minute ride was right in the middle of the herd, and the animals are massive and majestic. The sled stopped about four or five times so we could take pictures or just gaze at the animals. The guide spoke a little bit about the elk. I was a little too far in the back to hear when the sled was moving. Brrrr.....we picked a really cold day to go.
The visitors center at the Hardware Ranch.
The Christmas lights at Temple Square. Ooooh! Aaaaah!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Yesterday the Anderson's and the Rich's "walked with the dinosaurs". This isn't my video, I found it on youtube.com. I forgot my camera but I knew that I would be able to find a clip on the internet. If you haven't seen this show it is really cool!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Running, running and more running. (Look for the kids in yellow.)
YAY! Congrats on the Eagle!
Rock on Bob, Rock on....
Oh...followers. Huh, they don't even have their real guitars.
Loved the hamburgers! Yum!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Jayden and Connor are helping me take care of her. They bring her toys and make sure she's never too bored. And that it's never too quiet.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Since I never got around to doing a Christmas letter - or a New Years letter - or any holiday whatsoever newsletter. I'll just make a quick post - sans the pictures. Pictures take too long to load and there are pictures of all the kids in Mom's post.
Spencer is doing well in school. He is reading on a 7th grade level (he's in 4th grade). He is enjoying his plethora of K'nex. (I'm not enjoying cleaning them up.) He is quite proud of having finished reading the entire Harry Potter series this year.
Alena is also doing well in school. She is also reading at the top of her class. Although she isn't ready for Harry Potter yet. She enjoys reading the rainbow fairies. She got second place for her art submission in the reflections contest for her school. We don't know about the district level yet.
Calton won't start school this year. He has to wait until next year. He is already starting to read. He can read some sight words and is starting to understand the concept of sounding out words. He loves to play with his Leapster2. One of his favorite games is Go Diego Go (which would explain his preoccupation with Baby Jaguar.)
Jason is enjoying his job (usually) and is learning to play the guitar. Sharon gave us a guitar a few months ago and Jason started playing it until Calton broke a string. I took it in and got the string fixed and got a case (so Calton won't be able to break more) for Jason's birthday.
I'm still working on my writing. I have one middle reader that is in the final editing stages. I also had a short story win the LDSPublishers short story readers choice contest. We got the prize a few days ago. It's a book called Brick of Mormon Stories. The kids like the Lego illustrations.
That's about it. We're excited about 2009. Spencer will hit double digits this year. Alena will be getting baptized and Calton will be 5. It will be an exciting year!