Visiting Buck’s Huge House

So we went up to Provo to stay at Buck’s house for a few days. Buck was also known as Elder Bailey and one of the missionaries we got to know in Vienna. He’s going to UVU in Orem and invited us to stay with him for a few days. His grandparents have a HUGE…

Salad Party

Okay, so after getting home from Vienna, I realized that I don’t have ANY pictures of my friends here in the Valley. Funny, huh? But now that we are so into documenting everything, I pulled out my camera at a fun Salad Recipe Exchange Party. I noticed that my friends here are not so keen…

Happy Father’s Day!

Okay, I know when Father’s Day was. So we are still a little behind. Anyway, lucky for me, my Dad was here on Father’s Day! It was the day after the big family reunion, so he and my mom drove up with my Grandma and my nieces to spend the day with us. Grandpa and…

Jackson Family Reunion and Making Kebabs

If you aren’t sure what a kebab is, you must have missed our Vienna blog. But it is a fantastic food we ate in Vienna that consists of really great meat that you eat on flatbread with various different things on top. We have been wanting to make our own, and when it was time…

Making Benches

While Amy and Amanda were staying with us, Chris decided to make use of their woodworking skills to help him build some corner storage benches to go with our dinner table.After deciding that having custom benches made was going to be a bit too pricey for us, Chris decided to try his hand at woodworking….

Amy and Amanda in Zion

We picked the hottest day of the week to go hike around in Zion, but notice Amanda still wearing a sweatshirt. She gets cold easier than any girl I know! But we had a great time hiking around.All the kids excited and ready to explore and find some petroglyphs!I love coming to hike in Zion….

The Rock Shop

There aren’t a lot of activities besides hiking we could offer to Amy and Amanda during their visit, but the next town over has three rock shops – so after Elora’s swimming lesson one day we headed over to one of the shops to check it out.Elora liked the big dinosaur they had outside, and…

Alton Picnic

A few weeks ago we picked up our nieces Amy and Amanda from a summer church camp up at BYU in Provo. The day we brought them home was the big Alton Picnic, a favorite summer activity for all the people in all the towns in our area.Oliver and Marion checked out the playground as…