Kane County Tractor Pull

After cleaning the church, Chris took the kids to the tractor pull. The kids called it “The Farmer Show” which is another good name for it I think! Elora thought it was really neat to watch all the tractors. Here is one of the antique tractors that was at the show. It seems like all…

Church Cleanup

Our church building gets cleaned by volunteers, so this month we went to help out on the big cleaning day. The kids were SUPER excited to help clean their classrooms in the church. If only they were this excited to clean their rooms at home! Oliver scrubbing some chairs. Elora cleaning the Primary room. Oliver…

Elora’s Room

This is a work in progress. Elora’s room is mostly done now, but these are some pictures of when I was painting it. She wanted a blue room with clouds, so I asked my very talented friend Monica to tell me how she had painted clouds in her nursery. As it turns out, it was…

Kebab with Kingsley (Contest Warm-Up)

Chris has been working on his Dutch oven “Cowboy Kebab” so that he could enter the dutch oven cook-off at the Kane County Fair this year. We invited over a friend of ours who has been helping chop our wood (thanks Kingsley!) so he could try out Chris’ recipe. Kebab! Kebab! Here is Chris slicing…

Bean Museum

  One of mine and Chris’ favorite places at BYU when we were in school was the Bean Museum. My art class used to come here to draw the animals, and Chris and I came here various times with friends or our nieces Amy and Amanda. While in Provo awhile back I took the kids…

Bridal Veil Falls with Jessica

Our good friend Jessica that we met in Vienna met us in Provo a few weeks ago and we went hiking to Bridal Veil Falls. It was soooooo great to see her. She lives in Lebanon now and we don’t get much chance to visit her there! The kids loved the waterfall and liked hiking…

Visiting Aunt Sharon and Uncle Bob

A few weeks ago we headed up north and stayed with Chris’ Aunt Sharon and her husband Bob. They had planned all sorts of fun activities for the kids and we had a really great time! There is a fun place near their house called Jungle Jim’s. It has all sorts of little kid rides…

Fun with the Sprinkler

Our grass was dying since we never water it, so I called up my friend Kendalee and asked if I could borrow a sprinkler to try and save the lawn. Elora and Oliver were intrigued by the spraying water and asked if they could get on their swimsuits and play in it. Here they are…

Harry Potter Date Night!

Chris asked me out a date a few weeks ago to see Harry Potter. For some reason this is the only movie series that ever gets us to leave our kids so we can go to a movie! So we brought in the babysitters, prepped them for the fact that Marion doesn’t like to sleep,…

Visitors at Williamshof

We were lucky a few weeks ago to have our friends Krista and Jason come visit us from Austria! Okay, so they are in Utah for a few weeks, and asked if they could stop over at our place. It was so great to have them come even for a short visit. The kids were…

Swimming Kids

We set up Elora’s pool so the kids could go swimming. They were so excited to play in the water! Oliver spent most of the time running in circles and singing… which made for some great pictures! Marion just hung out on the blanket with Yoda. She loves the dog and likes to pat him…

Fruit Trees

We have a lot of fruit trees in our yard that we planted before we moved to Austria. Elora was soooo excited to find that we have CHERRY trees! Honestly, I didn’t even know that one of them was a cherry tree… we have two cherry trees and they look totally different. But Elora came…