Elora’s Picture Day

Elora had picture day at school and wanted to dress up very fancy. Oliver saw the clothes she had laid out and decided he wanted to be fancy too, so he laid out his church clothes to wear. The kids got up early and dressed up in their nice clothes and decided to pose for…

Snow Day!

It is November and we finally had our first snow! At first I was a little sad because I have really enjoyed our long warm fall. But then the sun came out and the kids were SO excited to go outside and play in the snow. Elora tried to build a snowman, but the snow…

James and His Cute Face!

Marion loves Baby James and often comes to join him when he is laying down on my bed or his blanket. She likes to “hug” him, which consists of laying on him. She is so sweet. She just looks so peaceful when she comes to hug her brother. Here is our first picture of a…

Exploring Zion

The weather report says it will be getting cold soon, so we headed out to Zion for another hike. This time we went through the tunnel to the area Elora has been wanting to explore. The kids were so excited to go through the “Echo Tunnel”. Oh, and look! Peter Pan joined us on our…

Oliver Reads to James

Oliver decided that James needed some entertainment, so he read him a story. Oliver can’t actually read, but he memorizes books really easily, so he actually can tell James what the book says. Then Oliver realized that James might want to see the pictures. This cracked me up. James is usually sad when he is…

Marion is Two!

Our sweet Marion Bear is two! I can’t believe it. Chris found out recently that Marion was born on Marie Antoinette’s birthday. How funny is that? Our little princess was born the same day as a real Austrian princess, in the same city. She just needs to stay away from France… I gave Marion an…

Barracks Hike

Chris came home from traveling for a month and the kids really wanted to spend more time hiking. We went to an area not too far from Glendale and hiked around a bit. Here is Peter Pan exploring the forest.  The kids really loved hiking near the river. Especially throwing rocks in the river. I…

Hike at the Checkerboard Mesa

We went back to Zion a few times during Elora’s Fall Break. It started out pretty chilly in the morning, but the weather became really warm and beautiful once the sun came over the mountain. We parked by the Checkerboard Mesa in Zion because I thought it would be a nice place where I could…

Happy Halloween!

We started celebrating Halloween the Saturday before! There was a Halloween celebration in Orderville, so we got our costumes prepared and headed over to watch the parade, enjoy the dance, and I even entered the soup contest. Marion LOVES her ladybug costume. In fact, as soon as she saw it, she asked to put it…

Back to Sea World

Okay, here is an old post that I finally found all the pictures for. When we went to California this summer, we went to Sea World with my family, and then since the kids loved it so much and our tickets let us back in on other days for free, we went back again just…

Goobers

These are some random photos I found from this summer of my kids doing what they do best: being goobers! Elora loves to wear her apron and hat when I am cooking, so I must have been baking this day.  Marion is, of course, holding one of Elora’s shoes, wearing her favorite vest and necklace,…

Hiking in Zion

Ever since school started, Elora has been sad that we don’t have much time for hiking. Over fall break we decided to spend a lot of time hiking in Zion since we are enjoying the most beautiful October weather I have ever experienced! The kids wanted to check out the museum in Zion, so we…