First Ski Day – Brian Head

Ski season started in Brian Head on November 15th so we headed up to our condo together. Chris was about to leave for Vienna and was closer to the Salt Lake airport and we got to spend some time with him before he left on his business trip. The kids love to go to the…

Hiking in Zion with the Garcia Family

We took the Garcia’s out to the Buffalo Grill near Zion. Ria said she wanted to try buffalo. Helene got this huge plate of ribs which looked pretty tasty. Ed tried the buffalo tenderloin and gave it a thumbs up. Oliver dressed up as a knight for our night out. Elora and her friend Helene….

Salt Lake City with the Garcia Family

The next day we met our friends, the Garcias, in Salt Lake City. They wanted to take a tour of the LDS Conference Center, so we went along. This is at a fountain in the center that has a glass ceiling above it. There are only three floors, but since the ceilings are so high…

Off to Provo We Go!

Our friends the Garcia family from Vienna came to Utah to take their son Ian to the Missionary Training Center in Provo. We don’t often get to see friends from Vienna so we packed up the kids and drove up to Provo. It was fun to take the kids to BYU and show them around…

Kids in the Fall Leaves

There are quite a few pictures in this post because I think my kids are so cute when they play in the leaves. We have some huge trees and they went from being full of leaves to being bare with the ground covered in about two days. There were a lot of leaves. And it…

The November Edition of What We Do

We spent some time making homemade peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, and almond joys. Surprisingly, the kids all liked the peppermint patties the best. We got a lot of chocolate everywhere, but the kids enjoyed it. We are just training our kids for the holidays when we will have to have an assembly line to…

Marion Turns 3!

Marion turned three at the beginning of this month. She was born on Marie Antoinette’s birthday. Our little Viennese princess. She wanted to help me make the cake for her birthday. Marion loves to help me cook and is pretty much always standing on her little stool in the kitchen while I cook. She changed…

Halloween

Here is Elora with our cute little kittens. She likes to take them into the yard so they can enjoy the sunshine. James loves cats. He makes cute little noises at them, but he is not always nice, so we were trying to let him pet the kittens without letting him get close enough to…

Halloween Spooktacular

Since it is almost Thanksgiving, I better hurry and post about Halloween! The town of Orderville has a great event called the Halloween Spooktacular the weekend before Halloween. It starts with a little parade which Marion and Oliver wanted to participate in this year. Elora was not interested in being in the parade until she…

Virtue Kids

Chris does some product design work for his company (or a lot of product design work…) so we always have random collections of paintball products around the house. Here is a little glimpse into dinner at the Williams’ house: Hey Daddy, can I wear one of those pretty masks?   Oh! Me too! Me too!…

MaryAnne Comes to Visit!

  Last month our friend MaryAnne came to visit us! She lives in Vienna but came out to tour western USA for a month and we are so glad that she could stop by our place. We went for a short hike near our house and the kids all tried out their new rain boots…

More October Fun!

    We had General Conference in October, when we get to listen to the prophet and other church leaders give talks on various topics. I love conference, it is inspiring and a great time to reflect and try to become a better person. It is also interesting to try and listen with all the…