Prater

Christiana was super excited to go to Prater for the day this past Saturday. We let each kid pick five rides to go on, a huge splurge for all of them! It was fun to see what everyone chose and it made for a very full day. We started out the day by renting this…

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert!

We got tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert – it has been a lifelong dream of our little boy to attend one of these concerts! Both sets of grandparents and my sister’s family also got tickets and we had enough spare tickets for another sister to come with her boys too. This led…

Thanksgiving in Brian Head

This year we got to spend Thanksgiving in Brian Head, Utah! We love it there. It is a beautiful ski resort in the mountains near our Utah home. We have a condo there and spent the week enjoying lots of outdoor fun. When we first got there, there was very little snow on the ground,…

Sunday Funday

I love Sundays because of the random small moments of love that pop up now and then. Like Oliver holding Marion’s hand on the way to the bus stop. Snuggles and selfies on the bus! Marion and Daddy went home a different way than the rest of us so we could “race”. They won because…

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Musikverein

Our kids all love to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It’s practically background music to their lives. Before Oliver could even speak in sentences, he was singing along to Motab. So when we heard that the 360 person Choir and Orchestra at Temple  Square was going to play in the world famous Vienna Musikverein, we…

Vienna Schatzkammer Treasury

We took the kids to the Hofburg Imperial Treasury, locally known as the Schatzkammer. Tickets are included in our annual pass to the Art History Museum and since our card is expiring we decided it was time for a visit. The kids love listening to the audio guide and discovering all the interesting historical facts…

Chopped Family Champions

Whenever we are somewhere with cable TV, the kids love to watch Chopped on the Food Network. Or rather they’ve learned to love it, since we watch it whenever we have the chance. So the kids have begged us to hold regular Chopped competitions in our apartment here in Vienna. Tonight it was Chopped Macaroni…

Cinderella

While Sharon was visiting we went to see the community production of Cinderella. Before we could leave, Oliver insisted on showing us his latest lego creation. He likes us to photograph his work. This kid sure does love his legos. We had a big bucket of pecans that were still in the shell and spent…

Hiking in Zion with Sharon

Last summer we were all excited when Auntie Sharon, Cameron, Aidan, and Drakey came for a visit. We took Elora hiking with Cameron and Aidan one day and it was so fun for the kids to get together. We saw some mountain sheep on our way to the hike. Elora pulled out her binoculars for…

Fun Times in California

We drove down to California last summer when Chris was gone at a paintball tournament. I love this rest stop in the middle of the California desert. It has fun huge rocks to climb, lots of room to run around and great picnic tables. I stopped there both directions as our big “get out and…

What We Do – June

I have not blogged in awhile, so here we are back in summertime! Last June I took the kids to the Alton Picnic, a big picnic held in the town up the road. There is a cute little train ride for kids that we all LOVE. James didn’t want to smile for me, but he…

Hiking in Zion with Lisa and Jessie

We went hiking on the East Rim Trail with Lisa and Jessie. It is becoming one of my favorite trails because it is the trail closest to my house! It is also very beautiful. Marion looked through the whole bucket of animal crackers to find animals she wanted to eat. If there are no kitties…