These pictures were on the OTHER camera we took with us. Owen took 5 pictures and then the battery died. It was a good thing that Jillian asked to take our small camera else I would not have had any of the cute pictures to blog of our weekend adventure.
We decided to torture the kids and make them spend the day together as a family. We drove along Mirror Lake highway, stopped at Provo River Falls, and even made it all the way to Mirror Lake. The bigger kids remember going a few years ago but it was new fun for the younger two. Mirror lake was new to everyone. It is a beautiful lake and lots of people were fishing. Which made the kids want to fish. So they found some line, a hook and even some bait and were trying their hand at "fishing". I am thinking we might need some "expert" help. Maybe we could try to talk Steph and Korey into bringing their gear and teaching MY city kids how to fish. Mirror Lake is such a beautiful setting I think I could bring my Kindle and be happy sitting and watching everyone fish.
Owen would like to move back to Logan apparently Steph & Korey live at the end of the rainbow. I have to say this is one of the best pictures. Look how bright the rainbow on the left is. The kids all are having a blast being together.
I have a hard time tell her NO. Well everyone in our house seems to be under her spell, so at least I am not alone. I remember my mom warning me what comes around goes around, I guess I really am raising a newer smaller version of me. I think we are in trouble.
at least two of my kids and hubby would want to move to the "country". You can ride motorcycles in your yard.
The kids (and Owen) had a blast visiting Steph, Korey and their kids recently. I hate that they live 2 hours away. I sure wished they lived down the street. We are going to have to make a better effort to visit more often, especially since they will now officially be the closest cousins (once Heidi and Jason take Buddha and baby to Florida in less that a month).
Hayden and Jillian both chose to be baptized. It was a WONDERFUL and special day that was just perfect. Family came from all over and many friends for our ward were there to support them. Because it was just the two of them getting baptised it was all about them. Jennifer and Stephanie gave wonderful inspired talks. Kelly did great as the choirester. I also want to thank Brett for giving both kids beautiful blessings.
For Jillian it was extra special because she got wear the same dress Kelly and Lauren wore on their baptism days. She also wore a bracelet that Nana got for her when she was born.
This was a spontaneous picture of the newest member of the family. Lucy the cat. Yes, she is sitting in Owen's Raider's hat. I guess it is what can happen when you don't put your things away like you are suppose to.
Jilli and Gavin asked if they could go to the flats today. I didn't know she was taking him down there to teach him to ride his bike. It just amazes me when my kids do things like this. Hayden taught Jilli and now she taught Gavin. Having siblings sometimes is just the best thing. These moments of unsolicited kindness warms a parents heart.