Sunday, July 31, 2011

Can't Help Herself

Scarlett loves to suck on her hand, but if she gets a hold of whoever is holding her, she will latch right on, lol.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Salt Lake City Utah Temple

"I know your lives are busy. I know that you have much to do. But I make you a promise that if you will go to the house of the Lord, you will be blessed; life will be better for you."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

Our July Temple pick was the Salt Lake City Temple. It was our wedding anniversary, which made it even more special. Ryan and I actually weren't married in the Temple, but we were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple just a week before Elizabeth was born. It was so nice to spent that time with Ryan and remember the covenants we made to one another. I love Ryan so very much and truly feel blessed that we are sealed to one another for time and all eternity.

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Guess Cows are Her Favorite

Scarlett is really started to like this tummy time pad, she especially likes the cow. She thinks it's funny when I push on it's face and it makes noise. If I lay her on the pad, she always manages to get over to the cow.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryan

We spend the 24th up at the cabin, and decided last minute to celebrate Ryan's birthday up there since the family was going to be all together. Then afterward Holly suggested we watch a movie in there theater for his birthday, and everyone wanted to join. Holly's kids got creative and decided to throw Ryan a ZOMBIE party...cause I mean, who doesn't like ZOMBIES? They made masks and everything, it was awesome. Ryan even took his new mountain bike for a ride down Holly's backyard, it was a fun night, Happy Birthday Babe!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pioneer Day Weekend

It's always been a tradition to spend most summer holidays at our families cabin, but with the flooding, this is the first weekend we were able to go to the cabin.
We stayed up late playing games, and got up early and had a yummy breakfast.

After breakfast, before the Turners got to the cabin, we decided to go hike Red Rock with all the kids. The kids had a lot of fun, and didn't even really notice that we were being eaten alive by mosquitoes, lol. Once the trail got to steep for the small kids, we decided to turn back. My dad, Mystery, and Faith decided to continue, and about 5 minutes after we had separated we heard the girls screaming. Ryan, Adam and Jonathan ran to find that they had disturbed a bee hive, and they were all getting stung. Needless to say they got out of there fast, but with some wounds.

We headed back to the cabin to find the Turners had arrived. Even though the weather was a bit rainy and cold, we couldn't make a trip to the cabin and not get in the river. It was ICE COLD, so Ryan was the lucky one between us to get in the river with Elizabeth. Although, when it was her turn to ride down on Ryan's lap, the tube flipped and she was fully emerged by the ice water. She was NOT a happy camper. She was super scared of the river after that, but I didn't want her to be scared. We practically forced her to go down the river again to show her it wasn't scary, and I'm glad we did, cause she had fun.

After we all got warmed up from being in the river, we played some Frisbee and visited, and then got ready for dinner. We celebrated Ryan's birthday while we were there. Kennedy and Seth even sang Happy Birthday to him in German. It was a nice ended to a fun filled weekend.

oh, I almost forget to mention that we caught a water snake and my dad thought it was a must that Scarlett got to pet it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


The family got together at the Turners new house, and we all roasted s'mores in their awesome backyard! I love spending time with my family!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Peter Breinholt Concert

What better why to spend a nice evening than with the family, sitting out on the grass enjoying some great music! We all headed out to the Sandy City Amphitheater to enjoy an awesome Peter Breinholt concert! The kids had a blast dancing around all night, it was great!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Turners Big Move

Well, Scott and Holly made the move! I never thought I would see the day that they would move, but they did it! They moved to Bountiful! It was weird to see their house so empty, but I am excited for their new adventure!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

tired baby + comfortable bumbo seat = sweet dreams

Baby Chuckers

when my mom was gardening about 3 weeks ago, she accidentally uncovered and scared off a mother chukar from her nest. She went back later to check if the mother had returned, but the eggs were cold. my parents did some research and kept the eggs in an incubator for the past 3 weeks. There were 10 eggs, 6 chukars survived. we got to see them hatch, it was quite incredible! my parents took the chukars to Wasatch exotic pets/wildlife to be prepared to return to a field. Elizabeth thought it was really cool to watch the birds hatch, she said that we were all animal rescuers like Diego.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fun Filled Day

I love after a long fun filled day that the girls fall asleep in our bed. They are our little cuddle bugs.

Happy 4th of July!

With the Taintor's return home, it was so fun celebrating a holiday with the whole family! We had a lot of fun in the pool, from going down the zip line, to games that we haven't played in the pool for years! Then everyone brought fireworks and we combined them with a lot of the neighbors, so we had a lot to enjoy! Driving home and watching the sky light up with beautiful fireworks was a perfect end to a wonderful evening with the family!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Eaglewood Fireworks

we scored awesome seats on the turners front lawn for the fireworks. We had a great group of family! The Taintor's made it from Milwaukee, we are happy they are here for good!! It was our first time meeting their newest addition Hyrum, and he is just adorable! We also had Josh and Jeanene Grimstead and their darling girls, Don Kopenhefer, who is Danille's father. Then also my parents and the kids. We all had a great time enjoying each others company and of course the fireworks!!

KatiAnn's Baptism

"We are given the gift of the Holy Ghost after our baptism, but often we leave this gift on the shelf, forgetting that He will help us in the most important judgments of our lives. The Lord gave us this gift, knowing we would face difficult decisions in life. Listening to this voice is vital in developing good judgment." -Gregory A. Schwitzer

We were all so proud to be a part of KatiAnn's special day! It was really exciting to see her make the decision to be baptized, and I'm so glad that we were there to support her.