Monday, November 9, 2009


Alexis and Sydney went trick or treating this year with their cousins: Destiny, Bailey and Dakota. It was a nice warm night, they would have went all night if we let them. They were so excited when one of our dads neighbors let them chose 4 FULL SIZE candy bars. That was the highlight of the night for them. :)

These are the pumpkins we carved the night before Halloween. Instead of using the patterns this year we had the girls draw their own picture. It was much more fun and much easier for them too.

Friday, March 20, 2009


The weather is beautiful and the girls can't wait to get outside and play. Not even 5 minutes later poor little miss Sydney had an accident on her scooter and below are the results.

That was last Saturday. Her eye looks much better today, she has herself a nice shiner. We told her to tell everyone at school... You should see the other girl ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009

More catching up to do!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Partying at the Madill's. Thanks guys we had so much fun!!

Merry Christmas! Cupcakes for everyone!! My Rockband!
Spoiled little girls :)
Christmas Eve jammiesSydney had a daddy daughter dance for her Christmas concert. It was so cute!! Daddy was such a good sport and they did GREAT!!!

Our Family Photo In the summer we went to Lagoon, we wanted to take an old fashion photo, it was lots of fun!
Well there you have it, a few photos from the last few months. We will do our best to keep our blog up to date. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blog Catch Up...

Obviously we have neglected the blog recently, so here goes a quick re-cap of our summer.

We did a lot of things this summer, but all that I have evidence of are our hiking trips. And we did a TON of hiking. As I am on my journey to skinnyville I realized how important it is to exercise as well as eat healthy. My husband and kids have been so supportive in helping me with this goal. Hiking with them has been so much fun, it has become something we truly enjoy doing together as a family. I hope we can find something active to do together in the winter months that are fast approaching. I will list the hikes we have been on and some pictures of each.

9/28/08 - Desolation Lake, 6.7 miles, our longest hike yet. The fall colors were gorgeous. It is such a beautiful time of year to hike to this lake.

9/13/08 - Ferguson Canyon, 3.4 miles, this canyon was awesome because of the large granite slabs that form the canyon walls. They are extremely popular with the rock climbers. Rock climbing is a hobby of Jess' that he has not done in many years. After we hiked this canyon we got all of Jess' rock climbing gear out and dusted it off. This winter we are going to do some training so next year we can climb that canyon.

9/7/08 - Bell's Canyon, 5.6 miles, by far our most favorite hike, it was difficult, but the falls made it all worth while.

8/30/08 - Murdock Peak, 6.6 miles, this was a hard hike. Especially the last mile and a half to the peak, we were scrambling in some areas. When we got to the top we could see all the way into Park City. Gorgeous views.

8/24/08 - Sunset Peak, 4.2 miles, was probably the furthest for views, you could see all the Brighton Lakes, Dog Lake into Park City and Heber.

8/17/08 - Stewart Falls, 3.6 miles, the hike was great, and the falls were amazing...that doesn't even describe it. The kids had a blast, it was a very hot day and when we reached the falls they played in the water.

8/2/08 - Doughnut Falls, 1.4 miles, the kids really liked this hike and thought the waterfall was cool.

7/27/08 - Cecret Lake, 1.6miles, this hike was so beautiful with wildflowers. It was our first hike and started our summer of hiking.
And somewhere in between we went to Dog Lake (4.6 miles), Silver Lake/Lake Solitude (3.5 miles) and the Brighton Lakes (4.2 miles) and maybe more, I don't remember. I forgot my camera on those hikes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Fun at Snowbird

July 24th - Jess and I wanted to do something fun with the girls today but couldn't think of something different to do. I was watching the Mike and Juliet show that morning and heard of a website,, to find fun things to do in your area. So we logged on and were scrolling thru things to do, movies in the park, story time at the library, then we see:

Snowbird Summer Thrill Rides Snowbird's warm weather thrill rides are open for the season. Rides include the ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline, the Peruvian Express Chairlift and tunnel, a mechanical bull, inflatable kids' rides, a four-station climbing wall, and the Aerial Tram.

That sounds real fun, let's go. We don't tell the girls where we are going but that we are going some where fun. I guess we have tricked them in the past because they were very skeptical. Every other minute, "just tell us where we are going, pleeeaaassseee!" The suspense was killing them so we just let them guess the whole way there.

Once we arrived they still were not sure what to expect until we got up to the tram, then they were all smiles. They saw the inflatable games, the bungy trampoline, the climbing wall... "can we do this, can we do that" began.

Jess and I wanted to do the tram first, "it is leaving in 10 minutes" the ticket man told us, so we go over and get in line. Again, "what are we doing, why are we waiting here, are we doing this, are we doing that"... oh what fun we had with them, tehe.

The tram was awesome, suprisingly I have never been on it. The views were so beautiful, the girls were a little scared at first, but since the ride was so smooth their fears relaxed after a few minutes. Then it was dad look at this, mom did you see that. We were so proud of them for being brave.

At the top where the tram stops we explored for about 20 minutes, took lots of pictures and just enjoyed the views.

Next we went over to the Alpine slide. The line was forever long and there was no shade. We waited of course because that is what we were here to do. We all complained a lot about the heat, listened to the conversations going on around us, and just anticipated the ride. When it was our turn we planned to go down as Lexi and Sydney racing and then mom and dad racing. Well it didn't turn out that way, there was an odd number of people in the group in front of us so Lexi had to race one from their group, Jess and Sydney raced down together, and then I went down alone. I felt a little silly, but it was fun.

After that we needed something to eat, we went down to the Pizza shop and enjoyed an extremely large veggie pizza and water. After we started to get our energy back we went back up for bungy bouncing and wall climbing.

Again the wait in the lines were very long, but we all had a really good time. So we definately recommend taking a day to explore Snowbird in the summer.