Friday, November 12, 2010

Bates Nut Farm

silly faces

dusty shot of us in the distance

pumpkin as big as him

We always have a great time visiting Bates Nut farm during Halloween season. We went this year with our good friends the Elton...hence the awesome pictures...thanks to Christina.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lemon Stand

(Cole trying to pour himself a cup)

Hunter asked this morning if he could do a "Lemon Stand" today. So I confirmed with him to make sure I understood that he wanted a "lemonade Stand." Yes that is what he wanted to do. So we made the lemonade, found cups, made a sign and brought his table and chair out to the curb and he was ready to go. I did warn him before hand that NO one drives down our street during the day... it's very secluded. But he was determined that some one would come by. So there we were ready to give out Lemonade. Hunter insisted that his lemonade was "free".
Well, with in the first minute our neighbor opened his garage to get in his car and Hunter shouted "do you want some Lemonade" Being the nice man that he is he came over and bought 2 cups and paid him a dollar. Then Eric was leaving for work and bought a cup also. Being a great dad he drove back around the block and bought another one... Hunter thought that was awesome that dad came back...the lemonade must of been good. So Hunter got to pour 4 cups of lemonade and made $1.78. He was happy!

Monday, November 1, 2010


At our ward Halloween party Eric was part of the "Sponge Bath" booth. Hunter got dad a few times with the wet sponges....Cole was laughing while watching.
Cole as a Skeleton....and of course carrying woody

Indiana Jones....every one kept telling Hunter how awesome he looked.

boo boo

Cole our climber....fell!


I found this costume at the second hand store for $ it's the start of the costume/dress up box.
Self photo...I find pictures like this all the time on my camera. I think photography is one of his hobbies.
Hunter loves to bake...if I let him he would be making cookies every day. So every time we are at the grocery store he stocks up on our chocolate chips for our cookie making days.

Friday, October 29, 2010


We camped at the Mataguay Boy Scout Ranch over Labor Day. It was a families weekend at the ranch. We got to swim, shot bow & arrows, do crafts, fish, canoe, hike and cook out of the dutch oven. The boys had a great time running around in the forrest. Hunter had a lot of fun playing games with the other kids. It might become our family tradition. Early morning fishing. Mom was the only one who caught a fish.
Huge slice of watermelon while the best!

Cole cruising down the campground road own our way to do crafts.

Dad and Hunter fishing from the boat.

Hunter climbing the tree next to our tent.

Monday, October 4, 2010


My mother in law captured these wonderful shots of our boys. It's amazing how their personality is shown in each picture. Hunter is a ball of energy and loves to ham it up. Then Cole with his big brown eyes is content with just being there...laid back.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I am able to download our photos from our summer. It has been a good one. So here you go in no particular order....our summer!!!

While in Park City, Hunter and I went on a date to the Park City Mountain Resort where we rode the coaster and the alpine side...he keep saying "this is the best date ever!"

Hunter and Abby did several fashion shows for us.

Shelly and I took the kids fishing up at a lake near the Scharman cabin outside of Oakley, Ut.Hunter preferred playing in the rocks.

I took the boys on a drive up guardmans pass, which in all the years I lived in Park City I had never done. So I thought it was about time on a beautiful PC morning to drive to the top. It was really windy. Cole wasn't to happy about the wind.

We went to Seaworld with the Hofmann cousins. Holly, Tate, Summer and Hunter were brave and went on the rapids ride 4 times...the were drenched to the bone...but had a blast!!!

Hunter really loved having the cousins at our house.

Chloe, Tess and Cole hiding under the slide.

Disneyland with Mickey

We always get this was Cole's turn to try.
This one is another shot to get...Hunter busting out of jail in toontown.

Hunter at the highest point at Tom Swayer Island

The Jungle Cruise. Eric says when he retires this is where he wants to work at he can say stupid jokes.

waiting in line for the Buzz lightyear ride. I think this ride sparked Cole's love for Buzz...he is obessed with him and carries him where ever he goes.

Cousin Bodie came for a visit

Sister Raz one of my mission companions from Madagascar came for a visit with her family.
They wanted to see the sites of San Diego.
Our 2 babies

We took them down to the Oceanside Pier.

A typically family shot with Hunter protesting.
We took them down to Seaport Village and walked to the Midway.

Me and my Sisi Raz

Fourth of July

Scottish Highland Games

There is a kid area at the games where they can build castles and do all of the highland the caber toss

Our life is full of joy thanks to our wonderful family and friends to spend it with...and ofcourse the great place in which we live.