Saturday, December 1, 2012


We started off the month of November with a fun weekend staycation in Park City, November 2-4. We had some unused time at our timeshare at the Westgate that we needed to use before the end of the year. It was gorgeous weather that weekend, and we enjoyed lots of time at the pool, and a visit to the Utah Olympic Park.

On November 7, the weather was warming up again, so I took Beckham and hiked up to Twin Lakes Reservoir. Part of the trail was snowy & slippery, but for the most part it was a great quick hike! A couple of days later, a huge storm hit and dumped 4 feet of snow up at the resorts.

For the first time, Trinidee is trying soccer. We signed her up for the indoor soccer, and she has been enjoying it. She even got to play goalie during one of the games. :)

Thanksgiving was spent at the Chapmans this year. We brought a green salad and some pies.
Of course, it was a great Thanksgiving full of yummy food and lots of family & friends. 

I had a few random videos of Beckham from November. I take lots of pictures, but not enough video. I've made a goal to be better about taking more video of my kiddos. :)

Each year, I hear about a live nativity that takes place in Draper at a stake center. I always heard such wonderful things about it, so this year we tried it out. When we got in line, I wasn't expecting the wait to be 2 hours long. And Kevin was working or at school (I don't remember), so I was on my own. Luckily, we found our friends the Zierse's, who had gotten there earlier. They let us cut in line with them, so we only ended up waiting about 45 minutes or so. 

I have to say, it really was a cool experience, seeing the live animals, and the pavilion transferred into looking like Bethlehem. It was a great kickoff to the Christmas season.
The kids even got to pet the live camel...

We also ran into our friends, the Nowlings!
We even got our decorations up before November was over.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Decorating Time Lapse

This is my first attempt at time lapse photography. It's really fun, I have to say! I can't wait to play with it some more...
Not sure why the quality of the video turned out looking so crappy here, I swear it looked nice and crisp when I made it in Imovie. I'll have to work on that.
Anywhoo, enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


You guessed it. This blog post starts off with more time spent in the mountains. This time I went with my dad on a ride on the Timpanooke trail up to the basin. October 5. This is the brand new expanded Timpanooke trailhead parking lot. Opened that very day!

They're hard to see, but there's a lil herd of deer running down the mountain.

Uinta Mountains off in the distance.

The basin, with the saddle and summit in view. This is as far as we went that day.

On October 13, my nephew Toby was baptized!

Bailee got her first round of braces off on October 15! Now she just wears a retainer until more of her adult teeth grow in. :) Then she'll get another set of braces.

October 15 was also Ryker's 5th birthday!! He had a great day with a fun party with friends, and lots of new toys! He's such a happy boy.

On October26, our ward had a pinewood derby where everyone could participate. Not just the scouts! I was excited because, growing up, I never got to do a pinewood derby car and I was always jealous of my brothers. 

We procrastinated and didn't build our cars until a few hours before the race. We made 2 cars. One for the girls, and one for the boys. Here are the kids looking for ideas on the internet...

And of course, October 31 was Halloween! We had a fun time this year. It was unusually warm weather, and we enjoyed every minute of it! After Kevin took the kids trick-or-treating, some friends hung out with us, and we ate chinese together for a late dinner. :)

Little Mummy hot dogs...

The older kids ran around playing hide & seek since the weather was so nice!

Our neighbors, the Zierse's had their fire pit going, and when the moon came up I tried to get a shot of them both...

Aaaand, I made another video! Here's our Halloween 2012: