To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Celebrating the 24th at Stewart Falls

I've decided that there is no more beautiful place in all the world then in the mountains here in Utah. Living through the snow is worth the wait. It was just breathtaking looking up at the mountainside.

Lexi and Parker were the only brave ones who went under the waterfall and froze the rest of the day.

I need to get a close up of Parks on the next blog because we decided he looks like Justin Beiber with his long hair. What a stud.

I got a picture of my black and white butterfly that followed me around and captured some fall leaves in the middle of summer. These were the only fall leaves in a mountainside of green Pretty cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 4th at Pepperwood

You can't tell by the pictures but it was very cloudy and then started to rain. But it didn't stop some of the clan from swimming. They had the pool to themselves so that was one plus.

We couldn't not have our now annual family picture with pea pods on the ears and nose.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Lexi!!!!!

Lex kind of felt bad that only Parker remembered her birthday yesterday out of all her siblings but we know you are all pretty busy. We grabbed her before she could even change from playing tennis and started the celebration.

He went all out.
First.... A piece of strawberry pie he made from scratch with just a little sugar so she could have a dessert (it was to die for yummy) It had a clue on the bottom of the plate.
2nd - a treasure hunt. He spent a morning last week making up about 15 clues that took her through the house and in the yard. Here is a sampling of one of his creative clues. Ultimate! U is for my ultimate sister, because she's so good at everything. Go and see where you got your skills, at the room of loud snores.

3rd- The clues were all found and on each clue was a different letter. Unscramble the letters to find out what her gift would be. She went crazy when she realized the word was .....Super Smash Brothers!

4th Now wheres the gift? More unscrambling of a sentence on the back of the clues. It was in the HUGE willow tree. It took her awhile to find.
How's that for a kind brother. A homemade pie, treasure hunt and the ultimate gift- super smash brothers.

****j/k of course about her birthday being yesterday but he was so excited to give her his gift that we did it early. Yes 2 months early.

first clue on the Frisbee in a tree

Sunday, July 3, 2011

So Long, Farewell,Auf Wiedersehen, good-bye

For a whole month the Kentuckians were in Utah. It went by fast. Maybe because they were down in Provo so JD could work and we only got them on the weekend. But at least we had that time.

Both Kels, JD and Daxton celebrated their Birthdays this month. We celbrated Father's Day and celebrated Parker getting his Eagle.

We went to a South J
ordan parade. We watched Lex play in 2 tournaments. One at BYU and another for So. Jordan.

They got to fly to Vegas with Shelby and Brandon while we stayed home and cleaned up poop for 5 hours..... well maybe 4 if you push it. Ahh... it's so fun being grandparents. Actually it is just not that part.

Lydia loved the waterfall... thus the
longated diaper.