Sunday, March 16, 2014

Winter happenings....

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Friday night it began snowing. By 9 o'clock there was about 8 or so inches . Renee asked if I wanted to shovel. I looked up the weather and didn't find much on how long it would last, but it forcast  8 to 12 inches. So, I opted to wait until morning and shovel. Well, we awoke to 15 inches.


Of course I should have listened to Renee (Goes without saying--but I said it). Instead I spent 2 hours shoveling snow to start off the day. I did have some help. The girls came out and played in the driveway. They liked to get buried ontop of our snowpile. Renee and our neighbor helped out otherwise I would have been out there longer.

 
 
After we came in to dry off, have lunch, and get warm. We had planned on going x-country skiing. So, off we went to Service High School. Here are a few videos of our outing. 
 
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Abby made it almost all the way down!
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Ella made it about halfway.
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Lydia just liked to lean back.
 
I blazed the trail down the hill. I must admit that skiing in this much powder is fun, and I got the best part. This is the biggest and steepest hill that the girls have tried to ski down. I even had a hard time leaning forward. With the snow this deep it was difficult for the girls to move, so we changed plans and pulled out the sleds. The snow was so fresh that one of our sleds kept getting stuck and the girls would slide off and down without it.
 
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Ella and Lydia had a ball playing in the snow. They tunneled around as if digging in sand. For them it was a day at the beach without the 70 to 80 degree weather!
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
Even though we are getting ready for Spring and warmer weather, this was a welcome surprise to end the girls spring break. 
 
 

 Love spending time as a family!


 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our Saturday Fun With the Morrill Family!

The ceremonial start of the iditarod was Saturday. We bundled up and went to one of the view points. It was a great spot. There was a small hill for the girls to sled down. There were 67 entries and we stayed to watch 25 or so.
 We found a nice place by a sharp bend. We had a great view as the sled dog teams came by. We only saw one sled tip over. It was kind of cool. After each team passed Lydia would say more, more.
 Ella had fun playing in the snow and would stop just long enough to see each team pass by. Later we had a snowball fight at a park.





 Renee felt the wind from this sled as it passed. That was a closer call than she would have liked. After all the fun we went down to the old railyard and looked at snow sculptures. Here are a few of our favorites.



This is the second place finisher. It reminds us of grandma and grandpa moose.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I woke up this morning....


 
View from balcony.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Family Pictures Fall 2012


 



Since we are moving soon to Alaska, we thought it would be a good idea to update our family pictures so that we can be remembered.  : ) 


Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Phone Call

Last night while I was helping my girls clean up their toys, Ella found a phone and started "talking" on it. She told us she was talking to "Jesus."
Abby then said to her, "Ella, do you know how to talk to Jesus? You just say your prayers!"
It was so sweet. I sure love my girls.
They teach me so much every day.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin heads

On Saturday we had our annual Pumpkin Carving Festivities. We all had a great time. Adam especially enjoyed putting a 43 pound jack o'lantern on the kids heads.

Monday, July 18, 2011

4 Months *

Sweet Lydia is technically still 4 months, at least for another week. We went to southern Utah for a family reunion when Lydia really turned 4 months, then there were some forgetful days and some sick days so at 4 months and 3 weeks, we get the 4 month pictures.
My mother started the tradition in our family to take the babies pictures each month in the first year of life. My sister Janette followed suit, so tradition is the reason (and of course 3 beautiful girls) for the monthly pictures.
On friday 7/15/11, Lydia went to the Dr. for her checkup. She has grown. She is 27.5" tall-99%, weighs 17 lbs 10 oz (with a full diaper. Adam thought he would have to take the diaper off, so he didn't change her before)- 96%.
In the past month and a half, Lydia has learned to roll over both ways. She loves to stand. She is very vocal. She love all of the attention from her older sisters, loves kisses and to be sung to. She is such a pleasant baby. She is a blessing to our family.