Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Utah Lake

We pulled Micah's boat out after a couple of years of non-use for a test run on Utah Lake. It fired up like a champ! It was an Arriva Miracle! (The boat is an Arriva and Micah's family had it growing up.) We did a little fishing and Jeremiah went out on a ski. The weather was perfect and the water was so smooth. I love summertime.
We got a new life jacket for Kaylyn. It's a little big, but she makes anything look cute:)

Natalie, Jeremiah, Willy, and Cameron's dog Riley.
Willy makes any adventure better. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Jeni invited us to come to her kid's photo shoot at FotoFly (great variety of backdrops, fabulous photographers and service) in Draper to get a cousin pic. They turned out so cute! Thanks so much Jen! 

Our cast of characters:

The Child children
Kate takes the cake for the cutest pose. Look at that smile! She looks sooo much like her mom in this pic.
Drew. Is. Awesome.
The Tan-Man
I can't comment too much on this one because of course I'm biased:) Kaylyn was a little nervous in the photo studio so this is the biggest smile we got out of her, but still, isn't she adorable?:) When we showed her dad he said, "Ohh, cute." It's pretty awesome what little girls can get their daddy's to say. 

You know she gets this from her mom. That pose. That smile. That sassy-ness. Oh how we love Ellie!! And Kimmy too:)
Four days old. We love our newest cousin so so much! P.S. He was born in the master closet at his house (not planned). Visit Kim & Clay's blog for details.
Kaylyn has enough hair to hold a little clip in!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The real reason...

The real reason why I keep a blog is this little munchkin:
 If you come to our house around 9am you'll meet One-Eyed-Chancha.
 I'm obviously having the time of my life. This little lady cracks me up! She is so much fun to play

Kaylyn visits Munchkin Land.

4th of July

We had a fabulous Independence Day! We started out at 7am with the Cherry Days 5k in North Ogden. Fourteen year old nephew Nathan has been running with the track team lately and wanted to do this race but said, "I want to do it as a group!" He's such a good kid. Cousin/brother-in-law Todd and I ran with Nathan and he did awesome! Seven year old Andrew came in just a couple of minutes after us. His face was white as he came across the finish line and it took a little while before he no longer felt like throwing up, but he took first in his age group! He'd never ran a race before and maybe never ran that far before but he was determined to beat his little buddy Titan who kept taunting him:)
All the runners. Kaylyn and Micah were our cheerleaders along with Gpa Allen & Gma Janny.
 Kaylyn and Cousin Matthew. 
 Kaylyn Gwenneth and her namesake Grandma Gwen. After passing out popsicles in the parade for Gpa Allen we spent the afternoon swimming at Grandma Gwen's. 
 Kaylyn with Cousin Claire. They're one month apart and new best friends.

 These Christensen cousins love each other so much. All of my little nieces had a "girl meeting" and we planned a girls night for sometime this summer complete with a menu of pasta, salad, and cake. 

We had a BBQ and watched the fireworks from Aaron & Kim's backyard. The city decided to light the fireworks from Lyman's field right behind their house so we had the best seats ever! Kaylyn woke up to see her first fireworks. She was tired, but captivated during the whole show. It was a non-stop fun day!