Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekend with the Mudrows

This weekend, our cute friends, the Mudrows, invited us to their cabin!

They have the CUTEST family!! 

Zak and Darin work together, Kellee I am certain is the world's most kind, hardworking, generous person, and their kids are SOOO CUTE!!  Kate and Lindsay are the same age and Kate is so happy all of the time and kind just like her mother!  (Someone lost their dog while we were on a hike, and Kate was SURE to show the flyer to EVERY person we saw on the hike--such a sweetheart!)  Mason and Andrew are the same age and he is so funny and determined!  I loved watching those two little boys interact!  He cracks me up!  Their youngest, Brodie, is the cutest baby boy you've ever seen!  I can't get over his chubby cheeks, load of hair, and wide mouth smile!  He is a happy baby!!

We started the weekend at High Mountain Drug (my 1st time going) for the BEST hamburger I have EVER had!  Soooo yummy!!!  We stayed up WAY later that we normally do having dance parties and just visiting!  We spent the rest of the time hiking, eating yummy food, drinking yummy Italian Sodas, LOTS of talking, and more!

It was a WONDERFUL weekend!  Thanks Zak and Kellee for the fun time!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Alpine Loop

Darin and I took the kids on the Alpine Loop today!
What a BEAUTIFUL drive! 

We stopped to get a few family pictures...a few were successful, and a LOT more weren't!  HA!
That crazy Andrew is pulling a funny face in nearly EVERY picture!

We stopped and had a little picnic of hot chocolate, donuts, and apple slices.
It was the PERFECT fall afternoon!

I used a tripod and ran between each photo and fell one time....I love everyone's face in this!
Darin keeps smiling for the picture, Andrew is clueless, Matt's looking for bugs, and Lindsay is wondering why I'm not picking her up for the photo!  Ha! 

I've got about 20 photos where it is a decent picture of everyone, but then Andrew is doing a crazy face like this: 

And these three cuties I can't get enough of!

Darin taught the kids how to make crowns out of the grass.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

General Conference

I sure do love General Conference Weekend!
I have kind of an unspoken rule, that I've never told my kids, that I really just want to make sure that they at least listen to the talks of the quorum of the 12 and 1st presidency, but they actually listened to EVERY talk (well, all but 3 when they all fell asleep).  They did SOO good and I loved the pictures they drew to represent each talk on our conference wall!  Love those kids!

Without question, I think that Elder Christofferson was their favorite talk, because I gave the kids a little candy each time they heard certain words.  They got an M&M every time they heard the word "Love" and....

Elder Christofferson said "LOVE" THIRTY NINE TIMES!!!

That meant they each got 39 m&ms that talk!  I had to refill the m&m container about 4 times!! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cross E Ranch

I started following "Cross E Ranch" on Instagram a little while ago, because I've wanted to visit for a while now.  Today, I happened to be on right when they announced that tickets would be $10 OFF for the grand opening!!  My sister, Heather, her girls, and my parents joined us for a FANTASTIC day at this fun farm!  (And my dad was generous enough to buy our tickets and Heather our scone!  Thanks!!)  We had fun on the slide, haymaze, corn maze, corn bath, hayride, and more! 

The weather was PERFECT and we had a WONDERFUL time!!