Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here is a sample of our sunsets. Mom keeps her camera right next to the rear window.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Through the meat grinder.

I had an experience last Saturday that was pretty exciting. My friend and I went down to the Coast line to find a couple of caves. The shore line is what is called "karst" which is limestone that is eroded away just enough to make it razor sharp. We basically walked along a coral shelf. The key is to do it when the surf is low and the tide is low. The tides weren't bad but the surf was deadly and unpredictable. About half way to our destination we got hit by two huge waves that just ripped us off the rocks and dragged me through the karst. We were lucky we weren't dragged off the shelf or it would have been "curtains, I tell you Curtains". It was like I had a motorcycle accident without the motorcycle. I really got torn up. Basically it was my left arm and shoulder and both legs. I was bleeding like a stuck pig. We went on and found the caves then headed out, being much more cautious. Needless to say, I am one sore guy today. My knees are especially sore. It makes another great story. The question is; when am I going to start acting my age. Here are some pictures.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lisa's Birthday Weekend

On August 20th it was Lisa's birthday. For her birthday she came here to hang out with her totally awesome sisters. It was such a fun weekend. We had a blast. Here are some photos from the weekend's events: Her birthday cake, made by Renee (I am so talented). I am actually very pleased with the way it turned out.
We rode the gondola at the Canyons Resort in Park City. It was an amazing view and so much fun. At the top we just hung out, ate popsicles, Emily, Lisa and Michelle went on a hike, and some people played horse shoes. It was fun.

Lisa blowing out the candle on her cake. I think she liked the cake too.

The sisters (minus Renee, who is big pregnant) have turned to bobsledding as a new sport. Look for them in the next Olympics.

This is us on the gondola. We had a good time.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Apparently I really like labelling my children...Gracie's shirt says, "Little Miss Perfect" and Davie's says "Hello, my name is Mr. Popular" (this was Sammy's outfit and always a favorite!).
I actually did not intentially dress them in these clothes at the same time. I noticed this after I downloaded the pictures. Funny...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The learn so quickly!

Sammy's favorite word of lately is "NO", which I'm sure surprises everyone (almost 2). So when he says no, I tell him to use nice words, like "okay", "yes", etc. So here was the conversation today after church when Sammy was playing with Isabel's princess wand. This was all Isabel and Sammy. I just watched.

"Sammy, I want that"
"Sammy, use nice words, like yes"
"say yes Sammy"

and that was pretty much the end of that conversation. She ended up with out the wand and Sammy keeps yelling NO at everyone unless you offer him some candy or a popsicle. I thought Isabel's skills in trying to effectively get what she wanted were very clever!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ice Cream

Today we had a mate while the kids had ice cream cones outside. Sammy was loving it! He was so funny while eating it, so we had to take a picture. Here it is: