Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jenni's Visit

At the first of December, Jenni and the kids came up for a visit over the weekend.  We went swimming to the Clearfield Aquatic Center, made dinner and some fun treats, did some stuff at school, and had a good time. Here are some pictures!

Corbin was so proud of himself for being able to reach that shelf. He knocked over the picture
frame and then tried to put it back.  He was really cute about it. 

Making cookies.

Best cookies ever. And making them was pretty fun and messy, too.

Tired after swimming!

After 3 or 4 bites he said, "Oh, I remember I don't like this."

Arizona, Part 2

I forgot that I had these pictures until I was going through my iphoto.  When we were visiting Meg and her family, the kids wanted to ride bikes. Yep, all the kids.  And there were bike races. It was hilarious. Nobody crashed--good thing!

Lucy. Isn't she the cutest?!

Ruby and Lucy ride bikes.

Meg and Lucy, Ruby and Brax

Ready, Set, Go!

This bike was just Sean's size. Or something.

Sean and McEwan

Saturday, January 21, 2012


So, I was on vacation for pretty much the whole month of December.  Exhausting! It's really great to be able to go and visit family and not have to worry about work and real life.

My brother Sean came with me to Arizona. On the drive down, we stopped for a walking break at the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona and took a look out onto Lake Powell (so many good memories!).  There was a little message on the dam for everyone. :)

Arizona proved to be nothing as I expected.  It was monsoon weather for the week, and instead of playing golf on the little course, we were thinking of launching the boat. But, at least it wasn't unbearably hot.  I got to spend lots of time with Mom, so it was great.  We went to a movie, met for lunch, worked on our quilts, and went to this really great antique store.  If you ever wanted an antique of any kind, I'm positive that it was probably in that building!

I was also able to spend time with my step-sister, Megan, and her family.  Her kiddos are just so funny and cute. Always a good time.  We get along pretty well, and it's nice to spend time.

As my time for going to California got closer, I sent a message to Axton. Because the kid can read, I sent him this text (via Kristin):
Dear Axton, 
I am so excited to come to your house! I can't wait to see you! Can we go to the park? Love, Michelle
Kristin said he shouted, "Yes!" and then ran off.  Haha!

As I was getting ready to leave Arizona for California, Axton was getting anxious for me to be there. Kristin said he kept running to the door and opening it to look for me.  I texted Nan and said I'd be there after naps and around dinner time.  His response was, "No. Before dinner. After dinner would not be a good idea."  That kid cracks me up!

Needless to say, he was so excited when I got to his house! California will be its own post because it rocked.