Monday, September 29, 2014

Father's Day 2014

On Father's Day, in June, we celebrated the awesome father that Brandon is. 

We went to church that day and these pictures were taken after church.

Of course I made him a yummy meal that was followed by delicious homemade carrot cake.

The kids were so excited to give Brandon his presents. They each helped me pick out some of their dad's favorite treats.

The main present we gave Brandon for Father's Day was an ice cream maker.  We have loved having an ice cream maker and have put it to good use.

Recently, Hyrum had an assignment at school to write a paragraph about his dad. It was fun listening to him, Ben and Emmy brainstorm a list of ideas that Hyrum could use in his paper.

One of the things that the kids brought up again was how their daddy makes them laugh and tells jokes.  Hyrum also mentioned what a great coach his dad was.

One of the things that I love about Brandon is that he is very much a hands on dad. He take time with the kids to have gospel related discussions to help them become better and understand the doctrine of the church clearer. I love that Brandon takes the time to play with the kids and have fun. Just last night the kids had a water fight with their dad and they loved it!  We are lucky to have such a great dad in our life!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

North and South Clear Creek Falls

 The same Saturday we went to the car show in June, we kept on going to our next adventure. Brandon had found some sites to see, particularly water falls. 

The names of the falls are North and South Clear Creek falls.  The kids loved every minute of climbing and hiking around. It was great to see them explore what their bodies could do. I loved seeing their look of confidence as they realized the many things that their body could do.  I love how happy and content my kids look in these pictures!

On this precipice the kids climbed really high!  

Lucy of course insisted on doing everything the big kids did.

It was a little cold, so we rummaged through the Goodwill bag of clothes I had been meaning to drop off and found a few things for the kids to wear.

Brandon is in his element in the woods and hiking around. 

The falls were magnificent, glorious and even a little frightening.  The falls are a great testament of our Heavenly Father's power and glory.

We love spending time in the outdoors as a family.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Car Show

One Saturday morning in June we all hopped in the car and went on an adventure with our family.  On the way to our impromptu destination, we spotted a car show along the way.  We decided to stop and admire the show cars.

My son Hyrum has always loved cars.

Ben enjoys cars too.

It was really neat to see all the different cars and appreciate the time and energy the owners had put into them.

Stopping to see the cars was a great pit stop on our impromptu adventure.