Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Waterfall Hike

We went on a very fun hike with some neighborhood friends. Hiking to this waterfall was a big pay off at the end. It was a little bit of a rough hike because Red Fish's feet are really giving her trouble. Unfortunately everything she did last year for her feet is not going to have a lasting effect. She is going to have to go through some difficult surgery this fall and making it through the summer has been painful. Luckily being in the mountains brings peace to all of our souls.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yellow Belts

Today in art group the littles did do a dot pieces with collaged feathers, puff balls and sequins to dip in glue. The bigs did self portraits based on the art of Mondrian. Unfortunately I did not take more pictures.

The girls also tested for their yellow belts!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Beautiful hike today to Timpanogos cave with my brother J and his family.

Gotta get that junior ranger patch.
Went to our first movie in the theater with the reclining seats with my nephew E. He has been working with me and hanging out with us a bit this summer. We are loving having him around.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


City children's bike parade today with a couple of little cousins.
dress like a cow day at Chic-fil-a for free meals

salty watercolors and bubble wrap prints with the littles in art group.

Summer Days

The girls are loving their taekwondo. This might not just be a summer trial. They are going to class almost every single day.

As usual we have been spending a large portion of our time at the pool. Can't keep these kids out of the water.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Marshmellows, Hiking & Friends


Red Fish's horse riding teacher was in charge of our city's rodeo so Red Fish insisted that we attend. The rodeo is not my scene but the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Learning To Paddle Board

JJ and I have been friends for over 20 years. She just moved back to our hometown and we get to do fun things together with our kids. She invited us paddle boarding today and I think it was one of the best days I have had in a long time. We had so. much. fun.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Little project underway in the family room.

Art Group- Week 5 Printmaking

This week was all about print making both styrofoam blocks and carving linoleum blocks. Print making is always a fun process for the kids. It is one of my favorites.

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th

Today we did the small town parade and fair. We painted faces and had
 our sun screen on.

Then we watched fireworks from the boat. A fun holiday.