Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baptism Weekend

When I started this blog over 4 years ago it seemed like a lifetime before I'd have to post any big event besides trips and the kids milestones. Well here's the first of many to come...
On October 8th Kevin was able to baptize our son, Kollin. Even though I see him every day its crazy to think that I have an 8 year old child.
We decided to have it in Salt Lake where our family is and I'm so glad we did. It was so special to Kollin to have his Grandparents, cousins and Aunts and Uncles there.

Mom, Kollin and Kevin before the baptism.

Our Fam.

Kevin and Kollin.

Our family that was there with us that day.

Grammy (my Mom) and Kollin.

Paul and Cindy (Kevins parents) and Kollin.

A picture perfect shot of our beautiful kids after his baptism. They were so excited for him!

Kollin and Mom.

Kyle and Stacey's family with Kollin.

After his baptism we went back to Paul and Cindy's home and had some Chick-fil-a catered for lunch! YUMMY!

Then we headed to Park City to spend two days relaxing and swimming with Kev's parents. It was lovely to say the least! There were 6 hot tubs, a heated pool and a few other amenities that we enjoyed.

Khloe ready to go swimming.

They had some activities there for the kids to enjoy too. They got to make necklaces and bracelets.


Kollin and Kooper were in heaven when they saw video games they could play.

Even though it was pretty chilly outside we went out for a few minutes and played some life size chess.

Kevin and Kooper playing Ping Pong.

Khloe and I playing Ping Pong. We had to keep our distance from her because she gets a little out of control swinging for that little ball:)

The funnest part were the 6 hot tubs they had. It was soooo nice because they were big enough for all of us to play in together and most of them had a waterfall the kids played in as well. It was about 45-55 degrees while we were there and the hot tubs were over 100 degrees...seriously it was sooooo nice.

Kevin and Kooper playing the flipping game:)

Our family in the hot tub!

Kooper and Kaylee playing in the waterfall.

Another family shot.

The night before we left Cindy made some Sundaes.



It was such an amazing weekend with family. I take it for granted sometimes but I'm thankful that our family is only 3 hours from us. I'm grateful for their support and love that is more constant than anything in this world, its something we can always count on.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Soccer and getting ready for Winter

Another season of soccer has come to an end. Its definitely becoming one of our favorite activities.

Kooper kicking the ball down the field.

Kollin on defense...he's grown a lot these past few months and has become way more aggressive at this sport!

Kollin taking the ball down the field.

With winter approaching we went up the Mountain to gather wood for some cozy fires.

The kids really enjoyed finding the trees that were already on the ground for Kevin to cut.

They were all huge helpers too. Here's Koop rolling the log to the truck.

Me and the girls.

Kevin hard at work...

Crazy Man...he even let me have a go at it. It was fun but used more muscles than I think I have:)

While driving around looking for more logs we found some spots that were very picture worthy!

Me and Kevin.

We're looking for wood and this is what Kevin's looking for the whole time. Lucky for him we saw a few...

Wow!! Check out those colors...

This was at Sunset so its a little dark but it was a beautiful view of the changing leaves!

After the truck was full we stopped to have some smores and fire with the kids.

Yummy!! Khloe hated the stickiness so this is how she ate hers.

The temperature dropped soooo quick once the sun went down. Here's me and Khloe warming up by the fire.

Kevin and the Kids.

Mr. Koop with the moon in the background.

On the way home we grabbed some pizza for a late dinner. It was such a nice day as a family, which is something I'm grateful for how often we're able to be together.
And to sum up how exhausted we all were by the time we got home...

I didn't realize how much Kollin's neck was about to break off, but I thought it was sweet how they were laying on each other. I love my kiddos (even more so when their getting along like this!) :)

Ice skating and Kollin's Volleyball

Since Kevin and I are completely obsessed with volleyball, usually playing 3-4 times a week, we had an opportunity for Kollin to be on a youth league and decided to coach his team. We were called the Passers and had the funnest time! At the end of the season we ended up only loosing 4 of 13 games. They did awesome!!

It was fun watching Kollin progress. At the beginning he could barely serve over the net but a few weeks later it was one of his strong points. Here he is serving...

We were so proud of him trying a new sport.

There's lots of reasons why we love Vernal and one of them is the Ice skating Rink that opens in the winter. They had an opening night that was free admission, and if you know me you'll know that I wont pass that up for ANYTHING!
This is how most of the kids started...(Khloe stuck to the wall)

...but you can tell by Kollins determined face that eventually they became brave enough to go faster and faster.

Even Khloe ventured off the wall...


Kooper did soooo good, he went around that rink probably 100 times.

Hanging out while they resurfaced the ice.

Kevin and Khloe.

Me and the girls. Its not so bad when you have one kid holding your hand but its a real challenge when you've got one on each side! If one goes down you better believe we all did:)

Even though Ice Skating reminds me of ice and snow, I love that we've been able to enjoy Fall this year. Last year it went from Summer to Winter. We've loved seeing the Foliage and enjoying drives up the Mountains to see the seasons change.