Thursday, July 10, 2014


We all love Rick. He is the sweetest, most loving and calm Lab that we have ever met. You can tell they breed good dogs at Guide Dogs. Lauren is doing a great job training him.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Here we go again

It's a big school year this year. All three kids will be in different schools for the first time. Josh is a 4th grader, Taylor starts Jr. High (7th grade), and Lauren will begin High School ?! as a freshman!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hanging with the Hardys

We had a fun day in Hollywood! We went up to observatory and had a good view of the Hollywood sign. Then headed downtown to do the touristy thing. On the next day we went to the Reagan Library. It was cool and about an hour too long for the kids and 3 hours too short for Parley :)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Headed North to Malibu

We headed north to stay with the Hardys who always know how to entertain us at the beach. We had a tasty breakfast at Paradise Cove, right on the beach. Spent more time playing in the ocean. The air was warm, the ocean was brisk and the kids played until they dropped!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Last Day in San Diego

We packed it in our last day in San Diego. We had fun touring the USS Midway. It was cool but maybe the tour was a little too long for the kids :) We finished the day up visiting Old Town. The Mormon Batallion was really fun and a must-see.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sea World

Sea World was so much fun! We saw almost every show and rode every ride! Check out Taylor's face the first time he rode Manta. Love the expression/terror on everyone's face on the Atlantis ride :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wild Animal Park

On our second day in San Diego, we headed to the Wild Animal Park. It was fun and adventurous. Lauren couldn't stand the thought of going to the zoo and seeing the animals caged, so this was good for her. Josh loved hanging out with the goats!

s was great for her. Josh made friends with the goats!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

So Cal part 1

In August we took a family trip to Southern California. We went straight to San Diego, dropped our stuff off at the hotel and headed over to Coronado. It was beautiful! The kids got wet and loved the gold flecks in the sand.

4th of July Fun

This year we did our usual 4th of July activities.  We chose not to do any running but saved our energy for the evening.  We watched the parade, ate at Sweet Tomatoes and then watched the awesome Sandy City Fireworks.  Another fun one with friends!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Horselips in the Canyon

Every summer when Gwen and the kids come, we make our annual trek up American Fork Canyon. A fun time is usually had by all (well, it's not one of Lauren's favorite activities).

Wallsburg Reunion

Parley's sister, Roberta, had an awesome connection to a cabin/mansion in Wallsburg, up Provo Canyon.  We had an amazing family reunion.  It had been a long time since we had had one, and we had more fun than we deserved.  We played tennis, pool, went for hay rides, water slides and lots of games and food.  We didn't realize it would be our last time together as a group with Parley's mom.  We will cherish this trip forever!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Braces Off for Good!

After phase 2 of Braces, Lauren now has straight lovely teeth!  Nice to be heading into high school not wearing braces.