Sunday, September 22, 2013


Back in March we took a little trip to Kah-Nee-Ta.  Besides not getting the suite and we reserved and ending up with a small 1 Queen room (because of a "plumbing" problem") we had a great time.

Owen in the hotel room.

Andrea and Owen at the Stables.

Aiden got to take his first horse ride.  He picked out his horse and his name was Dechutes.  

Aiden loved it and now he wants us to move to the country so he can get a horse.

Aiden and Owen did a lot of laughing.

And a lot of riding in the car.

Aiden and I played some mini-golf.

They had some cool teepees.

And a nice warm water-park.  The water is headed by the hot spring.  It's so warm they have to cool it off.

We also did some bike riding.

We had a great time in Kah-Nee-Ta!  We hope to get the suite next time we go, the 1 Queen room was too small for our family.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Little Skier

We've wanted to take Aiden skiing since last year but finally got up to the mountain to do it last weekend.

His lesson wasn't until 3 so he did a run with Andrea.  It was kind of tough for both of them but they made it down the hill.

Aiden's lesson only had 2 kids!  What luck!  The earlier lessons had many more.

Aiden did pretty well after having the lesson.  I got to do a run with him at the end of his lesson.  (After 16+ years as a snowboarder, I skied.  It was great!)  He's still working on using "pizza" to slow down and stop but he was having fun.

Owen got lots of 1-on-1 attention.  Andrea and I traded off being with Aiden and being with Owen.

Here's a couple videos of Aiden skiing.  They are a little bumpy because I was skiing while doing the videos. As you can see he does pretty well even though he falls down to stop.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Aiden had a lot of fun playing soccer again this Fall.  This year he was on a team with some friends from the Bull Mountain Ward.  He is quite the character.  During a game, he could be found sitting:




Doing Ninja Moves

Power Kicking


and Defending

They had a great season.  Most of the games were pretty dry with the exception of the last mud bath of a game.  One of Aiden's cleats got stuck in the mud during the game!

We cleaned up a little and went to get some Fro-yo and get soccer trophies.  Andrea was the team mom and did a phenomenal job getting the trophies, making sure we had snacks after the games, getting a coach gift, and planning the soccer party.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Darth Maul

This wasn't even Halloween...

In September, my new office had an open house for families.  They even had a face painter and a balloon twister.  Aiden chose Darth Maul.  

We took some pictures before he had me wipe it all off with baby wipes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Owen's Blessing

We had a lot of family come to Owen's blessing.  Owen slept while we were getting ready for church so he wasn't very sleepy during church.
Papa with a sleepy Owen

After the blessing
 We had all the family that came to the blessing over for an early dinner afterwards.  I grilled 12 lbs of chicken tenderloins.  It was a great feast thanks to "The Situation."  You read that right.  We used one of his recipes. ;)
The neighbor's dog checking out our feast


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Summer Fun

One day this summer, we really needed Aiden to get outside and get some energy out.  He wasn't interested until we turned on the sprinkler to "water the lawn."  Our plan worked perfectly.  He was soon out having a blast.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Last year Aiden loved camping so much, he wanted to go for a week.  We decided we would ease into it so we went for 2 nights instead of 1 this year.  

We went to Nehalem Bay again and loved it.  We spent time at the beach, went on bike rides, roasted marshmellows and all that good camping stuff.

Owen is a great camper!  Even at 2 months old!

Lindsay was able to come with us again this year.  Aiden loved it! (we did too!)

Papa and Grammy we able to come too!  Here is Papa catching some ZZZ's 

Triple dutch oven action!

We got a new tent so we could fit all of us in it.  The thing is huge!  It even fit the pack-n-play, us, our stuff and room to spare!

Owen slept well and was happy!

Until we drove home.... we had to stop a few times to calm him down.  I think he loved camping so much, he didn't want to leave!