Monday, July 4, 2011

A lot has been going on so here's a quick look at what we've been up to over the last month.

June 25th
Ella's "first" birthday party. There were two more parties to follow on different days.

June 28th
Woodruff/Hilburn party at the Park

Some birthday outfits.

June 30th
Ella's birthday party with Grandma Woodruff

Random Pics

June 25th
West Fest 5K. My first one ever. Matt ran with me, well, he sort of walked fast. His legs are longer so his walk was the same pace as my run. I kinda felt bad cause I think he wanted to run but he wanted to stay by me.

Finish line. We finished in 00:40:50. That was a good time for me.

July 1st
We took the kids to Lagoon and had a blast!

Rides, Rides and more rides!

Lunch time. Wesley being silly as usual. Spencer checking the map for the next ride.

Me and Kia just coming out of the fountain after a long,hot day at Lagoon.

July 4th
We decided to hike Grandeur Peak as a family. We got up at 5 a.m. left our house by 6:05 a.m. and left the canyon at 2:15 p.m. That was a long day but totally worth it. I started struggling about half way up and even considered turning around but we were so close to the top. I would have regreted turning around. Going down was somewhat easier, but we all started feeling very sore and couldn't wait to get to the bottom.

At the trailhead. 3.4 miles to the peak.

On the way up.

Top of Grandeur Peak
I cannot believe that we hiked 3 1/2 hours to the top of a mountain as a family!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful, beautiful family. We had these pics taken just weeks ago. After waiting over 3 years since the last ones I thought it was about time. Keeping current family photos is important to me. The kids change so fast it's hard to keep up with their growth. I will be happy if we can do this once a year.

Well, we are still living in Salt Lake and plan to stay unless employment permits otherwise. We would love to be back in St. George in our house but this is where we need to be for now. We have enjoyed this last year being near family and giving the kids the opportunity to get close to some of their cousins. We plan to spend the summer outdoors. We will do some hiking and lagooning and lots of bbqing.

Spencer is 8 and in the 2nd grade. He was baptized a few months ago and loves scouts. He is incredibley artistic taking after his daddy. He loves to read and write and play with his legos.

Kia is 6 just about to finish kindergarten. She is a performer in every way. She is a diva inside and out. She loves music, singing, dancing, and just being a girl. She loves to cook and is a great helper and nurturer around our house.

Wesley is 4. What else can I say?! He is itching to go to preschool. He loves learning and playing with others. He has really enjoyed socialiing with friends he plays with regularly at the daycare at the gym I go to.

Ella is 10 months. I can't believe she is almost 1 year old. Where did the year go?! She is walking and talking (well, jibber jabber) and is so much fun to be around. So are all the kids!

As for Matt and I, we are just cruisin' along. Having a family and working keeps up busy so we make it a point to spend time together without the kids. Datenight is a must in our house. We love going out to eat or movies or sometimes just going to the gym together is fun too.

I will try to do better with more posts and pics of the kids.