Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Saying Good-bye

Our back yard neighbors are moving to Alaska! It will take them 19 days to get there with all their stuff!  Before they left, they had a good-bye party at Momentum Climbing.  We had so much fun learning to climb and do cool things.  And we will miss our neighbors terribly!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kathryn's Visit

My sister, Kathryn, stopped in for a few days as she was driving from AZ to ID.  We had so much fun with her 6 kids!  One of the days, we decided to head up Provo Canyon to Bridal Veil Falls. The kids loved being able to get in the water and splash around.
Issac even caught a water snake and the kids all took turns holding it before he released it back where he found it.
Just before they arrived, we had a gopher move into our flower bed.  4 days and 15+ holes later, we finally got rid of him!
And our little princess finally figured out the key to waiting to eat on a Fast Sunday: Napping!
I love that she fell asleep with her legs in the air in true princess style.

Also while Kathryn was here, she listened to Clara complain about me making her ride a bike.  Kathryn suggested that Clara try riding her bike on a grassy hill.  Clara mastered the grassy hill her first ride down.  Then after about 3 rides down, she was confident enough to ride on a sidewalk! I'm so proud of Clara!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pony Express Days

We skipped our City's Celebrations last year, and the kids were so disappointed.  I made sure to get tickets well in advance, Jeremy got off work extra early, and we spent the entire evening at the carnival.  There were hardly any people there, so we loved the no lines and the kids got to go from one ride to the next.
We also walked around the booths and the kids got balloons, candy, and Jeremy entered a lot of raffles, but never won anything.
 Clara even got her face painted.
And our little Jackson was surprisingly happy just hanging out in the stroller all evening.
Our kid's favorite rides was the one that Dad got to go on with them.
I'm so glad our kids have fond memories of family time!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent Saturday with the Becks at the annual Cemetery hopping and family BBQ.  We started out at the American Fork Cemetery followed by Lehi, Bountiful, and Salt Lake.  We then ended the day at John and Sharon's for a BBQ.
The Lehi Cemetery is where Beth Cooper Beck is located.  Both Clara and Joe's middle names come from her.
Clara also gets her name from Beth's sister, Clara.  She is buried at the SLC cemetery.
Jack wanted to sit on every headstone he could.
Joe didn't really want to get his picture taken, so when we got this one, I was thrilled.  I love Joe's smile!
And our little Jack was getting tired of all the grass, so Uncle Eric helped us out by carrying him for us.  Jack loves being on people's shoulders.
Since we ended with the SLC cemetery, as all the Beck's headed to John and Sharon's we spent a little more time at the cemetery to see some of my ansestors.  Here are my paternal great grandparents.  My dad was only 4 months old when his grandpa passed away, and his grandmother wasn't alive when he was born.
Elmer is my Dad's uncle.  My family would always stop in to visit Uncle Elmer any times they came to visit me at BYU.  He was quite the character and I was sad that we only started getting to know him towards the end of his life.
My kids were definitely ready to relax and little bit and couldn't wait for the BBQ.  We ended up staying pretty late that night playing games with Eric, Amy, John, and Sharon.  How I do love playing card games with the Becks!

On Monday, we decided to head to Seven Peaks for the day.  It had been a long winter and my kids were so excited to spend the day in the water.  We didn't get any pictures, but I can tell it's going to be a fun summer!