"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Sunday, August 30, 2009

not much....

Sam found one of Carly's old hats.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cute Kitties

Well, these are the only two kitties we have left (other than the momma cat) We gave two away and one of the orange girl kitties left the other day and we haven't seen her since. Sad. She was so cute! But these two brothers are hilarious together! They play constantly and are pretty much inseparable.
Tom and Bob

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009


A couple more videos for your viewing pleasure. As you can tell by the last video, Sam is just like his father when it comes to cars.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



For some reason my computer is picky and doesn't let me upload videos straight from the blog sometimes. So Ihave to resort to You Tube. This is a cute video of Sam, it's kind of long, the best part is towards the end if you don't feel like watching the whole thing. I've tried to download a cute one of Carly but for some reason it keeps coming up with an error. Who knows?!?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This girl loves the kittens!

(She is holding Tom. I know, if you name them you get attatched. We don't know if he's staying or going.)

Monday, August 3, 2009


This was looking down from our cabin. We stayed at the M Lazy C Ranch in Lake George, CO. It was a really cute place. I'm mad I didn't get a picture of our cabin. They served breakfast everyday and we ate dinner there twice. It was fun and relaxing despite all the rain they had and the unusually cold weather.
We towed up our buggy to ride around.

There were so many wildflowers out. I had to get a picture of them! Carly loved picking them.

Sam and Myreel (only a week apart) had fun playing with each other.

Mimi took Carly for a horseback ride. She LOVED it!

This swing set was right outside the cabin we stayed in. It was great, Carly loved to just go outside and play on it.

We went to a little town called Manitou Springs. They had a bunch of little shops. We found a cute little arcade area with a ton of little 25 cent rides. The kids LOVED it!

No, this is not food on his face. This is what I call a dirt mustache. Sam had so much fun playing outside that by the third day I decided to stop trying to keep him clean!

The girls went horseback riding one morning. It had rained off and on pretty much the whole time we were there but one morning looked very promising, So we headed out. We were riding for about an hour when we heard thunder in the distance. (It was already pretty cold outside) Less than 10 minutes later the rains started to fall and the thunder started to crack. I am not a cowgirl, I don't ride horses very often, in fact I can count on one hand how often. I was a little nervous riding with all the thunder and lightening. We pulled through and by the time we made it back to the ranch we were soaking wet and freezing. ( I could not feel my toes) Plus, my horse (not pictured) wanted to stop every chance he got to eat, kind of annoying when your wet and cold. Actually, I had a blast, it was definitely something I had never done before and I really had fun, despite the cold and the rain! (Carly didn't go with, she just posed for the picture)

The three pictures above were taken on top of a mountain. It had a great view and the kids loved playing up there!

We went exploring many times, Sam (and Myreel) loved riding in the back! Sam fell asleep a couple times.

After many days of riding in the car and man days with naps all out of order the only way we could get our kids to sleep (during the day) was riding in the car. We were lucky at night, they fell asleep so easy because we tired them out during the day!
Carly and Chad trying out their ropin' skills!
We took these pictures right outside the building that we ate in. They served very delicious food!
We finally made it home today. We followed Chad's sister and bro-in-law home. (They were nice enough to tow our buggy behind their Tahoe so we could drive a little faster) It was fun, but it's always nice to be home.