Thursday, October 15, 2009


Last weekend we went to Arches National Park for the weekend with la familia Jarvis. Much fun. The weather was perfect and the rocks were red.

Notice - no pictures of actual arches. I ran out of batteries for the camera after a few hours there.

Rock Canyon

Went with some cousins up in Rock Canyon - a very fun spot close to our house.

BYU Football Game

A couple of weeks ago we were able to go to the BYU vs. Utah State football game - and had some pretty great seats. It was a night game and very cold that evening. We came prepared with coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and most importantly a thermos of hot chocolate that we smuggled into the stadium.

Puff Pancake

My favorite thing to eat growing up was Puff Pancake. It's that eggy kind of puffed up breakfast thing that you eat with berries and powdered sugar on top. Very tasty. Well Eli and Sonny inherited my love of said delicacy and are easily persuaded from grumpy mornings whenever we have it.

Wasatch Festival

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Costumes

The boys decided they wanted to be Sokka and Aang from the series "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Joanna obliged and made these costumes from shirts she found at DI.

If you haven't watched the series yet (3 seasons worth) do you and yours a favor and do so soon. It's great. Great for kids, great for adults, funny, cool, exciting, great characters, etc.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A short hike up in the trees at Deer Valley.

Sonny and a bear on Park City's Main Street

Taking the lift up to the mountain was probably more fun than the ride down on the famed Alpine Slides.

2 sets of brothers

Miyazaki inspired lunch

We saw the movie "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" and Joanna decided to replicate the meal made by Sosuke's mother in the film. Never thought that embellishing Ramen with a little ham, egg, and green onions could make such a difference.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


After attending the dedication of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple we went to the Provo temple to take pictures with the boys. These are some of the few non-silly pictures. After that we went to the park, and there happened to be a movie-in-the-park night. It was a fun night, even though the movie ended being rained out.

Leah gave the boys some bikes that her kids had grown out of. Sonny started off a bit reckless, and Eli very timid. After some practice, they kind of evened out.

Drinking orange juice one morning, Sonny saw the picture on the carton of the straw in the orange. He wanted to try it, so I found a sippy cup straw and cut a hole in the orange. I don't think he was able to get any juice out of it. But it was cute seeing him try.