Monday, May 27, 2013

High on a Mountain Top!

Our family enjoyed the short, but steep!, hike up Ensign Peak.
It was great to spend the morning together and have a chance to talk about the legacy the pioneers provided.  Wyatt was also able to pass off his last requirement for his Wolf Badge in cub scouts.
We ate lunch, had a chat about how the monument came to be, and loved the views!

 Charlotte was a trooper, taking the easy ride in the baby bjorn for the climb and the descent.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Looth Tooth!

This March we bid adieu to Carson's first babytooth to leave his gorgeous smile!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Bath Time & Crazy Hair

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Easter 2013

Here are some snapshots of our Easter fun this year: 
Utah Symphony, Mrs. Cavanaugh's eggs, orange rolls, 
basketball games of H-O-R-S-E, and of course, 
Bunny Sunglasses that look best upside-down 
(it's the latest fashion, I hear!).

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"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."

One evening we ended up discussing as a family the story of 
Jesus Christ washing the feet of his disciples.
It was moving to see that the boys wanted to follow Christ's example (literally) and serve their dad by washing his feet.  Gratitude filled my heart for the opportunity it gave us to continue the conversation and exchange ideas on how we can serve others, even when it is inconvenient.  We concluded that serving others is never beneath us, but rather exalting us to be more like our Father in Heaven, and that we should never overlook the blessings that come when we put other things aside in order to grab those opportune moments.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Hey, Soul Sister" - let's "Sing Together" because it's TRAIN and it's "Free"!

After standing in line for 2 hours at the Microsoft City Creek grand opening, Brett scored 4 tickets to the TRAIN Concert!  We are huge Train fans at our house - maybe even bigger Pat Monahan-alone fans - so this was a super big deal and we were stoked!
I love when you get a chance to hear an artist you love sing LIVE and it's proven to you that they sound just as good in person as they do on the recordings.  So many artists today have their voices "touched up" and tuned in studio that you wonder who's got the true talent and who just uses technology to sound good.
Pat definitely sounds amazing all on his own, and so does his band!

 I couldn't help but tragically laugh at the crowd while we waited for the concert to begin.  People were having conversations with each other, but not looking one another in the eyes - heaven forbid we actually put down our electronic devices and have a genuine face-to-face chat!


 It was fun bumping into some friends there.  Way to rock out, Bodily's and Langelands!

 At one point in the show young girls were invited to join the band onstage to help sing "Mermaid".  We rushed up as fast as we could but the last girl to be allowed on stage was the one right in front of us.  (I knew we should have tripped her on our way...)  So the closest we could get to taking a picture of Halle and Pat together was what you see below:

Pat in the background and Halle in the fore-fore-foreground!

Train was a fabulous concert - now we love them even more and yes, went straight home 
to buy more of their songs from iTunes!
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"The democracy will cease to exist when you TAKE AWAY from those who are willing to work AND GIVE to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson