Monday, January 16, 2012

The Cowboy

Ahhh.... finally!!!
The big brothers finally got a hold of me
and dressed me in more "manly" clothing.

I got me a hat, vest, chaps and a gun!

Just call me...
Cowboy Coop!

Thanks brothers!
And please tell the sisters - 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let Me Just Say...


I mean, seriously, who wouldn't let this in?
He sits at the patio door looking in for someone to 
let his cute little self in.
Quite hilarious!

YES! Caleb has another pet porcupine.
So tiny and so very cute!

None of us can say no to the little thing.
So, he makes his way in more than I would like but
such as life on the mountain. :)

Coop was not so sure at first... 
 and then he could not get enough of the fella.

So fun!

He wore out playing with Cooper and fell asleep
 on the buffet behind the couch.

He is "free" to go but chooses to stick around the farm.
He plays with the dogs, snuggles with the cats.
(he also likes to eat their food)

Only Caleb would think to bring home
 a porcupine, of all things, and make it a pet!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Swim Fishy Swim!

Well, my guys (Caleb and Hudson) finished their Cross Country
season back in October.
They are excited and looking forward to track in the spring.
However, they needed something to keep their endurance going
through the winter.
they swim!
(for our town High School)
They are doing great.
Nothing stellar but they continue to get Personal Records
and having a blast!

We had the privilege of having the team in our home
for a Christmas party.

We fed them dinner. 

They played games.

They laughed.

And they had a white elephant gift exchange.
More laughter.
What great kids! We were blessed!
And had a blast!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lights! Lights! Lights!

Down to Salt Lake we go!

First destination was Olive Garden for some 
yummy food to fill our tummies.
(Lo-ove that place!)
Grant and his family were part of this fun adventure.
Extra fun when there are cousins!

After dinner, we loaded on the FastTrax (train) and headed to the lights.

 "When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
Luke 2:15

Lots o' lights.
Lots o' fun!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Mountain Get-Away

And this was NOT on our Mountain.

Back in early December -
We packed our bags.
Kissed the 9 children.
And drove from one mountain to another.

This Get-Away was at Snowbird Ski Resort
on the other side of our mountain range.

My brothers own/run a company.
They are always so thoughtful to invite Brian and I to
the company Christmas party.
It's hard for us to say "no".
We like a good party!
They sure know how to "throw one".
We especially enjoy a dinner with friends/family.
And REALLY especially like a "night away".

First thing on the agenda was to ride the tram to the top.
Oh Fun!

 My Bro-in-law
Crazy dude.

My older brother, Paul and his wife Elaine

My sweet seesta and cute Isaac.

Hello?! Can you say - yum?

Me and My Guy

 So Beautiful

 At the Top

 Debbie (sister) and Bob

Grant (brother) and Shannon

Paul (brother) and Elaine
Sam(their son) and his "close" friend, Beka

Paul and Grant
I am so proud of these guys.
They do a great job being bosses/owners.
(and I know they couldn't do what they do without their awesome wives)
Way to go guys!

Grant kissing Shannon wait... that's Sam. 

 The Whole Crew with spouses.

Hammin' it up! 

gobble him up!!!

OK. So this is my family.
L to R
Grant, Me, Dad, Mom, Debbie, Paul
These are some of my most favorite people in the whole world.
 My family with spouses!

 The 2 people that started this whole thing.
And what a great thing!
Thanks Mom and Dad...
for everything!

Oops. Don't look...
A little kissy face.

 We had a most fabulous time!