Friday, December 30, 2011


We had a wonderful Christmas this year. My mom came over early to watch Abby open her gifts and Abby loved having her here. This was our second Christmas without my Dad and we all missed him more then ever. Abigail and I picked two names off the angle tree this year and spent the money on twin girls that we would have spent on my dad. This will be a tradition now. Abigail had a great time picking out a few toys and clothes for them. Christmas morning we woke Abby up so that she would have enough time to open her gifts and we would have a few to relax before heading to Don's parents house. I filmed everything so we don't have tons of pictures this year.
Our new camping chairs!
She was so EXCITED to get Dumbo!

I got the Nook Tablet and some $$ to go clothes shopping.

Dad's new toys for the thousands of tools he has. Abby picked out the sign for him.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joe's Valley 2011

Our annual canyon dance and Joe's Valley trip.
Yes I am posting this late but better late then never.

Don, Abigail and I went to the annual Canyon Dance in Ophir and then headed up to our little piece of Heaven. We had 11 days of no work, no worries, and most importantly time with each other.
Here are some pictures of Ophir at the canyon dance. Abby got a BIG surprise....
 Her first BIG girl bike!
 Bouncing away

 She loves to swing
 Abigail won some stickers. A few minutes after getting in the trailer it became quiet and there she was putting the whole page of stickers on her face! So cute!

Heaven....A.K.A. Joe's

I have been going to Joe's since I was born and Don has been coming up here since 1996. This is the place we run to when we need to leave it all behind.

Sweet Abigail

Abby and her best Friend

 Miss pout pout

And so we learned we can't keep him out of the water. At one point he tried to swim across the lake.

Abigail fishing with dad
Something is on her pole.....
 Her very first fish!
So proud
See ya next year....

Friday, November 4, 2011


We had a great Halloween this year. Camille, Abigail, and I went to This Is The Place State Park for some trick or treating and fun. Abigail of course loved riding the horses and the train. Abigail figured out what it is all about! She went with her cousin Camille and her friend Lincoln. After dinner we started Trick or Treating and she was so excited! She ran from house to house screaming trick or treat. Don and I had to constantly remind her to slow down and watch where she was going. Luckily we brought along a few extra sacks because hers was just to heavy a few times. We also hauled her wagon too thinking we may need it. Which we did! By the end of the night she was pooped. She was in her wagon slumped over dragging her bucket of treats. I wish I would of gotten a picture of that!

*Abby and her Dad carving pumpkins*

 Abby picked out her own costume.... Triceratops. She is really into Dinosaurs right now.

 She was very proud that she had a tail!
 Camille and Abigail on the train.

 At the petting Zoo

 Listening to the witch tell scary stories!

We had a great Halloween!