Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nathan's Baseball Season

The runner was tagged by Nathan. He's OUT!!

Nathan getting a double play with the tag at third and then throwing it to first - he made it!
Good eye, Nathan! Ball 3.

Taking a rest between games. Nathan number is 1!
Another throw out at first.
A sacrifice bundt to get a player to second, but they missed the throw and he was safe on first AND he advanced the runner to second.

Nathan played on a traveling baseball team. One of the moms kindly took some awesome photos of the boys and shared them with us. We enjoyed 36 games this season including several out-of-town tournaments. We drove from Provo, Utah to right here in Rexburg. Most of the games were cold and windy but some were just beautiful. It has been a joy to watch Nathan play the game he loves the most. He usually plays third base but he also plays Right Field sometimes.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nathan's Piano Award

Because Nathan has played in 12 piano festivals he got this cool award. Tonight after his piano recital it was awarded to him.

Eric Graduates, Heidi & Eric move

I was hoping to post a photo of Eric in his graduation cap and gown but I didn't have my camera and so I don't have a photo. But we tended Aden during part of the graduation and we had SO much fun. Here is a short little video of him talking.

Right after graduation, Heidi and Eric moved to their first "career job" in Virginia, Idaho and they will be commuting from Pocatello, Idaho.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

After Dinner Entertainment

While the men went to Priesthood, the ladies stayed and played and enjoyed visiting. We basically were entertained by the grandkids for hours. It was wonderful!

This one is the longest. It is Kyla dancing while Heidi plays the violin and Amiee plays the piano. Aden comes to join Kyla and they have fun dancing together.

These other two videos are only a couple seconds long but I just had to share them all. They are so cute.

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Last year our grandchildren were big enough to enjoy and Easter Egg Hunt. We had so much fun that Grandpa and I decided that we would make it an annual event. So last week I sent each grandchild their own invitation and we prepared by filling 200 eggs with candy and money. Then it snowed, and it snowed, and it snowed. . . about 6 inches. So, we hid the eggs in the house, made a yummy Easter dinner and here they came.Courtney is the oldest grandchild and so we hid her eggs a bit higher. Kyla, Kyler, and Aden's were about eye height for them. Tayven is just crawling and so we put all of his in the living room on the floor so that he could reach them. He actually got the hang of it pretty good.
Each of the grandkids received a magnetic book to make funny faces. They loved them. They each got a new summer outfit, and they each found about 15 eggs with candy and money.
Kyla had fun finding eggs.
Aden found most of his downstairs. It was a little less crowded down there. :)

Kyler seemed to like his shirt and shorts for the summer! He jumped up and down squealing.

Easter Snow!!

Saturday we woke up to 4 - 6" of snow! It had been warm and beautiful and we were planning a spring weekend but the snow was so deep that we actually had to shovel. I told Nathan and Kerry that one year when Kenne was little I had made a snow bunny and I thought they should try it so they went out to shovel the snow and had fun making this wonderful bunny. They used easter eggs for the eyes and sticks for the whiskers.
Nathan relaxing behind his snow bunny.

Nathan Goes Skiing with Friends

For Christmas we bought Nathan a pass for Targhee Ski Resort. He has used his pass all winter by going with friends and other families because Kerry and I don't ski. So Friday, April 2 we decided to take Nathan and five of his friends up to the ski hill. It is about an hour drive and the boys had fun laughing and playing all the way!When we got there we learned they they has 21" of snow the night before and they had 42" in the last 7 days. It was considered "the PERFECT" day to ski and people came from across the country to ski on this perfect powder day. Nathan said in some places the powder came up to his arms - and many times above his waist.
Those who came with Nathan were Daniel, Jacob, Zach, Nathan, Zach and Dylan. It was a beautiful day. Kerry and I sat in the lodge sipping hot cocoa, planning our summer vacation, and relaxing. Nathan and his friends skied all day long.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Camera on the blitz!

Well, I haven't updated my blog forever because I don't have any pictures. . . my camera has been on the bliz! (Actually, to tell you the truth, I finally found it under - don't ask me, I don't know - yes, under the bed.

So. . . Kerry and I celebrated out 15th wedding anniversary in December. What a joy to be married to this wonderful, loving man! I can hardly believe it is 15 years already!

We celebrated Nathan's 14th birthday and ordained him to the office of a Teacher in the Aaronic priesthood. He also received his Deacon Duty to God award.

We had several fun evenings with our family and extended family.

I guess that's the short version of December and January. We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful place and have such wonderful family and friends. We are grateful for our jobs and all that we have to make life comfortable and easy. We look forward to a wonderful 2010 and hope that you are all well and happy. . . . I guess we'll have to see what the new year brings for challenges and blessings. Gratefully, we have the gospel and each other to forge ahead.