Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gus the Wolf

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Around the House

I picked up this shadowbox frame from IKEA (of course) and finally framed these antique dutchie knick knacks from my mom and grandma.

I love this new pillow. Although, I'm not sure if I love it in this guest bedroom (AKA Lisa's room).

We planted corn late in the season - about 2 weeks ago. It is already over a foot tall! (on the right)

Great vintage Tonka truck found at a garage sale. Gus loves this.

Monday, July 27, 2009

This is good

Friday, July 24, 2009


While driving around the Millcreek area looking for garage sales I was so happy to spot this beautiful display on Saturday morning. I think toilet papering might be a dying art. I spent a lot of nights toilet papering in high school, I'm pretty much an expert. And I found this to be some quality work. So many great memories.

Happy Pioneer Day. We're off to St. Anthony, Idaho where they celebrate our "Utah" holiday in style. Small town parade, rodeo, play, the works.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beautiful. I love this show.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Gus meet Milo, Milo, Gus

It has taken several months but our two boys are finally starting to get used to each other. Although we tried to make it easier on him, poor Gus had a hard time no longer ruling the roost.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Backyard

Last Summer Les spend a lot (A LOT) of hot hours ripping out nasty trees, bushes and other crap from our front and backyard - almost ripping the bumper off of the trunk in the process. He then built us a beautiful cedar fence. And at that point we were out of steam and out of money. So this year we have been finishing the job of creating an aesthetically pleasing front and backyard - and a place for Gus to play.


Don't be fooled - that's not grass. Pure weeds.
Everything is overgrown
Our view of the neighbor's backyard

Here's one of the fence. This is after we had a bobcat level things out.
We killed (and pulled!) the weeds, leveled the ground, put in a sprinker system,
hydroseeded, planted trees, made a flagstone pathway, repaired the deck, bordered the
planting areas with pavers (thank you Addie)...

built this flagstone patio, painted the shed (still needs repairs)...

And even planted a garden! We love having a backyard!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Lagoon - Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Wicked?!

We went to Lagoon with my parents, Grandma Toni, Darrin's wife Alicen and their two girls, Tessa and Malia. It was so so fun.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Gus turns 3!

Gus wanted a Firetruck Birthday Party

We had fireman hats, fireman games, fireman treats- of course

Hi Mom.

and they decorated their own cupcakes

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Wheeler Farm

You wouldn't know it from the pictures, but we did actually see some animals at the farm too.



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Twilight Concert Bon Iver

The concert turned out to be a bust - definitely not a place for kids - but at least we came away with some good pre-concert footage.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Busy Summer Series: Family and a Funeral

Les's sweet Grandma died in June so we took a trip up to Idaho for the funeral. She was 93 so the week was bittersweet -sad to see her go but happy for the good life she lived and it was so fun to spend time with all of Les's family.

This is her with Milo.

Les's aunt, uncle, and sister Addie

Gus sitting with one of Les's heroes, his brother Frank

Gus's cousins

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Has this happened to you?

The Bad News

The Good News

(I promise to be even more careful this time. I reccommend double heavy duty caseage)