Sunday, September 26, 2010

Camping and Surfing

Darren goes camping ALOT with the scouts. This time he was able to take Ethan and Ashton with him. They can't always go, but when they can, they really have fun! This time they went to the Outerbanks (OBX). So you get the best of both worlds: Camping and the beach!

Good breakfast to give them lots of needed energy!

After breakfast they headed to the beach. Ashton prefers to keep his feet firmly planted in the sand, and Ethan prefers to be as far out in the water as possible.
Skim Boarding
Ethan has done a lot of body boarding, but never any surfing. He got to try for the first time, and he did really well and learned really fast!

He came home sooooo tired! I wonder why? Way to go my little surfer dude!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tid Bits

Here are a few little bits of recent happenings.

Boys first day of school. Ethan is now in the 4th grade and Ashton is in 1st. They are both enjoying school and doing really well!

Getting on the bus.

Little Jacob

I was cooking dinner and heard Lily and Darren talking, I was curious and snuck around the corner and found them playing dolls. That was way too cute for me not to take a picture! What a good Daddy to play barbies with his daughter! ♥

This is what I have to clean up EVERY SINGLE day!!! Jacob is the messiest eater known to man! But I sure love that boy!

Crazy hair day at school. I was excited when the neighbor girl let me do her hair. There isn't much I can do with my boys short hair! I thought I did pretty good! ;)

We have a new resident to our backyard. This frog always returns to the same place everyday, and Ethan plays with him every day. I think they've bonded! ;) Yuck!

That's all for now!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Best Cousins

I had to dedicate a post just to Lily and Cora. This is out of order, as it should be after the Kentucky post which is now below this one, but owell. These two little girls were so cute together our entire trip to Kentucky. I wanted to share some cute pictures of them from the trip. They are 5 months apart in age, but were basically inseparable during our visit!

Aren't they the cutest? ♥

Kentucky Trip

After we got home from Utah, we turned right around and drove to Kentucky to visit Darren's family. Here are some pictures from our trip there! We had a great time!

Swimming Time!

Jacob and Grandma Conner

Yoda fell in the pool. Pretty funny.

My hot hubby! ;)

Lily, Conner, Ashton, Cora, Ethan, and Doran. Cute cousins having fun in the pool.

Funny how Grandma would "lug" around Jacob.

My cute Lily.


Cora and Doran

Me and my chittlin's

Mom and Jacob

Working in the Yard! Dan came out also to help Darren, Tony, Ryan, and Curtis with some yard work.

Darren and Ryan

Ethan can't resist yard work and the men let him help! He was in high heaven!

Dan Mowing like a professional!

Re-building the stairs.

Chickens! The kids loved spending time down by the chicken coop. Maybe they loved it too much. They always seemed to "accidentally" end up in the coop with the chickens!

Baby Doon!

Baby Cobie

Lawn mower rides!

Me and beautiful Dawn

Cute brothers!

Dawn, Darren, Debbie, and Dan (4 of the 7 siblings)

Grandma was so sweet to give us her bed. This is where she would sleep. On the couch with her dog on top of her! so funny!

Ethan and grandma with the eggs they gathered that day from the chicken coop!

Look at the fun colors!

This little guy got inside our last night there.

Thanks for letting us come out and visit! We had so much fun! ♥