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Some Halloween Action in Arizona

Some Halloween Action in Arizona

Here are some pictures of some of the Arizona folks at Halloween. There are also a couple of movie clips of Andrew competing in his rain gutter regatta!


Picture catchup

Picture catchup

We haven't been too good about sharing pictures lately. So here is a dump of them. They include Adam's soccer pictures, Becca's ice skating birthday party, a praying mantis, and becca's regional swim meet. Here is a picture of her after swimming her personal best for the season 1.09.94. Way to go Becca! Here are the all the pictures.


Swimming, splint, soccer, suds and selebration!

Swimming, splint, soccer, suds and selebration!

Here are some pictures taken in the recent past. Including the amazing Prince Zuko cake made by Melinda for Becca's birthday. If you don't know who Prince Zuko is, then email or call Becca...she can fill you in. All I can say is the guy has some pretty serious facial scarring!

Josh's broken pinky (cheesy bread)

Josh's broken pinky (cheesy bread)

Josh broke his little finger on his left hand. It seems to have affected more than his hand.


Swimming Starts

Swimming Starts

Becca is loving swimming. She is with lots of ward friends and family! Here she is with Lauren. We have a few more pictures here that show not only swimming but Daniel getting his "Star" and some monsoon clouds and rainbows, and even a picture of lightening!

Awesome Arizona Monsoon Sky

Awesome Arizona Monsoon Sky

On September 4th just after dinner and before family night we all went out to see an amazing sky. There was a brilliant rainbow that at some points was fully revealed. But the clouds were awesome and some rain was coming in, combined with the setting sun it was cool. This picture is a composite of 5 images that were stitched together.

You can see most of our gang and others in the picture. I think we have (left to right): Joshua (across the street), Diana, Melinda (doing some airbending it appears!), Andrew, Adam (behind the pole), Jeremy, Rebecca, Bailey, McKay, Maddie, Hunter and Joshua (he crossed the street by the time this part of the picture was taken!). A few more minutes and Nate showed up...don't know where Daniel was..probably out of the picture.


Jello popcorn and family night...check out the video!

Jello popcorn and family night...check out the video!

OK, so this picture is not of the popcorn fun. It is of the temple builders, Jeremy and Adam. They kept running out to the "office" and dragging Dave and I in to see their progress. Before the day was done they had two temples and a nice fence around them both.

So, last night Becca was treats and Melinda was games. So they decided we would make jello popcorn balls for treats. We popped and cooked and stirred and then smeared the butter on the hands. Then before we got many balls made we just started eating. This is very sticky stuff. Check out these pictures which includes a movie of Daniel...too funny.

Fun with Photo Booth

Fun with Photo Booth

Grandma and Grandpa were here and their old computer lost it's power supply so they decided to get a new one. It is gorgeous. It has a built in camera for video conferencing and you can use a program called photo booth to do weird things to your face. So we had a good time trying it out. Here are many more...uh...portraits!

Adam finally gets to the beach!

Adam finally gets to the beach!

We finally made it to the beach. Adam was pretty happy. Every week he would tell his primary teacher he was going to the beach that week...all summer long. Now he can say he did!

Here are some more pictures of the gang that made the one day 4am to midnight trip with us. It was fun we saw 6 movies enroute!

Pre-adult Paragonah Praying Mantis Plays Part of Free Fourth Family Fun

Pre-adult Paragonah Praying Mantis Plays Part of Free Fourth Family Fun

Here is a tiny praying mantis on Rebecca's hand. She found it out by grandpa's garden as we were having a fire in the back yard. You should have seen the kids faces when Grandma and Grandpa suggested we roast marshmellows out back. Ah, it was great.

Some of the pictures are time-lapsed images of Daniel and Joshua wiggling their burning sticks in the air.

There are then a couple of shots of the great family activities they had on the church lawn.

You can find the pictures here.

1st Annual Father's Day Campout at Canyon Creek

1st Annual Father's Day Campout at Canyon Creek

We had a great time camping at Canyon Creek on Friday and Saturday at the invitation of the Sowards. We left at about 5am and got there in about two hours. Everyone had success fishing, playing, eating, relaxing, and even sleeping...well mostly! We also enjoyed the cooler weather and I think it will be the first annual...so come and join us next father's day!
See lots more photos here.


More Spring Break Pictures...

Here are a few pictures I took last week when I went down to Parowan/Paragonah/Brian Head for Spring Break.

(Thanks, Dad, for uploading the pictures for me! Ü)

S.S. Free

S.S. Free

Tonight is the Blue & Gold Banquet for Andrew and Joshua (even though he recently turned 11). Josh is being awarded his Arrow of Light. Each family was to bring a cake representing what the cub scout wants to do in the future. Andrew wanted to fly jet planes and so we made an aircraft carrier. Here are the results.
I remember making a train cake with Mom & Dad when I was in cub scouts...pretty fun.
(I can't explain Andrew's "smile"...you'll have to ask him.)


Irish Step Dancing in Mesa

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Adam, Andrew, Joshua and Rebecca put together a new Irish step dance thingy this afternoon using the new piano. At the first of the movie you can see Adam starting the music for them. The sounds they are making at the beginning are so they will be ready to act (disney channel movie thing).

Click here to see the movie.