Monday, November 28, 2016

October 2016

The Month of October..

Derek's birthday was pretty low-key this year mainly because of the "youtube fan hiking ordeal".

But he did go rabbit hunting and target shooting with James & Austin.

Sage collecting hike to make smudge sticks aka lil sage bundles to make Derek's work area smell like the mountains and help him de-stress while doing homework. 

Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A for the tornado victims..

Ragnar and Taz FINALLY got along..

Science hike Saturday Pre-Thanksgiving..

 It was also Gambit's first hike...

And then Thanksgiving...

EARLY EARLY birthday date for Madi to see the USWNT vs Switzerland!

JeNae: Where do you want to eat?
Madi: Burgers.
Me: Hey, there's sam's club.

 The team didn't have all the star players (very upset Alex Morgan didn't come, Madi's fav.) but there were a few that did play and it was amazing! SOOO cool!
2nd half was the best!
 Basically the coolest thing ever!
Bought hot coco for us, which is a scam fyi, but I kept telling myself I was paying for the experience for Madi and since dinner was only $3, I could handle $12 for 3 8oz cocos...


 Coyote made out of bark from the High Unitas...
 Bear made out of sticks from Yellowstone...

First year handing out candy on Halloween..

Books Read:

The Rising Tide #1 by Jeff Shaara
An English Murder by Louise Doughty (library sale find)
Heroes and Villains: Inside the minds of the Greatest Warriors in History by Frank McLynn

As a class:

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
There's a Ghost in the Boy's Bathroom by Tom B. Stone

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

September 2016

The Month of September...

Came home from runs to these guys hanging out by the door..

How Derek see's my hand compared to his...

 Took Sonja to the nature center for her birthday...

She caught a grasshopper missing a leg...

Back to school BBQ and s'mores with Tyler, Kris, and Austin.
Also Comic Con story sharing time.


So Bell Photography gave all the teachers free prints of the photos from our ID cards...

Hidden Valley hiking with Andrea and Frieda

Didn't have organized practice one day and since I bought a nature center pass figured I'd use it and take the Clegg girls for slushies and nature... Ellie saying "watermelon"

Crazy weather on the first day of fall... 
Tornado hits just a few blocks from my sisters house.

Day after storm at the Nebo invite.. that's Mt. Nebo somewhere in those clouds.
Which left a bunch of snow..
 And I got orange peel on the way home :)

Dinner at my folks house..
my mom broke the bowl...
 Jordan finally caught a snake.. the first one of the summer..

Banned books week..

More BXC...


Snow Basin held some Black Moon festivities at the Top.
Gondala rides. Telescopes.
Star Wars and "Martin" costume contest.
It was a blast! Only Lisa ended up coming with.

Books Read:
The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed & Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle*
*Creepy book, read as a recommendation from a friend which lead to having a pretty good bible discussion later, so bonus!
Lifestyles of The Great and Spacious by John Bytheway
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley