Our little guy..

 Christopher came to our home through the miracle of adoption and is such a great boy. He is excited for a new sibling to come as well. He loves cars, trains, and teasing his parents.






















Bears and Bucket List

 A while ago, we heard an advertisement about Yellowstone Bear World and the option of feeding a baby bear. We added it to our bucket list and off we went.
 This place was totally amazing. I almost succumbed to cute overload when I saw the baby bears though. They are just too cute!! The park had all sorts of fun. Grown bears, buffalo, elk, deer, wolves, and petting zoo. They had a curator tour as well where you could ride in a tall truck and feed the grown bears too. I know it sounds a bit like and a paid endorsement, but we really had a good time.

 However, this was the coolest part of all: Feeding a baby bear! How awesome is that! The trainers (red shirts) were very helpful and had lots of fun facts to share. They also showed us some of their scars on the arms and legs that reminds everyone, bears don't make great pets.  The whole thing was pretty sweet and we loved it.

Working and Playing Hard

 We have been working hard to get our house ready for our little ones.  But we have managed to have a little fun in the mean time.
 Ice Castles in Midway, Utah
 Who knew that you could make something this awesome with some hoses and sprinklers.
 Mike and I went up to the 'infamous" shoe tree in Park city and tossed a pair of shoes into the trees. No one knows how the tree started, but it was still good fun. Makes you wonder if any celebrities have tossed their shoes up there during Sundance.


Admittedly we have been slacking in the whole posting department. But stayed tuned for more fun pictures and stories to come!

Halloween Bust





I had the best intentions to make us some costumes this Halloween. Mike was going to be Iron Man and I was going to be Pepper Pots. I bought the supplies, started crafting and EPIC FAIL! It was fierce. If there was a website called "wrecktrest" (opposite of pinterest) it would have made top honors. So we went with something store bought.  However, Mike does make a really great ninja turtle!

Spooky fun


Fall and Halloween are great fun. 
Here is an attempt to start the month of October off right.

Little spooky pizzas. Tawnya saw the idea in a magazine and gave it a try.
We have a fun costumes planned for Halloween as well. A post with pictures coming soon.

Jetty

 We headed out to Golden Spike National Monument and the Spiral Jetty.  With friends in tow, with saw a re-enactment of driving the golden spike into the trans-continental railroad.  The trains are working replicas; exciting and loud.

 After the trains we went a little further to see the Spiral Jetty. This was our second time and we came prepared. Some rubber boots worked great for tromping around and in the lake.


Noodles and Wickets

Mike comes up with the best ideas. While in the store we saw some water noodles, and Mike said "I'm going to make a giant croquet set with water noodles." So we bought some supplies and Mike got creating. 
 

 Above are some pictures of the results.  Instead of mallets you kick the balls through the hoops. Kicking the balls make it easier for little kids to play but still fun for older kids too.

 Our nieces and nephews have had a blast playing!