Monday, August 31, 2009

1st day of school

Brock started 1st grade this year and after and lot of thinking we decided to go back to the public school, so I didn't have to drive an hour round trip 2 times a day. He was so excited to go to a brand new school and be with his friends and eat lunch! So far we like his teacher and seems like it will be a great fit for everyone!
Sammi also started pre school at a house close to our neighborhood! So far it has also been great! Briggs and I get to have some quality time which is usually him napping and me exercising, which is great for me!Don't they look great for there 1st day!! I must say I have pretty cute kiddos!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Camping/swim lessons

Barrett came home from Vegas for a weekend and we went camping as a family to Strawberry Lake and had a lot of fun! The kids love the dirt, hiking, fishing and marshmallows over the fire! We even had a little family water fight which mostly consisted of Barrett soaking me and the kids, but we tried really hard to get him! We slept in a tent for the first time in a while and it wasn't too bad, thanks to a heater! Briggs did really well and was Dad's little buddy! I love spending time outdoors with my family. We truly cherish those times we have not worrying about material things and just enjoying God's creations!

Brock did swimming lessons again this year with Josh. He was treading water, diving, front crawl, back stroke and even tried flips off the diving board. I couldn't believe a 6 yr old could tread water for 2 min, he did great even though he was the smallest and youngest by 2 years in his class. Sammi also did a week of swim lessons and loved it. She is really comfortable in the water now and can go under and almost swim a bit! They both got plenty of practice going everyday while we were in Vegas!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some last summer fun!

We did have some fun as a family in Las Vegas and here are some of the pictures.We went back to the splash park on a Saturday this time so Daddy could join us, the kids had fun and loved feeding the ducks. I was a little scared for Briggs though because they were just his size and not shy.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Or Not!

So as I was just saying we are so grateful for the job that took him to Las Vegas for the last 2 months, but as of today he was laid off from that great company. Darn it! So if any you know of any jobs, let us know and I guess wish us luck. I know things will work out, but it was a pretty tough one to digest, I really never saw it coming! We still have many blessings and are grateful for all our friends and family who have already been there for us! I am hopeful and know Barrett will find work soon!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back home together again!

So we are back in Utah and had a nice week together with no work. Barrett took the week off to spend some time together without having to work. He took Brock camping by themselves for a little boys trip. They took the 4 wheeler and did lots of fishing. Sammi and I had a movie night and painted our finger nails and toes. Unfortunately we don't have pictures but it was a good week home! I have a few posts about some things we did in Vegas this time so I will put those pictures up soon. All in all it wasn't too bad to be in Vegas for a few more weeks, but we are glad we are together in our home again. We definitely found a greater appreciation for the home we have with a yard! We also appreciate the time we are together now which is a great blessing! Also grateful for this beautiful state we live in and for the nice cool weather we had this weekend. We are very grateful for Barrett's job and that he is still employed and hopefully it will be closer to home now!