Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A diorama to die for

Welcome to Cliff Palace. Colby had the assignment to make a diorama over the break. I was so glad his assignment was to recreate the Anasazi ruins of southern Colorado. We got lucky on that one. We were just there last summer so he could still remember it and we had lots of pictures to use. (I think he might have eaten more sugar cubes than we actually used but he did a great job.)

UPDATE: Colby has been chosen to be interviewed on his school's TV channel. He is going to show off his diorama and talk about the Cliff dwellers and how he made his display. We are proud of him.

Friday, December 26, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Sadie actually lost the tooth a day late. We tried to talk her into letting us pull it so she could sing the song, but no dice. It has been barely hanging on for several days. Finally today I saw my chance and reached over and grabbed it out. I hope the tooth fairy doesn't forget to come as he/she is prone to do.

Christmas eve and day...

None of these pictures came out too great, I think it was too cold or we were too tired to pose. We went with Grandma Robb and the Changs to see the lights in Ogden. It was cold, but a nice tradition we have done three years now. The next morning we opened presents and ate so much food. We had a nice Christmas with friends and family, but apparently did not take many pictures.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sweep the leg!

Kerry and I have been encouraging the kids to find something, a hobby or sport. We don't care what they choose as long as they have something. We started years ago in Tae Kwon Do. Their interest faded. Meanwhile, I continued to go to karate until now I am a 2nd degree Black Belt and am teaching the kids class. When I became the teacher I thought it might be easier to get them to like it. So we started again and they have loved it. Here are some pictures of the kids (plus Caleb) sparring.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Our neighbors have a tradition of a live nativity scene. It was very cold. We stood there long enough to get our picture taken.

What's for dessert?

Kerry has been in this book club called the "What's for dessert Bookclub" for around 10 years. This is the latest picture. I don't know very much of what happens at bookclub, I think they are forbidden to talk about it under penalty of death. I know once a month there is a mad dash to finish the book and then a late night meeting (party) that takes several days to recover from. I am not sure they actually talk about the books but I am glad she has such good friends.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snow? I'll take pictures.

Kerry's brother Justin and family are in town for the wedding. They live in Florida and were very excited to see it snow. They ran right out to shovel. (while it was still snowing - rookies) The shoveling turned into a snowball fight. It was fun for them because they never get to see it. I see it all the time and know there will be plenty of shoveling for all of us. Tomorrow morning, 6 am, that is when I would like some help with the snow.

The Newlyweds

It took these love birds longer to find each other than most couples but we are very happy for them to finally be together. Kerry's mom Kathy married Ben on Dec. 12 in the Bountiful temple. It was so nice to have family and friends gather from Florida to California. There was a little drama to it when the sealer had a mini-stroke, but he lasted long enough to perform the ordinance. We came back the next day to finish some other family sealings. It was two special days in the temple. We are very grateful to have a chance to go to the temple.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...last month

We had such big plans for Thanksgiving. We had lots of people coming and we were going to do so many fun things. But then lots of people got sick and no one wanted to go anywhere or do anything. We took a few pictures, and had our traditional thanksgiving pinata (who doesn't?) but overall it was a pretty low-key weekend.

Sadie told me that she is grateful for all the 'good things' in her life. I tried to remind her that even the 'bad things' can teach us and help us too. I am not sure she was listening.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Go Titans!

We went to the semi-final state football game this week down in SLC at the U. It was fun to get out of school early and be together. Our team got killed, but we were proud of them anyway. Last year they were 0-10, this year they ended up 10-3. A pretty great turn around. It was so fun even though they lost...and it was cold...and rainy.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bosten comes home

They still have a rough road ahead of them and will need all our prayers, but baby Bosten came home today. We hope the lawyers are able to sort it all out. He is sure a cute baby, and Kaden is excited. Sadie loved holding him and can't wait to be a mom someday.

PS - the other day Sadie told me she has changed her mind on what she wants to be when she grows up. She said it used to be an "Army guy" and now it is "Mom". I didn't explain that you can be more than one thing, we will just stick with "Mom" for now.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Not all pumpkins are created equal

After Kyle's dinner we went to the pumpkin walk. It was so fun and pumpkiny. Here are some of our favorites....
Sadie and Hannah Montana.

Tanner and Iron Man.
Darth Colby
Kerry's picture from the "Breaking Dawn" book cover. She loves Vampires.

My big brother Kyle

The picture from my phone did not turn out that great, but here is Kyle and the Red Robin. We went out for dinner (to Red Robin) for his birthday. It was so great. Happy Birthday big brother!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We love Halloween!

When you think about it, Halloween is a very strange holiday. With monsters and evil. The 'mascots' of Halloween are pretty disturbing and scary. So, I try not to think about it. =) Just enjoy the candy and nice costumes.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The 'Brrrr" months begin

I love the 'ber' months, beginning in September. I love the change in seasons, a new school year, football, cooler weather, mowing the lawn for the last time. I love snow when I am looking at it from inside. Anyway, we woke up to snow today.

I got up early to shovel and shake the trees.

The photoshoot ends with a snowball.
Sadie picks a poor spot to choose a team.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Kathy and Ben

They have rings, and a date at the temple. They are shopping for a house. I think they are serious.

The Corn Maze

We went to the Corn Maze with the Changs and the other Robb's. It was so great.

There was so much to do. There was a maze, and lots of slides, a train to ride, and a jumpy thing.

We have been three years in a row and each year they add attractions. It is a fun little tradition.

When it was dark and cold we went to the Chang's for donuts and chocolate milk. Yum.