August 31, 2008

Dinosaur Museum

We wanted to do something a little special on the last day before Brevin started school, and as it turned out, Thanksgiving Point was running a Two-Dollar-Tuesdays special during the month of August. All of their exhibits were only $2.00 for children and adults. We had never been to the Museum of Ancient Life, and the price was too good to pass up. We all enjoyed the experience immensely, and I would recommend this Museum to anyone (even if you had to pay full price. Of course, its always sweeter when there's a significant discount)! Click here to see additional pictures. Disclaimer: Please remember our camera is still on its "death bed" so some of the photos are not that great.

This post authored by Amber

August 17, 2008

Where Did Three Months Go!

As impossible as it seems to me, Garrett is already three months old. While I feel he is growing up all too quickly, I am excited that he is becoming more social. I mean, who wouldn't love a smile like that! Unfortunately I cannot report that he sleeps through the night. We still have our "get-togethers" at 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. He has some definite preferences about how he should be held (usually requiring the holder to be in a standing or moving position), and he enjoys facing outward so he can see the world around him. When he's tired, though, he loves to cuddle up in his baby sling. Having him close like that helps me to fully enjoy our mother-son connection. I'll take advantage of every moment I can get of that bonding, because I know it will pass far too soon.

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August 5, 2008

Brevin's 6th Birthday

We celebrated Brevin's birthday on July 26th with several activities. The night before, he had his cousin, Parker, over for a sleepover. His requested birthday breakfast was heart-shaped pancakes, and birthday dinner was at Chuck E. Cheese's (we went there on Monday, two days after his actual birthday). We had family over for some cake and ice cream, and Brevin "hooked-up" with some really fun gifts. If you couldn't tell, the party had a Transformers theme, and his cake was Optimus Prime.

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August 3, 2008

Ibantik Lake - Uinta Mountains

The day after getting home from our beach vacation, I got to escape the heat and head to the high country of the Uinta mountains. The backpacking trip was a send off of sorts for a young man in our ward before he leaves on a mission. We trekked in about 4 1/2 miles to Ibantik Lake, one of the most unique lakes I've seen in the Uintas. It has a turquoise color to it, and the fish seem to take on the color of the water. The lake rests at the base of Notch Mountain which offers a beautiful backdrop, and is the home to many wild mountain goats. We cooked, we ate, we fished, and we all put our heads in a waterfall that comes straight out of a glacier. Can you say brain freeze?

Ibantik Lake Pictures

This post authored by Jason