No Training Wheels!!!


My little guy is riding a two-wheeler with NO training wheels! Peter has been spending a lot of time outside with Isaac the last week to help Isaac accomplish this task. Today he proved he could turn around fairly well and he can get himself started most of the time. Way to go Isaac! Now we can go on real family bike rides.

Fun with Hair


We have been experimenting a bit with some hairstyles for Sydney. The little girl cutesy hair-bow phase of life is about ended so together, Sydney and I have been trying some new “hip” hairdos. This double-braid style is my (me as in Liz) favorite new one so far.


Sydney calls the above hairdo “hope” because it resembles the breast cancer awareness ribbon. I don’t think this hairdo will be making a debut in the fourth grade hallway…

All the girls at school are doing zig-zag parts in their hair.

I did not get pictures of Sydney’s creations called the “octabun” … Read the rest

Random pictures from Utah


Family Hike July 24th to Lake Mary in Brighton.

My mom took this picture. I do not cut people’s heads off.
(front: Isaac, Pascal, Sydney, Cedric. Back: Tyler, Megan)

The Days of ’47 Children’s Parade. The kids were asked to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. Sydney dressed up as an artist and Isaac went as a baseball player.


Tyler and I on our hike with my mom to Dog Lake.

Aunt Michelle is everyone’s favorite!


Boys climb trees. It’s what they do. Below is my nephew “flying” out of this tree. I just … Read the rest

Guns are good. Guns are great. We had fun near the Great Salt Lake. (That rhyme is for free – thank you very much).

Isaac shooting with the help of his uncle Keith. My pesky brother-in-law was an excellent teacher. Somehow I didn’t end up with a picture of Sydney shooting a gun. She only wanted to shoot ONE bullet but once that cute little girl got her finger on the trigger she went crazy!

I’m a pro! Or something…… Read the rest

Grand Canyon

After about 3 days and 37 hours of driving we made it to the Grand Canyon.




We were lucky to see some California Condors.
This spider was in the men’s bathroom on one of the trails. Just thought we should warn you if you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon.


There is actually very good cell phone reception (unless you hike down into the canyon).

We forgot to pack jackets so we had to stop at a Wal-mart in Flagstaff, AZ. Sydney ended up with this goofy red sweater. Liz ended up with a PINK jacket. Those were … Read the rest