Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trip to Texas: Mimi's house

Our first stop on our trip to Texas was to Mimi's house for 2 days.
While we were there, Christi and her kids came by to visit. The kids had fun playing together.

They enjoyed petting the horses and looking at the other animals.
Landon likes to ride on David's old saddle in the house.
Mom letting some hay out for the goats.

Cole helped feed the goats and take the buckets out. We had a great time at the ranch and was glad to see Mimi too.

First Snow!

We had our first real snow before Thanksgiving this year.
I love how the house looks under snow.

It wasn't a ton, but enough to get excited about.
The boys made snow balls on the way to school.

We had do dig out all the snow gear and get bundled up for school.

Kaleb threatened to hit me with the snow ball, but he didn't.
Winter has begun in Colorado.

Cortez Swim Meet

The boys competed in their first swim meet this month.
Kaleb getting ready to go.

The pool before the meet.
Kaleb and Cole in the same heat.
Kaleb doing the back stroke.

Landon getting help to the blocks by his coach.

Landon getting his info written on his arm by coach Sarah.
Cole helped with the call board when he wasn't swimming.
Kaleb helped with the timer.

Cole got his info on his arm. He swam 2 events and a relay.
The boys all did great at the meet. They are great swimmers and we are so proud of them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


The boys had a great halloween! We went to two parties and got lots of candy.
We didn't even need to trick or treat on Sunday because they already had so much candy.
We did pass out candy for a little while, and then we hid out in the basement and watched movies the rest of the night. It was so fun!
Landon was Zorro.
Cole was GI Joe "Snake Eyes".

Kaleb was a ninja. It is no coincidence that they all are dressed in black with swords.

Pumpkin Carving

We carved our pumpkins the Family Home Evening before Halloween.

Kyle worked on one for the both of us.
The boys all picked out the designs they wanted and worked hard on their pumpkins.

Kaleb and his pirate pumpkin.
Landon pulling out the seeds of his pumpkin.

Cole posing for the camera as he cuts the top off of his pumpkin.
This tradition is one of my favorite FHE's we do all year.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.
I just love the Hauser's pumpkin patch. It is so beautiful there.
This is one of my favorite places in town.
Here the boys are posing for the camera. They love picking out their pumpkins at the patch so we can carve them later.
Kaleb took this picture of Kyle and I.
Here are the boys with their pumpkins. It was a great day!

Selling the House

We are putting up the house for sale. We have several places we are looking at to transfer, so we thought we should go ahead and put the house up for sale.
It took me over a month to get the house ready. Alot of cleaning, organizing and getting rid of stuff. Lots of painting too!
I will miss this house. It is our first home to buy and we have had alot of great memories there.
Here is the listing:

Fall pictures

Here are some pics I took while we were hiking:
3 handsome boys!



Kyle got a new GPS device recently. Along with that came a new family hobby: geo caching. Geo caching is where people set a little treasure box for other people to find using latitude and longitude.

There are sites all over the globe. Some of them are harder to get to than others.

On our camping trip we found 3 caches. When you find a cache, you log in the book, take a treasure and leave another treasure for the next person.

The boys really love this modern day treasure hunting. They love to see what is inside the box and figure out what they should leave for others.

It is a fun activity for the whole family. We even bought a container so that we can set up our own geo cache as a family.

Fall Camping

We went camping up in the mountains over the weekend this October.
I just love to see the changing leaves and snow on the mountains in the background.

Our campsite was beautiful and we were the only ones there. That night we found out why: it was really cold at night.

We took a scenic hike on the mountains edge so we could see the changing colors of the valley below and the snow white mountians in the distance.

The boys were semi-cooperative when I asked them for pictures.

We had fun that night. We cooked hotdogs and roasted marshmallows.
The next day we drove around the mountains and found a few geo caches. It was a great weekend!