Friday, October 12, 2012

Aug, Sept & Oct so far 2012

Well Well Well, how time does fly!! We've had some great times the last few weeks and some sad ones too.
Kevin left to go train as a long haul truck driver; he's been gone since early September  and to be honest it feels like FOREVER and we are only in Early October and he doesn't come home till Early November blah.


BUT! Life goes on...((sniff)) .so here's what's been happening.

Zoo Trips! Ain't Season passes great? Cameron and I go together it's our date thing.

This big guy was stalking me; posing quite well for pics too.

Here's my big kid

The new baby giraffe

Cameron a bit nervous about the Gorilla

Cameron always must have a map, even though we know that place backwards and forwards

We've had Jedi Battles

Amazing Sunrises

We've tried on and worn our Halloween costume a LOT

The boys get along if I separate them like this just fine

Cameron is in a Submarine

Nathan is Driving

I am taking walks around the neighborhood

Cameron had a a birthday and  he's 8!!
He built his giant lego present in a nanosecond

Cameron's requested Ice Cream Cake

More legos! Thanks Nama

Jeff joined the Birthday celebration

So did Grammy

Classroom Presentation; All about Cameron

Love Mrs. Dailey!

Pointing out things with a sword....classic

 Oh yeah, I had a birthday too..... I should back up a bit......

We also went to the State Fair for my birthday; got the regular.
Fried PB&J and Fried Snickers.

Before that Kevin and I got to take a weekend away....Thanks Matt & Teri for watching Cameron!!

I love Food Photography! This is Brunch at Little America

This is us trying on hats at Little America - 

We bought Kevin's.

We had a great time eating, shopping, sleeping in and enjoying just the two of us for a change.
It was a great weekend!

Hey I did find a pic of the boys NOT fighting .....well, I must share then......

Happy Fall, Everyone!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

June/July 2012

Summer time is fun! Though Cameron only had three weeks off between 1st and 2nd grade; that's year round for you! So far this summer; Cameron started second grade; Nathan started his first job at Brick Oven as a dishwasher (and is doing really well); Aunt Rachel and Cousin Luke came to visit.
We did go swimming at our friend Rachelle's pool.......

What else are big brothers for?......

 We had a Pig Roast at our cousins' house, Cameron loved the riding mower and seeing all the animals at the "farm"
 Was a great day! Here's my family, Aunt Jo, Mom, Aunt Lisa, Unce Kent, and Uncle Ron hiding in the back
 This is Cameron's 1st grade class singing chinese songs and putting on a end of the year puppet show....super cute!

Got to have a Lucas photo, he's not really loving Dave's beard.....

Here's a pick of the boys when Luke and Rachel came for a visit: the cousins all together!

Cameron loved entertaining Luke with his antics.....dancing, singing, karate moves....all very entertaining for Luke, we got big smiles and laughs from this little guy.
Hope your summer is great!

Friday, June 8, 2012

May 2012 Adventures

Phew!! May has been a busy month! We had Nathan's Jr Prom held at the capitol.....

In which the prom queen conceded her crown to Nathan who is the true royalty around that school.
Then there was the end of the year awards banquet and Gala where Nathan took over the dance floor and showed off his magic moves.....

Lets see that again shall we?

Here's his friend the prom queen, and his get that camera out of my face face.....

Open High School of Utah won Best of State for Best Charter School; so me ( in a weird looking scarf it's better in person) and the OHSU ladies and our spouses got to go to the fancy Best of State Gala.  That's me, our graphic design and digital photography teacher, Ashley Webb, DeLaina Tonks, our amazing director of the school, and Jenny Wurm; worlds best high school counselor!

This is Nathan (in the hat of course) and his construction classmates and teachers; they had an open house to show us the house they've been building all year; cool stuff!
Ribbon Cutting!

This house is fancy enough to be in the Parade Of Homes this year!

Nathan was trained to show the home like a realtor would and point out the features to the visitors and answer questions. He did great! The kids learned how to do EVERYTHING that goes into building a home; cement forms; framing, drywall, stairs, bathrooms,  installation of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, windows, floring, doors, carpentry details etc...etc...etc.... Nathan loves it and will do the same course next year where he gets to learn the forman and management side of construction.

We lost Kevin's Grandpa Hafen this month; he was 96 years old, a great man and a great example to us all. These are the cousins. Kevin is on the right. Lynette and JaNae are in there too.

Sweet time when the veterans removed the flag from on top of the casket, folded it and give it to Grandma Marie.

Cameron has also been up to his antics; he loves to create; here's his cup pyramid.

We also took him to try out a Karate class and he loves it! He's been back a few times since, we'll see how he does! His Sensai says he has great balance and he is FAST with his punches. We are hoping he gains some confidence and focus :)

This is Cameron pretending to be a turtle; he wanted me to tie the pillow on him like so so he could crawl around with a shell; notice the green - Turtles are green you know.

Had to put in a pic of my growing nephew, Luke. He is so adorable! 12 weeks old now. My mom got to go visit this month for a bit.  Wish I could have gone too!

Well that's it for May (I think!) Thanks for stopping by!