Saturday, July 31, 2010

Can he fix it?

Yes he can!! Just as soon as he figures out those safety glasses!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Murphy Lake

The last time we went up to the cabin we spent one morning at Murphy Lake. We had fun throwing rocks in the lake and it didn't take too long before the boys were in the lake. They walked all around this area that was shallow and just right for wading.

They found a raft that someone had made and decided to go for a little raft ride. Scotty had fun the whole time. Grant wasn't so sure about it at first.

When it sunk down a little and Grant was sitting in water he started crying and screaming! He is pointing at me in the picture wanting Miles to get him off this thing!

Everyone recovered from the float trip and we had a fun picnic. Complete with a cherry pit shooting contest, which judging by the tons of cherry colored stains on my Dad's shirt, Miles won!

The area where they did the raft was only waist deep for Miles. Except for one little spot....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heavenly smell

There's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread. This is Scotty smelling what he calls "The best bread in the whole world!" Seriously, you must try this very easy recipe.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Yum- it's all I could think of to title this post. We made some bread tonight that was easy and delicious. It had a nice crusty crust and was soft inside and it was just....yum!! I found the recipe here and we have been wanting to try it for awhile. We devoured almost the whole thing before I remembered to take pictures, so here is what I got.

We used half white flour and half whole wheat flour in our bread. Catherine Newman uses different flours and things like ground flaxseed and wheat germ. Maybe next time we'll be adventurous and try some of those!

That little bit that was left didn't last very long. It really is an easy no knead recipe. I've attempted bread making before and have not had very good results, so I was happy to try something that didn't have much room for error! Luckily for us the recipe makes 3 loaves so we'll be making more tomorrow. Come on over and have some!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Family fun or lapse in judgement??

While we were relaxing in Park City we kept commenting about how much the boys would love this place. So, we decided to bring the boys up and stay an extra night. It was a bit of a shock to us to drop them into our peaceful, quiet place! All of a sudden there was noise, and chaos, and injuries and NOISE!! But....the boys did love it and we had fun even with the mental adjustment we had to make from adult vacation to family vacation.

Scotty & Collin loved the hot tub. Or hot pool as Scotty called it! Grant wouldn't get in for some reason. Maybe because it was too much like his nemesis: the bathtub.

Miles caught this great shot of Scotty spitting water in my ear!! That certainly did not happen when it was just me and Miles!

Collin had a toga party.

This is a huge sundial. They thought it was really cool.

Collin found a perfect seat!

They did lots of running in the concert park area.

Collin worked hard to figure out how to go under there. It was so cute. He was very proud of himself when he finally did it!

We always love the Alpine Slide! This was Grant's first time and he had a blast.

Here's a little fun for you. Guess what happened right after these pictures were taken:
If you guessed that Grant tripped and fell against that granite bench smacking his face- you are right! He got a fat bloody lip and a bruised cheek. He hit so hard that we were sure his cheek bone was going to be broken, but he was fine- thank goodness!

Now this one:

Here's a hint: Notice Grant's precarious position on the chair. If you guessed that Grant fell backwards off the chair- you win the prize!! He hit his head on the window frame and the glass he is holding broke and cut his finger. His cut was deep and wouldn't stop bleeding. We didn't have any band aids, but luckily the front desk had a knuckle bandage that worked out great. Poor kid!! Our other injury was Collin smashing his finger in the balcony door. Lesson learned: bring the first aid supplies even if you're only going away overnight!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anniversary trip

Miles and I were able to spend a few days in Park City for a late anniversary trip. My sister Aimee and her family came up from Phoenix for a visit and they stayed with our boys. The boys had so much fun with them and we had a nice relaxing time without the boys! We just wanted to sleep in, hang out and relax and we did a good job of it! We did a little browsing at the outlet mall, saw a movie, did a few errands that we usually don't get to do together, did a little reading, sat in the hot tub and we loved every minute of it!

Right below our hotel was an Italian place that had New York style pizza and it was the closest to real NY style I've had- I even had to fold it and that has never happened outside of NY! It was so good.

Our first night there was a concert in the park right below our balcony. It was great to sit outside, eat pizza, listen to the music and do some fun people watching.

The view of the mountains was beautiful. A great backdrop for this concert which was a band called Abraxia and they were a Santana tribute band.

We accomplished all of our goals- notice the bed head from sleeping in!

We had a great few days to reconnect and now we think we should do it more often! Any volunteers to take our boys for a weekend once a month?!