After Easter



I thought that it was about time to start blogging again, and what better day than on Easter?  Today the kids found their Easter baskets that the “bunny” had hidden, and we colored eggs.  Everyone had a great time with that activity.

Sorry, I know there are a lot of picture, I had a hard time picking my favorite ones.

And yes, my boys are in their pajamas at 12:30 in the afternoon, they actually stayed in their pj’s ALL day.

It made bedtime a breeze!

I hope you all had a great Easter too!

Spring Hike

You will probably get sick of all of our walk/hike photos, but that’s just what we do in our family, and here’s another batch. This time the weather was almost 70 degrees, and we just couldn’t stay in. We are visiting all of our favorite spring trails in turn.

Clark the pack mule. Umm, maybe the pack daddy? Well, you know what I mean.

Ben loves to jump, and I love my new camera that can catch him air-born!!!

My handsome boys.
Sweet Hannah, happy as can be!

Danny walking down the ditch.

Family Adventure

Spring was in the air, so Saturday found us on a family hike/adventure of sorts. We followed a trail that is tucked up along the side of the mountain behind our house. The boys had a great time. First they noticed all the feces. Deer, Elk, Horse, and even a pile kindly left by Yukon were all carefully observed. The conclusion: “It’s ok to step on deer poop or elk poop, but never step in dog poop, it sticks to your shoe and stinks REALLY bad!” I politely refrained from taking any pictures of this lesson.

Once they got over the abundance of the previous subject, the animal tracks were pored over, closely followed by the discovery of a deer carcass.

This provoked much excitement and speculation about the mountain lion that killed and ate the deer. Notes were taken on exactly what parts were eaten and which were rejected.
Then the obvious question of even greater significance and concern. “WHERE is that mountain lion right now?” Ben started peering anxiously around every bush. I quickly assured him he had nothing to worry about, “Yukon will protect us” (I think….maybe?) But it made Ben feel better.

Finally a little detour straight up the mountain, and the reward, a glimpse of a herd of live deer that the mountain lion hadn’t eaten…. yet (so kind of him).

A great time was had by all.

Spring (if you can call it that)

This spring has been crazy. I’ve been busy taking one credit classes at the UofU. Monday we had a wonderful day, it was 75 degrees. Tuesday I headed into Salt Lake for my classes clad in a T-shirt and capris. At 4:00 when it was time to go I went out to the car and was welcomed by SNOW! It was freezing out! I couldn’t believe the difference in weather from one day to the next.

Clark has been busy working and in his spare time has been fixing up old beehives that he salvaged a few weeks ago.

Ben loves the snow and hasn’t minded our crazy spring. He’s always happy to go outside in the snow.

Daniel is unbelievably busy. I try to channel his energy into productive activities, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.