Friday, December 25, 2009

Robyn Leaving

This is Robyn learning how to blog. Mom threatened me with my life that I need to learn how to 1. blog 2. facebook and 3. call a lot. This is just to leave for four months! Anyway, I hope this works.

Here is a picture of my antelope from this fall. The horns are 13.5 inches long on both sides and scores about 71 pts. B&C. It was a super fun weekend and we were not attacked by the wolves one canyon over from our camp. I had a tag for one anyway though.
Love to all, Robyn

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Catching Up!

Before I begin let me get my excuses out of the way. We had some major computer problems but thanks to John and his SUPER computer skills that is behind us and we were able to retrieve all our files. We are so blessed.
So, I have a lot of catching up to do. I think it will take more than one post to fill in all that was missed. Please be patient and I will get it all done.

We decided to try a new adventure as a family. Back Country Backpacking. We live in a beautiful part of the country and feel we should take advantage of the opportunities available. So we all planned together and set off full of excitement and bravado! A long story made short is this, eight hours later and in the full dark we were back at the car! We miscalculated the time it would take to get to St Joseph lake and the water availability along the way. We did see the lake from a distance but rather than risk our family's safety we decided to cut our losses and head back. We are using the experience of this trip as a chance to learn and prepare and to try again next summer. We all had a great time together and memories to keep so I'll call the trip a success!

Brook spent a week at the BYU campus for AFY and a few weeks with extended family. She still talks about what she learned there and keeps in touch with new friends but I am glad to have her home.

Cole discovered the value of a dollar and a car window! Hopefully the lesson was well learned!

I thought you'd get a kick out of the "Snorklers" and be more likely to forgive the time lag between posts. I think those two are hilarious! Leave it to them never to be bored!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

4 wheelin' fun

Wind in your hair, dirt on your face! It's gotta be fun!

Bear Lake

We spent one day of a family reunion at Bear Lake in Northen Utah. It was a blast. The weather and the water were perfect. Hailey let go of her water inhabitions and is now like a fish. We are all very proud of her! Brook spent most of the day lounging on a float out from the beach. Robyn played in the sand and read on the beach. Sierra, Cole, and Hailey had tons of cousins to play with. John and I tried to keep from getting burned! A fun time was had by all.
At the end of the day we stoped at the Bear Cave in Paris. It is a little burger joint on the highway leaving the lake. Raspberry milkshakes really hit the spot!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rocky the Rockchuck

Grandma and Grandpa's farm has a lot of Rock chucks.
Hailey decided she wanted one for a pet.
So John gets this great idea!
If Hailey will make a cage for one then he will catch one for her!

She named her future pet "Rocky" the Rockchuck.
She fulfilled her end of the bargain... so did John!

"Unforutnately" Rocky was able to bust out of his confines and made his escape back out to the fields.
I think both Hailey and John had a great time!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Recent events

Robyn Graduated From High School! I cant believe how fast the time has gone! She is off to BYU in January! Good Luck!

After beating out the local competition Cole was invited to participate in the Idaho State Hershey's track meet. It was a very exciting day!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

the cheering section

Teton Dam Race

One year ago I never would have thought about running in any race let alone a 13.2 mile half marathon! But here I am!

I have running friends who encouraged me to come running with them. It was a good time to be outside and visit with other women a few times a week. It turns out that I enjoyed it! I remember the first time I ran 3 miles. I told Katrina about the goal of going that far. She ran with me encouraging me the whole way. I wanted to stop but didn't want to be a quitter. Now I am happy I didn't stop. It has been tough but I have kept going. I've had my share of shin-splints and blisters and tears (the first time I ran 6 miles), I even was tripped once by a dog! But I have had enough good days (the first time I ran 10 miles) to keep me going for more!

Thanks to all you running partners: Joanne, Joni, Katrina, Kim and Travis. Thanks for the encouragment, the support, and the talking on training runs!

Thanks to my family for allowing me the time to train, for the ice bags, for being my biggest fans, and all the love you give.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New already

Hey! I am getting this! I like the snow scene MUCH better!

A new adventure

Here I am, trying something new. Friends have been trying to get me to do this for a while. The timing is finally right and I am jumping in!
This first version is a little dull but I am hoping to make improvements as I learn more. Wish me luck!