Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cedar City Temple

We've been pretty excited for the Cedar Temple to be built. Part of it is pure selfishness. I have been trying to take Hunter and Madelyn to the temple to do baptisms before school once a month. The baptistry opens each morning at 6 am. There have been many occasions that when we walk into the temple at 5:55 or 6:05 a.m  there is already a 45 min - 1 1/2 hour wait! It's crazy!!!! If it's more than a 30 min wait we end up leaving because the kids won't make it to school on time.  So the selfishness in us is hoping that once the temple is dedicated our temple will be less crowded! 

We chose to get our tickets to the open house in the middle of the week. It was still super crazy busy!

Afterwards we took the family to Brad's Food Hut for some dinner.  

Maddie wanted a selfie with all the girls! 

She tried to get the boys involved but being typical boys none of them wanted their picture taken!
What a fun evening for our family! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017


One early Saturday morning while the family was working at cutting the cement in the master bath Brayden was sent outside to collect a tool. He came back in with no tool but something pretty amazing! He had seen a butterfly outside that landed on top of a wood pile. Brayden said all he did was hold his finger right up next to it and it walked right onto his finger. To say he was excited was an understatement. This is our little scientist. He loves all insects and bugs. He loves to read about them and loves to watch them grow!

Super fun! After the family oohed and aahed he took the butterfly back outside where it quickly flew away! What an awesome moment for this little man!

Thursday, October 12, 2017


It's that time of year of again! 
Got to get wood to keep us warm during the winter months. We did things a little different this year. Every time we drove to Alton to go hunting we'd spend a few hours early afternoon collecting wood. Then we'd come home, unload it and the kids would play. 

They worked on building there wood fort for several weeks. They never did figure out a way to put on a roof but they sure had fun building the walls. 

When the trailer was emptied, Dad would leave it lifted. The kids love, love, loved using it as a slide!

Silly kids!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cow Elk

Another hunting season has come and gone that Hunter, Madelyn nor Kory has drawn a tag. So when we learned that the Wild Life Game Management had cow elk tags after the season that could be bought for $50, we jumped on it. We bought one for Hunter and Madelyn. 

The first 2 trips we were skunked! The third trip we drove around the corner and came right up to the heard. To say we were NOT ready was an understatement. The dang guns were still in their zippered bags in the back seat, while the bullets were up front on the floor. Oops!  But moving as quickly and quietly as possible Hunter got the gun ready, climbed out of the truck and shot off 2 rounds, Kory thinking Hunter had missed grabbed the gun and fired off another shot while the herd went running. We knew one had been hit. Luckily it didn't get to far before he dropped. She had been hit twice!
Hunter was pretty excited! 

We went a handful of more times but never did find that herd again! Madelyn never did get the chance to shoot at one. Maybe next time.....