Sunday, October 18, 2015

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

 Last month I spent a really fun day with Brittany and Matthew. We managed to get ourselves to the Salt Lake Comic Con. It was a whole lot of crazy fun! Here we are waiting to get in, along with hundreds of other people!
 Once we had decided to go Brittany decided to accelerate the production of her Halloween costume. She had decided to be Scarlet Witch from the Marvel comics. I still can't believe we pulled it off. She made the amazing headpiece and I managed to produce a corset, dress and cape. She really was amazing and gorgeous.
Close up of the headress, hair and make-up.
 The organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con arranged an attempt to break a Guinness World record for the most people ever assembled dressed as characters who originated from a comic book. Brittany got to participate and said it was  a blast. This is her with a bunch of other participants.
 Matt and I wandered around while she was with her friends Emily and Noelle. Matt and Iron Man.
 A very cool car they were painting with the Joker throughout the day.
 They had a green screed that Matt and  I had a good time playing with.
 Brittany and her friend Noelle who borrowed her Winter Solider costume for the day.
 Our favorite panel of the day, Sebastian Stan who plays Bucky in the Captain America films.
And a picture of The Doctor conquering a Dalek I took for Josh. It was an amazing, exhausting day that I'm glad we got to have!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Brittany's Sweet Sixteen

Our oldest child turned sixteen! I can't believe it, she has become an amazing person and it all seems to have happened so quickly! So the was a lot of celebrating to be done!

 On Brittany's actual birthday she and I went to lunch and went shopping at City Creek on Salt Lake.  She discovered she likes lobster bisque at Zupas.

We had the Sorensons up for cake and ice cream on Sunday.

 Brittany had won a ticket to Hale theater so  she and I also went to see The Little Mermaid, it was amazing! Then it was time for the big sweet 16 party.

  We thought about it a lot and decided to do a murder mystery party. We had a great time working on the decorations and they turned out fabulous, if I do say so myself. Brittany made most of them though.

It involved dressing up from one of her favorites periods, the 50's and a roast  beef dinner which she also loves.

 Her friends all dressed up so cute and seemed to have a blast.

 After they were done they broke out the rest of Grandma's dress-ups and kept having fun.  Such great kids! I'm so grateful for Brittany and the amazing person she is.

Bear Lake 2015

Such a fun week at Bear Lake this year!

 The first day always involves getting right in the pool.

 This is Matt being the engine for his cousins and siblings.

 Grandma brought advanced coloring book which were really fun. Then we had a fantastic day at the beach,  lots of time on the jet ski and perfect weather. So I guess I didn't take pictures, I was too busy playing. 

 The second day was a little cloudier so we broke out the kites Grandma got from the dollar store. Who would have thought we could have so much fun with such cheap kites? 

We decided the family that flies kites together stays together!

 Brittany and Abby even took one out in the raft!

There was a cool storm that came up for a little while but it didn't last!
We didn't make as many sand sculptures as we usually do but these are the beauties that Uncle Nate and  Brittany made. 
Goodbye Bear Lake we love you! 
Until next year!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Josh turns 9!

Our baby Josh turned 9 this week! I can't believe it! 

We had a great party with his awesome friends.

They all came for cake and ice cream and then we spent the afternoon at Classic Skating. So much fun!  

Then his actual birthday was on Father's Day so we had a party for him and his dad.

  Brittany and Matt made him a Jurassic World cake, we had seen the new movie earlier in the week.  

It turned out awesome! 

 Brittany made an amazing stuffed guy from Minecraft called a creeper.

Brittany's Amazing Trek

Brittany had an amazing week last week.  She participated in our Stake Pioneer Trek. They were able to go to Martin's Cove, such a beautiful, special place.  She absolutely loved her family and the whole experience.  They had a river crossing,  she is in the green dress. Her trek brother took this amazing picture at night too. I am so grateful she had such a great week!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Spring Break 2015

This week has been a long awaited break! We planned to go to St. George and Zions National Park.  

First we started off with some sports. Matt had his first outdoor soccer game of the season which was fun and there was also some spontaneous basketball.

Monday we set off for St. George. I hate riding in the car that long but we had a lovely condo to stay in once we got there. We stayed at Sand Hollow resort and it was great. 

There are some huge rock formations we checked out after dinner since the kids love to climb. Even if the sign did say not to.  Whoops!

The next day we went to Zions.  Such a  spectacular place!

 Lots of fun hikes with great scenery.  Then came back and did a little swimming and are yummy Smashburger for dinner. 

Wednesday we were lazy.  We saw the movie Home, which was cute, played Legos and went to see my Uncle Dan and Aunt Carrie who live in St. George.

Dan took the boys on a four-wheeler ride and then the ultimate treat for Matt. He took him for a ride on his Harley. Then we stopped for the mandatory treats at Swig.
It was a great break from real life!