Hey there! Long time, no post! Have you noticed people don't blog very frequently anymore? I think it's because of Facebook and Instagram, etc. I'm as guilty as anyone. I haven't posted in almost two months. I do want to start writing more often, though. I've started a separate blog that I hope to post to more frequently (attempting to post daily). You can visit my other blog at A Farewell to Can't. It will mostly cover our remodeling projects around the house, along with my attempts to do stuff I have long told myself I can't do. Like bake a cake. I'm using the blog as a motivational tool for myself, and as a skill polisher as I consider returning to the world of marketing in a few years, which has changed much in my absence. Personal and family stuff will stay on this blog, but I'd love it if you'd follow along on the other one, too.
Since I haven't posted in a great while, this post has a lot of photos. It's very late at night now, so it won't have many words. I have a bad cold and I'm behind on laundry, but we are trying to go to a family reunion tomorrow so I'm trying to catch up on laundry so we can pack. Let's start back with our overnighter to Vernal in March. The first batch are from the Utah Field House of Natural History. It is housed in a fancy new building, not the one I often visited when I lived in Vernal as a child. The museum was great for kids and adults, but I missed the original display of phosphorescent minerals, which I think was larger than the new one. Or maybe I was just smaller?
|Sawyer at an interactive exhibit called "Fossil or Not?"|
|All my boys digging for dinosaur bones. Frequent reenactments happen at our house now.|
|Fancy skeleton model|
|It was super bright outside when we viewed the outdoor models. The kids LOVED them!|
|Beck and Sawyer were sure this was Manny the Mammoth from "Ice Age"|
|"T-Rex! I'm a Tyrannosaurus. I'm the biggest carnivore in the Cretaceous forest!" Any other Dinosaur train fans out there? We have lots of mini T-Rexes stomping around our house each day!|
|Beck could be entertained for hours by throwing rocks into water. He liked the fish, too.|
|Me in front of the little house where I lived from 1979-1984|
Our next stop was the Quarry, which is also in a new building.
|Sawyer kept picking up rocks and telling me he had found some dinosaur bones!|
|Sawyer "reading" all about the quarry wall, which is field with real fossilized dinosaur bones|
|A blurry family photo. Pics of all of us are so rare!|
Now picking up where my last post of iPad photos left off, here are a couple shots of the boys with their friends, two cute sisters whose backyard connects to ours. These kids all play for a couple of hours just about every day, along with a few other kids from the neighborhood.
|Rody horse, their other playmate|
|If only you could see her thighs!|
We were driving around town and saw this big dinosaur attached to a big bounce house/maze/climbing house/slide in front of Lee's Marketplace. The boys went in, but it soon became clear Beck wasn't going to be able to navigate it on his own. Mommy had to go in, too!
|I couldn't get Sawyer to look at me because he wanted to turn around and look at the dinosaur|
|Sawyer by a pretty little waterfall|
|Beck again enjoying his favorite pastime of throwing rocks.|
|There she is! This waterfall also had tons of delicious watercress.|
|(At least ONE of these photos turned out lovely!)|
|After Sawyer got his diploma, he yelled out, "Yesssssss!"|
|Here he is doing it again, "Yessssss!" I hope he retains this enthusiasm for the next 18+ years of schooling!|
|Beck is so incredibly jealous of Sawyer's opportunity to go to school, but he put aside his feelings to congratulate his brother on his big day.|
|Beck wanted to go over the fence. After he saw a dog go under it, he tried that method instead.|
|The boys almost got a tractor ride with Grandpa Burke, but the battery was dead.|
|Boys and their Great-Grandma Carolyn. And she IS a GREAT grandma!!!|
|Tyson moved some hay for the ponies, and Beck did not want to ever stop "helping". Not sure two-year-olds and pitchforks are a good combination.|
More birthday fun, can you believe?! This time a dinner at Maddox Drive-In last night for Tyson's dad.
|The birthday boy. I had better photos, but Sawyer kept walking in front of me. Happy birthday Grandpa Curtis!|