Friday, April 25, 2014

Ringing in the New Year in St Louis

Chris had recurrent training to complete at the end of December, in St Louis again. This was our second trip there - we really love St Louis; so much to do! The first day Chris was busy with work so the boys and I built a fort, played in the stairway, and swam. Chris finished up that night and was able to play with us the rest of our visit. 
We went to the coolest playground/activity center I have ever seen! It's called City Museum- St Louis. It has amazing architecture transplanted from some of the city's oldest buildings. The best way I can describe it is a playground on steroids. Any age can play, slide, climb, explore, ect. We spent a few hours there and were exhausted by the end. So much fun, we hope to go back. We also visited the science center, swam some more, and ate out. It was a great way to ring in the New Year. 


 We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Chris did have to work the night shift the week of Christmas but we were still able to get in family time and the traditional Christmas breakfast. Caleb met Santa at out little library. Santa was great! He sang carols with the kids and talked to them about the true meaning of Christmas- Christ, and how we all need to remember Him and be thankful for His life. This is one of the things I love about living in the South. The people here are very religious and openly talk about their faith. They are such good examples to me. 

Halloween 2013

We love fall and Halloween at our house. This year we went to a cool place called Cedar Hill Farms with our good friends the Greens. We took a hay ride, watched pig races, rode a zip line and monster slides made of pipe, and picked our own pumpkins. 

 I also helped with Caleb's preschool Halloween party (he's the 3rd from the left on the back row). He had a great time dressing up and was forever asking when Halloween was coming again.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Trip to Utah

Pretty Baby Blues

My grandma passed away this past fall. We decided to take the whole family and jet out to Utah for a short visit. Although it wasn't the ideal reason for a visit we enjoyed celebrating her life, visiting family, and take in some of our favorite activities and sites. Chris and Caleb are on top of the hay pyramid at the Little River Bottoms Corn Maze.
My sister graciously watched our boys while Chris and I attended the Logan Temple.
We had a short visit with Great Grandpa Moon. Chris and Caleb went out to help him feed the cows, Caleb loved it!

4 generations

Shrek ears and a picnic at the park. Bronson is sitting in my dad's baby rocking chair and proud of his big boy accomplishment. We had a wonderful visit and loved