Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Trying on the snow bibs!
All geared up and ready to go!
I don’t know about this stuff!
Kasey sportin an awesome suit from the 80’s! Pretty sure both my brothers wore this.
Our snow angels: Mommy’s and Kasey’s!
Shelby checking out the frost on the inside of our window. Old Slanty is cold!
Posing for the picture.
Kasey pulling Shelby around. What an awesome big brother!
Cute little snow kids!
Shelby with her Minnie Mouse. Love that darling face!
Once Kris got started updating Old Slanty, he didn’t stop. Soon not only did I have a dishwasher, but also…a washer and dryer! What a gem of a husband – making all my dreams come true!
Here’s before – a nice little spot at the end of the pantry.
Kris working hard – first step: tile.
Plumbed and ready for a washer and dryer!
Hugging my new washer and dryer…awwww, couldn’t be happier! Thanks to the best husband ever! (Before we had to walk next door and do our laundry in the basement…not a bad arrangement…without 2 kids that is. They weren’t always easily persuaded to go and change the laundry! I never knew how lovely a washer and dryer would be – conveniently located in my own place!)
We also attempted the year before to fix our grass by re-sodding. Here’s what it looked like before:
After! We found some sod that a property was giving away, and we rented a sod-cutter and worked hard to pack it up and lay it in our yard. We were so excited - how beautiful it looked.
And then, the after after…a year later. Yep. Right back to how it looked before. Yes, I know this is the same picture, but our yard looks just like this again. So sad. Big tree, not enough sun, dog, etc. The grass didn’t have a chance!
The dogs: Ollie, Sam, and Molly
Kris’s first flight on a small airplane! We took a bike ride down to the Hurricane airport to watch the planes, and we ran into Randy Wild from our ward who offered to take one person for a ride – and Kris hadn’t been on a small airplane so he was it! It was a fun adventure for him.
We also hiked the Emerald Pools trail in Zions. Kasey, so proud of his big stick.
The boys, packing the kids.
One of the beautiful waterfalls we walked under on our way to the upper pool.
Papa Payne and Shelby pointing up at the tall rocks.
Grandpa playing with Shelby.
A few action shots of Kasey jumping through the water.
His pants were soaked, so we had to improvise for the hike back!
Dad and Shelby – looking up at the view together.
This trip, Kris had just purchased us new phones on Black Friday – my first smart phone! I enjoyed taking a few scenic pics on my new phone.
What a lovely place – we had a great visit with my family for Thanksgiving!
(I love how Shelby’s finger is in Kris’ ear.)