Friday, November 28, 2014

Soccer Fest Champions!

The Burn and The Rapids joined forces to compete at Soccer Fest 2014.
They played hard in the rain, cold and mud ...
and one every single game!
Champions!! and they couldn't have been any happier!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Roseville Rapids

This soccer season is wrapping up and Sam has loved every minute!  He especially loves scoring goals and winning the games ... just a little bit competitive (like his dad)!  We have enjoyed being with this fun group of kids, coaches and parents. 

Coaches: Brian, Steve and John

Steve and Sam love looking at the soccer stat page to see where the team standings are.  After the last game of the season their team was #1.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Night

First a little pumpkin carving

... and then a little Trick-or-Treating!

Susie was too sick to go - but she snuck into this picture ;)

 Sam and his Trick-or-Treating buddies


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Parties Galore!

Pumpkin Carving at Pack Meeting!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Around Here ...

We always have fun going boating on the Sacramento River in Fall and docking to eat at Chevy's ... and Saturday night was no exception.

 (Ben's favorite thing is dragging his leg and spraying everyone behind him)

This boy WILL. NOT. just smile and be nice for my picture taking.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Homecoming 2014

A few pictures of Ben and Susie's Homecoming this year.

Susie went with a group of girl friends.  They had a fun photo shoot before heading to dinner at BJ's and then the dance.  It was a little crazy finding the perfect dress (that was also modest) and then the perfect shoes, the perfect jewelry, the perfect clutch, the perfect make-up ... just a little more intense than my past experiences with Ben going to homecoming ;)  In the end she looked beautiful and had a pretty nice time (although the actual dance was questionable)!

Ben asked this darling girl - Brinn!

Then he simply found out what she was wearing and we ordered suspenders and a bow tiew online - done!  They went with a group of friends to dinner first and then to the dance (where they lasted maybe 45 min.)  Then they decided to come to our house for ice cream before heading out to watch The Maze Runner!

So much different than how we did things back in my day - but all in all everyone seemed to have a fun experience.

It's Great to be 8!

Sam turned 8 this year!

It was extra special to watch Ben baptize Sam ...
a brother-brother moment I know they will never forget.

 He was so happy to be surrounded with friends and family on this special occasion.
Afterwards we came back to our house for lunch and swim party!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lake Powell 2014

This year at Lake Powell we ...

 camped at Hansen Creek ...

celebrated Willard's 5th Birthday!

 boated and learned to drive the jet ski's...

 had lots of water fights ...
 caught lizards ...

 worked on Cub Scouts with grandpa ...
 watched the Harry Potter movies ...

took lots of pictures ...

and had so much fun being with family!