Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Art City Days 5K 2016

This past Saturday was the annual Art City Days Family Fun Run.
Andy and I always participate in this.  It is the kick-off of Art City Days!

Here are Linkie and I all ready to go:

It was definitely a BEAUTIFUL day for the event!

Lincoln did really well riding in the stroller but then all he wanted to do was run once we got him out to wait for the prize give away.

He loved running down the track.

It was a great day for the run.  Even though we didn't win anything this year we still had a great time!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

An Afternoon at the Park

On Memorial Day we just spent the day around home.
Part of the day we spent at the park and Lincoln had a blast with his ball.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Decorating Graves for Memorial Day

On Friday I took Mom and Lincoln to the cemetery to decorate the family graves for Memorial Day.
We make sure to do this every year.  It is a great tradition to have.

Lincoln actually really enjoyed being at the cemetery.  He liked all of the flowers around and also the ability to run in the open spaces.

It was also great to be able to take Mom to the cemetery this year since she is now living down here.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Bailey Bird Graduates

On Tuesday we attended the graduation of Bailey Bird from Springville High School.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

We were so happy to participate in his graduation.

Friday, May 20, 2016

MamaJo and Mel move

A couple of days ago we moved MamaJo and Mel to an Assisted Living community.

We all agreed that the two of them had come to a point in their lives where they could no longer take complete care of themselves, let alone one another.

After much research we decided on The Abbington in Mapleton.
It is practically brand new, and it seems like a cruise ship.

Jessi, Andy, myself and many others helped in making this move happen.  We were able to get their stuff moved down and were able to purchase them some new furniture which would fit better in their little 1-bedroom apartment.

Here is the bedroom:

And the living area:

Here are Mom and Mel on their arrival at The Abbington.  Mom is being her silly self of course.

And all settled in.  I think they look right at home.

Here is to their comfortable and happy future there.  And it's nice to have mom close to home again.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Linkie gets a Sandbox

This past weekend Andy built Lincoln his very own sandbox.

Here are pictures of Linkie's first time playing in it.

Not too sure about that stuff getting between his toes:

Lincoln seemed to really like it.  He dug around a bit and then of course started throwing the sand.  I think this will be a great thing to play in all summer!
Linkie has an awesome daddy!

Visiting Grandma in Rehab

This past weekend we went and visited Grandma Jo in her Rehab Center.
Due to her having a few mini-strokes she ended up in the hospital for a few days and then she was moved to the Northern Utah Rehabilitation Center.
She has been making really good progress there.

Unfortunately, while Mel was home alone without her, he had a fall and couldn't get up for over 12 hours.  Therefore, he ended up in the hospital for quite a few days as well.

Luckily we were able to get him transferred to the same Rehab Center.

While Andy and Jessi helped to get Mel moved from the hospital, Linkie and I visited with Grandma Jo and got to play around in her physical therapy gym.

Lincoln was loving all the fun stuff to play on.

Especially all of the balls!

And before we left we were able to get this sweet picture with Linkie and Grandma Jo.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Our Newest Family Member

Last week we brought home a new member to the family.

Meet Benny.  (SPACESHIP!!)

Yes, we finally got ourselves an electric car.  We bought ourselves a 2017 Chevy Volt!
The nice thing about the Volt is that it also has a gas generator, so your range can be extended to whatever you need.

And it's such a pretty color.

And of course we had to make it our own:

We are absolutely loving it!  With the electric range it has on a full charge, we can get to work and back everyday without using any gas.  As of today, we haven't had to put any gas in it yet. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Trip to the Aquarium

This past Saturday Andy and I decided to take Lincoln to the Living Planet Aquarium.  Lincoln has been there since he was only 5 months old.
We also invited Lincoln's grandpa Glenn to join us and spend some time with Linkie.

Lincoln seemed to really enjoy all the animals and fish he could see there.

I think I will just let the pictures do the talking.

Lincoln wasn't afraid at all to cross the entire rope bridge they have there.  I know it is daunting to some older kids, but not to our brave Link!

We had a really fun time at the Aquarium!  We will have to be sure to take Linkie there often.  He loves his animals and all things new.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hunting for Easter Eggs

This past Sunday was Easter.
It was our first Easter with Lincoln actually being old enough to participate in some fun.
The Easter Bunny visited our house and left a basket full of goodies for Linkie and also hid some candy filled eggs around the living room.

Here is Linkie after waking up and coming down the hall.
He's not quite sure what's going on and why Mom is taking pictures so early.

The basket of goodies left by the Easter Bunny:

But when Lincoln realized there were "balls" lying around, he was suddenly into picking them up.

Then he discovered that they had stuff inside of them.  Luckily he didn't figure out that it was candy until later.  He just thought they were smaller balls.  Otherwise he would have eaten a ton of them!

Gotta keep looking!

Checking out what was in the basket:

Please notice the hands full of Jelly Beans....

Playing with his first Slinkie!

Our Easter morning was pretty cute and fun!  We followed it up with a yummy breakfast of cinnamon french toast and bacon.