Ralph Retires

I had the BEST WEEKEND!!  About a month ago or so my mom called me and we cooked up a scheme to surprise my dad at his retirement party.  I booked my plane tickets and flew into SLC the morning of the party.  I took the Front Runner train down and my mom picked me…

November 2018 Recap

What a fun month this was!  Learner’s permits, dog sitting, and Josh’s first trip to the temple! Blake got to bring home a few of his class Beetles over the break.  They escaped 2 times and one of the times one just crawled across Blake’s foot as he was eating breakfast.  It scared him to…

Wednesday Hiking Days

This Fall we have designated Wednesdays to be hiking days.  And we have had an absolute blast.  We have done some challenging hikes, had some great talks, and enjoyed being outside in God’s beautiful world. Mt Sanitas: Flatiron loop at ChataquaTop of the 2nd Flatiron.  This hike was AMAZING.  We took a break from hiking and…

Cross Country

Josh joined the Cross Country team this year.  I am so proud of him!  He stuck it out even though it wasn’t really his favorite thing.  He always tried hard and he improved so much.  It was so fun watching him run at meets with his good buddy Ethan.  I’m so glad he tried something…

EFY, and German Schofields

This summer is NON-STOP.  A week after returning from Yellowstone, Halle and I flew to Utah.  She was headed to BYU for EFY.  We flew in on a friday so we’d have a few days to spend with the Schofields before they left on to follow their dreams in Berlin!  A few days before we…

The passing of our sweet Chippy

Chippy passed away on Aug 2, 2018.  She had been sick for a couple of days.  Her eyes got glassy, and her little body got bloated.  We were watching her and planned on take her to the vet soon.  The sweet thing passed away in the night.  We were all heartbroken.  She was our first…