Moab in the time of Coronavirus

When schools shut down, and before we actually knew how bad this pandemic was going to be, Natalie and I hightailed it to Moab for a few days of hiking and R&R in the sun.  Looking back, it probably wasn’t the most responsible choice, but at the time it seemed like a great idea.  We…

Feb 2020 recap

Feb is usually a very slow month.  But not this year!  It began with a Vex Robotic tournament for Blake at Soaring Heights.  I was impressed!  This was quite the set up.  And for first timers, Blake’s team did great.  Then, a glorious 70 degree Sunday nap.  Everyone needs one of these in Feb.   But…

Advent 2019

Ending the decade with a bang! First up, making little goodie bags to hand out at our Stake day at the Denver Giving Machines.  These youth banged out 750 bags in under an hour!Blake gets to meet an eagle!Making Christmas Peep houses.  Josh’s is more of a horror house….Teacher giftsMiddle School band kids playing Christmas…

Utah Thanksgiving

This is the first time we’ve traveled at Thanksgiving since Josh and Halle were tiny.  As we are going to Germany over Christmas, we wanted to be able to spend some holiday time with our Banks family.  It was a great trip!  The night we were leaving Blake cried and cried saying he wished we…