November 13, 2011

Capitol Reef

My husband has gone to Capitol Reef the past two years for a work retreat. We decided that it would be fun to be there together so we went this weekend. The weather was a little cold, but at least it was not snowing. It snowed about 6 inches on Friday so we arrived to lots of snow and a very cold cabin. The park was beautiful and we went on two hikes.

The view from the cabin

We went on this hike and there were lots of geodes

Boy #1 with geode

Boy #2 with another geode

On our way to Hickman Bridge, the boys called this the big toilet bowl

Hickman Bridge

My new favorite picture of boy #1

November 5, 2011

Are You Chicken?

After years of begging and pleading, I finally got chickens this week! I have wanted them for about three years, but my husband was less than thrilled with the idea. Plus we have a bird dog and an open yard with various predators like raccoons. However, my husband has built what we hope is a secure coop and run for our three lovely ladies. We are thrilled with our chickens, even my hubby admitted to me that he likes them!

The boys and the ladies

A closer image of the lovely ladies

A better view of the coop

Our first egg!

November 2, 2011

Okay, Okay, I Know It's Been A While

Life moves quickly and lately I haven't made time to blog. I will try to do better, if only for my brother, since he actually checks my blog regularly. So here are a few photos from October.

We started the month with a quick trip to CA for my high school reunion and enjoyed lunch on the bay

Grandma grew pumpkins for the boys and we had a great time carving them

The boys pumpkins

Most of us had a Harry Potter theme for Halloween, Hedwig the Owl, Mad Eye Moody, and of course the best Harry Potter ever!

Boy #2 was a blue bat, a costume which his dad wore when he was a little boy

Ready for trick-or-treating!