Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Tree

There is something that I absolutely love about putting up the Christmas tree. I love the feeling of warmth that it brings to our home. I like to put the tree up right after Thanksgiving and leave it up through New Years. When it's time to take the tree down, I feel sad. It seems like forever before I can put it up again - a whole 11 more months.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tom's View of Garden Canyon

After we got back from Garden Canyon I was pleasantly surprised with some of the photos Tom took. I was so busy watching the kids and scolding Kaulin that I didn't realize Tom was taking photos and shooting video footage. He made a pretty cool movie of our day. It's too bad he doesn't have more time to spend shooting photos.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Garden Canyon

Two days after Thanksgiving we went hiking up Garden Canyon with family. It was still beautiful. The kids enjoyed being around cousins and being out in the open air. I constantly had to remind Kaulin (very loudly) to wait for us and not run ahead. (especially when the trail went out onto a ledge - Yikes)

Tom's Woodbadge

Tom earned his Scout Woodbadge beads in November. He has worked over the past 18 months to complete certain requirements for his "ticket" items. He enjoyed his week-long Woodbadge training 14 months ago. It was nice to have his parents here to celebrate with him. Scouts after getting your "Eagle" does exist.

The Hike with Pictures

I forgot to add the photos last time. Oops!!

The Hike

Korey and Keilani weren't old enough to go on a hike with the big kids, so Tom and I took them through our neighborhood and hiked through a vacant field. They loved the hike and of course Korey had to be the one leading the way. I had to capture the moment of Korey walking with Tom. Moments like those are priceless.