Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kennecott Copper Mine

Before leaving Utah I wanted to visit some Utah specific sights with the kids. We decided to go to the Kennecott Copper Mine. All the trucks and machinery the miners use are huge. It was very impressive, and interesting.


Soccer master!

Once again, another soccer season has come and gone for Logan. He has had so much fun playing this year. Logan actually played indoor soccer this winter as well as the regular spring soccer. He has gotten quite good. He said he scored an average of 1 or 2 goals per game. He is so much fun to watch.


Draper city soccer had a clinic with the Real Salt Lake soccer team where he got his shirt and ball signed, and got to play with them. He was so excited to meet real soccer players.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Derby Race

Julien and Logan got to participate in the annual Derby race with Julien's scouting troop. They had a blast.

Skyping with Dad

Skype is one of the greatest communication tools. Since Jon has been away the kids and I have been skyping with Jon every day. It has been great for him to be able to see what and how the kids are doing. It is especially great for Kia Ora who is growing up so fast and forgets people so easily. We do not want her forgetting her daddy. Above is a how a typical conversation plays out with our cute little Kiki.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Mother's day!

This mother's day was bitter sweet since I got to spend it with my mom, the most amazing mother of all, but Jon was not there to celebrate with us since he was in Texas. I did however get spoiled.  I got several cards from the kids and my parents, a cookbook written by Logan's 2nd grade class, a gift card, and a delicious Edible Arrangement from my cute husband.


My mom had prepared an amazing dinner,  pineapple coconut mahi-mahi, with artichokes, and potatoes, with surprise sorbets for desert that were served in real fruit shells. It was so good.


The best part of the day was talking to Thiefaine, and Raphael who are on their mission in Toulouse, France, and Montreal, Canada. T got to skype. It was fun to see him face to face. They are both doing very well and are amazing missionaries. I feel so blessed to have them in my life, they are such good examples to my little family.  I am very eager for them to come home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Kia Ora adores her brothers just as much as they adore her. They just love to make her laugh, and she can never get enough. They crack me up. Above Logan is jumping off of my bed shooting hoops into a laundry basket with a water bottle; and Kiki is having the time of her life watching him.

Friday, May 13, 2011

sleep tight

After doing some of my evening chores, I came into my room to find the cutest thing I ever saw. Logan and Kia Ora asleep holding hands. It was so precious that I had to take a picture to remember this sight forever.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Splits and Boats by Julien Ward

Julien planned a banana splits and boats party. He talked about it all week long. On Saturday he went shopping with me for all his ingredients. Sunday, he wrote up his menu and took peoples orders on what they wanted.

Here is Julien putting together Papi's ice cream, "the Special." "The Special basically has every topping imaginable.

Papi was pretty surprised when he say that his ice cream was the size of Mt. Everest.

 Logan and Julien showing off their ice cream sundays