Friday, June 29, 2012


‎"When I said I wanted a brother, I wanted a brave one, like my sister."
- Gavin referring to Carter being too afraid to go on a ride at the science museum.

Our New Ride

Look what Sam got me while I was in Oklahoma!  2009 Honda Pilot.  (It wasn't a surprise, but I love the bow.)

Thursday, June 28, 2012


"When I get my John Deere Gator, I am going to drive it and pick up Uncle Jace bring him to our house." - Carter

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trampoline Campout

The kids are sleeping outside on the trampoline with their cousins.  I'm not sure if they will actually be sleeping.  Alycia and I are watching a marathon session of Downton Abbey so we don't really care what they are doing as long as they don't bother us.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boating on Lake Keystone

We spent six hours on the lake with the Nelsons.  We went tubing, water skiing, and Uncle Nick introduced the kids to cliff jumping.  Carter hated tubing but liked the water ski trainer.  Renee also rode the trainer and loved it.  Gavin got up water skiing and rode for a while.  I had my first successful water skiing experience and I only landed on my face once.  We pretty much had the lake to ourselves. Gavin compared the water color to pickle juice.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Science Museum of Oklahoma

The Science Museum in Oklahoma City is fabulous.  Because we have a membership to the Fort Worth Science Museum, we were able to get six tickets for free to the Oklahoma museum.  The kids had a blast and we stayed for several hours.  We all got to ride segways which was first for me.  Gavin was fascinated by the bed of nails and took it upon himself to run it like it was an amusement park ride.  There is a button that you push while you lay down and Gavin would push it for the kid laying on the bed.  A chubby kid was next and line and Gavin asked him if he was over 300 pounds, because if he was he wouldn't be aloud to ride (It was posted on the front of the bed.)  I really hope the boy wasn't offended.  Alycia and I think he should work at six flags as a teenager.  He likes the power.  

Tornado simulator

Pumping a ball up the Gravity Tower.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Visiting the Nelsons

We have sure missed the Nelsons.  We are in Oklahoma visiting them for a week.  Sam drove separately so he could leave Sunday afternoon for work.  Sydney was in the play The Tortoise and the Hair and we got to see her fabulous performance on Saturday.  She was the cutest rabbit ever.  We played cards.  Alycia made us an eclair ring which was very tasty.  All the kids eventually drove us crazy enough that we let them swim in her back yard even though it was Sunday.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Our BYU Pals at Eskimo Joe's

We were coming up to Stillwater, Oklahoma to visit my sister and asked Jasmine and Taylor if they could meet us for dinner.  They live about and hour and a half from Stillwater.  We met at famous Eskimo Joe's.  Jasmine and Taylor were our best friends while we were at BYU.  It was fun to catch up with them and meet their children.
Gavin and Brayden

Carter, Renee, Mikayla, Kylee, Gavin and Brayden
Sam, me, Jasmine, and Taylor