Monday, August 6, 2018

Hiking Battle Creek Falls

Today, we took the fellas on a hike up Battle Creek Falls. We made it to the top with no problems, and then we hung out at the waterfall and snacked and played about. Gecko's favorite bit was the snacking, as he did it the whole time:
 Darth had a great time, he was getting so filthy from just tripping over every rock and then would get in the river, back in the dirt...oh my jeez, boys are crazy.
 We tried to take a selfie, but Gecko was SO MAD that we tried to take one, this was the best we could get.
 Later in the afternoon, we went to the Bean Natural Science Museum, the first time for these guys. They had so much fun - look at these cuties. Darth was sprinting between exhibits and loved them all so much, we had a great time.

Saturday, August 4, 2018


I made some Rice Krispie treats today, and holy cow did they turn out good! Recipe (literally it's the usual Rice Krispies recipe you get off the box but I sure add a lot more butter):
1 stick butter
1 10-oz bag marshmallows
9ish cups of Krispies

Melt the butter about halfway in a bowl in the microwave. After its about half melted, add the bag of marshmallows, and microwave another minute or so. When the butter is melted and the marshmallows are doubling in size (because of the heat) take it out, stir it a bit and add the Rice Krispies, and really, you can choose how many you want. The recipe calls for like, 8 cups, but when I added 8 I still had too much mallow, so I just kept adding cereal until I liked the consistency. Pour into a pan already sprayed with cooking spray, press into place. Let cool.

Also a fun treat I did this time is I did half Coco Krispies and half Red/White/Blue holiday Krispies.
They are delicious! Recommended.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Depressed Gecko

Today, I took the fellas to the splash pad. Darth loves it, he loves water, he has a great time. Gecko...tolerates it. He will occasionally splash around and run about, but for the most part, he just sort of likes to sit on the sidelines and watch. On our way there, we had to fill my car up with gas. Gecko wouldn't take off his backpack, and of course his matching hat. When we were filling up the tank, I look over and see that he weirdly looked super depressed.

He wasn't, of course, and had a great time, but this was just so funny to me, look at that cutie.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Missing the Cookster

Since I've been away for all the summer and have missed Cookie for so much of it, here are a couple of great pics of her while I've been away, please to enjoy.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Girls Camp Recap!

Well, this last week I went to girls camp, and what a fun time was had by all! I actually lost my voice - we screamed so much that I woke up this morning and had no voice at all! I got some awesome shirts for camp, and now without further ado, here they all are :
Day 1 
 Day 2
Day 3
 Day 4
And Day 5 was a repeat from last year, the one that said I Hate Camping, because, I do. Here are some pics of the fun:
 Our whole ward gang
 We had a pigtail day, looking good.
 There was a giant swing we got to participate in.
Me just being so talented at one of the confidence courses.
I think this year was probably my favorite year so far. It was awesome and tbh I want to go back to Heber Valley over Shalom every year now.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Darth!

Y'all, Darth turns 4 today! Oh my jeez, where does the time go?! It seems like yesterday he was born! I snapped this pic of us yesterday, what a goober.
 For his birthday he wanted to go swimming, so we went to the Scera and it was their first time there.
 So we've gone swimming a few times over the last few weeks, and I've learned that Gecko does not care for water. He's more than happy to just sit on the towel and watch people swim. Since I don't care for water, this is also my favorite place to be, so I'm happy to oblige and sit with him. This is right after he's eaten some Cheetos, hence the orange all over.
Hopefully the little rascal had a great birthday, I sure had a fun day celebrating with him!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Temple Time

Today was the first time my SIL went through the temple. She asked me to be her escort, which I was so thrilled to be asked. We had to be there ridiculously early, and she snapped a great pic of the temple as the sun was rising.
 When we got out of the temple, we snapped some family pics and I just love this one of us.

Good work, Sis, I'm proud of you!