Sunday, February 19, 2017

September 2016

For Labor Day we went on a hike to Doughnut Falls. Beautiful area! Beautiful day! Beautiful hikers!

I love going in hikes with the family!
We took Post to Golden Corral for lunch! There are four of us that work closely together and we have become good friends. Brooke (other school counselor), Preslee (student services and our assistant), and Post (aka Simon, he is the director of secondary).
Cee Ryle got answered to Homecoming with these chocolate frogs!

One Sunday we decided to just go to a park and just spend some time together. We went to Memory Grove. I just have to get as many pictures as possible of Carina before she leaves.

This is a picture of two trees made by my leaf electric car! That means I was a very efficient driver! Idk why I'm posting this here?! 

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On September 16th Carina had the blessing to go through the temple for the first time! It was a wonderful experience for all of us but especially for her. She went through the Provo City Temple.
Afterwards we went out to eat crepes!!!

Cee Ryle went to Homecoming with Emma Judd. 

His group included Emma, Sydney, and Aiden. Wardie group this time :)

Derick was here to celebrate his birthday! A few weeks late but fun celebration non the less!

Preview of Mary Poppins!

Suicide Awareness walk with our HOPE Squad. We have participated in this walk for a few years now. Suicide is one of the leading cuases of death amongst youth in Utah. There is a big push to bring awareness to this. HOPE Squads help by helping other students that may need someone to talk to. Students are trained to listen and then tell others to Hold On Pesuade and Empower. I get to help these students with training and assistance if they need to refer.

Since we couldn't go anywhere before Carina leaves on her mission because of time. She decided she wanted to spend a day as a family at Lagoon. We had a fun time together!

Carina vloged about this day: I PEED MY PANTS

Kailee was making an Arthur music video of our family before Carina leaves. Making music videos has become a fun tradition for our family! The final product is in the link below:

Arthur Browns by KaileeCristina


Who knew that even adults could have lots of fun in corn?!

Gracie's school had a 5K fundraiser. the three of us ran it and we even won a few prizes!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Month of August Random Events

We wanted to spend some time with Gracie after going to Guatemala so we went the Tracy Aviary and had some fun looking at all of the birds. Including up close to an owl.

Trying to be creative at taking pictures?

We went to the parade of homes with Annie and Jef. It's a tradition if they happen to be here during the parade :)

The backyard view from one of the houses.

Awesome work space adjacent to the kitchen. I would have loved to have this when the kids were little and doing homeworking while making dinner!


It's going to be great having Jenner and Annie in Utah :)

Gracie dog-sat MeiMei while grandma and grandpa went to education week.

First day of 4th grade. She's getting so big!

First day of senior year. Twelve years sure went by fast!

Cee Ryle had the opportunity to play for a FHE at a nursing home. We got to go and watch also.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Carina's Birthday Week and Mission Call

All Carina wanted for her birthday this year was to go skydiving! So she and Casey got to go.

They had an awesome time! I was just glad they survived!

We went to Red Robin for dinner.

 Jef and Annaliese joined us since they were in Provo getting Annaliese all ready for school.Link to Carina's vlog about her birthday.

On Thursday she received her mission call! Ahhh!!! But we had to wait until Sunday to open it cause she wanted her friends and family to all be with her.

Here she is on Sunday just waiting....

Here we are! All ready and skyping for those that couldn't be with us!

She was so cute and so nervous and anxious to see where she was going.

She got called to the California Redlands mission. Entering the MTC on October 12. Look how happy she looks! She will be an amazing missionary!

Then we had to celebrate the birthdays for the month of August!

Zildy always has some fun presents in store!

Carina and her best friend Blair.

Carina and her friends that came to be with her on this special day!
Two videos of this event at: