Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Playing Wii

Dan and Daniel playing Wii Rockband!
We made Daniel play Panic Attack by Dream Theatre on the impossible list. He hasn't played that one before but was smart enough to pick easy. Just on the easy was crazy to play and keep up! Daniel had fun anyway!

Mimosa Tree

This is an cool looking tree that is in our front yard. Dan looked it up online and found out it is called a mimosa tree. The pink/white "feather duster" looking things grow very fast. I noticed that it looked like flowers one morning and by the afternoon it looked like the "feather dusters".
The "feather dusters" are all the way up the branch.

They start out looking like this and then bloom.

It has been really cool to watch this tree. I was afraid that Daniel wouldn't get to see them because I notice them blooming last week when he was a camp. But they just continue to bloom day after day. The "feather dusters" do die out quickly as they bloom. I never have seen anything like this before but I really like it.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Rosie came over to drop off some things and Michael had fun playing. Here is he thinking about showing us how he goes down the stairs. It is something that he learned over the weekend.
Going down the stairs is hard work and you need a break!

This is about the only picture that we could try to get. He doesn't really like to smile for the camera let alone sit long enough for you to take a picture. He would smile after you take a picture! Hope Grandma and Grandpa enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Boy Scout camp update

I didn't get any pictures while we were visiting Daniel at camp. He is having fun and enjoying his time there. He has been busy doing things for his merit badges and swimming. But he didn't listen to us about wearing sunscreen and got a second degree sunburn on his shoulder! But otherwise he is doing great. He did cry a little when he saw us. He said he missed us and of course we missed him, too. And I still miss him right now. He showed us where he was sleeping. It is a cot on a deck with a tent over it. They have been having a raccoon coming to visit them often. They had to be evacuated twice last week because of thunderstorms and tornado warnings! But he seemed like he was okay. We talked to him and his friend Josh and they told us that the Bishop brought them lunch of fried chicken and beans. They enjoyed that. It was probably better than the mess hall food he has had all week. Then they got ready to go to play water polo. So we made sure he had his sunscreen on and said our good byes until Wednesday. I feel better that I got to see him but I would like to have him home. Only two and half more days and he'll be home. He said the first thing he'll do when he gets home is take a shower and then take a nap! We will keep everyone posted when he gets back!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Leaving for Boy Scouts camp!

Daniel left this morning Camp Bartle (after some drama!). He will be gone for 10 days! I feel sad that he will be gone that long but I'm also excited that he has this opportunity to do things like this. Last night as I was trying to go to sleep I was thinking how much I would miss him and then I was thinking how much I will miss him when he goes on his mission. But then I felt silly that I would worry about him going on a mission because that is 6 years away! Anyway, I hope he has alot of fun! We will keep you updated when we go to visit him on Sunday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our New Home (part 4)

This is our big backyard. We have many plans for the yard as well inside the home. We of course will keep you updated on all our projects that are finished. We hope you enjoyed seeing our home!

Our New Home (part 3)

Daniel's bedroom (It is a little messy, sorry).

Entry to downstairs.

Half bath downstairs.

Dan's work out room.

The storage room.

Our New Home (part 2)

The dining room. It is part of the kitchen.
The hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom.

The bathroom that all 3 of us get to share!!

The computer room.

The master bedroom.

Our New Home (part 1)

This is the front of the house!
The entry.

The living room (sorry about it looking blah, I haven't unpack everything yet).

The kitchen.

The kitchen again!