Thursday, December 8, 2011

Half Marathon... Who me?

So my sister a couple of months ago asked me if I would run the Bear Lake half Marathon with her.. I said sure whatever, not thinking we would actually sign up.. Well guess who is signed up.. ME.. Yeah what am I gonna do.. Run? LOL My nieces and my other sister are going to do it too. So that will be good to have a lot of motivation to get my butt going.. I'm glad I have 6 months to get up and going... Now if Winter will just hurry up and go away.. I hate running in the freezing cold.. So if you see me laying on the ground somewhere it's cuz I'm worn out from running.. Just toss some water out your window and tell me to get up and keep going..

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Too cute...

Need time to slow down.. My little guy is almost 20 mo old.. And that means he is almost 2 which means he is no longer a baby.. I have so much fun with this guy, he is starting to talk and being able to let us know what he wants..

He is so fun with his big brothers.. Even though he is destroying my Christmas tree each day, he is so fun. And I'm thinking he is gonna love Christmas this year..

Friday, November 18, 2011

HaPpY hAlLoWeEn....

Been meaning to blog about Halloween but November is a crazy month for us.. Not only do we have 9 birthday's this month but I just think November is a busy month for everyone.. So better late then never.. Here are some darling Halloween pics..

:)- Love this boy.. He is so cute.. He wanted to wear this cute hate and he loves the camera..

Another cheesey pose from Preston sitting outside with the pumpkins..

Camden turn, and Carter trying to get in the picture..

Carter's turn.. He had to sit up by his pumpkin...

The neighbor did a fun Halloween party I had to bring a game.. The kids loved it, they threw darts, (well I couldn't find darts so I had needles on the ends of pencils.. I know..) but anyways then when a balloon popped it had candy in it..

My darling friends/neighbors who did the Halloween party..

Little P, hanging out..

We also did a party at Nate's parents this year and I'm always in charge of the pumpkin walk the kids love to pick out Twinkies and cupcakes to eat..

Love the Ghost..

Camden aka The Night Warrior..

Me and Preston

Camden enjoying his Pizza..

Carter aka Dirt Bike Rider

Couldn't get P to sit still so i had to join the pic.. But the darling pumpkins that they "helped" carve..

At Nate's parents we painted pumpkins and the kids loved that..

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cold Water Canyon..

So 2 weekends ago the boys wanted to go hiking so we packed our stuff up and headed up Cold Water Canyon. It's just above Nate's parents house so it was nice to be close by.. We had lots of fun and the boys loved it.. On our hike we came across a bunch of Elderberry trees. I had never heard of them, but Nate's dad was telling us how you can eat them and you can make jam and syrup out of them.. Well that got Nate's brain a thinking so of course we had to go up again the next weekend and get some..

The boys... Robert, Camden, Carter and Nate on our hike..

We have to cross over the stream and the kids love it.


Another part of the stream you have to cross..

The Elderberries...

Now mind you I'm thinking Nate wont make a ton and it will be something easy to do.. Well 6 hours later and not that many jars done it was pretty hard work but taste yummy..

Nate picked 6 bags fulls of these things, luckily we had a steam/juicer to do the hard part.. No way would I do it the normal way of cooking these things down..

Got the juice cooking for some jelly.

Yummy.. Elderberry Jelly... We did about 17 pints of Jelly and 9 pints of Syrup.. The syrup is very tasty and I can't wait for pancakes.. Supposedly Elderberries are very good for your health and they recommend taking a tsp of syrup a day for cold/flu symptoms.. Who would've known and just think they were up in the hills and free for taking..

Sunday drive...

A couple of weeks ago we took a nice Sunday drive to try and see the leaves.. We had been camping the weekend before and the leaves were great.. They hadn't changed much yet by our house but the kids were looking for some cool rocks.. We stopped on the divide so they could look around..

Carter not happy that I was taking his picture..

Nate and P having fun.

Camden on top a big ol' rock pile..

First Annual Barlow Yard Clean up...

I decided this year that my parents yard could use some clean up.. I go up every week and mow the lawn but I couldn't do all the other stuff that needed done.. So I called my brother and sisters and said time for yard work at mom and dads.. It was great to have everyone show up and help out. We got a lot of stuff done and their yard looks amazing now.

They guys cut lots and lots of branches and they even took out this tree.

We added lots of dirt by the new RV pad.

Our gal group shot.. (minus bunna and megan.. who took the pics)

We made the younger boys carry all the branches to the trailer.

Little P.. It was a little cold and rainy when we started, but it turned out to be a great day..

The group... We did weeding, branch trimming, hole filling, gutter cleaning, chimney and vent fixing, raking, trimming, edging and mowing..

Friday, October 7, 2011


Just some fun random pictures that I have taken with my camera..

Preston playing peek-a-boo with the place mat.. He was cracking me up..

Carter loves to build huts, this was his latest creation.

Playing with Halloween costumes.. They are a little excited for Halloween this year.. They keep asking when we get to go buy pumpkins..

Preston brought me my camera yesterday and was saying "eeese" it was so cute so I couldn't resist taking some pics with him.. He is so dang fun..

Happy 6th Birthday...

9-19-2011... 6 years ago today you entered our lives and changed us forever.. You were so fat and cute.. I just couldn't get enough of you.. You gave us a rough start and ended up in the NICU for a week.. As a 8 lb 10 oz baby your were double what any other baby in the NICU at the time was.. We have had so much fun with you and can't believe how time as flown and how big you are now.. I'm hoping the next 6 years go a little slower and you don't grow so fast..

Camden just minutes old 9-19-05.. 8lb 10oz..

Camden 1 yr

My big 6 year old..

We had 2 different family birthday parties for Camden and of course being the busy mom that I was I forgot my camera for Nate's side of the family.. At least I got a couple of pics of his b-day.

He wanted a cop set for his b-day.. He was so excited when he got it..

Gotta take a big breath to blow all those candles out.. Happy Birthday Camden we love you!!!!

St. Anthony Dunes...

We went to St. Anthony Sand dunes over Labor day this year.. We hadn't been to these dunes since Carter was 1.. It was wonderful weather and we had lots of fun..

The trailer..

Preston favorite spot to play.. Anytime we looked he was crawling into the dog cage.. I had to laugh.. And wondered how long I could maybe get him to stay in it..

Braiden being a stud that he is.. He was rocking one of the kids helmets.. And yes your right it is too small for Preston's head..

Braiden catching some good air..

Nate and Carter headed out for a ride.. My gosh those boys love the honda. They are just like there dad can't get enough air or go fast enough.. I'm in big trouble..

Our friends have a dog and my kids love him.. He is so good with the kids and they love to play with him.. Carter giving Simba a big ol' hug..

Nate, Carter and Camden headed out on the Polaris..

Once we got home we have to unload all the crap.. And I come out to find 2 little eyes staring at me.. Carter had wiggled his way into the truck and was hiding.. It cracked me up..