This is my simple photo journal. I like to take pictures and once a month or more, I load them onto this blog so that we can remember some of our family highlights.



We did our first family trip to Lake Powell for October break.
The weather and water were perfect.  Not hot outside and not cold in the water.
We have been on a few trips with this fun bunch and we still really like each other.

We set up camp at the top of Warm Creek Bay

We had the water all to ourselves and so I felt safe having these two cruise around

Ducks in a long can you hold onto your neighbors feet?
Sorry to say that Summer was the weak link

Ladder ball competition

Football skills camp. 
 The boss was teaching these two some of his old skills.

A few days after we came home from Lake Powell,
we received some terrible news.  
Our extended family lost its newest member, Noah Arnett.  He was almost 6 weeks old.
We was the sixth child of John and Brittany Arnett (our niece).
He quietly and suddenly passed from his mother's arms to his Father in Heaven.  
They later found that he had something wrong with his little heart. 
My heart ached for this sweet family, especially Brittany.
There is such a strong bond between a newborn and mother.  

We all wanted to share our love and support with the Arnett family,
so we decided to bring light to their home.

I am so grateful to know that families are forever.

 Isaac earned his Arrow of Light. 

Cub Master Jarvis knows how to celebrate.

Cole finished missionary training in Sao Paulo and is now serving
in a small town just north of Piracicaba.  

He finally has the use of a computer that can send his photos. 
It was soooo good to see his happy face.

This is his mission president and wife, the Canutos.  
They are from Manaus, Brazil.

Meg's volleyball season came to an end.
We loved watching our little setter.

This was an amazing save that she got up and over the net for a point


For me, the best part of Halloween is our 
neighborhood carnival/barb-e-que before the trick or treating begins.
This has been a 20+ year tradition.

The Phoenix Suns gorilla has been our "go-to" for Cole and now Ike.  
This gorilla mask has seen many a halloweens.
This is our fun neighbor Kole Sherwood holding Ike.

My sister Bridgette's boys 

They informed Summer that she could be a Rock Star Kitty too.