Thursday, October 22, 2009

Deer camp

Deer camp was a lot of fun. Reece has wanted to have a big deer camp every year, but it never happens. We didn't have everyone, but more than in years past since I've been in the family. Reece would like for everyone to just plan on camping for the deer hunt whether they had tags or not so we could all get together. We always have so much fun when all the Staheli's get together. There was my family, Orrin and Georgia, Meg and Trav, Ben, Shan, and kids, and a guy that works with Ben and one of his family members. We stayed in a tent with a wood stove. The kids both slept great and slept throught the nights, but Reece and I were up throughout the night trying to keep wood in the stove burning. We only took a little blanket because we thought the stove would burn longer than it did, but it still worked out great for us becuase the kids stayed warm. I brought them a bunch of blankets. We went out Friday afternoon and stayed until Monday afternoon. The weather was great. Parker had fun playing with Addilee, Patton, and Mylee. The kids were filthy dirty each night but I just cleaned him off with a wipee. We really roughed it this time. I never came back into town, the kids didn't have a bath the whole time, and we all slept in a tent. It's been a while since we've slept all nights of our camping trip in a tent. Usually we wimp out after the first night and either sleep in Georgia's trailer or we come home to sleep in our own beds. Orrin shot a deer Sunday night. Reece and Parker were both with him. Parker wasn't sure about the deer riding in the back of the jeep with him. He didn't like it too much. When they got back they hung it up in a tree and skinned it with Trav's help. Parker didn't like the "bleed" he kept telling me. He did stand with grandpa for a few pictures though. Reece still hasn't filled his tag. He's hoping to have some luck in the next few days since it ends Sunday. Well that's enough for one day, sorry it's so much. I'm caught up now so I don't have to post for a few months again. Although that will be Christmas so hopefully I get a post before then (just for you kenz if nothing else). Oh, a little about the pictures. The kids thought they were pretty funny pushing their faces up against the screen door. They laughed and laughed. Georgia and I watched the kids each morning while everyone else went hunting. Reece was apparently pooped after keeping the stove going all night and then an early morning hunt, he and Macee conked out in the chair. Parker was trying out his dads slingshot. He could actually shoot it. This is the digger we got him for his birthday. He thinks he's pretty good at it.

St. George Marathon

The first weekend in October was the Marathon. Macee, Parker, and I went down to St. George on Friday night and spent the night at my mom and dad's place down there with my mom. Dad fixed us yummy spaghetti with chicken. Ralph gobbled it all up. Then dad went back to Enterprise to sleep the night in his own bed. That way he was able to just drive to Central and not have to deal with the buses from St. George. This was the first year I didn't have to wake up super early to go with my mom to drop him off in Central and drive through by six. It was wonderful to sleep in a little. We went the night before and saved our seat near the finish line so we didn't have to worry about having a place to sit. We got to the finish line as the first male was crossing the finish line. Dad finished in 3 hours 4 minutes. I love going to support the runners, and especially my dad. He is such a great example to us all. Both kids were really good. Parker just played with a truck and Macee slept the whole morning in my sling. Reece went out to the Peaks with his family to hunt for a spike. They camped Friday night and Saturday night and came home Sunday afternoon. They got another bucket of pinenuts so at least they got something.

Pinenut picking

We went pinenut picking the last weekend of September with Orrin and Georgia. It was kinda spur of the moment trip. We had good luck the little bit that we picked pinenuts. We mostly rode the rhino around. We went 60 miles and were filthy dirty by the end of the day. The roads were quite dusty. It was beautiful weather and a nice relaxing day. Macee and Parker were both great. As you can see, I just put Macee out on a blanket on the ground while we gathered pine nuts. Together we got gallon bucket full. The following weekend, Reece and Orrin went spike hunting and got another bucket of pinenuts, but no spike.

Ralph's birthday

These are a few pictures from Parker's birthday. My cute little boy is three already. I can't believe how fast time really flies. At least I have a replica of him in Macee. She looks so much like Parker it's kinda scary. He had a good birthday. He got farm stuff and a digger for his sand box. He was pretty excited to have everyone over to his house. He is so funny, now whenever it's someones birthday he always says its his birthday too. He keeps telling me what santa is going to bring him for his birthday. He doesn't quite get it yet. We sure love him. I don't know what we did without him. We are constantly laughing at the things he says. A week or so before his birthday he started wanting to wear big boy pants, so he started going potty. He still has a few accidents but does pretty well overall.

Better late than never

Better late than never. These are a few pictures from Labor Day. Every year we go up on Cedar Mountain with all the Staheli's. We always have a lot of fun. Thanks for letting us stay in the cabin. Parker is always talking about Trav's cabin. Trav is his idol. Parker got to see a 'big buck' get skinned and hung up in a tree. He thought it was pretty cool. It was great weather and a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


This weekend we decided to go over to Colorado Springs and visit my grandma and grandpa Sorensen. We left Thursday night and spent the night in the pickup between Richfield and Grand Junction. 4 people in the back of the cab don't fit very well, we tried it. So, Macee and I sat in the front of the pickup while Parker and Reece slept in the back seat. The back of the pickup was so full that the carseats sat in the front with Macee and I so needless to say there wasn't much room in the front, and Macee wouldn't sleep unless I was holding her which means I didn't get much sleep. At 4 am I woke Reece up and we loaded the kids back in their seats and got back on the road. We went through Apen to get there which added about 2 hours to our trip. We finally pulled into my grandparents house around 4 p.m. 12 hours in one day with a 6 week old and a 3 year old. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't reccomend it. Macee doesn't like her carseat. We had a lot of fun and we're really glad we went to see them. Both nights we stayed up til 12:00 playing cards. We are on our way home now. We will stop this afternoon in Pagosa Springs and spend the night in our tent in a campground, and then we'll head the rest of the way home tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My builder!!

This is my little builder. He's always building or fixing something. He is also always talking about work and what he does at work, but whenever I ask him if he has to go to work today, he always replies with "No not today, I have Fridays off." He constantly has us laughing. Life would be dull without him around!!

4th of July

I'm a little behind, but I should get caught up soon, since we finally have the internet at our house. For the 4th of July weekend, we went camping. We spent one night in Orrin and Georgia's trailer, and the next night we came home and slept at our house. Macee did great, but the second night Parker was having a rough time, so we just decided to come home and sleep in our own beds since we were only camping about 15 min from home. We had a lot of fun, as you can see in the pictures. Uncle Ben was helping the kids get in the tonka dump truck and riding it down the hill with Charlie the dog chasing them down. Parker and AJ were filthy dirty. They were throwing dirt on each other and laughing their heads off. Macee just hung out in the trailer sleeping the days away. On the 4th we came back into town and had a BBQ with my family and then let Parker run in the kids races at the church. He ran fast and won. He was pretty excited about his dollar, he wanted to by an icee with it. I didn't get pictures of the best part however. We talked grandpa Bill into running in the 18 and up race, and he tripped over his own feet right at the beginning. Then we talked him into doing the piggyback race with Parker. He grabbed Parker off the grass and closelined him on the rope, but grandpa didn't even know Parker was crying. Then he raced and was going so fast they went head over teakettle at the finish line and Parker was crying even more. It was super funny and gave everyone a good laugh for the day. Grandpa Bill is a good sport. To finish the races off, Reece and Grandpa Bill did the wheel barrow race and almost won. To finish the night, we had grandma and grandpa Staheli over and lit fireworks. Parker thought they were too loud, but still liked them.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Macee Kay

The big day finally came. I was induced on Monday. We waited and waited, they said they'd call first thing Monday morning. I was second on the list, but the call didn't come until 11:30 a.m. It was a really easy but long labor. We got there at 11:30 a.m. and I delivered at 9:50 p.m. It seemed to last forever since Parkers was only about 5 hours. It was a breeze for me, but Reece was bored out of his mind sitting there all day long. She weighed 8.2 oz and 20.5 inches long with a head full of brown hair, lots more than Parker had. We are all doing great. I don't even feel like I had a baby. So far she's a really good baby and Parker loves her to death. He loves 'petting her' kissing her all over, and holding her hand. He's been great!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I'm terrible at keeping this updated, but here are some pictures of what we have been up to lately. I uploaded the pictures backwards, so the most recent pictures are first. First are a couple of our puppies we took pictures of last night, next is Easter with the Staheli family. We always have a great time when we go camping with them. The next pictures are at Kershaw Ryan state park in Nevada with my family on conference Sunday and lastly are some pictures with my fam up at Zion National Park in March. Kenz had something for school she had to do, so Parker and I went up for the day with Kenz mom and dad. It was a beautiful day and Parker had lots of fun.