Sunday, July 10, 2011


Yes, Vernal.  See, here's the funny thing about Vernal, Utah.  Almost everyone has heard of it but few folks really know where it is, let alone have visited.  But we did!

Vernal is home to a good sized collection of one of our favorite things.  Cousins!  Bet you thought I was going to say dinos, right?  Well, they were an added bonus.  So too was the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo!  I'm not sure who labeled Vernal as a small town.  Small town= sleepy, boring town.  Not so.  We saw enough cowboy boots, mullets, high kicking bulls and cotton candy to keep us very much entertained.

First up, dino land.  Unfortunately a lot of the park/trail/museum was under construction so we didn't get to see the whole shebang but we did see some cool fossils, some extra cool (hot really) sand-- that was Bree's favorite thing, and a few lizards.

Next, the rodeo.  This was my first experience, the girls too.  Personally, I preferred the events that did not involve any bucking animals.  Especially after I learned how they were made to buck.

 BJ and I have learned that we simply cannot take any sort of road trip without one or both girls getting carsick.  This time it happened in Provo canyon and luckily, we had BJ's little hospital puke tray to minimize the mess.  Nevertheless, we decided to stop and get some air at Bridal Veil Falls.  It was very crowded but beautiful.

This is on the way to the falls.  They were tired.  Then Cambree decided to "do some exercise."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Additions

By the way, if any of you have missed our news, let me fill you in:

We bought a minivan.  Actually, not really a minivan.  It's a bus.  A VW.  A Routan.  We really didn't want a minivan so it's just more fun for us to call it something other than what most people think to call it.  After all, it is one of a kind in our church parking lot and that says something.

We bought a minivan because we hated our Taurus.  And because we couldn't fit 3 car seats in our other car.  Get it, 3 car seats?  We only have 2 kids.

So things are a little bit tight in our garage.  Know what else is a bit tight?  My clothes.

We are excited to announce that we will be adding a baby boy to our family.  

Well, most of us are excited.  Cambree really wanted either a baby sister or a baby monkey.  So she's warming up to the whole idea still.

He's due November 23. 

I will not be having Thanksgiving dinner at my house this  year.