Saturday, September 27, 2008

Coons, Catfish, & Uncle Spencer

It seems that you always forget your camera when you need it most. Amy & I took the kids fishing this morning on the Jordan River and had to make way for this little Raccoon who was determined to cross the bridge even after I had done my best to intimidate him. Fortunately I snapped this picture with my cell phone so that we have evidence of the encounter.


Angling Amy was the one to teach us how it's done this morning; she roped in a Jordan River Catfish with ease. And I got the award for whimpiest fisherman after that catfish left me bleeding. Its fin cut my hand as I removed the hook. (sorry, no picture)

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Last week Uncle Spencer came up to visit and he showed the kids how to cast further than their Dad. In the end he pulled in more fish than me too.


Abbie showing the proper way to keep your hands warm while fishing.



Emma keeps it cool.




I keep Dallin close so I can pass on all my fishing secrets.




Dallin's just happy to be along for the ride.




And the catch of the day: Spencer broke the tie by catching one more fish than me. Kind of like a Where's Waldo picture, see if you can find the fish.

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In her comment, Michelle suggested that maybe I hadn't caught any fish. Spencer & I did catch fish the day before in the High Uintas. Here's one of the beauties that I pulled in from a lake on the Notch Trail.

And here is the view of Notch Mountain from atop the cliffs on the far side of Wall lake. We saw 9 mountain goats up on Notch mountain when we hiked it that afternoon.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Little Man

I can't believe this little guy is 1.
It's been a great year!
Dallin, we love having you in our family.
Your big smiles and squeals make us happy everyday.
We love you one year old!!!



Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pre-School & Paint

Abbie Started Pre-School this week. Her teacher is Ms. Lacy, the same teacher that Emma had. So far Abbie loves it.


We're also schoolin' our kids here at home.

We're teaching them to change the world one wall at a time.

Thanks for the help, girls.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

He Toddles

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It looks like Dallin will walk into his upcoming 1st birthday.

Our little boy toddled at 11 months and 11 days.

Way to go Dallin!!