Monday, November 14, 2011

Ondelay mama!

Instead of killing an entire night mocking Dancers With the Stars, Jesse decided to spend the night putting together a few pictures of the recent shenanigans in addition to the mocking.  We are settling in just fine here in Richfield.  Jesse is really liking his job, still getting into the groove.  It has made it easy working with great people.  Lindy likes the town as well, is meeting some really great Richfieldians, and is finally just about over her withdrawals from Costa Vida.  Surprisingly, the mall-withdrawal is not nearly as bad as she expected.  Finn calls this place a "village" for some reason, is liking pre-school a lot, and loves being outside way more often than we ever have been.  Lark is, for the most part, apathetic and would be just as ornery here, in Ogden, in Denver, Tahiti, pretty much anywhere.  We've been busy.  Here are a few of the latest:

Lark doing some riding in the front yard.  We believe the average age in Richfield when kids start riding bikes with two wheels is 2.5.  We have been failing as parents.

A little hike up Bullion Canyon in Marysvale.  Lark is a good hiker... for about two minutes.

Finn with Bullion Falls in the background.

Little Larky turned 2 in September.  Got lots of stuff, is loving on Barbies and anything pink.

All smiles after her third or fourth second birthday party.  Bet you had to read that twice, perhaps thrice, maybe fourice.

We went to a lovely wedding at Bear Lake for Lindy's cousin Brandee and her squeeze Christian.  They threw a great party and we are so excited for them.

Larky dancing the night away at the wedding party.

Claiming the punkin at the patch here in Richfield.  This is always so much fun.

The lovely ladies and their pumpkins.

Everyone knows that loving on your pumpkin will make less guts to clean out and clean cuts on the Jacko.
Lugging.  Do work girl.

Somehow, Lindy talked Jesse into going to Disneyland in October.  He has been resisting this for a long time.  He finally caved after it was agreed to spend half the time at a beach.  Things were arranged and G-mas Kris and Becky as well as G-pa Neil were able to come.  It was a ton of fun, pretty magical, and a total surprise for Finn on his 5th birthday.

We want these stools.

Sporting the mousey ears, taking a little rest from the magical craziness.

Since Disney in October, Finn and Lark absolutely love Jack and The Nightmare Before Christmas.  We have watched it almost daily for the past two weeks.

Goofy and the pumpkin Disney characters.

Best use of overpriced kid's meal ever.

Lark could have stayed with Minnie all day.

Wish we could have recorded the conversation before this picture.  Jack and Finn kept talking about how weird it was that Lark and other girls like dolls and stuff like that.

The old people riding the coaster.  One wet him/her-self.  One had to take nitro.  The other didn't speak for two days.
This was funny.  Finn asked Mickey what he was going to be for Halloween and after some crazy charades and guessing by all, we figured he was going to be a vampire.

View from our beach/bluff house rental.  Jesse is actually one of those specks in the water doing some boogie boarding.  This is at Dana Point.

Beaching.  We couldn't find many shells so bought a couple buck's worth and spread them for Finn and Lark to find within the circle.  Best shell hunt ever and wildly successful.

Can you believe we found this on the beach?!

Celebrating Finn's 5th.  Put a lot of work into this cake.  Will hire out to arrange similar at a very small cost if anybody is interested.

We got home from the trip just in time to hit about 15 houses for trick-or-treating.  Here is G-ma Diane toting the little princess.

He couldn't stop saying "You want some of this?"  No way.
Well, once again, had to go through hundreds of pictures for the above.  We left a lot of good ones for long, cold, dark winter days and will break those out to cheer us up sometime.  Actually, we probably won't do that because we are lazy bloggers.  Party on party-people.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goodbye Ogden....Hello Richfield!

Our last month has been jammed packed.  We have packed up, moved, partied in Mexico, fished at Fish Lake, celebrated birthdays, celebrated the 4th and 24th of July all within the last 30 days.  It was madness!  We are now Richfield people.  Four days after we moved in we went on a graduation trip to Playa Del Carmen with two of Jesse's fellow residents.  Lindy was a nervous wreck for weeks leading up to the trip about leaving here babies.  Once we arrived in Mexico she only had a couple meltdowns and survived the rest of the trip quite well.  We are so glad that we were able to get away to such a beautiful place and with some amazing company.  We had such a great time and dreading the reality of getting back to work once we got home.

This was the last night in our Ogden house.  Finn and Lark were paying their last respects to Finn's cardboard house.   Lindy was off crying somewhere because she wanted to bring it to Richfield with us.  The house had Finn's measurements and little hand prints on it.   

Our lovely room in Mexico.
This is the beautiful view from our balcony at Secrets Maroma.

Going out to dinner with our residency friends: Franz, Carissa, Aaron and Ann.

Bed-sharing in the lobby.

We rented scooters for the day and toured the whole island of Cozumel.  Lindy had to have her very own scooter, and about crashed the first five minutes!

Self portrait while cruising.
Scooting in style with the crew.  This was one of the best things we did on the trip.  So fun.

We would stop and scuba all along the coast of Cozumel.  This was one of the stops.

Stopping for a coke break .

Lindy saw this trampoline at our resort and due to weather it was closed everyday.  Finally the day before we left it was open and she was in heaven.

Lindy doing a back flip.

Jesse gave it a try for the first time and showed Lindy up by doing a double back flip.  We think his extra weight got him bouncing higher.


Carissa doing some tricks.

The beach at our resort.

Pool sharks.  This game actually lasted about an hour. 

Doubles pong, waiting for the pool sharks.

After Mexico, we came back to Richfield for one day, did the laundry, then headed to Fish Lake for a family reunion with Jesse's family.  Thanks Neil and Beck for the wild times.

Our first fishing outing we emptied the lake of fish.

Finn was such a good fisherman, he caught these two.  He was loving it.

Lark was obsessed with touching the fishies.  Her mother is disgusted at this.

Jesse giving his fish a little smooch!
 After Fish Lake, we came back to Richfield and finished unpacking.  We are having a pretty good time here so far.  Lots of nice people and a little slower than we are used to.  Jesse thinks Richfield is going to be the future of Utah-- very desirable in his opinion.

We hit up the Monroe fireworks with Grandma Diane for pioneer day.

Bowling in Richfield is cool.  You have to know how to keep your own score so it is easier to cheat.

Cute babies.

Becky turned the big 60 this year and the family threw her a surprise birthday party back in Riverton.

Becky being surprised....don't mind Lindy's big butt in the way.

This was Finn's new favorite toy at the new place since his were all packed up for a couple of weeks!

Enjoying Richfield's fireworks from our front porch.  It is the best firework show we have ever seen.  After the city fireworks ended our surrounding neighbors went crazy with all the newly legal aerials.  We are big fans. 


Not staged at all.  We always smile like this.

Grandma Kris came for a visit and she had to have a picture with Finn...

and her girls.  Jesse is really sad and hurt that she didn't want a picture with him too.

A picture of our  living room in our house rental.

Our lovely kitchen that Lindy slaves away preparing take out dinners in!

This is our house in Richfield.  Come visit.

Finn and Lark's favorite place inside.

Finn and Lark's favorite place outside.
 All in all, things are well.  A little crazy, but well.  Let us know when you would like to move down to Richfield too and we can help you get things going.  XOXOXO.