November 24, 2012

Suburban is now "mature"

When we talk about people we don't like to say their getting "old".  So we talk about our "mature" population.  I guess the same can be said for cars, right?  So our suburban is now officially "mature".  Today we hit 200,000 miles!  Now, for complete disclosure, we didn't drive all 200,000.  We inherited many of those miles when we bought the truck.  But we were there as a family when the odometer rolled over!

November 13, 2012

Sledding Alternative

We just had a snow storm over the weekend.  I'm lucky I didn't have to drive very far to get to work.  However, our boys wanted to take advantage of the new snow.  We had a snowball fight last night with the four older boys.  I don't know if that was the best Sunday activity but it was a family experience and I didn't want to miss it.

The boys excited for the snow was not abated when they woke up this morning.  Donovan, Michael and Aleky decided that they wanted to go sledding.  Not having a hill in our back yard they came up with an alternative option.  I thought it was awesome to see them sledding across the yard and having a blast.  I caught a little bit on camera to share:

November 3, 2012

Family Bowling 2012

Our family went bowling tonight as a reward for getting the playroom cleaned up today.  The playroom had become a disaster area and needed a concentrated effort.  The boys worked hard all morning and had the room cleaned up by the time I returned home from my interview at the U of U (for the PA program).

We arrived at the bowling alley on BYU campus a little later than we had originally anticipated but there were no lines and we were able to walk right in and start bowling.  It was great because we had plenty of room for our family to have fun without running into (or bothering) any other group of bowlers.  The boys had fun cheering for each other as they launched the balls down the alley.  We had a few strikes and several spares sprinkled throughout the games.  That made things even more exciting for everyone.

It was a close game and Donovan showed the most concern over the scores.  He looked to be the winner until David came up with a spare in the final frame giving him the extra points needed to pull into the lead.  But you have to be impressed with Quinten's high score!!!