Thursday, December 22, 2011

Love to ride

Looking at these pictures made me feel nostalgic about summer. We took bikes rides as often as we could. The trail is perfect, away from traffic and in the countryish. It was one of my favorite things we did this Summer. It was a mixture of perfect really; being with my family, enjoying the great outdoors, the beautiful evening Summer weather, the warm breeze on my face, and a good excuse to get a little exercise.

Sometimes we would just ride, but sometimes we would make a stop at the Harmon's and grab a drink, snack, or a meal, usually whatever we had time for before we lost the sun (when bugs would smack us in the face on the way home). Westin loved the bike rides. He never complained and would even ask us to go on bike rides sometimes. Family bike rides are the best! 

 So serious. Look happy!
That's what I get...

I love bike rides!

After bath

All time cutest boy in the world

 I know I am a little biased, but in my world he is the most adorable and sweetest little boy in the world!
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite picture to date. This picture of his smile attempts to show how much happiness he brings into our lives.

Westin @ 23 months

Utah State Fair

So I thought now that we are approaching Christmas and the end of the year very quickly, that I'd like to catch up some on the blog. Let us return back to September for a moment.
We made it to the Utah State Fair again this year. It was fun, not quite as fun as last year because we were sort of in a hurry because we had somewhere to be afterward. As usual I took lots of pictures, but I will try to keep it to a few.

There was a very tall mechanical thing (for lack of a better word) getting around the park on a Segway. We watched him pass us, then stopped to interact with kids right next to us. We went to check him out. And Westin was so intrigued with him. When it was Westin's turn, he did nuckles with Westin and we got a picture with him.
The treats were yummy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Labor Day

Labor Day.
My family went up to Perry/Brigham City, as we have made it a tradition to do in September, and brought home bushels and bushels of peaches. Oh how I love to bite into my first peach of the season; straight from the farmer and fresh from the orchard. I tried my had at making peach jam this year. I made lots of it. For some reason jam tastes better when you make it yourself:)
And of course we stopped by Maddox for some lunch. I had me a delicious peach shake!

Albion Basin + (almost) Cecret Lake

I'm so far behind! Here goes my ongoing effort to catch up little by little.
Back in September, we explored Albion Basin some more. Last year, we made it as far as here, but decided it was getting too late so we didn't make it to the hike. This year, we actually made it to the hike, but it was a little late for a hike, and we wern't able to make it to the late, yet again. Someone/something has to be to blame so I'll blame our late church time:)

I love love love Albion Basin. It's one of the prettiest places I've seen. The mountains are just different here, the mistyness in the evening, the beautiful pine trees, and my most favorite, the plethora of wildflowers. And there were probably even more flowers had we made it up a week or two earlier. I want to spend an entire afternoon just lounging in the flowers. Maybe next year, when we actually make it to the lake.

My mom came along with us this year.

He was actually crossed right in front of us on the trail!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This year I planted in a very small area in my moms yard, and then just planted in pots at our apartment. Tomatoes, mini, tomatoes, green beans, peas, and a few new plants for this year were black beans, carrots, and strawberries.
My fav were definately the strawberries! They did really well, especially for a first year crop. They were giving off strawberries through September! I'm tempted to fill the whole garden with them next year.

 There was a slight lack of pictures from this years harvest. This is what I got!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Westin loves...

Campfires in grandma's backyard
Elmo balloons from the Farmer's Market
to cuddle with aunt Natalie
And when he gets to wear super awesome hats!

Isn't life great!?

A boy and the summer sun

Continuation of belated summer postings... Here are the last of them...

Westin enjoying the summer sun