Friday, December 28, 2007

Long, Long, Ago . . .

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2007

It blows my mind when I think about the events of 2007. I'm sure this year flew by, as they all do, but as I looked through pictures I swear some of the things happened in 2006 or even 2005. Is that a sign of loosing it? I'm going to spend some time back tracking and posting for previous months. Only having Dec. posts has bummed me. I've wished I'd done this for the whole year and now I can! There are too many pictures/stories I want to add to my blog. And I just figured out how to change the date so it will fall into the correct months-- Yea! If you get bored (who does that?) you can go back and check out my posts that will appear in Jan. - Nov. months.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I Believe

In October Kade stayed at his cousins house and they had the most fabulous game (according to Kade) Hungry Hungry Hippos! We knew he loved it but didn't consider getting it for Christmas simply because there are many other things he thinks are awesome.
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The first time Kade saw Santa, it was before Thanksgiving, he was pretty confused about the whole situation. There was this guy that seemed a little scary and everyone around Kade kept telling him to tell the scary guy what he wanted for Christmas. I don't think at this point the words Christmas, Santa, or Ho Ho Ho made any sense to him. So after we calmed Kade down he told Santa he wanted a Popsicle. Santa looked at Darryl and I like, 'Wow, that is sad. All you can afford is a Popsicle.' Well as time passed Kade became educated about Christmas presents, and Santa. So the next time we saw Santa he was prepared. When Santa asked the first kid he saw what he wanted Kade yelled a Hungry Hippo, this continued and I kept trying to get Kade to understand Santa wasn't talking to him yet.
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Again we figured there were many other things he loved so we figured the responses to Santa would change. He never changed. We saw Santa again and again. Kade asked for Hungry Hippo again and again. With our shopping done we were relying on Santa gifts to suffice. However our concern was growing when 5 days before Christmas Kade kept randomly informing us that Santa was bringing him a Hungry Hippo. We would also make comments like, "Six more days until you get to open the presents." To which Kade would say, "Yea, and Santa brings my Hungry Hippo!" Not wanting him to be disappointed we frantically began looking online and calling stores all over the state. "Back ordered", "Out of stock", "Gone", "None here." Yikes. Thankfully good old Santa, who always brought me gifts, informed me that he would be placing a Hungry Hungry Hippo under the tree.
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Christmas day, after hours of playing Hungry Hippo Kade's enthusiasm about the game hasn't dwindled. Thank you Santa, I'll always believe.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Watching a movie

















We got a portable DVD player for Christmas. (YEA! for Thanksgiving sales and Uncle Gary going for us!) Darryl and Kade were watching Polar Express on it when Kade got a great idea to watch it on Dad's back.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Night in Bethlehem


Our ward party was Friday Dec. 16th. Kade was so excited to be a shepherd. They looked so cute. Darryl and I couldn't look at them without chuckling.

Drought

I feel like I, along with all mothers with sick children, are the reason for the drought in Utah. After filling the bath tub and the washer for the millionth time, I find myself feeling guilty for all the water I'm using. Maybe if we cured the flu bug we wouldn't be in a drought. :) Yep, we're still sick. Unfortunately Kade has joined Clint.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm thankful for. . .

  • Throw up that makes it to the sink, toilet, garbage can, anywhere!-- except carpet, clothes, furniture
  • Sweet little boys

  • A great husband

  • New recipes that turn out okay

Clint woke up sick and has been all day. It never happens on a day that I have nothing to accomplish. But he was so good all day and Kade was great too; very helpful and understanding. I also had to take a quick moment to capture him being cute. Merry Christmas! Darryl always gets a flourless chocolate cake when he goes out to dinner on his business trips so I wanted to make him one for his birthday dinner tonight. I found a recipe online and it proved to be good. Especially considering I frantically put it together. Hopefully Clint is done and we won't play laundry all night.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Blogging

I haven't totally figured out this blogging thing yet. I'm to blame, simply because I haven't taken the time. I keep thinking life will slow down a little more and I'll do it but that hasn't worked. This is my attempt to figure it out through trial. I love being able to catch up with many friends by checking out their blogs. Also, I haven't been very valiant in keeping a journal since I married Darryl so I'm hoping this will be my way of keeping track of the things I want to remember about our family and my boys.

Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm Famous!


Ha! Ha! Ha!
No snow in Heber until today and it just dumped. In about 7 hours we got 7 inches. I went out to take a picture to send to Darryl. He was in Florida for work and I thought, 'While I'm at it I'll send it to the news too.' Well it ended up on the 10 o'clock news and I still run into people that mention they saw it. I offer autographs but no one has gotten one yet. I wonder why? LOL

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving


Aunt Heather and Grandpa pulled the cousins in the wagon at Grandma's house. This is a picture of Zack pushing with Melanie and Kade in the wagon. They had so much fun even though it was FREEZING outside. We had a great time and Bosshardt's for Thanksgiving. All of Aunt Diane's family came too. Lots of cousins = lots of fun!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Polar Express


Kade and Dad with their tickets!

Clint loved looking out the window on the train ride.

What a great family picture with Santa. He tried to take Kade to hold him-- bad idea! Clint had never met the jolly old man so he was frightened by him too. When Santa asked Kade what he wanted for Christmas I think he was so confused at what was happening. It was the 19th of Nov. so we hadn't gotten into Christmas yet and he had no idea who Santa was and why he kept asking what he wanted for Christmas. Kade's response was, "A popcicle." The santa just looked at us like, 'You poor parents can only afford a popcicle. How sad.' The odd thing was as soon as Santa turned to move on to the other kids Kade decided he was his best friend and jingled his bell for him. Santa was busy and didn't respond.

Kade and Clint ringing their bells and singing Jingle Bells.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Kade was going through a Peter Pan phase so it was a no-brainer as to what kind of costume I should make for him for Halloween. Seeing as how Clint didn't seem too into dressing up and the fact that we were only going to knock on a couple neighbor's doors Clint was a poor excuse for a firefighter costume. As luck would have it the boys had pinkeye that day and weren't all that excited anyway.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Birch Hallow










Sweet! This hike was a repelers dream. After 11 repels and fabulous sights you can't help but love it. Darryl and I were able to leave our boys with Darryl's sister while we went hiking with his dad, brother, other sister, and a friend. Such a great time. Darryl had done the hike before but did an extended version. We didn't have time for that so we had to hike back up to our truck. After lots of bushes scraping you and pulling your hair and wandering around, which felt aimlessly and I think at times it was, we finally arrived back to the truck. It was so worth it though.

Lots of People









There were people everywhere! While we went on our Birch Hollow hike we stayed at Ann's house (Darryl's sister). To add to it her husband's sister came the night we were there and had to have her kids sleep at Ann's too. They were in town for a something and had rented a hotel room but something happened to their reservation and they ended up with a small room so they asked if they kids could stay at Ann's. They have a beautiful big home in St. George luckily so they were able to accommodate us all. They have 7 people in their family and with all the company there was a total of 18 people eating breakfast!
Kade really didn't want to leave, "Zack's house." It was a sad moment. He loves the cousins.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tantrum


Clint was being cute so I thought we'd do a little photo shoot. Well it was going well until I wouldn't let him have the camera. Holy mood swing Batman! He's pretty cute when he cries though.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Trick


I figured it out! Clint finally could reach to turn the light on the oven. It may seem insignificant and kind of is, but for him he was so excited with his new trick. He use to watch Kade do it and then he would try so hard to reach with no avail.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Cousins


I don't think until now did Kade understand the word cousins. They are now his favorite people. Darryl's sister and her family came up from St. George to ride the Heber Creeper and stayed with us. Kade thought it was great to have friends over 24-7. The day they left Darryl and I went to his mission reunion and so we left the boys with my sister-- cousins again!!! I wish we all lived in the same town so they could play together all the time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Slots


I've never experienced slot canyons before. WOW!!!!!!!!! They are amazing. Redmond Minerals had a Lake Powell retreat for their employees and spouses. The retreat spanned 3 weeks, with different groups of employees going down for 5 days. Darryl got not only got to go the week I went with him but he got to stay and help the other groups with hiking and skiing. What fun! In preparation for this retreat Rhett had asked Merritt Aho and Darryl to find a great hike for the group. Well, this gave me the opportunity to be included too. The three of us went down a couple days early to scope out some trails. It was a good thing we did. We discovered many hikes that wouldn't work and only one that would. It was so worth it. These pictures were taken on the hike. It's called the Labyrinth fork. I wish everyone could go there. It is just awesome. The other hikes can be described as this: brown milky water up to your chest that smells as though you're walking through the sewer ponds. While you're walking through things are hitting your legs-- you'd really rather not know what it is, you just want out of there. But the worst, yes there is something worse, is that as you take each step they aren't sure steps you sink in the mud and if you don't kept stepping fast you sink deeper. Even going fast you sink up to your thigh. Scary! And for some odd reason when you're done you're glad you did it but don't really want to do it again. Yet, you do it again and again as you go through each trail.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Oh, Lake Powell

This has got to be my most favorite place to be; Lake Powell. Where else can you play all day and night in the water and sand, forget all your worries, and see the neatest sights? There are probably many places but this is the only one I've been to.

This was Kade's first trip with McKylee. We took him last year and he was great! He loved to play with McKylee in the sand and on the Oasis(a floating play area).

This is a picture of our camp area and my brother and his friend's boats.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sleepy












Can't...keep...my...eyes...open....
Clint was playing in the jumper while I showered. I laughed the whole time because he tried so hard to keep his eyes open but finally gave in to the hypnotizing sound of the water.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Honk, Honk


"HONK, HONK!," says Kade.

Kade and Clint spent hours in this car this summer. After pushing them all over the driveway and up and down the street I was ready to install a motor. There were many times the neighbor girls would come over and push them. We've got a few girls about 10 years old that love to play with the little kids on the street.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Big #1


Clint turned 1. I can't believe how fast his first year went by. He's been such a good baby. He didn't know what to think about the fire on his cake.

He loved to eat the cake though!

We say it every Birthday and Christmas we have with our kids, "We should have just given him a box."

Kade was so excited to sing Happy Birthday to Clint and definitely to eat CAKE!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Reading

















Here are my two readers. Kade is enjoying "Fred and Ted go Camping" and "Sick Bear", while Dad reads a good novel. Kade is loving books right now. He'll set for about and hour and just 'read' his books. I hope he always enjoys looking at them and reading them.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Wooden Train


Some times I wonder what I was doing. The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate and I after it is over I have 1 picture?!. Grrrrrrrrrrr. I'm glad it is this one though. Riding the tractor train at the Aurora park has been a 4th of July tradition since I was a kid. I'm so excited for Kade to love it too.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Brothers


My cuties. I can't believe Clint will be 1 this month. It feels like I have to admit he's not a newborn if he's 1. I'm not ready to have 2 toddlers. Kade has been so great with Clint up until just recently. Now that Clint can move around and wreck Kade's towers, or take what he's playing with Kade doesn't think Clint is quite as cool as he use too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Grateful



Every time I see a wreck on the news, on the road, or in the paper I am overwhelmed with the feeling of how grateful I am to still have Darryl with me. He was traveling to Redmond to the mine to do a dynamite shoot with some brokers for the company. In his truck he was carrying lots of ammo, and guns. He was also going to trim some trees on his way home so he had his chain saw and a few cans full of gasoline. He was on the highway, just outside of Axtell, going 65+ mph when he and an oncoming car were about to cross paths. Instead the oncoming car came straight into his lane. With no time to think, only time to react Darryl swerved to avoid hitting the man head on. The man hit the passenger side taking out the rear axle and sent Darryl air born. The truck went up, front facing the ground, and flipped and landed on the driver side. An old army ammo can filled with ammo, weighing at least 15 lbs., was laying near Darryl's head. It had been flying around in the cab and luckily did hit Darryl. With adrenaline pumping Darryl climbed out of the passenger door and ran over to help the other driver. When he called me I was so nervous that he had internal injuries and because he was flying around on adrenaline they would think he was fine and not check him out. It wasn't until a few days later after being with him that I was reassured he would be okay. I know I have a lot to be grateful for because he walked away without a bruise or scratch.
We miss our truck. It was our first truck and we were so attached to it. We got it on a great deal and it was exactly what we were looking for. Every time we see a truck like it we still gawk at it mournfully and say, "Oh, there's our truck." We couldn't find a good deal on another truck like it so Darryl got a 2006 Chevy Silverado. He wanted a Duramax but we found this one at such an awesome deal we couldn't pass it up.

Gotta' Love it









Being on the water just makes me happy! These are some pictures of us on trip at Deer Creek Reserviour. Darryl and I did some wakeboarding, and Darryl flew on the Sky Ski. Here is a picture of him attempting a flip. He landed a couple this year!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

It's Cracking!


This picture has two stories. The first is Darryl had taken off his tie from church and Kade wanted to be like Dad. It's a little big, but cute. The second is what Kade is touching. Darryl's mom gave Kade a 'dinasour egg' that hatches in water. It takes about a week to completely hatch but everyday it cracks, peeks out more, or just gets bigger. Kade was so excited about his egg. Every time he woke up whether it was in the morning or just from a nap he would say, "Lets look at my egg Mom!"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Tradition

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This was the first of the Bosshardt family annual Gooseberry campout. Darryl's family rented the ranger cabins at Gooseberry for 3 days. It was such a great time for the kids to play with their cousins. Unfortunately I only took pictures on our fishing trip with the kids. Kade thought we were in the coolest place. Fishing, playing in the dirt and water, and Grandma fun! What more could you ask for. We're looking forward to doing it again next year!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Co. Campout

Redmond Minerals Inc. What a company to work for. They try to give their employee all kinds of new and neat opportunities. One of which this year was a campout in Maple Grove. We didn't camp because it was too cold for the boys so we just went and spent the day playing. They had paintball (I did that for my first time--WAY FUN!), horseshoes, games for the kids, horse rides, fishing, and just relaxing. It was a great time. One of Redmond's employees is a blacksmith. He made little hatchets for the kids. Kade is holding his next to Grandpa's axe in the picture but it's hard to see. Kade also got to fish with his dad. He loved it. The funny picture is Kade and his friend Kyler. They play so cute together.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rim to Rim



Darryl was able to fulfill a dream. He hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim with a few of his friends. One of our friends from Price finally drew out for permits to hike so he invited Darryl. They were in 2 groups. Starting on opposite ends. Jake Dodds, and Brendan Veranth were in the group with Darryl. They hiked it, of course, in record time.