Fall Break Fun!

Oh, I have a weakness for the lazy days! And so it was so very nice to have a 5-day weekend this month for Fall Break. We spent one day at Cornbelly's, my kids tolerated one day of cleaning and organizing, I'm pretty sure we spent at least one day doing absolutely nothing, and then we spent the last day taking a daycation to Tremonton to see my parents and their beautiful new home.

Obvi, the two events worth talking about was Cornbelly's and our mini day trip. Both of which were pretty wonderful.

Expecting crowds at Cornbelly's we got there right when it opened. And we were able to enjoy a couple of hours of fun fall festivities in perfect weather and no lines. We hung around for a little while longer after the swarms came and weather got too hot for my boots and sweater.

On Monday, we packed up my sister's van with all six of our baby chicks and drove them to Tremonton. My parents started building a new home at the beginning of this last summer and after seeing it in different stages we finally got to see the finished product.

I couldn't be a bigger fan of my mom's interior style, so it was pretty stinkin' fun watching her and my dad put their house together. And the end result was fantastic and so fun to see. One perk to their new digs is their amazing view accompanied with spacious alfalfa field that our kids found rather enchanting.

When the big kids got too hard to keep up with, Hazel and Rory thought it was totally awesome Nana and Pompa had made a room with two Lazy Boys and a TV--just for them.

On a quick soccer note, Ryder and Penny finished out their fall season last week. Knowing it was their last came, I was intent on styling their hair (and by "their" I mean Penny) and taking lots of pictures of them playing (and by "them" again, I mean Penny). I don't know what my problem was, but Pen's game was first and I was totally on the ball--but I got to Ryder's game and I was watching...or chatting and well, pictures never got taken. But I can note, Ryder got a goal for his last game and all my friends are doing great. :)

Family Pictures

Getting family pictures taken is not my strong point. Originally, I had the plan to have family pictures taken in every location that we've lived at--but that didn't happen. Then, I thought I'd just aim for getting them done each time I had a baby turn one...which we almost did (except this last one, Hazel is almost two).

Speaking of which, these photos were taken toward the end of July. Why it has taken me so long to get them printed (this weeks project), I have no idea. It was the same story with my other ones too! Sigh.

But alas, here they are:

 Probably my favorite

Cutie Pies. But please don't ask me why Hazel has only two buttons done up on her cardy or why Penny's bow is centered a top her head, because the answer is--I don't know. Okay.

 This one gets the award for "Keepin' it real".  Seriously. I swear we all look like ourselves in this picture at least 10x a day.

Oh, hello there. 

Knowing I was looking for someone to take our pictures, my sweet friend, Lisa (whom I adore) offered to take them for us. We decided to take them up American Fork Canyon, but after finally finding a day we could all get together, it was spotty rain storms all day. We chatted and since we were all dolled up and ready to go--we decided to take our chances.

I love them when they are like this.

Hazel only had eyes for her daddy that day. It's a good thing he was there or she would have never cracked a smile. Whaaatever...

Something's missing...;) 

A little 'tude 

Again, only got this because she is being held by her favorite guy. 

It was pretty much drizzling the whole time we were there and if you notice Penny's and my hair throughout the progression of the photos, it just keeps getting flatter and straighter. Hazel's hair on the other hand just keeps getting curlier and curlier the longer we were out there. What I do love about having them in the rain is the coloring and the fact you can see little drops in the background.

And I'm so happy to finally have great shots of our little family!

Apparently, I didn't get the memo.