Monday, October 26, 2020

Bones & The Treasure Map - Striper Fishing

We recently added some updates to Bones and The Treasure Map.
It now has illustrations--thanks to Kloe!  She did a great job!
It also has a fun fact section--explaining what parts of the books are true and lesson and activity ideas for teachers and families!
It's FREE this week on Kindle!

Just click "Buy Now" and the price will be $0.
It is the perfect companion for Utah Studies!  
If you know any teachers or home school families, feel free to send them the link!

Fun Fact:  All the accounts in the book of fishing the boils at Lake Powell are true!

So. Many. Stripers.

Dakota at Lake Powell--the same age as "Bones" when he has his Lake Powell adventures.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

August 2, 2000

 Go HERE to read about three day weekends and Kevin's new job.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This Old House

This old house was the home Grandma Linda grew up in.

They've been renting it out since Linda's parents, Grandma and Grandpa Keith died.
When their renter moved out in August they decided to make some improvements on the house and I begged offered to be the project manager.
Over the past several weeks we've been working on the outside of the house.
Mike fixed the sprinklers, did the landscaping, and a bunch of other little improvements.
Zaim replaced the roof.
Deon fixed some trim and installed new gutters.
Sean repaired the bathtub.
Jessica helped with design plans, picking out paint, light fixtures, and 
a quartz counter top (wait til you see the awesome original kitchen cabinets!)
Dave will replace the windows in November.
Home Depot will deliver new appliances.
Kevin fertilized the lawn and replaced the light fixture and hardware.
Becky scraped, sanded, and painted the trim, awnings, front and garage doors.

My dad let me borrow his ladder and some of his tools ;)

Don't let that smile fool you.
I HATE heights.
Hate them.
The pitch on the roof was probably nothing for the roofers, but I was holding on for dear life.
Here's the result of everyone's work so far!

Today Lilly and I fly out to Mesa to watch the grand babies for a few days!
We are so excited!!
Next week I'll get busy restoring the inside.
I'll probably start with painting ceilings.
I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Angel’s Landing

My college girl is living it up!
Southern Utah living definitely has its perks!

So many beautiful places to see!

Last week Nick went down to visit Kloe and they adventured to Angel's Landing.

It's a tricky hike, and it can be dangerous, especially in bad weather.

Check out all the switchbacks...

I'm gonna have to do this hike!

And let me just say, I am so proud of our girl!  
Independent Kloe is thriving.

Kloe's only been home once since we moved her down.  She pointed out to me recently that she's proven to herself that she can go on a mission and be okay living away from home.  I completely agree.

If you'd like to watch the Sluffin' It Outdoors episode - Day One of Kloe's Senior Trip, here you go...

We tease Kevin that he should have named it Kevin's Day of Scouting instead ;)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Worked Hard and Played Hard

Our weekend was packed.
We worked hard and played hard.

Lilly and one of her besties went to the drive-inn.
She also rearranged her room.
That girl is strong.
She moved her bed all by herself.
This is the second time she's rearranged the furniture since Janie moved out six weeks ago.
If I know Lilly, it won't be the last.

She also decided she needed some clouds in her room.
So she made some...

Lilly and I went for a ride in the bus with Kramer.
Kramer has hung in the family room since Dakota left on his mission.
Dakota decided he needed him in his office, or maybe the living room, who knows.
So we delivered him.

Lilly also helped me with some work projects.
The girl can get after it when she puts her mind to something.

And my Gracie made this for me after church yesterday.
Just because.

I love it so much.