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Friday, October 07, 2016

Aspen Grove "Official" Family Photos

I'm grateful for these family photos they took for everyone after church on Sunday.  The perfect way to commemorate the occasion and our time there.

Our Sorensen branch of the family tree (with a new little leaf since last time :)

The entire McKuneClan (perhaps joined by 3 from the spirit world):

Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad!  Thank you for giving us all such a special occasion to celebrate!

A Few Random Pics from Aspen Grove

I didn't get nearly as many pictures as I would have liked while at Aspen Grove.  I was way too busy and my phone wouldn't hold its charge to save its life.  But here are just a few I did get needing a post to house them.

Thanks, Mom, for taking this one!  I loved this little bridge

The scenery is pretty dramatic.  This is only a small fraction of what surounded us on all sides

I loved this mini waterfall we passed on the way to and from our cabin multiple times each day

One of my favorite things was getting lulled to sleep each night by this stream that ran by our cabin.  It was heavenly

Here are the pen I made and the oil vial keychain Jake made in the penturning shed.  It was a fun experience and it's really neat to have these as souvenirs - using my pen while I'm writing a check or signing off on homework summons warm memories of our time at Aspen Grove :)  My sister Tracy joined us and made a pen as well - I wish I'd gotten a photo of it.

I chose purple heart for my wood; Jake chose bloodwood for his

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ropes Course

Another highlight of our time at Aspen Grove was the Ropes Course - definitely.  It was a pretty awesome experience and I'm so glad we did it.  I got lots of shots of Jake in the trees and I even got some footage where I wax philosophical during his climb.  I'm not sure if it will work on here - I don't know how to get footage from my phone successfully onto the blog...fingers crossed!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Stewart Falls hike

We spent a week at Aspen Grove celebrating my parents' 50th Anniversary. We all had the best time! One of the highlights was when Jake and I went on a date/hike to Stewart Falls. All our kids were being tended/involved in their age-groups for the morning (including baby!) so we took advantage and went on a hike just the two of us :) We had a great conversation the whole time during which I learned some new things about my husband and his past dating life (!) which led to a discussion of things we want to teach our boys to help them date successfully when the time comes. All in all a fabulous time.

I love this one!  A nice lady took it for us.  And in case you're wondering why Jake's shirt is shorter than mine...it's kind of a funny story.  Our niece Erin made the reunion t-shirts which were lots of fun but somehow when they all got passed out Jake ended up with a Youth Large instead of an Adult Large.  There wasn't much to be done about it and when I told him I liked how it emphasized his broad shoulders he decided to stick with it ;)

Love the view!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jake's Birthday (aka "the 2nd July birthday")

We had a great time celebrating Jake's birthday this year.  I was able to come up with a lot of fun ideas and spread things out over three days (thank you Pinterest!  Thank you Dating Divas!)  Friday birthdays during the summer are the best!!!

He and I kicked it all off Thursday night at Pastini!

Friday was a blur of fun with various things...

Saturday we had a family outing to a place of Jake's choice, The Grotto.  I'll start it out with this really cute one of Chase :)

All of Chase's big brothers "fought" for a turn to push him in the stroller, it was super sweet.  I don't think Jake and I really got turns of our own!

Enlarge to see Chase peeking!

The boys may look less than enthused but they really did have a good time (we got multiple requests to come back).

Daniel Turns Eleven!

Our 11th 4th of July spent celebrating our 2nd son!

Sacrament Selfies

When Chase needed extra help staying quiet during church, Jake turned to his iPhone.  I'm so glad he did -- baby selfies are the best!!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

An Equation

Me + My Baby (matching shirts) = Fun!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Baby's first haircut

At only 6 months of age, Chase is by far our youngest baby to need a haircut.  Here are the after pictures:

Those cheeks, those eyes, those thick locks!

The whole crew actually needed haircuts, but I told Chase it was all a show of support for him :)  Here they all are, handsome and freshly shorn on the stairs:

Backtracking to the actual haircut.  Thank you Sarah!  We love your barbershop!

Those cheeks!