Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008!

Every year we take a picture of the kids in front of the tree on Christmas morning. Here is the picture for 2008. We did manage to get Ian in the picture! Of course Mr. Hinks had to join in.

Cody shows off his red chili chocolate bar. Sarah (his girlfriend) is next to him.

Lyndsie and Micah contemplating life!

We had a wonderful Christmas and wish everyone an exceptional 2009!

Monday, December 1, 2008

First picture of my grandbaby!!

Ok, so it's not a very good shot of the baby, but it is an adorable shot of MY baby!
You are beautiful, AnnDee!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Past...

I thought it would be fun to post a picture of Thanksgiving 2007.
Happy Thanksgiving 2008!

bottom front-counter clockwise: Lyndsie, Micah, Cody, AnnDee, Devon, Katy, John, Grampa Miner, Lennis, Patty, Kyoo, Ian's friend, Ian.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Vikings Rule!

As I mentioned earlier, Micah's 7th Grade Viking football team won the championship! Most of the boys decided to bleach their hair.
Here is a bleach-blonde Micah with his Championship Medal!

Viking Champions!
1st row, l-r, Chase, Micah, Jared, Spencer, Jacob, Hunter
2nd row, l-r, Austin, Ricki, Dallin, Dallin, Josh, Elijah
3rd row, l-r, Nick, Marcos, Zack, Jershon, Austin, Caleb

Vikings posing for GQ!
front row, Zack, Austin
middle row, Marcos, Austin
back row, Hunter, Micah

Friday, November 7, 2008

Super Bowl Champions!

Micah's football team, 7th Grade Vikings, won the Championship Game this week! We beat the Lehi Pioneers-the final score was 22-6. It was very exciting. I will post pictures of the game soon, in the meantime, enjoy these pictures of my quarterback in 4th grade football!

What amazing form!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I Love Utah!

These are pictures I took the other morning of our sunrise! I was driving and quickly snapped these from my car. We live in the most beautiful place on earth--and I feel extremely blessed!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go!

Last week we had the chance to travel to Wyoming and visit Gramma Jones, Uncle Marlin, Aunt Bette, and Uncle Kevin (who was visiting from Nevada). It was great fun. We love our Wyoming relatives so much and wish we got to see them more often! Thanks, Aunt Bette!
We visited the Dinosaur Tracks. Below is a very cool track. That is my camera case beside it--so you can use it as a reference on size.
We also visited Aunt Bette and Uncle Marlin's farm. Boy are we city folk. The kids had never seen a tractor this big. We took Micah's friend, Spencer, with us too!
Spencer, Lyndsie, Micah

Two mighty muscle men atop the tractor!

Ian, Micah, Lyndsie, Spencer overlooking the sugar beet field.

One of the highlights of our trips to Wyoming is to go to Cody and visit all the tourist shops. Here we are joined by a white buffalo.
Micah, Lyndsie, Mr. White Buffalo, and Spencer

We stopped at the Otto, Wyoming Cemetary and took pictures of headstones of relatives. We have a lot of relatives buried there and it was a great experience to take a moment to ponder them and our ancestory.

In Cody we stopped for lunch next to this little lake. There were cattails growing all over and the kids thought it was great fun to pick them and beat them against the table releasing all the seeds. It literally looked like it was raining cattail fuzz!
Ian, Lyndsie(hiding), Spencer, Micah

This was where we stopped for lunch. Imagine our surprise when, upon ordering, we were told "we do not have any chicken"! Really, this actually happened!

It is tradition to stop in Farson, Wyoming (the half way point on our trip) and get ice cream. I'm not sure if the kids are jumping for joy over the ice cream or to just be out of the car!
Lyndsie, Micah, Lennis, Ian
We had a wonderful time, and treasure this last family trip before Ian leaves on his mission to Porto Alegre, Brazil next week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just call me Grandma?!!

We have the most wonderful news, ever!! Lennis and I are going to be grandparents! AnnDee and Devon have announced that they are expecting their first baby in April.
Here's the deal, I don't know what I should have the baby call me. I was thinking Granny, maybe Grammy...I don't know. What do you think? What would be the best name for my grandchild to call us? I'd love your comments!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Police!

On Saturday, Micah and I went to the BYU-UCLA football blow-out (oops, I mean game), and met up with Devon and AnnDee. After, Micah got a tour of Devon's police cruiser!

Devon and AnnDee!
AnnDee and Patty sporting our white visors. Devon is in the background checking out his cute wife!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day Family Reunion Camping!

This past Labor Day Weekend, Patty's extended family held a reunion in the beautiful mountains at Bennion Creek. We had over 60 people in attendance and food enough for 100! It was a wonderful time, even with the rain!

Eric and Patty helping with our authentic Mexican Dinner.

Tess & Lyndsie doing hair! Carrie & Eric

Lori & Brian

Uncle Ron poses for this picture while Tyler concentrates on something!

Lyndsie & Micah

Aunt Shirley and Ian

Tyler and his wonderful Mom!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ian Comes Home!

Last night, Ian returned from his Service Mission as a YPM in Nauvoo. He had an amazing time and is glad to be home!

Lyndsie gets a hug from Elder Jones!

Ok, who invited this guy? Ian was so glad to see his friend, Nils, who returned last month from a two year mission to Austraila! Welcome home, Nils!

A special hug for Grampa Miner.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Family Camping!

Miner Family Camping Trip-July 2008!
Richard, CaDee and Kate

Lori, Amy, Justin (hiding), CaDee (nice tongue!), Bryan, Lyndsie, and Micah all enjoy playing Tripoly!

AnnDee, Lyndsie, and Micah pose before the start of our single track mountain bike ride led by John and Kate. It was way too fun!

How many men does it take....
Brian, Bryan, John and Grampa use their fire starting skills!

Micah shows off his perfectly cooked marshmellow

John warms.....himself.

There is nothing better than John's homemade vanilla ice cream on top of his dutch oven apple crisp! Tyler turns the ice cream maker under the supervision of Grampa Miner!

AnnDee and Uncle John!

We had the best time. John made sure we were well fed and outfitted to the max. He and Kate led us all on a grueling mountain bike ride. Thanks, Uncle John and Aunt Kate--you are the very best!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

This 4th of July was spent enjoying neighbors, family, food, fireworks, and this wonderful country in which we live! All this courtesy of our armed forces past and present--we were able to celebrate our freedom in the way we chose. Remember to be grateful for their sacrafices which enable us to be free!

Fireworks at Pleasant Grove Junior High School. Our city puts on the best fireworks ever!
(Thanks, Lennis--your picture is the best!)

BBQ at the Howards'!

Even Hinks enjoys the BBQ, of course Lennis sneaks him food :)

Dena decided that the fire needed to be moved since smoke was blowing in our direction. Well, as you can see, what Dena wants, Dena gets!