Monday, October 6, 2014


After Utah, and a great family reunion on the Bronson side, we headed up to Idaho Falls to visit my family. Both my sisters made the trip too, which made the trip extra fun. 

The only pictures I got were when we went to Reed's Dairy, a local dairy that has an ice cream store. I know my boys loved it!

Lincoln, Matthew, and Rose checking out the chickens and pigs.

Bennett waving at a duck. Logan, Rose, and Matthew watching the pig.

Logan by the calf. It was so cute! Maybe because it was so clean :)

I can't believe how young Bennett looks in this picture! 

Logan and Matthew watching the dairy cows.

Of course we had to stop at the ice cream shop! Rosie eating her bubblegum ice cream. She didn't care one bit that it was dripping everywhere.

Logan didn't know how to eat it fast enough before it melted, so Darrin had to help out a little.

Lincoln threw a pretty big tantrum because he was so stressed out about the mess it was making. I was impressed that my sister, Mindy, was able to just laugh it off.

We also made it to the zoo.  Here the cousins are posing at the tiger cage. 

Parker, Logan, Rose, Matthew, Lincoln

Lincoln, Rosie, Logan, Parker

Friday, October 3, 2014

more Utah

We took a short trip to Spring Lake to feed the ducks and get out into the beautiful day.

Uncle Kurtis with Logan

I think it was too bright for Bennett. 

We also got family pictures since Kurtis and our family were in Utah. We are missing Shane (our brother-in-law), who was at Air Force Basic Training.

We thought they turned out really well, especially that first one!

Just our little family...this was toward the end and the kids had had enough!

I thought this was cute--it caught Logan sticking his tongue out, him holding hands with Lilly, and Bennett clapping.

I hadn't gotten pictures done of the kids for their birthdays, so I decided to be lazy and call these their birthday pictures.

Logan, 3 years

Bennett, 1 year

Thursday, October 2, 2014


These past couple of months have been a little...interesting. Out of the last 7 or so weeks, Darrin has been gone about 4 and a half of them. I guess I haven't had much motivation to blog. But, in an effort to catch up, here we go.

One of the most memorable things we did this summer was visit family and friends in Utah and Idaho. It went by way too fast and the drive back felt like it took about twice as long as the drive there. 

On the way there, we stopped by one of my good friend's houses. Katie and I were roommates freshman year. 

Dallin and Logan
It's too hard to get a non-blurry picture of two toddlers...

All of us (Ryan, Dallin, Katie, Michael, and us)

One fun thing we did while in Utah with Darrin's family is go to the Life Science Museum at BYU that had just been remodeled. There was a really cool exhibit by Elder Packer, who carves birds. 

Grandpa with Logan

Aunt Natalie (aka Lolly) with Bennett

Grandpa with some cousins. (Maia, Logan, Lilly)

We also got to visit our good friends, the Davis family. Maren and I were roommates a couple years in college.

I love this picture of Logan and Jordy. It looks like Logan is waiting for Jordy to whisper a secret into his ear.

Maren and I.

 Cute, happy Jordy, with Tyler in the background.