Thursday, July 19, 2012

Our Little Book Worm!

This summer the boys have to read and go up to the school once a week or so to take comprehension tests. Preston takes it very serious, and of course, Parker is blowing it off. Preston is always looking for some peace and quiet to read. Tonight I looked out the kitchen widow and saw him out by one of the many dirt piles, sitting on a bench that fit him when he was 3, reading away. Good kid that one.

Monday, July 9, 2012

An Awesome Night Sky!

The night of the 4th of July was a beautiful night. When we got home about 10:30 p.m. the sky was lit up by fireworks, a beautiful almost full moon, and forest fires. Yes, forest fires. I know that sounds wrong to say a forest fire looks cool, but being close enough you can see the flames is a pretty awesome sight.
I am not a great night photographer so the actual night was much prettier than my pictures. The fires are on the mountain across the valley, they look closer than they actually are. During the day you can see them a bit, but at night you can clearly see the fire line. It is pretty cool.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Slippery Sunday!


For those of you outside of Utah, I have to tell you that it is so damn hot here! It is at least 99-100 everyday, high winds and smoky air from all of the forest fires that are burning. It sucks!! It has not rained for something like 40 days and everything is so dry. Looking outside it looks like it is late August. Plants and grasses are struggling, and weeds are brown and dried up. For a girl who only likes when it's cloudy & cool and absolutely loves rain and snow, it has been a crappy summer so far!

Yesterday Travis rented a big trencher to dig the sprinkler trenches in the back yard (poor guy in the heat), and the boys decided to get their Slip and Slide out to attempt to cool off. We are total white trash and do everything in our front yard. It is quite a site! It is especially funny when we BBQ out there. Picture it now, BBQ the driveway, Travis sitting in a lawn chair with a beer in hand cooking. We are pure class all the way! I'll snap a picture of that next time he's out there. It's great!