Can we fix it? Yes we can!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn leaves

Some of you may remember last year's fall post. Bryson did not enjoy playing in the leaves much last year.
This year, we couldn't keep him out of the leaves. he wanted to jump in them, walk through them,
lay on them,
and be buried in them. anything to do with leaves, he was all over it. needless to say, he was very sad when I scooped up the pile and put it in the mulch.

I bought a boat trailer! no, I don't have a boat. I'm converting it to a flatbed. I'll post more pictures when I'm done with it. I'm going to use it for hauling anything and everything including the Power Wagon when I'm done with it.
I was outside watching Bryson and two kids we were tending for a friend. I turn to help one of the other kids with his tricycle and bryson hops on his power wheels dump truck and climbs the wood pile. He's already turning out to be an off-road junkie like his dad.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back in June (I think) we went up American fork canyon with our friends, the Stinsons and we enjoyed nature for 2 or three days. We didn't bring a ladder, so I was the next best thing for stringing up a tarp for shade/rain cover.
Hailey and Bryson trying to keep warm before breakfast.
In July we went up to Washington to go to my highschool 10 year reunion and also a Hall family reunion. We had fun at both. I was given an award at the high school reunion for being the best dancer. this is a picture of the cousins after sunday dinner at Grandma's house.
In August We got to go to Missouri with My Parents and two of my siblings and their families. We started in St. Louis at a Reliv convention for Mom's Justin's, and Thelesa's businesses. after that was done, we rented cars and went to Jackson county were we saw the liberty Jail, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, the Community of Christ's temple and the Liberty visitor's center. I was very moved spiritually when we walked into the room where the Jail is. It felt like God had touched the ground there and there was definitely something special about that room. The Guides kept saying how important the revelations were that were received there. they were some of the most poignant revelations given in the history of the earth.
this was the sign by the road. this is really in the middle of nowhere and you have to know where you're going or have a GPS that accepts coordinates. luckily we had a GPS.
This is Grandma sitting in front of the field with the grand kids where it is all supposed to happen.
Jen and I in front of Adam-Ondi-Ahman
Bryson and Lauren (Justin's Daughter) on the covered wagon at the Liberty visitor's center.
We grew pumpkins this year in our back yard on the upper level. one of the pumpkins decided it liked hanging three feet off the ground on the neighbor's side of the fence. hopefully our neighbors won't mind us coming over to get it when it's ready.
We had our friends from collage come over and visit because Dan and Valerie were home for a visit from school in Prague. I showed off my truck and the kids all wanted to go for a ride. so we went around the block. Dan and Val's oldest son Vincent was concerned and kept saying "Daddy, there's no roof." I thought that was cute.

It was my birthday on thursday and I just wanted to mow the lawn and finish my present to me so Jen let me work in the shop for a few hours and this is what I came up with. I got a welder with the $ from the stimulus check we got last year. I love welding things and creating new things out of metal. I find all sorts of stuff left behind by the previous owner in the shop and the shed. I have used a lot of the stuff already and have yet to find uses for other things, but I always have fun using them. I actually found a complete chevy 350 engine in the shed all torn apart. I'm currently trying to sell it, but if I can't find a buyer, I'm probably going to use it on a future car/truck project.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Towers and Trains

Bryson and I like to make towers. Well, I like to make towers, Bryson likes to knock them down

This was the tallest one we could make. We used every block we had. My goal was to make it to the ceiling. We got pretty close. Time to get more blocks!

Bryson likes to make big messes!

Bryson used to line all his trucks up like a train. He would do this with most anything. Now that he got a train set for his Birthday, he plays with that instead.

Thomas the Train

Bryson is obessed with trains, especially Thomas the train. We got to go to Heber with some friends and see him. He took us for a ride.

Bryson know the names of pretty much all of the engines. It amazes me because there are quite a few of them. I have finally learned most them too. It became a neccessity. Bryson would want to watch a certain engine do a certain thing on his dvd, and I wouldn't know what in the world he was talking about. I am sure you can imgine how mad he got.

Well, that was fun. I think I am finally getting the hang of this posting thing. Now I just have figure out how to post under my own name.
So, I am having trouble getting things to upload in the right order. I am trying to figure this out on my own, but I quess will have to have Joel help me later. Here is a few more: Bryson loves to watch himself on the video camera. We are going to wear it out.
Bryson found a pen and drew all over himself. It is hard to disipline him when he is being so darn cute.

One of Bryson's favorite pasttimes is playing outside and helping daddy in his shop. This day he found a nice dirty puddle to jump in.

I just though this was cute. I have a really hard time picking what pictures to post.

This is how Bryson helps me cook.


This is Jen posting for the first time. I decided that I better learn how to so this so that we can post more than once every six months. I decided to add some more pictures to catch up on the last six months. Here we go!
I was cooking dinner one night. Bryson grapped some celery of the counter. I just let him take it and to my great delight he spent about 20 min shredding that celery. I got to make dinner in peace.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bryson's Birthday

Bryson got a Thomas train set for his 2nd birthday. he was so excited when he got it, he completely ignored everyone for several hours and played quietly. Here was his reaction when he recieved it.

Jen and I made a Thomas the train birthday cake for Bryson. I think it turned out pretty good.

Daddy helped him get a little messy while eating his cake.

Bryson and his friend Kirsta got to go to Wheeler Farm and see all the animals. Bryson always talks about how he fed the "ducks". These geese were happy to get fed too.

They got dirty. Not sure how.

We got to go up to Plain City on Memorial day to visit Jen's Grandparent's grave site and their old family farm. Here, Bryson's Grandpa Robson is showing him the old tractor.

My Brother-in-law backed into the van with his Prizm. Bryson helped me fix the rear bumper.

He found holes to put the clips in so I had trouble finding them when I was putting the bumper back together. the trunk was caved in a bit, so I had Jen work the winch on the Power Wagon while I set the hook and we pulled the trunk back out and the lid actually opens and closes how it should.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We went to the auto expo this weekend to check out all of the new cars. Bryson got a chance to check out the ladies. "Hey Beautiful, you like my ride?"

lookout! coming through.

let me in!

I had the day off so we built a snowman. we put candy in for the eyes, mouth and buttons. Bryson wasn't having much fun waiting around in the cold while we were making it.

it snowed quite a bit. as you can see by this picture, we got about 8-10" that day.

uncle Allen got a new chair for christmas and Bryson knew exactly what to do with it. he was totally vegged out watching T.V.

Mom and Bryson playing in the snow.

Bryson loves to eat snow. that's about all he likes about it. everything else is just no fun.