Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coulton's Photo Shoot

The other day, Coulton and I were hanging out in the morning, waiting for the rest of the family to wake up. He looked so cute lying on his belly on the floor that I decided to take a few pictures. He did such a great job smiling for the camera!  He is 4 1/2 months old and we sure love this little guy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall in North Carolina

Of the three years we've been in North Carolina, Fall this year has been the most beautiful.  The weather has been nice for such a long time that the fall colors stayed for a very long time.  We may finally be to the end of our 70 degree days-so here's a recap!  I love my boys!  We were able to have a few nice picnics outside while enjoying the beautiful weather and colors. 

Here's a picture from a walk on the trail near our house.

I also thought I'd take a few pictures around our complex so that our family members who haven't been here could see what it's like!  Below, you can see the end of our favorite bench and our hammock down by the pond.

Here's Camden sitting down by the pond, we were outside riding his bike and he asked me to take his picture.

This is the front of the building where we live.  You can see Calvin's black truck and my blue camry.  Our door is right in front of Calvin's truck and the windows on the bottom and top left are our house. 

Here's another view of the pond and the back from the sidewalk.

This is taken across from the pond, if you turn right on that street, that goes to our building.

Here's the playground at our complex.  Camden loves to climb up the ladder and across the monkey bars above the swings.

We went again this year to the North Carolina State Fair.  Camden got to milk a cow and afterward got some chocolate milk from their dairy.   

Coulton had fun at the fair too!  We got to see animals, huge pumpkins and watermelons, and watched some freestyle motocross riders and BMX bikers.
I got to climb the wall and I made it to the top :)   We all had a lot of fun at the fair!

I also got to take the boys on an outing with some other ladies and kids in our ward to see Farmer Mark at his local farm.  Although we could see most of these things at our parent's houses, it was fun to get out and see some animals :)

Camden liked the chickens-I can't wait until I can have some of my own!

A big pig!
Then we got to pick a pumpkin from the "pumpkin patch." 

It has been a beautiful Fall and we have really enjoyed the beautiful weather and leaves!  We will miss these warm days!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall Break-Utah & Nevada

Coulton took his first flight on our fall break trip!  We were so excited to be able to go and spend time visiting for a week.  Calvin spent a lot of the trip traveling.  However, it was all worth it, as he has now accepted an offer to work with a law firm in Salt Lake City next summer.  We are really excited and very proud of Calvin. 

I love our stroller, I wasn't sure we'd be able to take it through the airport, but they said it was ok!

When we got to Utah, we were greeted with much cooler temperatures than we've had in North Carolina!  There was even snow up at the lodge.  It was beautiful up there with the changing colors and white snow from the night before.

I love our family of four.

After our stop at the lodge, we headed to the BYU football game.  We got everyone bundled up for the cold temperatures and the 8 pm kickoff time!

 Oops, sorry Camden!

Camden had a lot of fun at the game!  Here he is yelling, Go Cougars, and joining in on the chant, "That's another Cougar, First Down!"

We were able to spend some time with my parents at their house in Morgan that they are building.  They have done a lot of work!  We saw this family of deer near their property.  The Fall weather was beautiful!

Here is Coulton, relaxing with Grandma on the couch after a long day of work!

We also had another adventure while on our trip-buying some cows!  We are working on starting our own herd with Calvin's dad and here are the lucky 13 that will start it all.  We drove up to Idaho to purchase these 13 heifers that were born this spring, then drove them to Calvin's parents' house in Nevada. 

Camden was so excited to be able to see his Winder family too.

It was a fun and adventurous trip, we were so glad to be able to spend time with our families and can't wait to get back there for Christmas!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Camden the Swimmer

Camden had a lot of fun taking swimming lessons!  He loves the water.  Now that he is 3 years old, he was able to take a class all by himself, without Mom!  He was never afraid to jump right in-even without his life jacket on...his teachers had to catch him a couple times :) 

He was always first to get back in line to jump off the board!  The teachers had to coax some of the other kids into the water-but not Camden.  He even got really good at swimming all the way down to the other end after jumping in.  Calvin got to come and watch Camden's last lesson.  Camden did a great job and we are very proud of him!

Here's a video of Camden jumping in, and being a little goofy.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


We've had some pretty good rain storms here in the last couple months.  One of them brought down this big tree in our complex!

Here's a video of a crazy rain storm, there was so much rain coming down!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I love having two little boys!  (Camden would correct me and tell me he is a big boy, haha.)  Camden is also enjoying having a little brother, and Calvin couldn't be happier about having these boys.  Camden has been pulling around his wagon with his bicycle lately and was excited to give Coulton a ride! 


Camden also likes to hold Coulton and asks me all the time if he can hold his baby brother.

These boys love being together!
And napping together...

Sometimes I get them to take a nap at the same time, which is awesome!

They also love to take baths together.  If I get Coulton out of the tub before Camden is ready to get out, Camden says, hey, I need a friend!

Here's Camden and Coulton enjoying some warm blankets that just came out of the dryer.

Camden loves having a baby brother, but can't wait until Coulton is old enough to run with him and play tackle!

I love these boys!