Monday, June 25, 2012

Who Knew?

Who knew cleaning the fridge could be such fun?

I'm pretty sure this isn't the most energy efficient way to get it cleaned, but it's the only way I could figure out how to do it with the 4 extra hands helping. They seemed to enjoy it!

Friday, June 22, 2012


Hannah is pretty darn creative, and she gets it from her dad.  Here's an empty box turned into a car.  I personally love the holes they made for her feet to poke out.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

3 Months in the Making

I like flowers, but I have no green thumb.  My solution: 
Buy the little cartons of flowers at the store and transplant them into the flower box.  
Water them for a couple of months until they die.

It works great for me.  However, a few months ago I decided to try something new: seeds.  I had spent my entire monthly allowance at Home Depot buying flowers, plants, soil, more pots, all that fun stuff.   Lame, I know, to spend my entire allowance at Home Depot!  Anyway, I was about to checkout, but I had one problem.  I didn't have any flowers to plant in this flower box.  I think I had about $1 left of my allowance and there was a packet of seeds for $1.25.  I decided to ignore the extra $.25 and experiment.

After 2 months and nothing growing in the soil I was pretty sure nothing was ever going to happen.  But, a couple weeks ago little green leaves started shooting up.  Yay!!  At the 3 month mark the first flower was in bloom.  Hooray!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cache Valley

Here are a few pictures we got in Cache Valley in the few days we were there at Grandma and Grandpa's:

 Feeding the horses with Tyler's help.  He is quite possibly the cutest cousin.

 Hannah REALLY wanted to hold hands!

 Having a swinging good time!

 I'm not sure if she's happier to be eating at her own picnic table or to be eating a treat!

A girl after her Daddy's own heart!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


When we moved here in LA there were three LDS families in our apartment building and we all became pretty good friends. One family left last year and Paul and Megan (and Baby Isaac) left last week.  So sad!!  We've ran them all out of the building!

It's not exactly the best picture ever, but it has all of us with our faces towards the camera!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hungary Trip

Hungary Trip

We spent 6 full days in Hungary visiting Grandma and Grandpa on their mission.  It was nice to get away from the girls and it was really good to see them.  They live in Sopron, a large town on the border of Austria and Hungary.  Their apartment is on the outskirts of town and right by the forest.  It was beautiful!  We had a fun time and here are a few of the activities of the week:

We went to explore the Dorbronte ruins not too far from their town.  They are beautiful.  I love Europe for the fact that there are all of these ancient ruins practically in your backyard no matter where you go.  It was fun to walk around and enjoy the view.

We drove down to the Balatan, a touristy lake for some lunch and it was neat to just stroll around.  Grandma managed a very successful shopping venture in one of the local shops – she pretty much bought Christmas for the entire family in one store.  Pretty impressive if you ask me.

We have no pictures of this, but we made our first venture to the Hungarian “hot baths.”  This one we went to in Heviz was the 2nd largest mineral lake in Europe?  We decided to give it a try.  The verdict: stinky (gotta love the rotten egg smell) and not very hot (more of a luke-warm).  It definitely wasn’t what you picture when you think hot bath, but we did have a lot of fun. 

We went to the Esterhazy Palace where a bunch of rich Hungarians lived at one point.  The palace was neat to walk around.  It’s always fun to see the decorations inside and enjoy the gardens outside.

We made a 2nd attempt at a hot bath.  This time it didn’t stink and they were warmer.  An improvement, I’d say.

While Grandma and Grandpa were giving some lessons at the church, James and I walked through downtown Sopron.  It was neat to walk through the shops and courtyards and see the buildings…I love the old feeling of the buildings.  We saw part of the city wall that was built in the 4th Century.

We went to the Sopron piknik area, where the first real breach in the Iron curtain was made.  In one day about 600 people made it through the fence without the guards shooting them.  It was pretty cool to see the guard tower still standing and read a little more about the history.

We ended the trip with a night in Budapest. It's an awesome city!

 I had to throw that last picture in to show our resourcefulness in cutting pizza!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Give Up

I tried...I really was doing a photo a day. I even had most of them picked out, but it's not happening. My time online has been about zip since we returned home and that's not going to change for a few days. When I get to it I'll just post a bunch of our trip.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 2

We just did some shopping and stayed in the house most of the day, so there aren't any exciting pictures, but here's Hannah helping make her big bed!

She was really excited to be able to sleep in a big bed and even managed to find some stuffed animals and blankets at Grandma's to adorn it!