Monday, September 24, 2012

Chancee's chatterings and a few more pictures

                                                                        Trying to decide if I should cancel the school pictures packet and just go with what I've got.  
This one is the one Chance picked of himself.  So  I guess it'll do.  I love this kid.
I finally decided to go with this one as the one that hangs on my wall all year.  I love Oaklees Cheese smile.                                      
So if you look close at this one you may get Chancee's little chattering.  We were sitting at the computer looking at pictures.  This one was my favorite.  Chance stared at it for a minute and then said. "HMMM, Look at that you can see both my brains."  WELL, no wonder the kids so smart.  Who knew he had two brains?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

After the last picture I thought I'd post these

A Good friend of mine decided to help me save some money on pictures this year and took these of Oaklee    
while she was tending for me.

 I've always thought Oaklee had an extremely pretty smile.  I don't know maybe I'm biased
 Pretty little close up

 Except for this one which I took  So which picture do YOU like the best.I'm having a really hard time picking just one!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Perfect portrayal of her personality

Fall ride on the mountain

I think this is a beautiful time of year we had a rare opportunity to go on a Sunday drive and we went.
 Our first stop was a pretty view of the desert and the Henry mountains My camera just dosen't capture the real beauty.
 Seeing as how Grandma was with us and my camera I tried to get a good family picture.  this was the best out of the three.   SIGH Caib never really does like to pose for the camera.  
  We stopped at a pretty little lake called Snow Lake
 Of course Braden took on the roll of irritating and teasing big brother and pretended to throw Oaklee in.
 This one made me laugh after  his teasing, Oaklee wasn't about to let him get away with it.  It looks better when you click on it to see it bigger.
 Chance and Aubree didn't get out of the big brother teasing younger siblings and of course Caib had to get involved as well.  All in good fun.
Proof that Grandma came along.

As we headed back to the car I thought this would make a cute picture. 
I love the light, and shadows at this time of the year.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

16 years....almost.

It's Sunday, a day of rest. As I've sat here resting from a busy week I've had time to think about my almost 16 year old.  He'll turn 16 on October 1 I'm pretty proud of this kid.....and it's not because This morning at about 7 AM his dad Hollered down the stairs and asked him and his brother to get up and go check on the cows up at Fish Lake and he popped up and got ready and headed up with out any complaints and then was back in time to get ready for church.  It's not because when I hobbled in from church (My ankle still hasn't completely healed) and found him putting the last pieces of silver wear on a the completely set table so that we could eat a quick dinner before Dad and Caib had to run to Richfield to get Caib's Braces put back together, and then he went out and saddled two horses so that when Caib returned they could head back up on the mountain to keep the cows off the fence He may have made them a couple of sandwiches to take with them as well.  It isn't because he hit two doubles yesterday  at his baseball game plus a few singles and an almost home run while I was inside the high school coaching the girls volleyball. and then when the baseball team finished playing their games he comes in with team and cheers his loudest as the volleyball girls play their hearts out and then pitches in to help when the Baseball team cleans the gym,  Or because he manages to do fairly well in school without any help from his mom. I think my favourite thing about this kid is that he's fun to be around and joke with.  That he loves his little brothers and sisters and though he teases them a bit much...when he's gone they all tell me how much they miss him.  I think it's because he's a good example to them and life has been so much better these last 16 years because he's here to share it with.  Thanks Braden for helping life be a whole lot better then it ever had been.  Happy Birthday in a few weeks.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

What is it about this time of year?  Late Summer/ Early Autumn I think it may be the light.... I love the angle of light during this time of year.

Now one more year is winding up
Life is pressing on.
summer left us in a swirl
a flash it's here and gone

The kids are inches taller now
they all grow tall and straight
Anxiously I watch them grow
and In silence contemplate,

about their youth the things they know
Are they learning what they should
all the things we've taught them
have they understood?

We sit at dusk with dusty clothes
the days work now all done
satisfied and happy while we
watch the setting sun.

So it is with life and things
the seasons come then go
and life seems satisfying
Through work, as our children grow.

-Cathy Brian-

Home, after 12 hours on a horse gathering cows