Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas and More!

The past few months have gone by so fast!! Here is a quick update of what's been happening in our lives...
The beginning of October we celebrated Steve's 26th Birthday!!

We also got to take a trip with all of Steve's Siblings to visit their Grandma Ross in Reno. It was such a nice visit and we are so grateful for the opportunity to have spent that time with her together as she passed away a month later. She was such a great lady, with a great spirit! She was full of love, and we will miss her greatly but will always remeber the example she was to us.

Steve, his mom, siblings, and a couple nephews!

Steve and Laura

Steve and all of his boy cousins.

Happy Halloween! We had some friends over to carve punmkins in the garage!!

Steve loves to build and make things! He's on a new kick...making longboards. I am not sure if he just really wanted one, or if he was more interested in the building of one at the beginning...? Anyhow, he has loved doing it, and is actually pretty good at it ( both building and actuallly riding the board).
He helped our friend Eric build one. These are boards 3 and 4. They turned out really well.

We had such a great Christmas! Being in a house this year, it was the first time we got to put up lights, and get a real Christmas Tree!!

Steve and his gifts.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and enjoyed the Spirit of the season!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


We have been pretty busy lately! With both of us working, Steve as the 11 year old scout leader, and coaching a youth soccer team together. Our lives have been continuously on the go the past several months. But we are enjoying life and still manage to find some time to have fun!!
A weekend in August we took a day trip over to the beach! On our way, we went to see the Oakland Temple.
We then made our way over to Half Moon Bay!

Then we found this other beach, it was a little cove beach. It was really pretty!! Steve went skim boarding...for a little bit, til we lost the board to the ocean!!

We went with my family to the Demolition Derby at the State Fair!! Always some good entertainment!! :)

Last weekend we had a BBQ out at Folsom Lake with a group of friends! It was such a nice night! We had a good time, eating our tin foil dinners and making smores!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lake Powell 2009!

After Havasupai, we went to Lake Powell!! We met up with most of the Schmidt Family for a week of fun on the Lake!!!
The Moon was so beautiful, while we were there! One night we were on the back deck, and this is what we had to look at!! Awesome!!

We had a few storms while we were there. Here's a rainbow during one of the storms.

Us on the stand up's!!

On the boat ride up the Escalante!

Playing games one night! And Steve enjoying his starburst!! :)

Oops! Put the wrong picture. But that's Steve up there, and he realy did jump off that!!
Thanks for a great week!! Love the Lake!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


For our vacation this year, we went to Havasupai!! We had such a great time! There was a group of 17 of us that backpacked the 10 miles in!! It was beautiful down there in the canyon!! Sorry for so many pictures, but hope you enjoy them as much as we did!!
Starting the Hike in @ 10 pm!!!

We hiked the first mile that night, slept for a couple of hours, and then woke up and finished that morning! Steve hiking in the canyon!!

Hiking in the Village!

Making our way into the campground-Havasu Falls!

On our way to the next waterfall!!! We had to make our way through this to get down to the bottom!!
Climbing Down!
Mooney Falls!!
Rope Swing!!!
Beaver Falls! Didn't get a good picture, but these falls were amazing!!
This was in an underwater cave at Beaver Falls.
Steve Jumping off Rock Falls!
Then it was my turn!!

Then it was time for the hike out! Out of the 17 of us that hiked in, 8 of us did the hike out!!! This was a picture my sister took in the helicopter ride out, looking down on the trail!

We made the hike out! This is us before we started the swithbacks! Trying to stay happy! :) It was really hot!!!!

We made it!! The top looking down at the trail!!!

We had such a great time!! We recommend this trip to anyone!! We're going again in 2 years, whoever wants to come!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


On the 4 th of July Weekend we made a trip up to Idaho to visit Steve's Mom and some of our Friends. It was so nice to see everyone, and see the beautiful Green fields of Idaho again!!

We really miss Rexburg!!

Steve and Julie in front of a waterfall we went to see!

HAPPY 4Th!!!!

Fireworks on the Greenbelt with Julie and Matt, Lisa, and baby Thomas!!