Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wolves, Trees and Trotts

It's much easier to update our blog when it's not months at a time, but just a few weeks. We stay pretty busy with the boys and try to make life as fun as we can. Here's the pics:

Abram earned his Wolf badge this last October. He loves scouts and all they do. I hope that I can still be the 11 year old scout leader until he comes in. It was nice having my dad as my scout leader most of my life and I'd love to be my boys. Way to go Mr. A!

Getting the goods with Teeny.

Nash taking his bath. He loves it. Look at all that chub!

Our city does a free Thanksgiving Turkey Trott every year. It starts right out by our house which is nice and ends in the city center. They give out hot chocolate and doughnuts at the finish line. We didn't do it last year because it was snowing and freezing, but things worked out good this year. It was fun having the boys (all 4) with us.

Nash was bundled up big time. He was an excellent runner.

The boys at the starting line
Abram is apparently #1. We'd agree with that.
The trek to the city center. There were probably 150 people that ran it.
A chugging along
Noly and Teeny finishing strong.
Waiting for the bus. It may just well be the boys favorite part of the event.

Teeny and I have been cutting our own Christmas tree down for about 11 years. It's a great tradition that we've been glad to share with great friends and family. This year was a record setter. We found trees in less than 30 minutes and they were awesome. We missed Becky and Neil this year and even offered to scalp them an extra, but Neil has become too much of a stickler about rules in his old age. Hopefully we'll get them back next year. We headed up with Kristy and Miles this year and went to the same spot up by Daniels Summit. We got stuck for a second, but were able to dig out easily and get on our way. All the kids were great troopers as well as Nash. It was a bright sunny, freezing cold day, but we all had a great time. We hit the local hot spot in town for lunch in Heber before coming home to set up the tree. It is in the top two of my favorite traditions ever.

Posing with the tree.
These guys' feet were freezing. Apparently snow in the boot can be a little cold.
I love that we have to have a ladder to decorate the tree. It's about 11 feet tall. The fellas love it too.
Noly getting set to place the star.