Let's try this again?!?

So I am going to give this a shot again--I know hardly anyone will ever look at this or read it--but I miss it--I miss being able to write, albeit not very well.  A few snaps from earlier this year--

A refreshing birthday trip in January--just Joe and I.

In February we took the kids to Delicate Arch in Moab. It was a beautiful day--we loved telling the kids about our first trip to the Arch together--makes me smile just thinking about it.

These boys melt my heart! Love them all!


Cowboy King

A month or so ago--Chase, Jimmy and Bridjer (a cousin) decided to have a restaurant called COWBOY KING--they were so cute serving us and fixing things in the "kitchen".  Jim even made up their logo!

 Extra patrons of  Cowboy King.

Summer of Camping

This summer we did a lot of camping--Just a few pics of our adventures.


I am not even going to pretend that I will catch up anytime soon! I will just do my best when I have a spare minute (few and far between) to write a little something and put some pics on here.

In January James was baptized!! He waited until he was ready and that was perfect for us! He is such a good kid and tries so hard to please!

He seems to never stop growing--he is now up to my nose!! Next year he might just catch me in height!
Love him so so much!


Chase turns 10 today!

What a day--Joe and I feel absolutely too young to have a 10 year old--He is AMAZING!!! We love him so much. His birthday wishes were for a flash drive and a lock box--I think to hide things from his brother!! He is incredibly kind, good, funny, and smart.  He loves to research things and get to know all the interesting facts about--well--pretty much anything.  Yesterday he and his brother were having a wrestling match--I have never seen him so into something--they were both giggling so much!! This boy has an incredible testimony of his Savior Jesus Christ--he loves going to church! And even if he is bossy and a miser with money--he is such pure sunshine. 

Chase wanted to write a letter to you Jewel--he wouldn't even let me help him type it! We always think of you--especially on the boys birthdays! Words cannot, nor ever will, express our gratitude and admiration for you. We hope we are living up to who you wanted us to be. 
We love you always, 
Amanda and Joe

Dear Jewel,

Today I'm 10! I just got a bunch of presents! Like a chemistry kit, and my very own Flash Drive!
It has been years since we last saw each face-to-face but it's good to image each of us seeing each
other. So far I had lots of fun with my "new" parents Well I even got a lock box! I'm having fun
Being a Keddington . So aren't you glad I'm with other nice people. I'm a 4th grader in
South Summit Elementary School. My teacher is Mrs. Marchant , she's  Strict but pretty nice.
She's #1!

Love, your Old son CHASE

P.S. I love you!


Back to School!

Can I Carry You?

© Brad Anderson
I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time
I hope it's love I've shown..................

Today was a little  lot bit hard for me--they didn't want/need me to walk them into school--they have grown so much--and I am so proud of them--but why did they have to grow so fast!!!

Chase starts 4th grade today--WOW that happened way way too fast!
Jimmy starts 2nd grade today--he has grown up a lot this summer--not just physically but mentally/emotionally too.
Joe--started TEACHING 6th grade this year--what a whirlwind this last year has been for all of us!
Me--what do I do with myself now--I have dreams--but I am not sure I am brave enough to start them!


for the record I cried for a solid 30 minutes before I got up this morning--I will miss these guys--and they both gave me kisses BEFORE we left the house this morning!


Big News!!

My Baby learned how to ride his bike today!! STOP growing up!!  We also measured how tall he is yesterday--4 foot 6 inches--I know he is still only 7 but he seems to be growing up way WAY too fast!