Monday, August 25, 2014

Tyler's 5th Birthday

The card I mailed to Tyler on his birthday.

He was so excited to get something in the mail. 
 This little boy is all about big trucks and tractors. So I found him some CAT and John Deere tractors. I also bought him some big stickers for his bedroom.

He loved his birthday cake.
He loves to give people the "stink eye".

Tyler's Construction Cake Birthday Cake

Ever since his birthday last year, Tyler has talked about his cake with dirt. When we asked him what kind of cake he wanted this year, he wanted another one with dirt, but this time with a crane, like his dad drives.

I thought it would be fun to do it a little different from last year, so that it wouldn't be the same cake. It was kind of hard to find a crane toy, but I finally found a toy set that came with one.

I also found these cute construction candles. They came in a pack of 4. I needed five for Tyler, but Vanessa also asked for the same kind of cake for Daxsen, who is turning 3. So two 4 packs were perfect! I set 3 candles aside for Daxsen and then used the extra one to make 5 for Tyler.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Camping at Yellowpine

After the craziness of UBIC and the Fair, we decided the perfect way to relax was to go camping. We've already been twice this summer and hope to go at least two more times. 

Thursday afternoon, we were both given the opportunity to work over time on Friday. But we both decided we would rather go camping and told our employers no thank you.  By the time we got backed and headed up the mountain, the sun was quickly setting. 

 The original plan had been to go to the same spot we were at the last time, at the Rock Creek Dam campsite. Josh had to stop and get a few things, so I went ahead of him. When I got there, someone was already in our favorite spot. I looked at the other spots, but didn't love any of them; so I drove back down to the Yellowpine campground. 

The last time we were there, the campground was pretty full. We did end up in a spot we didn't mind, but this time it was pretty empty, so I stopped and looked at several. The one I choose ended up being our new favorite spot, between both of the campgrounds. The table sits back off the road a bit and the tent spot was shady.
Josh always wants to try using the dutch oven, so I had found a few new recipes to try. The first night we had Dutch Oven Enchilada Casserole.

In the past, we've usually gone fishing for part of the time. But this weekend, we just wanted to sit around and be lazy. We even moved Sage closer to us so she could relax with us. (She can't be trusted around the table when food it out.)

The second night we cooked pizza in the dutch oven. Josh did an all combo type pizza and I made a Hawaiian pizza.

We also decided to try a breakfast in the dutch oven one morning. We made Lemon Blueberry Biscuits.

Hopefully we'll be back up there again in two weeks.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Races

Last weekend, Josh ran in two races. I was busy helping my uncle with his Dutch Oven Business at UBIC, so I wasn't able to go with him and get some pictures. 

The first race was Friday night. It was a 5K night run in Vernal. We actually both ended up getting home about the same time, but I could tell that Josh had a lot more fun than I did. He was COVERED in pink glitter. Some of his buddies from work had met him at the finish line and threw glitter all over him. And since he was all sweaty, it stuck really, really well. I know have glitter in our truck, my bathroom, my couch...well, pretty much every where. Josh doesn't usually stay until the end, when they announce the winners, but he was pretty sure he came in 6th place.

After just a few hours of sleep, he was up bright and early Saturday morning for the UBIC 10K race, which he ran with his sister. 

This time, he stayed long enough to see his sister finish, but then they both left. About an hour later, my friend came to let him know both he and his sister had won prizes. She thought they said Josh came in 3rd place for the men's, but she couldn't remember the reason his sister won a prize. His sister won a hat and Josh won a water bottle and t-shirt. 

So pretty much, Josh ran a 15K in roughly an 8 hour time period. I think he's nuts, but he thinks it helps him stay in better shape....for hunting season.