Thursday, August 4, 2011

Home Sweet Home

To make a long story short...we are going to be moving back to Oak City. We had an opportunity to buy the house we lived in for a few years before moving to Vernal so we are going to go back. We loved living in Oak City. It is a really great small town. We had great neighbors and a great ward. I'm excited to go back and pick up where we left off. I'm excited that the kids won't have to adjust to another new place. They will be going back to the only thing they have ever known. We moved into this house when the boys were just 1 year old. They have asked constantly since we moved to Vernal if we can just go back home to Oak City. They are very excited and happy to be going back. I'm not looking forward to the mess of moving again, but I know it will be worth it in the end. We can't wait to get our big grassy yard back. And I'm thrilled to get my huge garden space. I didn't do a garden this year and I missed it. I've been saying all summer that I was homesick for my lawnmower so I will be glad to get it out of storage and start mowing the lawn again. These are a few pictures of the house from when we lived there.

The front of the house

The back of the house

A view of the garden from the deck just off the dining room

Happy Birthday Railey

Railey turned 9 years old today!! I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She came into the world as a little spitfire and she is still one today. We love her so much. Railey will be starting 4th grade in a few weeks. She is excited to go back to school. She is very smart and loves to learn. She loves to read. She is a little bookworm. We have to tell her all the time to turn the lights out and go to bed because she wants to stay up reading. We are lucky that we don't have to push her to do it. This year she wanted me to make a Candyland cake so that is what we did. It turned out really cute and she loved it. She got a lot of fun games and things for her birthday. She is a good kid and we are lucky to have her. We love you Railey!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lake Fun

We have been taking the boat out to the lake. Most times we have taken it to Steineker Resevoir. It is only 3 miles from our house. We have also gone to Red Fleet. Its not much farther. We have spent time fishing and playing in the water. It has been a lot of fun. We pack a cooler each time and have lunch on the boat. The kids think that is great. The have each caught fish, and they have each been pulled around the lake on the tube. I was surprised how easily they got out in the water. They wanted to go so bad and they wanted to go fast. I was more worried than they were. They just lay back there and yell for us to go faster....except for Railey. She doesn't care to be pulled very fast.

Ranger Fishing and Ryder


Railey Fishing

Ranger and Robby in the boat

Robby being the flagger when someone was in the water

Me on the tube...showing them its not scary. They all wanted mom to go first

Rob on the tube

Railey on the tube

Robby on the tube

Ryder on the tube

Ranger on the tube

Pet Chipmunk

We have a chipmunk living under our front porch. The kids think it is very cool. They love watching it and leaving bread crumbs for it. They have taken bread and left a trail from the front door to his hole and then watch him come and take the pieces of bread. Our cat loves watching it too. He sits right in the front entryway window and watches it. You can tell he really wants to go get it. It has been pretty entertaining for the kids.

Family Pictures

We had a lot of family pictures taken over the 4th of July weekend. Here are some of them. I'm glad to have some updated ones.

Our Family

Rob and Natalie

Jacobs Kids


Jacobs Boys....Robby, Ranger, Ryder

Jacobs Boys

Railey and Natalie

The boys and Rob

Railey and Rob

The boys and Natalie

My Parents....Jerry and Kaye

My sister Keri and her husband Gerald and their kids...Riley, Brett, Eric, Devynn, and Dana.

My sister Sheila and her husband Travis and their kids...Kyle, T.J. and Brinlee

My brother J.J. and his wife Kayela and their kids...Trey and Asa

My brother Courtney and his son Dominic

The whole Family

My parents and their children...Courtney, J.J. Natalie, Keri and Sheila

My parents and their kids with their spouses

My mom and her daughters

My dad and his sons

My parents and all their grandchildren

All the boys in the family

All the girls in the family