Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Three Potters

Night before school ends @ The Counter

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cancun 2014

Here are a few pictures from the trip John and I took to Cancun in March thanks to Arnold and Denise's trip to Europe and Grandma.  It was a great 5 days even though we were there during spring break!  We enjoyed speaking Spanish and watching the reactions to John's Spanish ("you speak Spanish so well"). We had a few classic "Stovall" moments which made me realize that perhaps I am the cause of many of those moments.  That was a humbling revelation.  It was hard to leave the kids and maybe we will take them next time we go. I guess that shows that we enjoyed it since we are already talking about "next time".

Pinewood Derby Champ 2014

John has finally hit his groove in pinewood derby car making (special thanks to Dan and his book recommendation).  Ryan took home top honors this year following in Jacob's footsteps from last year.  Ryan named his car "Shadow".  Congrats Ryan!  John and Ryan decided that next year (our last in cub scouts) they will help someone else in the pack with their car.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

They're back!

But already going fast! Happy Easter! We'll save a bunny bun for you.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fun at Happy Hollow

Trying to fit as much fun as we can in the last two weeks before school. Jacob is being a good sport since he is a bit too big for many rides.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Congo line at Smart & Final

Somehow we got in the slowest line at the store this morning. The kids were bored, the in-store music had a good beat, and the next thing I knew, some kids were dancing by the watermelons (ok, they were my kids). The free dancing led to a congo line. They weren't too loud, the store was not crowded, and the mother was too tired so the dancing was allowed to continue.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ryan's Baptism

Ryan was baptized on his birthday, two weeks ago.  It was a beautiful day and Ryan says it was the best day of his life, so far.  His grandparents were able to be there along with many aunts and uncles.  Uncle Chris and Grandpa Stovall gave talks, Jacob shared some scriptures, and even Alison (and all the primary children) came up to sing a song.  I made a slide show of Ryan and will see if I can somehow post that. 

After the baptism, we had lots of green food at the church and then came home and had more green food at home.  We did not have corned beef and cabbage, but rather grilled flank steak (it was too warm to cook ham, which was Ryan's original main dish choice).  We had mint brownies for Ryan's birthday cake and apple/young berry pie for John's birthday.  It was a great day.*

Grandma Stovall got the stomach flu the night before Ryan's baptism and so it wasn't quite a great day for her.  Luckily, two days later, only a few people who at the baptism/dinner came down with the stomach flu.  We feel pretty lucky that everyone didn't get sick.