Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pre-Christmas December

What a fun and cold month December is! Especially because Billy does not work and we live in the mountains. We have had some good times. 

We are doing our best to get Truman to like the snow. 

We went to the Festival of Trees because some peeps made a model of Grandma Newbold's  childhood home. I'm not sure what was with the weird elf photobomb, but the house was cute and cool and the whole festival was crazy! I had no idea it was such a big deal. 

Snow suit or space suit?

Decorating for Christmas was fun!

We went to see Jim Gaffigan! He was so funny. I was amazed that he literally made an entire arena of people laugh for an hour and a half straight. I could never do that. 

Truman passport photo haha! No neck for this international traveler!

Gingerbread houses with the Hiatts

Truman really does like walking with me haha 

Christmas house!

After I took Truman off from one of our hikes he was just a stoic, paralyzed little guy

Billy got his rifle! He is excited! I've never heard so much hunting chatter in my life.

Matching mountain boys

Christmas Eve hike up the canyon, it was beautiful and snowy!

Fun month! More winter adventures ahead! And railing project recap below!

Friday, December 30, 2016


We finally did the railing! Meaning, Billy finally did the railing. And he rocked it. 

Just tore it right out

Then built a closet

Then put up the railing! Truman loves it. I do too. 

Then he built a cool door on the closet. 

I love the railing, I love that it is safe for Truman! I love how beautiful it is. Billy is the master worker and can work so fast. Our house was a construction zone for a while but it was fun! And now I have a sweet closet. Good work, Billy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hawaii with the Hiatts!!

We had soo much fun in Hawaii!!! It was a great trip, Truman was a champ and we are so so grateful that we got to go. Thank you Mom Hiatt for a wonderful trip!!

The flight over was not bad, Truman even managed a squished nap.

The resort was awesome! But we quickly discovered that Truman has zero tolerance for water. Fortunately, he really loved the sand so we had no problem keeping him entertained.  

On Sunday we went with the whole family to Pearl Harbor. It was really, really great and I loved it more now that I'm older.  

Breakfast with the whole clan at a pancake place that was delish!

We went to a whale watching point and saw no whales but tons of sweet, huge waves and lots of wind. It was cool!

Took a walk around the temple, which was beautiful and great

We loved the PCC! I wish we could've spent longer there and seen more, but the canoe dancing was great and we got to visit a few of the villages and learn some stuff.

Like a stick dance!

The luau was delicious and fun!  
Truman was being super happy and ate like a billion purple rolls and we discovered why he was so happy shortly thereafter...

Biggest blowout ever!! And there were no good places to change such a poopy, poopy baby so we did so right on a legit Samoan mat and it was funny and gross haha. Poi, oh poi!!

We loved the program even though I kinda fell asleep for a little bit of it :( Truman was zonked the whole time and so were most of the kids.

We did a sweeeeet hike to a waterfall 

Look! I found another one-clawed crawdad!

Hawaii is just amazing! So green and beautiful and lush!

We forgot to take pictures at the waterfall cus I was swimming and Billy had a sleeping Truman on his back, but it was so fun and pretty. Good hike!
We took family pictures that night and it was the most painless family picture taking experience of my life! Jesus Christ thought it was funny to give us a beautiful sunset and he was right!! 
The next day was a free day and Billy wanted to try his skill at surfing so he got a 2-hour lesson from a Brazilian guy with a fro and me and Mom and Melo watched. Billy did really good and make it look so easy! But I still had zero desire to ever do any such thing in my life.  

Billy is laying down on the left, his instructor is the fro-guy on the right. 
We also explored a north shore beach and Truman was completely content to be completely buried in the sand haha!! We were laughing so hard. 

Truman was a trooper the whole trip since he never had a good naptime and usually slept in the car, so when he got a chance to sleep in a bed he was out.

We had Thanksgiving at the resort and they outdid themselves!! It was the most delicious buffet of Thanksgiving food with some tropical stuff and there was live entertainment so we had a blast. We also took up an entire huge banquet table that spread across the entire room. Haha!! 25 people take up a lot of space!

The characters came during dinner and since we were special Thanksgiving guests we got first dibs on going to get pictures. It was fun! We never did anything like that while we were at Disney and Truman liked it. 

Cozy is such a teeny little 2yr old, she is exactly the same size as Truman! And he's a small baby! But she is also the funniest 2-yr-old I know. Such a little rugrat. 
Our last day we went to a botanical garden that was so pretty! The waterfall at the end had a swimming option but since we were getting on a plane later that night we did not take it.  

We also snuck a quick visit to a recommend lookout that my friend said would be super windy and she was right!! Truman was hilarious with his facial expressions and I think it was becuase for once in his life his eyebrows were raised him instead of furrowed low. We were laughing our heads off!

We took the red-eye home and the time difference kicked our butts. But the trip was SO FUN! I can't even believe how these pictures didn't even capture half the fun we had just hanging on the beach and cruising around the island. It was so fun to hang out with the whole Hiatt family and see the kids having so much fun and the resort was a blast. It was so great of a trip!!

And we came home to our snowy canyon and were equally happy to have such joy in the mountains. Billy hoisted my bench up to my sitting room and we enjoyed some time on the trail. 

Such a fun trip! Thank you to the Hiatts! Thanksgiving is quickly slipping up the ranks as one of my favorite holidays since it usually means a good, fun trip with Billy. Happy Thanksgiving peeps! Bring on the more-than-12-inches-of-snow-in-one-day (our picnic table is literally already buried haha!)

(Pre-Hawaii post beneath this too!)