Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daddy Daughter Camping

This past weekend Ty loaded up all the girly camping items
he could handle and ventured out for the Father and Sons
ward campout, but in his case it was daddy daughter. A few
dad's in the ward don't have boys and bring their girls and
since camping with Crew could be a complete nightmare he
decided he would bring Grace instead. Sorry Crew, maybe
next year. So after a weekend up in the mountains Grace
came back telling stories about all the fun she had sleeping
in a tent, playing with her friends and being in the forest.
She told Ty she didn't want to come back and that she
wanted to stay this long (holding her arms out as wide as
she could). Here are some pics from her weekend camping
with dad!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Anthem Softball League Champions!

One of the reasons we love Anthem is because of everything it offers.
One of the reasons Tyler loves it is because of its Softball Leagues.
So, it was no surprise after moving to Anthem that he decided to try
and put together a team and join the league. He has wanted to play
competitive softball since college but hasn't had the time or had the
opportunity to join a team. So for the last year it's been his "guys
night" and he's been like a kid every Tuesday night going out and
playing. For those of you that know him well you know what I'm talking
about, he can get a little anxious and excited about the funniest things.
Well after a few seasons, new matching jersey's, some team bats and
a lot of good times, Sky High Energy can call themselves the champs.
It's been great watching him play and Crew is already completely
obsessed with "ballball". The kids love going to his games and watching
dad. The group of guys he plays with and their wives are seriously
awesome. I'm glad he's able to do something he enjoys and with such
great company. Congrats guys, here's to next season!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rockies and D-backs

Fun night with the fam! Go Rockies

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome Home Elder Sharpe

I know this is cliche but has it really been 2 years? Yea,
that's what I was telling myself as I frantically packed
and got ready to begin the long 2 day trip to welcome
home my little brother Austin from his 2 years in the
California, Bakersfield Mission. So Tuesday afternoon,
after our pretrip preperations and waiting for Ty to get
off work we settled in for the comfy 9 hour drive to
Spanish Fork, UT. Amazingly we made it their without
complications, car sick kids, or any horrible stories to tell.
Which is a good thing because after the 9 hours of driving, we
got to my sisters at 2 am, dropped Ty and the kids off
and jumped right back in the car and headed to
the American Fork Hospital where my sister happened
to be going into labor. 15 minutes after making it into
her room she gave birth to sweet little Whitney Lynn
Caldwell. Talk about good timing, I haven't been
around for any of my sisters deliveries and to be there
for her last one was really special! The next morning
we hung out, helped my sis with her kids and then
drove the remaining3 1/2 hours to Star Valley, WY.
We got their, did a little unpacking, dropped off our
kids at my Aunts (thanks April) and jumped in the
truck on our way to the Jackson Hole Airport. If
little Austy had any hopes of returning to a changed,
fully punctual family his hopes were crushed as he
got off the plane to find an empty waiting area,
except for the occasional husband or pregnant wife that
happened to make it there ontime. But much to his
shegrin (and a lot like Lloyd Christmas) my mother
came sprinting through the airport to welcome him home.
We spent the rest of the week catching up, playing
games (I hate Green Thumb) and trying not to think
about how soon we would have to head back home.
All in all it was a great week, especially when you
forget that it snowed 3 out of the 5 days we were
there. Were proud of you Elder Sharpe! Welcome home!

(Here are some pics from our time there)

Our horse whisperer spending working on her trade...look close and you can see her
Me, Grandpa and Grace on the first ride of the ......SPRING?????
Crew enjoying his Dairy Queen Main Street Afton doing a little shopping
Ok, she's not a horse whisperer, she's an animal whisperer. Torture is just part of the art form.

The amazing 10 second Easter Egg hunt. How 1,000 eggs dissapear in 10 seconds I'll never understand

Our Tiny New Friends!

Our new little friends started their journey in Wyoming, see
above for details on our Wyoming Trip. Grace fell immediately
in love with these furry things, which means dad can't really
resist. So we decided to write it off as food storage if nothing
else and packed em up for their adventure to warmer weather.

First Class Travel Accomodations!

Excellent Views

And a new home! After settling in we named our little

ladies (hopefully ladies) Finneas and Ferb! One is a standard chicken the

other is a Bahntam (banni) Brahma chicken. We'll keep you updated

as we try educate ourselves all things chicken via

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Can we reappear and act like we never dissapeared?

I know we dissapeared for awhile, no excuses, just busy. Here is a quick recap of some of the things we've been up to. We celebrated Crew's 2nd birthday with friends and fam. Our little monkey is getting big.....and wild! We also were able to spend an entire week with my family down here playing tennis, hanging out, sunning tanning (crazy Wyoming folk) and just enjoying our time together.

I took a fun little all girls trip to Palm Springs with some great friends.