Thursday, May 31, 2012

So it's been a while...

I am thinking about starting up this blog again. Not sure if it will last. With the addition of a new little one to our family- I figure I should give it a go and try to keep of a record of the going-ons with our little fam.
Elsie Ryan Neumann
Born March 28, 2012
7 lbs 6 oz and 21" 

Afton loves her new little sis! 

Before I really get going- I discovered a bunch of blog entries that for whatever reason- I never posted. So I am going to remove them from limbo-land and give them a life here. Even though they are way outdated- I still want to be able to look back at them. So just a little explanation in case I confuse anyone who actually may be looking at this long-forgotten blog! :D

Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

November 2008- Baking, Bear, and Boys

Just a few more things from good ol' November 2008!

Baking our First Apple Pie! For Thanksgiving I was asked to bring a pie. I decided not to cop out and buy one- so Afton and I baked our first pie together.
Confession: I think I made an apple pie one other time. But I was like 12 (?)- does that count?

I have to say-- it was pretty darn good! Thanks to my friend Amy's recipe blog!

Mr. Bear's exciting drive - I happened to have my camera in the car when Afton decided to give Bear some fresh air. These pics just make me giggle-- so I had to post them!

The boys enjoyed an exciting Ute game (vs BYU). It's not often they all get together for a boys-night-out, so it's a good thing they captured it on film! (How manly of them to go to a football game).

left to right: Scott, Trav, Shaun, Kent
Go Utes! (They won that game, by the way)

November 2008- Horseback Riding

On Trav's birthday we took a Sunday drive to my dad's house. Whit was there and offered to get Little Mare saddled so we could take a ride. This became more of an Afton day - but the birthday boy still had fun! (It's not like we can go wakeboarding in November, anyway).

Sooo not a cowboy. But a cutie all the same!

Whit and Afton on the trail

Boston and his horse dad, Dave were there, too.

Afton's happy place





November 2008- Afton's first "Dance" performance

I think these photos will speak for themselves, but I'll preface: One of our cute neighbors is on her school's drill team and asked if Afton would be interested in learning a dance to perform at the drill team's yearly concert. Afton said she wanted to do it, so she and about 100 little girls learned the dance in 2 or 3 nights. She had it down and was excited for the show! Well... I think performance night wasn't quite what she expected. The result was quite cute (slash-hilarious)!

Even with a blurry picture, you can see very clearly: she was SO not going to cooperate!
We knew it was going to be an interesting 2 minutes at this point.

No- she wasn't supposed to stand in the middle of the circle while everyone else laid on their bellies.
And, no she wasn't supposed to take her arms out of her sleeves, and as a result throw her mom and dad into a state of panic (I think Trav and I were chanting in a tense whisper: "PLEASE don't take off your shirt, PLEASE don't take off your shirt!!! )

The arms stayed tucked away the rest of the performance until the final bow when only one decided to reappear.

Even when it was all over- not one smile, nope, not ONE!
She's still a little star, though! :)

November 2008: Zoo Times

Here are some pics of our day at the zoo. It was a beautiful autumn day- and not too crowded. We went with my sis, Mariah- her hubby, Dave, and their little guy, Boston.

Afton LOVES the zebras!

I love how I'm the only one in this picture who knows it's fall-
Trav and Afton like to dress like it's summer all year long. :)

Dave had his arms full!

Is that a hug or a head-lock? I guess the smiles indicate all is well!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Afton's Princess Week

Well, well, well... if it isn't me posting on my what-may-seem LONG forgotten blog. You better believe it! Even though I am the world's worst blogger, I just couldn't keep myself from posting all these pics from Afton's "Princess Camp" this week. One of these days I'll post about all the other things we've been doing in our lives! Until then...