Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013

Recent Family Pictures

Took on our traditional family hike on December 24, 2012. 
Took after church on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2013.

March 13, 2013

Heber Allen Wilson turned 1 yr old!

Heber eating his dinner, or simply saying he is finished. 

We had to get a picture of the cake before Heber had his way with it. 
Heber is eating his piece of birthday cake in contentment.

Heber is put in the bath and immediately attempts to climb out. 
VIDEO: Heber opening his birthday presents his way.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Family Pictures of 2012

September 2012.
This is a picture of our 4 kids at the visitor center of the Denver Temple.
Camilla is 8, Hyrum is 6, Mary Emma is 3, and Heber is 6 months.

March 5, 2013

I started Term 3 in nursing school this week. Currently live in our 15 passenger van during the week in Aurora, CO and come home on the weekend to Colorado Springs to spend it with my family. Camilla is 9, Hyrum is 7, Mary Emma is 4, and Heber turns 1 this month. This will be the first 1st Birthday I will have attended for all of my children. With the first three kids, I was either at Army Basic Training or deployed to Iraq. I'm happy to be home. We are also happy to be settled down in our own home in Colorado Springs.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Every time we go to the farm store the kids always beg for overalls. Knowing they don't have enough pants for winter finally made me cave.

We went on an 8 mile bike ride in Manhattan a few weeks ago. The weather was nice due to the rain the night before, but that also meant mud and muddy puddles too tempting for a five and seven year old.

Camilla and Mary Emma and I went to the library's American Girl Tea Party. We had a good time.
This past Tuesday we went into Topeka to visit some museums. First stop was the art museum to see the Lego exhibit. We took a picture of the traffic light just for grandpa.

Next we went to the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site for a couple more Junior Ranger Badges. I am always amazed when I go there how evil people can truly be, and how braves others are in the face of discrimination.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's Your Name?

Jacob taught Mary Emma to say her full name. She says it with such gusto we had to take a video of it for you all to see.

Enjoying Kansas

We only have four more months here in Kansas and so we are planning and making lists of all the things we want to do before we leave. With a nice long prairie bike ride out of the question this past weekend due to the terrible heat, I suggested we take a day trip to Western Kansas to see some of the things we have been wanting to see. En route we came upon this bus/truck. Jacob turned the van around just to get a picture. Some of the things people have done with buses around here still amazes us.
The first stop was Pawnee Rock, a historic landmark along the Santa Fe Trail.

Here's a better view.

Next we headed to Ft. Larned National Historic Site. Where we had a Hansel and Gretel moment with Hyrum in the huge oven. Mary Emma was very worried about there being spiders in there.

Next we attached the boy to the old ball and chain.

Camilla in the schoolroom/church working on her Junior Ranger Booklet.

Here's a better view of the Fort from the cemetery. One thing we found interesting about the fort is that all of the soldiers were there on assignment from Ft. Riley.

As part of the historic site are wagon ruts on the Santa Fe trail. The children and I are standing in the ruts.

I read an article a couple of years ago about this grain elevator anomaly near Kinsley, KS. Most towns have grain elevators and several have the old wooden ones from the early 1900s but this ghost town has two within about a hundred feet from each other right off the track of the Attichson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe rail line. I have always wanted to see them and finally had my chance.
What Kinsley can claim.

We had fun and can now check a few more things off our list.