Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quail Creek

Over the fall break last weekend, the whole Taggart family met down in St. George to spend the weekend camping at Quail Creek. It was an extra special trip for all of us because it was the last one we will go on with mom and dad Taggart before they leave for their mission on November 1st. It seems like just yesterday they got their mission call to Africa, and now all of a sudden it's just days away until they leave. We will miss them more than they know and it will be especially bittersweet since this baby boy will be born just a couple weeks after they go. But thank goodness for Skype! They will get to meet right away via the internet!


I had to start every cold morning with hot chocolate. And maybe I have it most nights at home too, don't judge! Aunt Heidi with Jaden, Haddie, and Jenna
Getting ready to go out on the boat
Heidi and Jason with most of the kids
On the second day we decided to rent a couple of wave runners. They were so much fun and the kids LOVED them!

It may have been a tight fit but I was able to fit into a life jacket!

Aunt Brenda

Nala liked the water but didn't love it. We were hoping she'd be a swimmer but I'm afraid she's a sinker

Ryan and his brother Jason had fun trying to throw each other off of the wave runners, it was great entertainment for us left on shore
they were both successful in throwing the other off

Joe spent some time fishing and caught a few trout

The nights were my favorite because it was so cool outside and I slept so good! What a fun trip, we will miss mom and dad so much but are so excited for them and the experiences they will have on their mission!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All we need is a track!

When Ryan was younger, his family got this go kart. It's been sitting in the garage for years and since we moved into his parent's place, Allie has been begging him to get it out and running again. It doesn't look like it from the video but this thing can go fast! Allie will not be going on this by herself, but I can handle it if she's on it with Ryan at a much slower pace. Ry is working on a track that goes around the pumpkin patch so once that is done they can go all over the place! (Jen, this would be perfect for Jake!)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I am so ready for fall, I'm already thinking of all the yummy soups and cozy dinners I'll be making in the near future! You can't have fall without PUMPKINS! Remember back in April I posted a pick of our pumpkin patch right after we planted? We've been crossing our fingers that the pumpkins would come up just as good as when Ryan's parents planted them...


And now! Thank goodness it worked and we have pumpkins to sell! And sell we have done. People started to come last week and it's been a blast. (Ry might feel otherwise because he basically does all of the work. It's almost impossible to pick up a pumpkin while almost 8 months pregnant).

Allie is quite the little worker. Once people pick out their pumpkins she cleans the dirt off for them. She's even gotten a couple tips from people, too cute. And Nala just likes to run around the field. She really does not contribute much to the process but she has fun.