Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break Hiking

On Sunday, the day after our 1St Annual Darrel and Carolyn Family Reunion, we decided to go on a hike. This was the 2nd day of the kids Spring Break so they felt like they needed to be entertained and doing fun things. We went on a hike over in Ivins, by Uncle Louis' old house, to see some petroglyphs. Uncle Louis was down from Salt Lake and was able to join us for the morning before he had to get back home. The weather wasn't the best, but at least it wasn't raining. We headed up the trails that zig zagged up the hill until we came across alot of rocks that were spread out along the hill side. There were tons of petroglyphs. My boys have always been fascinated with the indian writings and love to try and make out what the pictures are of. Here are some pictures of the event:

The hike up the hill side - Brooklyn was tired already!

Mitch and Val

Brent and Nancy

Blake and Payton

Casey - making me nervous jumping over the drop offs.

Uncle Louis and me

Payton fitting throught the cracks in the rocks.

Dillon and Payton

Casey - We cant quite figure out what this is.

Brent and Nancy's family minus Aleisha and Lyla

Casey and MJ's Family

Darrel and Carolyn Gubler 1st Annual Family Reunion

This year was the 1st Annual Darrel and Carolyn Gubler Family Reunion. Brent and Nancy were in charge and had planned a fun filled weekend at the Bar 10 Ranch which was to include 4 wheeling, Skeet Shooting, Games, Hikes, The Grand Canyon and yummy food. Unfortunalty the weather did not permit us to go there so we had to make a change in plans. Instead we went to Brent and Nancys house and had breakfast together. Shortly after that we gave the kids rides on the horses, played a game of baseball, rode wheelers, had a bb gun shooting contest, went skeet shooting, played dominoes, and had a nice dinner. Although things didn't turn out the way we initially had planned, it was a nice reunion. Here are some pictures of the event.

Brent Cooking Bacon

Nancy getting the pancake batter ready.

Blake, Payton, Dillon, Riley, Cory

Mitch and Val

Brooklyn riding Dually

Grandma and Lyla

Dillon Shooting Targets

Payton Shooting Targets
Me and Casey

The Gubler Gang
Dillon won 1st place $5.00, Sam 2nd, Blake 3rd
Grandpa Brent and Brooklyn and Kenzee
Dillon running for home
Casey pitching and Kylee looks like she needs to pee.
Me skeet shooting with this sweet gun!!!
Dillons first time shooting a 12 guage
Me, Casey and Tyler

Grandpa and Grandma Gubler

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mariah's Science Project

Mariah decided to participate in the science fair this year at her school. She wanted to see if she could hatch chickens in an incubator or under a heat lamp. Casey and I know that she really did this project because she wanted to have chickens, but we decided to go along with it. Hatching chickens wasn't very easy. Infact we incubated over a dozen eggs at different times and were only able to hatch one. She did a good job at making sure the incubator had water, the temperature was right and that the eggs were turned in the morning and at night. Here are some pictures of her chick.

Unfortunatly the chick wasn't healthy and died the next day. So........we went to IFA a few days later and purchased 8 chicks. They are much easier to raise than to hatch them. Hopefully in the next 5 months, we'll be able to have our own fresh eggs!

Dillons Championship Trophy

Dillon finally got his Championship Trophy. He is very proud of it.