S: A Year in Review 2011
BC: A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending
FC: REVIEW | a year in
1: are like quilts: Lives pieced together, stitched with memories, and bound by love.
2: In January, we closed up Lindhardt International. It was a bitter sweet time in our lives. It was really hard to let it all go, but it was also nice not to have the stress.
3: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | We had a lot of good memories working together. We could have never done it without all the help. Karen and Mom took turns feeding all the crew that would come and help each day.
5: Ice | Fishin'
6: LIVE | L A U G H | Mom, Liz, Belinda Taylor, Ami Elgan, Bridget Knapp, Babet Keller
7: In March, Mom went to Jackson to play in a Volleyball Tournament. The whole family got to come along. Dad took the kids swimming & Mom got to play lots of Volleyball. Everyone was having a blast!
9: In March, Abby had to get her tonsils out. While she was in surgery they discovered that she needed her adenoids out again also. They told us to make sure that she kept drinking a lot. But Abby would not drink. A few days later, she ended up in the hospital to get 2 bags of fluids. Two days later she went in for another bag. Finally, she decided it was easier to drink than to get IV's
10: EGG | hunt
12: making | In April, we took the kids to Idaho Falls to see the Body Exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. It was very interesting. Brandon did not like it all. He just kept saying, "This is a sad day because all these people had to die!" Later that day we took the kids to see the falls in front of the temple. We even got to feed the ducks and geese. I think that was their favorite part.
13: It's the little moments that make life big.
15: "Flowers look up to the sun: Children look up to their Mothers." - Jamie Bertucci
16: A father is his daughters first love and his sons first hero. | Like Father, Like Son
18: Soda Springs Geyser | Hunter, Brandon, & Abby
21: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
22: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
23: summer time
25: In June, we went up to Karen's house for a swimming party. The kids had tons of fun splashing and squirting each other with water guns. Karen and Mom had a relaxing time sitting in the shade watching the kids play.
29: On July 3rd, we went to USU and watched the fireworks. We met Mel & Alisa Bodily and we had a really good time. We even went out for Charlie's Ice Cream after the show.
31: The 4th of July, just isn't complete without sparklers and a flag ceremony. Lizzy retired the flag as Eric and the kids said the "Pledge of Allegiance". After it was dark, we sat in the back yard and watched the fireworks that Dad bought. Even our neighbor Nan came out to watch with us. What a great way to celebrate our countries freedom!
32: vacation | FAMILY | Prospecting at Caribou Mountain
33: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner
34: Caribou Mountain Fish Fry
36: Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery
37: Best Friends | In August, the kids put their crops in the fair. They all won Blue and Red Ribbons. Lizzy entered in the Great Zucchini Contest. She made "Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery". Brandon won the prize for the biggest Rhubarb!
38: School | back to | August 22, 2011
39: Elizabeth - 5th grade Tyler - 2nd grade Brandon - Kindergarten Abigail - Kindergarten
40: This fall Mom was asked to coach the Preston 8th grade Volleyball team. She was very excited to have the opportunity to coach. It wasn't a regular school program. We had to travel to Smithfield every Saturday for 7 weeks to play games. We played only Utah teams. The experience was really fun and Mom loved all the girls. She even took her team to a USU Volleyball game. Lizzy got to go too. She danced with Big Blue and the whole team got their picture taken with him. | Volleyball | Back Row: Vivika Reyes, Jacee Hammons, Cassidy Hunt, Berkli Knapp, Kaely Alder, Megan Porter, Katelynn Palmer, Marissa Wakley, Coach Lindhardt. Bottom Row: River McKay, Claire Manning, McKenzie Foster, Becca Visser, Taralee Carter, Sam Taylor, and Ayla Weisbeck.
43: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond. | In September, we went up to Birch Creek to have supper with the Wheeler's & Johnson's. They were camping and invited us up. The kids got to ride 4-wheelers and hike while dinner was being prepared.
44: On Oct. 8, 2011 Tyler was baptized into the LDS church. After the baptism we went to the temple and touched the temple so the temple could touch us. Then we went and had lunch at Chuck-a-Rama.
45: Tyler's Baptism
46: In October, we went hunting up Cottonwood. Mark, Caden, & Hunter went with us. Mom, Abby, Brandon, & Hunter all sat in the truck while everyone else hiked the mountain. After about three hours, we finally got a call over the radio that Caden had shot a deer. It was his first deer ever.
48: costume | party | Too cute to spook, but not to sweet to trick or treat
50: Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.
54: merry | Being together is the best gift of all.
56: Between Christmas and New Years, we took the kids on a trip to SLC. We went to Cabela's and then to Temple Square. The kids had never seen the Christmas lights at Temple Square and they really enjoyed being there.