S: The Bell Family 2011
FC: Lucky Us The Bell Family 2011
1: Haley (3 yrs. old) Sweet, caring, smart, stubborn, and independent. She loves to swim, play with friends, play dolls and pretend, go to the park, and take care of her brother. She often teases, giggles, sings on perfect pitch, worries about others, and asks many detailed questions. She has a great memory and a fun sense of humor. | Carson (1 yr. old) Happy, affectionate, sweet, and mellow. He loves to play ball, be outside, play chase with his sister, dig in the sand box, and run through the sprinklers. He often throws anything that resembles a ball, wants snacks, laughs, babbles, and claps when he hears music. He is energetic, full of life, cuddly, and very loving.
2: March 2011 Maui, Hawaii
3: Went with Chad and Debbie Crowther. Hiking, Luau, Road to Hana, Body boarding, Snorkeling, Laughing, Eating out, and Running on the Beach. It was incredible. | sdf
4: April 2011 - With The Muramoto Family The week following Lacie's funeral, Jace and his kids came and stayed with us. We had a great time hiking, reminiscing about Lacie, and just loving one another. We call this picture, "Ready to face the future...together".
5: Easter 2011 Egg hunt in our backyard with the Muramoto kids. Kiah filled the eggs with Brynn the day before. JR, Brynn, and Jace hid all the eggs. It was so much fun watching the kids find them!
6: May 2011 Uncle Colby and Aunt Brittney graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. We all went to support the graduates and had a great time being on campus, eating out, playing in the hotel pool, and going to a local park.
7: May 2011 LET THE SUMMER FUN BEGIN!
8: May 2011 New York! New York! A crazy impromptu trip with Judy, Brittney and Madison Bell. We went everywhere: Central Park, The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Broadway, and Times Square.
9: Met up with Brett and Brad Muramoto for some authentic New York Cheesecake and hours of catching up and laughing. | Absolutely fell in love with "Wicked" and laughed a lot at "Rock of Ages" on Broadway. It was an incredible trip!!
10: May 2001 Haley's preschool graduation from Super Start Preschool with teacher, Ginny Nobis. Haley is a wonderful student who is very bright and social.
11: May 2011 Visited Aunt Tif, Uncle Mike, Logan and Peyton in New Mexico. Aunt Natalie came as well. The three of us sisters had a blast together. We laughed and laughed.
12: June 2011 Hiking and playing in the water at Red Cliffs, St. George. Haley was delightful and loved exploring. Carson was fearless and charged right into the water. It was really fun!
13: WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING WITH OUR SUMMER Spending days at the splash park and pool Harmon's work party at Fiesta Fun Swimming lessons at Sand Hollow Growing vegetables in our garden Having fun in the sprinklers Going to the county fair
14: Tabiona June 2011 The Bell Cabin
15: Grandpa and Grandma Bell, Uncle Jordan, Aunt Brittney, and Aunt Madison spent a few fantastic days at the cabin with us. We spent lots of time playing games, hiking, at the lake, around the campfire, making smores, throwing water balloons, and laughing! We even saw a moose! | We love canoeing on the lake | Haley caught a fish with Daddy | We had a blast 4-wheeling
16: Jordan and Alyssa's Wedding June 25, 2011 In Alyssa's parents' backyard in Park City, Utah. Haley and Irie were flower girls and Carson was the ring bearer. It was a lovely ceremony and a fun celebration afterward.
18: July ,4 2011 Parade and Park in Richfield, Utah. We met Aunt Tif, Uncle Mike, and cousins, Logan and Peyton there. We cheered at the parade, ate great food, played at the park, went on blow-up slides, got balloon animals, and celebrated our country's independence. We also got to visit our Great Grandma Dona.
19: JULY 2011 Lagoon Theme Park, Utah Jace, Akira, Mekiah, Keini, and Kisen Muramoto Aunt Tif, Logan, and Peyton Uncle Jordan and Aunt Alyssa and Aunt Madison Our huge group had a blast together riding rides, eating great food (compliments of Harmons Employment Appreciation Day) and playing at the water park. Haley loved every ride! It was a blast!!
20: July 2011 We did a bunch of hiking with Aunt Tif and Peyton in Cottonwood Canyon by Grandma Tani's house. It was so green and beautiful and refreshing. Carson loved the water. Haley loved the flowers. We LOVED being together in nature.
21: We also traveled down town on Trax - the metro system. Haley loved riding the "train". We visited Temple Square and got to have lunch with Grandpa Owen who was working downtown. It was a beautiful day full of family, walking, fun, and the Spirit.
22: Summer Fun With Our Cousins
23: July 2011 Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, St. George, Utah Grandma Tani, Aunt Natalie, Cameryn, Jordyn, Ethan, Haley and Carson put on their binochulars and hunted down an incredible display of wild animals. | After exploring, we enjoyed playing in a tent, dressing for a safari, and making our own pretend camping meal.
24: July 2011 Disney's The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn in St. George, Utah Grandma Tani, Aunt Natalie, Cameryn, and Phoenix came with us. It was an incredible show and the girls all LOVED it!
25: Aug. 2011 Zion National Park River Walk The kids were awesome! They loved it and were such troopers. We had a ball playing in the river and exploring.
26: Sept. 2011 - Tabiona | Another fun trip to the cabin full of 4-wheeling, hiking, being at the lake and being with the ones we love. We caught a frog, had a nature scavenger hunt, shot paint-ball guns, and laughed a lot.
27: We love visits from our grandparents, going to the rodeo, and Haley's drawings of our family. They each make us smile! | The best thing to hold onto in this life is each other.
28: Haley's 4th Birthday Strawberry Shortcake Party with all her friends.
29: Ball pit game, decorating fabric bags, strawberry pinata, Red Light - Green Light game, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert, of course.
30: Halloween 2011 Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood meant smoke machines, cotton candy, root beer floats, hot dogs, and much more. We had a blast with all our neighborhood friends.
31: Trick-or-Treating at Dad's work is one of our favorite parts of Halloween.
32: November 2011 - Staheli Farm in St. George We went with Haley's preschool on a feild trip to the farm. The kids loved petting animals, riding rides, and learning about life on a farm.
33: OUR LITTLE MAN TURNS TWO! Carson had a great 2nd birthday! The Bell Family joined us for cake and ice cream and opening presents.
34: 2011 | San Diego, CA with the entire Bell Family. It was such a memorable trip.
35: Good Times on The Beach
36: San Diego Zoo Nov. 2011 The kids loved seeing the animals and being with their aunts and uncles.
37: Daddy loved the panda bears. Mommy loved the giraffes. Haley loved climbing on the statues. Carson loved the monkeys.
38: GO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS! Grandma Judy was nice enough to tend while the rest of us went to the Chargers vs. Broncos football game. It was incredibly fun!
39: Haley, we are grateful for the tender way you take care of your brother, your beautiful singing voice, your pure testimony of prayer and Jesus, your art that fills our fridge door, your obedient nature, your gentleness with babies, your expressions of thanks and your sweet "I love you"s. We are thankful for you! | Carson, we are grateful for your hilarious facial expressions, your teasing sense of humor, your easy-going personality, your excitement for life, your funny little rituals, your love for snuggling, your love and adoration for your sister, your blown kisses and waves "nigh night". We are thankful for you! | Ipad Yummy Food Shoes Blankies Family Beds Warm Clothes Friends Birthdays Family Night Toys Jesus Vacations Grandparents Our Health Our Home Bikes Baby Dolls Balloons Clean Water/Baths Cars | Our Blessings Banner tradition began this year with Haley naming one blessing for everyday in November counting down to Thanksgiving.
40: Haley's Preschool Christmas Program They sang songs and handed out cookies at a rest home for the elderly. Haley was shy, but slightly participated. She sure looked darling in her elf hat. | The Heiner Christmas Party We had so much fun seeing our extended family, especially Grandpa Heiner who turned 98 this December. Santa came and brought Haley a doll with matching jammies and Carson an Elmo bathtub toy.
41: December 2011 Went with Grandpa Owen and Grandma Tani to see the lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was cold, but we had a great time.
42: CHRISTMAS 2012 We had a gingerbread house decorating party at our house with Brynn's girlfriends. Then the kiddos got to decorate Christmas tree ice cream cones. We had a great holiday season. On Christmas day we opened gifts and went to the Christmas program at our church. Then we spent New Years in Salt Lake.