Sunday, September 14, 2014

Summer was a blast and fall has come at last.

Well fall has come to the Salt Lake mountains. It kind of snuck up on us. One day we are going to the pool. Two weeks later the apple trees are dropping fruit and the mountains have fall colors. This summer was full of fun times. Daniel ran the Wasatch back Ragnar the weekend before the fourth of July. We got to visit all the family except David(who is on his mission still). We had our family pictures taken.

This is one of our favorites.

We had a big hike day with almost all the kiddos to a lake where we went fishing. The kiddos did awesome and we loved hearing them grown when they said, "How much longer?" and Uncle Edwin would respond,"10 more Idaho minutes" which I learned was actually about 20 normal minutes. :)

In July we celebrated my birthday the big 25 and in August we celebrated Daniel's the big 26.
Daniel made apple pie from scratch! YUUUMMM! and I made Daniel German Chocolate cake for his birthday! YUMMM!

A good amount of our weekends we get to play games with our friend Kenny. Gordon likes to put in his opinion on who should play what.

Gordon has learned to crawl now and he also pulls himself up to stand anywhere he feels like it. He loves to cruz around the house so we set up the sofa and the table in the living room so he can walk around holding on. He also has gotten both his bottom baby teeth. We went to the Utah State Fair this weekend. Gordon loved hearing the goats talk to him. He would laugh super hard when ever he heard them. Here he is crawling when we play hide and seek.

We are all doing really well. Daniel still enjoys his job at Actavis(used to be Watson) Pharmaceuticals. Gordon likes crawling, wrestling, and being outside. His favorite show right now is Royal Pains. He likes to dance to the intro and will stop what ever he is doing to crawl to the T.V. and dance. I have started my classes this fall and am doing really well trying to juggle baby, husband, and home with school. Hope this fall is full of fun! Love you all!

Sunday, June 8, 2014


  Wow, it has been a long time since we have posted! Let's see what has been going on. We go on weekend hikes all the time. Unless Baby G has kept us up a lot of the week, then we take lots of naps during the weekend, and do chores. Baby G loves to hike. He loves the wind in his hair and looking around at everything.

 On the easier hikes he relaxes in his stroller just like this picture below.

On the more difficult unpaved hikes we strap him into his carrier. Mom or Dad will be his mountain goat like this picture.
  On Mothers Day weekend we went up to Idaho to visit our families. It was wonderful! On the way up we visited Grandpa Eugene and Grandma Arley. Baby G sat on Grandpa's lap and just chatted to him for a good ten minutes. Here is a picture of the two.
Grandpa and Baby G.
When we went up to Idaho Becca was able to take a four generation photo. It was really neat because Becca had never spent a Mothers Day with her Grandma Barb before.

Here is a picture of all of them on the couch at Becca's mom's house.

   Baby G loves his Grammie. We were at Grandma Barb's apartment when Baby G and Grammie tried to sneak off back to Grammie's house. No one even noticed he just kept chatting happily to her, and didn't protest at all.

  Next our adventures took us to Wyoming and Colorado during Memorial day weekend. We had fun visiting Edwin, Jen, and all the nieces and nephews in Wyoming. We got to go to The Sinks. Which is a part of a river that flows under ground at one point comes up at another, and then flows back down under the mountain again. 

Here is a picture that helps to explain a little. 

 Another neat piece of knowledge is that this river flows south to north not north to south like most others. In this photo the water is flowing from the right, and going under the limestone to the left.
Daniel and Edwin also went on a beautiful hike while we visited. Becca and Jen stayed home with the kids playing games. When Edwin and Daniel came home we noticed some scratches on Daniel. Apparently in his glee to be hiking with his brother he had run ahead a little ways. When he turned around to see how Edwin was doing he tripped on a rock, and super manned into the dirt. He was pretty scuffed up. A few days later the top of his left foot bruised and swelled up. It still didn't deter this mountain man, but I think he learned his lesson. Don't run and not look where your going.

  We finally made it to Colorado and enjoyed our time with all the family there. Daniel got to go on a hike with Dad, Ben, and Rohan. 

                                   Here is a picture of them at the top of Horsetooth.

  We also were able to visit with Kevin, Leonora and their girls. Baby Clara, who is 3 months old, is adorable. We all went to the Raptors Sanctuary on Memorial day, except Dad and Mom, they started heading back to Idaho. Here is a picture of a bald eagle that was wounded and stays at the sanctuary as an ambassador for the wild life park.
Here is a picture of the bald eagle checking out Daniel.
  Daniel didn't look good enough to eat so we were all able to get home safe and sound. Sadly we had to go home to Utah, but we had lots of fun! Thank you to all the family who put up with us for our vacation. We enjoyed it a lot and loved being able to introduce Baby G to more of his family. 

   This weekend we were able to celebrate a big achievement of a friend of ours. Rudy, is an old roommates of Daniel's, and Daniel was able to ordain him to the priesthood as an Elder in our church. Which means he can now have some pretty amazing opportunities to serve more in the church. Here is a picture after a little lunch we had at Rudy's place.
We are really proud of Rudy and all of his hard work. He has been a great example to us of being diligent with growing our testimonies of Jesus Christ. Congratulations Rudy!

 Hopefully we will keep the blog more current, but we love all of you. Next adventure is a Ragnar for Daniel with some of his family members, and some of his Stucki relatives, and celebrating the fourth of July in Idaho with even more family members to meet. Have a great summer everyone!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Finally updated

Becca and I have been a little absent lately on the blog, but I thought that I would update you on some of our recent happenings. In August we moved from our first cute little duplex up to Salt Lake City. We really like that I have a lot shorter of a commute to work, and that I have two extra hours in my day now.

Becca and I spent our first thanksgiving as a married couple in the hospital giving birth to our sweet little son, Gordon Eugene Butler. He is doing great and is a a fun little boy, his toothless grin melts my heart every time I see it. We blessed him this month.

Here are a few pictures of what's been going on. I posted a picture of Becca near the very end of her pregnancy, and some photos of the dressers I put together and stained/varnished.