Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Break

Just a couple of pictures from our great weekend camping in Goblin Valley and hiking through Little Wild Horse Canyon. The adventure through the narrow canyon was breathtaking and unlike anything I've ever experienced in my life. The kids had a blast, and we could barely keep them on the ground.

Click on these next two pictures and see if you can find those tiny little figures that are my children on top of the rocks.

Picturesque camping

Hiking the narrows. (I can't tell you how many times I begged them to please stop climbing the walls.)

Can you see Haylee walking underneath Wes and Heather?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Summer Summary

We enjoyed some simple pleasures this summer - like beautiful sunsets...


and fixing and riding bikes.

We also helped Wesley finish his Eagle Scout project - woo hoo!! We painted tables and cleaned out firepits in the canyon near our house (got 41 people to help for a total of 72 hours of service).

We took a quick hike up that same canyon to see the wildflowers.

Wes came too - but didn't want his picture taken.



Silver Lake

Donut Falls

Heather made herself at home with a good book.

Visit to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point
It was free, but Wes wasn't sure he wanted to be there, so we told him to find
his inner child. It seemed to work - he acted like a 4 year old.

We hiked Timpanogos (the last time we did this, Wesley was the age of Quinn)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Snowball fight in June?

We had a great family night activity tonight and had to share - a snowball fight. The neighbors looked on in a state of disbelief - a little out of character for the Hyer family, but it sure was fun. The snowballs were of course from our snowball bush - just passing it's peak. The balls showered hundreds of blossoms on impact - or even a little before.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spotlight on Wes

Wesley's turn for the spotlight. Here he is dressed up and ready for the Ballroom Dance Team concert. He's a pretty good dancer, but a remarkably good performer. His grandparents were able to watch his concert - grandpa recorded it and said he'll have to show it when Wes gets married during the reception :)

His other notable thing to report - he just received his first scholarship! He was the recipient of the Energy Solutions Scholarship for his high school worth $2000. (This is a math, science and engineering scholarship - one per high school in Utah. Make sure your kids apply when they are sophomores!) Amanda received this when she was a sophomore too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spotlight on Troy

I recently heard on the news that by March, a majority of people have abandoned New Year's resolutions. Troy, on the otherhand is still going strong. January 2010, he began his effort to lose weight and has lost 23 pound so far and 2+ notches on his belt. He is working hard and counting his daily food points using the WeightWatchers program. We are so proud of him!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spotlight on Haylee

It seems most of our posts are about Quinton, so we decided the other kids deserved equal time. Today is a spotlight on Haylee. First, here she is as Betsy Ross on "Famous Americans Day" at her school. She sewed the flag by herself (the stripes on the sewing machine, and the stars by hand).

Here is her science fair project. She did a group project and they took 2nd place at the school, and qualified in the district competition to move on to the state science fair at the University of Utah. They had an interesting project studying how color affects perception of flavor. When clear cherry Kool-aid was served, all but one student correctly identified the flavor. When different colors were added, the majority perceived flavors that correlated with the color of the Kool-aid. (One student even thought the yellow tasted like Banana).