Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This morning we woke up to SNOW in arizona!
Thanks Santa for the early Christmas Gift

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Putting up the lights

My favorite task of this holiday season, and Brians most dreaded.

This was the first year we let Megan join the boys on the roof
and probably the last the girl just has no fear!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This year we got to go to Beth's house for Thanksgiving. We love hanging out with the Owens. Here is just a few of the super fun things we did.

Riding four wheelers

Megan all decked out, she actually liked the dirt bike better than the four wheeler. I think she is going to be trouble the older she gets.



Monday, November 2, 2009


Here are the kids ready to go to school on Friday in their costumes.
My Little Hannah
And Braxton as some kind of caped, swords man. Really I think he just wanted the hooded cape and sword to play with so he made up a character to get them.

Unfortunately dressing up for the school Halloween parade was all Braxton got to do, because he came down with the Flu on Saturday afternoon and had to stay home, but Megan was so nice and did extra trick-or-treating so that she would have lots of candy to share with him.

This is the cute skirt I made Megan to wear during the month. It turned out so cute.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Daddy/Daughter Time

Gotta love it when you catch them just having fun!

Time to update

So here is about a months worth since I have not been good at updating.

The kids have started soccer again so I am feeling like we live at the fields.
Braxton is working really hard and already made a goal this year, except it was for the other team when the ball hit his knee and went right into their goal.

Megan is playing hard too, but informed me that maybe after this season she might try dance instead of soccer.

Megans class had an America program and they did a great job. I got to help her class make their cute hats and pom-poms.

Last I got to go on a field trip with Megans class to Apple Annies. We got to pick our own apples and go on a hay ride. Megan and her friends had a wonderful time.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Only in Arizona would you be working in the backyard digging in dirt and find these. . . . .


Braxton asked if he could keep them and watch them hatch, but all the books we read said that it is very hard to hatch lizard eggs without special equipment, but we talked someone who told us to just stick them in a container with some wet dirt and set them in the garage.

SOOOOOOOOO! that is what we did letting Braxton know that they would probably not hatch.

BUT . . . . . .

They did hatch all 6 of them in fact. We could not believe it!

We had to let them go because we have not idea how to feed them or take care of them. Braxton was a little sad, he really wanted to keep one as a pet, but he did good and let them go in the garden.

we told Braxton that whenever we see a lizard scurrying in the garden
that it is probably one of his.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Just thought you would all like to know how the Manwarings get ready for SUNDAY!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back to School

Well another School year has begun here in our home & this year I even got a picture of Brian headed off to his first day of Seminary. All went well the kids love their new teachers and even Brian said it wasn't a bad first day.

And here are the kids bored to death because they just had to get out to the Bus that wasn't even coming for 15 more minutes.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Vacation

So much to blog about and not enough time.

1st I have to put a picture of our awesome corn that we grew. Yes, we got a whole 10 ears of corn and then by the time we got home it was all done for the year.

now on to are fun trip. It started out with 3 straight days in the car driving from home to Vanderhoof Canada ( only about 2300 miles) sitting in a car with only a DS and pillows.
In Canada we got to go horse back riding which Megan decided is the most awesome thing ever. We also spent 2 days at a beautiful lake where Brain spoke at a youth conference and we got to play in the water and do a little fishing.

After the Youth Conference we headed down to Washington and spent the 4th of July with Vicki's family. We had lots of fun playing at the Beach in 50 degree weather (Burrr), shooting off fireworks, and eating lots of CRAB.

Then it was back to Idaho where uncle Blake taught us how to have fun in a canal
After we were all canal jumpping experts we headed to Utah, but I have run out of room and time so I will blog that part of the trip later.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Swimming

Well another session of swimming lessons is over and both the kids passed YEA!
Braxton was Mr. No Fear this year I am sure height played a huge part.
You always feel safer in deep water when you can touch the bottom.

I was most amazed at how good he did the Back Stroke which has been very hard for him.
Megan did great, it might be because she is in love with her teacher, but hey whatever gets her swimming is good for me.
He really did a great job and even had her in the deep water floating alone.
Now we will just have to practice while we are on vacation, maybe we will be able to throw them in a lake or two in CANADA!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A little Angle laid to rest

Today I am really missing my family as they gather together to lay to rest my little sisters stillborn baby Jeferey Haven Auble.
Last week they discovered during an ultrasound that he had anencephaly, which is a disease that affects the formation of the Brain. It has been a hard couple of days for them and today they are having a memorial service for him at the Brigham City cemetery. I really wish I could be there, it is at times like this that living 16 hours away is the hardest.
They have been truly blessed with many tender mercies from Heavenly Father that have helped them along the way. I miss you all and send my prayers and blessing.