Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chatfield Camping June 2009

Last week-end we went camping out at Chatfield Reservoir. The water was a little cold, but that didn't stop anybody from getting in and having a great time. My sister (Stephanie), her husband (Dustin), and their son (Joe) joined in on the fun.

Micah playing in the tube
Mikayla and Micah enjoying a tube ride...nice and slow
Look! No hands!Mikayla and Stephanie
Mikayla couldn't get enough of playing cards
This was Joe's first camping and boating trip
Kaleo was thrilled that everything ran so smoothly for our first outing this season.
The kids enjoyed riding their bikes all over the campground...until Mikayla ran over a thorn. She got quite the workout pedaling back to camp with a flat front tire. S'more time!

We woke up the next morning to a bunch of hot air balloons taking off.
Ready to launch again!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Holidays 2008

Mikayla (8) and Micah (3)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We love you Grandpa

We lost my grandmother the end of September and about two months later my grandfather decided it was time to join her. It seems they wanted to spend the holidays together. What true love! We love you grandma and grandpa! Rest in peace.
George Allen Dahmen 1922 ~ 2008 On Sunday, December 7, 2008, George Allen Dahmen, 86, left us to join the love of his life, Dolores. He was born on October 7, 1922 in Uniontown, Washington, the first of four children to Frank and Lucy Dahmen. George married Dolores Theresa Suchy on January 25, 1947. They were married for 61 years until she passed away on September 27, 2008. Together they raised six children in Spokane, Washington and Salt Lake City, UT. George served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He retired from Chevron Oil after 35 years and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada for too many years to count. He especially loved salmon fishing in Alaska, woodworking and living in Surprise, Arizona during the Salt Lake winters. He was a man of great faith and a devout member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Draper. Survived by two daughters and three sons, Sue (Ernie) Daigle, Tom (Lis) Dahmen, LuAnn (Steve) Culligan, Bruce (Debbie) Dahmen and John (Wendy) Dahmen, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, brother Roy of Spokane, WA. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, daughter Carol, sister Adelle and brother Bob. A Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 300 East 11800 South in Draper. Entombment Mt. Calvary Cemetery 4th Ave. & T Street. Funeral Director's Neil O'Donnell & Sons. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Kathy at Good Shepard Hospice, Dr. John Luras, Dr. Richard Frame and everyone at Utah Cancer Specialists, especially Tina. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Cancer Society; please call (801) 483-1500. Thanks Dad. You gave us more than life; you gave us a way of life. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away the tears; remember they're spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"CRASH" - My brush with fame

Starz has a new original series called "Crash." We had a launch party at work where a couple of the celebrities made an appearance. Here I am with Brian Tee, better known for his work in "The Fast and the Furious," and Jocko Sims, who was in "Dreamgirls," "Jarhead," and several TV shows including one of my favorites, "Private Practice." If only I could get Starz to do a series with Josh Duhamel or Brad Pitt!!!
(Left to right: Jocko Sims, Mandie, Amy, Brian Tee, and me)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Copper Mountain

Our friends, the Farrell's, have a great condo up at Copper Mountain. Since the husbands were planning a hunting week-end, Cindy and I decided to take the kids and spend the week-end up in the mountains. The weather was awesome and we had a wonderful time. Thanks Cindy!
Ready to hit the hot tub!
The kids didn't want to leave, but they enjoyed the ride to the car!

Happy Halloween 2008

Carving pumkins...Micah went for a shape-themed face, while Mikayla chose Ivan Chorblood.
This year Mikayla was a Dark Angel and Micah was the cutest little skeleton I've ever seen.
The kids started their trick-or-treating at my work, Starz, where they filled their buckets with tons of candy.

Micah found "Mike" from Monster's Inc in one of the haunted houses.

After trick-or-treating at Starz, we had everybody over for food, drinks, and trick-or-treating in the hood. Look how cute all the little ones look.The moms get a little party of their own when the dads take the kids to get some goodies. From left to right we have rock-star Cindy, Kelly, me, Jen R, Suz, Stephanie, and Becky.
It looks like the wagon was used as a cooler while they went from door-to-door. Luckily all children we accounted for when they made it back home!