Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our Blog Book 2017

Here it is! My newest blog book. The ninth edition - Our Blog Book 2017!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Elder and Sister Heward

Back in September, my parents told us that they had been called to serve a mission by their stake president! We have been so excited for them and they have been excited too preparing for this next chapter in their lives. They were called to serve in the Utah Ogden Mission while living at home for a period of 23 months. These photos are ones they took to submit with their mission application paperwork.

Mom with her official mission call!

In mid November, they got the opportunity to go to the MTC for training for 1 week and loved every minute of it.

Since they were living at the MTC for a week, Andrew and I sent a couple fun cards to their MTC address. Along with the rest of their kids, I think they got quite a bit of mail that week!

We love you, Dad & Mom! I know so many blessings will come from your service.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ercanbrack Family Wood Splitting Day

This year Andrew's dad asked the family to come and help him with a wood splitting project and make a family day out of it. We all got together on October 20 and spent the morning splitting wood.

Then he cooked a prime rib feast for everyone for lunch. In the afternoon, the whole family went to the corn maze. I don't think any of us had been to the Lapoint Corn Maze before so everyone voted to go to it so we could check it out!

Andrew wanted to take a goat selfie at the petting zoo!

Then he bought tokens to shoot mini pumpkins from the pumpkin launcher while everyone watched.


Then it was time to find our way through the maze!


Andrew and Oliver

To end the night, we visited the Pierces Roosevelt Holiday Light Show house, which is a local house that does an amazing Halloween display all around their house and yard of lights, blow up toys and props every night in October. It's free, but you can make a donation and it's a tradition that we go every year. They also do an amazing Christmas display too! It was a great way to end the day!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Roosevelt Fall Festival

This year Andrew has been President of the Roosevelt Business Alliance (RBA). Utah Power Credit Union allows him to do it on work time because they love how involved Andrew is in the local community. Although it does take up his personal time as well, he enjoys the involvement. This year I got to the Fall Festival just as Andrew was announcing the winners of the pumpkin contest and then I was able to take some group photos of some of the amazing people that volunteer their time to RBA. Once again, UPCU also provided orange glow sticks to everyone that was there. It was a fun afternoon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Camper

Andrew and I have been wanting to get a camper for the last few years, but this summer we got pretty serious about finding one. We looked the whole summer for just the right one, but it didn't seem like we could decide exactly what it was that we wanted. Then, the Tuesday before Labor Day Weekend, Andrew looked on Castle Country RV's website and found one he really liked. He showed it to me and I really liked it too! By Wednesday, we had our loan done. The dealership is in Helper, UT so they stopped by Utah Power Credit Union's branch there in Helper and picked up the check for it on Thursday morning and by Thursday evening, they were pulling into our driveway in Ballard delivering our camper! It's a 2019 Wolf Pup 16FQ and it's brand spanking new! They call it a couple's camper and we love it!

Blue LED lights on at night under the awning. The outdoor speakers also have blue LED lights. Apparently the blue lights do not attract bugs!

Notice the nice mattress? It came with this terribly hard mattress so Andrew ran down to Nielsen's Thursday night at like 9 pm and got us a really nice camper queen mattress. Camper queens are the width of a queen mattress, but the length of a full size mattress. Can you say benefits of a husband that works at a furniture store on the side? ;) Our camper bed is so comfortable now!
We loaded up our new camper Thursday night and left Friday morning to go camping at Mill Hollow Reservoir with our families for Labor Day Weekend! Unfortunately, I came down with a terrible cold Friday night while camping so I didn't get to enjoy the weekend at all. I was so disappointed because I had been looking forward to this weekend all summer. I didn't get to set up the canopy that we bought new this year, I didn't get to walk around the campground or even see my parent's campsite. So disappointed. :( I kept trying to look on the bright side though. I was so much more comfortable being sick in my camper then I would have been in a tent. If we would have been in a tent, we would have had to come home early so I was thankful for small blessings. :) I have no pictures even from Labor Day Weekend, but I am so thankful to all the family that took time out of their lives to come and spend time all together. Love you all! Now I'm looking forward to many fun adventures to come in our new camper!