(Bryce w/ Angela Stokes at raw food group)
We have done a lot with family in the area (Paul's boat, swimming, bbq's, fireworks, family reunions) and just plain hanging out. It's so great that the kids get to spend time around family they wouldn't know if we still lived in Utah.
(Kids at Carl Sandburg's Farm)
(Isabelle Girls Scouts hourse camp)
(Steve and kids checking out Isabelle's Girl Scout camp)
On Fathers day weekend Bahnson, Joyce & kiddos took us on a long crazy hike, but we lived to enjoy the fun cliff jumping at the end!
(Hiking in Pisgah Forest)
Lego builders tap their imaginations
by Mike McWilliams, MMCWILLIAMS@CITIZEN-TIMES.COM
published August 26, 2007 12:29 am
HENDERSONVILLE — For Noah McWhirter, building Lego figures just comes naturally. “I just build things with my wild imagination,” the 10-year-old Vance Elementary School fourth-grader said. “I don’t even think about them. I just make them.” McWhirter was one of 24 children who brought their Legos to the sixth-annual Lego Blast competition at Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville. The entrants had two hours to build their own Lego figure based on the popular movie, “Transformers.” Several children built robotlike figures complete with wheels for feet and guns for arms. “We enjoy the creativity,” farm coordinator Ingrid McNair said. “They’re very clever.”Most of the events at Historic Johnson Farm are geared toward young girls, McNair said. Although some girls do attend, McNair said the Lego Blast is mostly a guy thing. In fact, the only girl who competed in this year’s Lego Blast was Isabelle Sloan, a homeschooled fifth-grader from Etowah. Sloan spelled “Transform” with Legos and made a pair of small Lego men.“It just sort of came to me,” she said. Sitting next to Sloan was her 8-year-old brother, Conner. Sloan said there was a little sibling rivalry going into the Lego Blast, and she hoped to best her brother.“Because he drives me nuts all the time,” she said. The Lego Blast is open to children ages 8 to 12, in second through sixth grade. There were no second- graders this year. Judges selected first through third place winners at each grade level.
(Isabelle and Conner at Lego Blast 07')
(Lincoln Fishing the Davidson River in Pisgah Forest)
(Kids at 4H.... fun with chemestry!)
(Lincoln showing his boy skills at 4H)
(Winston working on some kind of experiment at 4H)
(Isabelle and Winston eating, I mean picking blueberries at Pisgah)
(Steve and Winston at Arboretum)
(Our ever growing older, Isabelle at Arboretum)
(Conner at Arboretum)
Lincoln waited so long for this day. Congrats Lincoln!!!
(Lincoln lost his first tooth)
(Kids feeding Bison....YIKES look at that tongue!!)
(Isabelle feeding and petting a Zibra)
(Lincoln feeding Giraffes)
(Winston the tractor lover)
(Let the games begin!!! Old fashion fun at the Biltmore.)
(Bryce looking good at the Biltmore)
(Kids w/ their homeschool 4H group at Farm City Days!)
(Isn't my hubby HOT...even if he is a bit hairy!!! Training the kids to follow in his footsteps!)
(Isabelle and Conner doing an chemestry lab experiment with 4H at The University of North Carolina Asheville)
Conner and Winston wanted their hair cut this last month. Here they are. Rock on!!!
(Conner's new look PUNK ROCK!!!)
(Winston's old look)
(Winston's new look)
The kids are really having a great time with the Asheville co-op, learning alot and having FUN!
(Winston at homeschool co-op)
(Lincoln at homeschool co-op)
(Nascar driver of car 17 Matt Kenseth)
ilevel is the company that sent us to the race and Matt Kenseth is their driver. Too bad he got taken out in a crash!
(Steve behind the scenes at Nascar)
(Nascar at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina)
(Dale Earnhart Jr.'s car is the #8 orange car)
(Getting ready to start your engines)
(Close up of all those RVers you see during Nascar)
(Help the M&M's are on fire!!!!!!)
Well thank you all that stuck with us through this crazy full summer. We are looking forward to going to Utah for a few weeks during Christmas and New Years. We can't wait. We have a billion more photo's we could show, but the down loading process takes so long. We love and miss all our family and friends afar. We hope you and your families are healthy and doing well. Well we're off to more adventures....