Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More family pictures!

Our friend Brea, who is a photography major took these pictures of us at a park.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kiddie Kandids

It's that time of year! Family Pictures!

FHE- Setting up the Christmas tree

It is Christmas time! Here are the pics from our FHE setting up the tree. Sam loved it, and thank goodness he is old enough this year to not destroy the ornaments. (last year we had to hide the tree behind a blockade so he couldn't get to it)

Sunday, November 25, 2007


We had a great Thanksgiving, and here are the pics to prove it.

We spent most of the day with my Grandparents up in Ogden with some of the cousins. It was fun to just sit around and talk.

Here is a generational photo. Mother, daughter, son, son.

With the sun setting over the view of the valley, I stole a romantic kiss from my wife.

One of the highlights was the baby blessing for Tiger Lilly, Danica and Dave's second child. It was a great blessing, and fun to be a part of.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

more BYU football

This fall has been a fun one, as we have followed BYU football through its games. I keep wearing my BYU tie every week because we keep winning. Our real test comes next Saturday against Utah. My family will be here, and it is going to be crazy. I really hope that I'm wearing the same tie next week.

A week ago Thursday we went to the TCU game at night down in Provo. It was a beautiful night and a fun game. Marcia was real upset that you couldn't buy churros with a credit card, but the rest of the night was excellent including the important win over a good team.

Thanks Jake for the tickets!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


We went down to the game with Jake and Jamie, and it turned out that the ticket that was supposed to be left for me at will call, and Jake's vouchers didn't work. So we were at the stadium without tickets, and the game was sold out. We pulled some strings and bought a $30 ticket for $10, and then found a girl who was just giving away a $14 ticket. So just Jake and I and the boys went in, and the Girls went home.

It was an absolutely beautiful day. It was at least 60 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky. BYU played very well and we won easily 35-16. It was one of the highlights of Fall for me.

Here is a picture of one of our touchdowns. Max is handing off the ball to Tonga, who ran in for a touchdown.


Sam loved Halloween. His favorite part was giving candy to the kids who came to the door. He was so excited, he waited at the window for them to come, and when we ran out of candy, he wanted to give what he had gotten from trick or treating.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cornbelly fun

Last night we went to Cornbelly's Halloween extravaganza at thanksgiving point. It was a blast. Here are some pics from our evening.

First the Barrand trio (not counting the forthcoming baby) went to Emmits food shack. This place is expensive but a lot of fun. If anyone reading this has "Emmit" in their name, then we need to hook up, becuase this little food shack gives away free meals to people who can prove their name is Emmit.

Then we met up with the Runyans at Thanksgiving point for some more fun. Sam and Josh's favorite thing was these pumps that would send water down pvc pipes with little rubber ducks. They had a blast, and before long they had taken all ducks from the other, bigger kids.

Marcia and Jamie got in on the fun too.

Here is the Monster that they have there. We went into the mouth, and heard the loud heart beating, and I decided that we better get Sam out before he starts developing a fear for monsters. The thing was pretty scary.

Here were some fun balloon trampolines. Sam and Josh loved these too.

Then, those who could fit in the child-sized cars (ie Marcia, Sam and Josh) rode on the cow train.

We played a game of tetherball Barrands vs the Runyans, where we could only hit the ball with our sons. It was fun, till we got excited and were swinging the boys around a little too hard :)

We also watched some robotic chickens sing, did a corn maze, watched people shoot corn and pumpkin cannons, and really enjoyed ourselves.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

October's getting colder

Yesterday things really turned cold here in Utah. It was sad because I had my little plane all ready to fly and it was very windy. I guess I'll try again next week. We went over to Jake's to watch the game. (good job byu, by the way) and it was snowing very hard by the end of the cougars romp on E. Washington. It was a great day to sit on a nice couch instead of a frozen bench at the stadium :)

Afterwards we went to the 5th Brazilian ward activity in 4 consecutive Saturdays. This was a Halloween Dance and here is a picture of our outfits. Sam's is the same Frankenstein costume from last year (sometimes having a kid that doesn't grow much is a good thing), and Marcia and I reused the caveman apparel that mom sewed for our last family picture.