Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Orlando

Posted by Tamie on Monday, October 8, 2012

The Heaton's took us to Florida in May.  Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando was a dream come true for our family.  Ryan, Tyran and I were like giddy kids.  Now we're reading the books with the younger three boys too! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Heaton!

Tyran and the Griffin guarding Dumbeldores office

The Pensive

A view of Hogwarts from Hogsmeade

Another view of Hogwarts.  They've built it in a way to make it appear larger than it really is.

Tanner was chosen to be fitted for a wand at Olivanders.  I got choked up when the music, wind and lights hit him.  He was pretty sure that wand would work afterwards if he only practiced all day long. So magical!

Practicing spells . . . expelliarmus!

Frozen Butter Beer at the Leaky Cauldron. Delicious BUT we should have had it AFTER the rides.  I got to spend time with Moaning Mertyle in the bathroom trying to keep it down!

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I would feel giddy going to Hogsmeade too! How much fun for your family.

Posted October 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM by Blogger Allison

Tyran in New York

Grandma and Grandmpa Heaton took Tyran to New York in August.  He loved seeing Wicked, The Lion King and visiting all the famous sights.  When we asked if anything surprised him he said "it was kind of dirty" and he mentioned there were some kind of crazy people.  

Feeling Silly

Posted by Tamie on Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Spring Break from hot Goblin Valley . . .

. . . to cold Park City. Only in Utah!

Great Grandma Marie Heaton's funeral.

Comments (2)

OH your beautiful happy family!

Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM by Blogger Sarah

Hey Tamie - we need to get together soon! I can't believe how time flies. Actually, I'm surprised I think time flies considering it still feels like winter around here...and eternal winter. :)
What is your schedule like? Can't wait to catch up and meet the boys!

Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:37 PM by Blogger HowellAZ


Posted by Ryan on Monday, January 17, 2011

Okay, so we don't blog. At least, not very frequently. Sorry about that.

But in case you're interested in what our life was like for 2010, here's a 4-minute video showcasing the highlights. It's set to a song that has... let's say "sentimental value" for us. (Hyrum says it's his "favorite" and Ty danced to it this year in his ballroom dance show.)

And in case you'd like to see some more photos, you're welcome to check out our online album.
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MY favorite is Jordan on the pot plugging his nose. We love you guys!

Posted January 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM by Blogger Sarah

Loved the 2010 video - looks like a lot of great memories! Hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you as well and we also hope to see you all soon!

Posted January 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM by Blogger HowellAZ

Ten Whole Years

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Without doubt, the best decade in my life has been these last ten years.

It was ten years ago today that Tamie and I were married. It's been an incredible adventure--I suppose I could accurately describe it as a rush. I'm so thrilled I have someone like Tamie to share it with.

We stayed in a hotel room for a couple of nights and had the chance to attend the temple together and to go to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. Having that time together and the chance to consider what a beautiful life we've created, I was overwhelmed with joy. This precious seal that binds us is beyond appraisal.

Happy Anniversary, Tamie. I love you.

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Congratulations you two! Glad you could enjoy your weekend celebrating!

Posted December 18, 2009 at 8:53 AM by Blogger Mindy

I love the way Ryan describes it: a rush. You guys are an awesome couple. If I could choose...I would live right next store to you.

Posted February 1, 2010 at 7:01 PM by Blogger Cyndi

Congrats on the 10 years! That is so wonderful. Time does fly by doesn't it! I remember you two first dating in highschool, a perfect couple then as you are now. Your boys are just adorable...and handsome! You sure have your hands full...but that's what people say to us too! Good luck you two, take care!

Posted February 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM by Blogger Megan

Such a cute couple you are!

Posted April 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM by Blogger The Thomas Family

We love you guys. I know it is WAY late, but happy anniversary.

Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM by Blogger Sarah

Summer fun

Posted by Tamie on Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ryan played on an intramural frisbee team. We had fun watching him. Ty is getting pretty good at throwing the frisbee too.

Ryan rigged up this waterslide for the kids. We spent many hours in our pool.

Uncle Chris gave Granma and Granpa tickets for a demolition derby that they took the older boys to. Pretty cool.
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These pictures are awesome! It's been a while since we saw pictures of Ty - he's getting really tall! We miss you guys a lot. Can't wait to see you for Christmas!

Posted November 1, 2009 at 4:24 PM by Blogger Sarah

Hey, Heatons! 'Just wanted to leave a mark here so you know I've visited your blog. DALE WAS HERE! Great pics. 'Hope the boys enjoyed the demolition derby.

Posted December 2, 2009 at 6:56 PM by Blogger dwrichy