Monday, August 16, 2010


Our little hometown is one of the few remaining towns in America that still has and regularly uses not one, but two drive-in movie theaters.  However, we decided to have our own version in our back yard.  

The Feature:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Screen time:

We put a "screen" up on the side of the shed and we used a projector (thanks Wrights!) in the back yard.  We had more than thirty-five people and we had a blast.  Tons of popcorn and treats and no mess in my house!  We should do this more often!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The other day I forgot to take Austin to scouts.  I took Dallin and Landon but left Austin home reading a book.  I didn't even realize that I had ignored my middle child until Rustin got home and  asked me why Austin didn't go to scouts.
When I called the scout master to apologize and explain that I am often unintentionally forgetful he just commented, "don't worry Sister Hatch, I had already heard that about you."  

Great. keep my self-esteem in tact...every once in a while I need to read about a mom who is just as bad as I am.  

You have to read this post.  I'm still laughing!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eat my bubbles!

We have loved swimming this summer.  Dallin, Landon and Austin swam every morning from 8:30-10.  All three made huge leaps in their times and technique.  Jenna and Benson will be ready by next summer if I have any say in it!  Here are some favorite pics...

Jenna--the cheering section.
Benson--not so much the cheering section.

Cowboy Ben

Who needs a horse when you have a good-natured golden retriever puppy!

Benson cracks us up.  
Last week we were eating eggs for breakfast and Ben said, 
"Mom, will you come over here and bling-bling up my eggs."

Then he wanted chocolate on his ice cream and he asked me to help him "you know--decorate my ice cream."

He starts kindergarten this year.  I already miss him...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hatch,Hatch, there's no match!

Okay that's actually the cheer from Jotham's family--we all have a cheer that we do every summer--but I think it can apply to all of us 'Hatches'.

We had a great family reunion at Big Springs up by Lava Hot Springs.  We had a huge camp spot all to ourselves and as usual the kids played like they have never been separated.  Here are just a few favorite pics...
"magic fire"

 Darren always has a baby tucked  under his arm.  He has done this since his first grandchildren.  And I suspect with his own children...

Next year Rustin and I are in charge.  We will have three newborns in the family so we will have to see what we can come up with to make it fun for everyone.  I'm sure it will be great fun as always.