Sunday, June 29, 2008
On Saturday, we took a little break from packing and headed to Bear Lake for a family reunion. On our way home we picked up the Uhaul and spent the rest of the evening loading it. Thanks so much to Brenda and Jon and Boyd and Jann for their help!
Giving some goodbye hugs-
So first thing tomorrow we'll clean out the rest of the house and we are off to Rock Springs! Wish us luck and you will hear from us when we get our Internet hookup over their.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Here's Kelsie's girl Jordyn and Garen hanging out while we packed-
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I know it's only Wednesday, but it has been a crazy week already!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Yesterday we went out to Clarkston for Pony Express Days. This is something I never knew existed until 6 years ago when I married Andy. Now it's something we never miss! The day was over packed with fun activities:
-Andy played in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament and his team won the whole thing!
-We went to the parade and the kids got tons of candy
-Maddie participated in the stick horse race, the horse pull race, and the catch a chicken game.
-The kids played on the blow up slides and jump houses.
-Maddie won a bunch of prizes for bobbing for apples and other fun games.
-The fire tuck sprayed everyone down with the fire hose and left tons of huge water puddles afterwards that the kids loved playing in.
-We enjoyed seeing lots of family and friends.
-We celebrated my birthday- a few days early (I'm not 25 yet! :)
-We got home completely exhausted at 11pm.
After jumping up and down in the water for awhile, Garen decided he was hot enough to just dive in-
This is Maddie doing the stick horse race, she's wearing an orange shirt-
This is Maddie being dragged around and hanging on for dear life-
This one was my favorite! So funny. Each age group got to try and catch chickens and rabbits to take home. Maddie loved chasing them but even if she would have got the chance to pickup one of those chickens she probably wouldn't have touched it-
Maddie's not in this one, it was only for 11 and up. But it was just too funny, watching these kids try and catch the pig and they really wanted it to take home!-
Garen wasn't big enough to climb up the slide by himself so Andy got to take him. He loved it! And you can see in the video we are also getting hit by the fire hose-I can't believe how far those things can shoot and how much water comes out of them!-
Friday, June 20, 2008
Taking a snack break-
Chelsea, Hannah, and me and Garen
Melissa, Isabella, me, and Garen-
Garen having a good old time-
Check out his white little bottom and dark tan line :)-
Garen showing some of his tricks-
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Playing in the pool:
Our Ward Luau party (this is the bishopric)-
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
notice her wet pants from falling in-
And no she is not eating the stick, just being silly-
Sunday, June 15, 2008
First of all Happy Father's day to my dear sweet husband! I could not ask for a better father for our kids. The kids are so excited every time Andy enters the room! Andy is always playing with them and teaching them new games. I love watching Garen follow Andy around and copy his every move. And I love the patience and understanding he shows each day with the kids when I'm ready to smack one of them. You can always see him incorporating gospel principles into the kids' daily play, whether he's reading them a story, playing a game, wrestling or having a tea party with his daughter! My kids are so lucky to have such a wonderful father!
Next, Happy Father's Day to my very own father! Thank you for your unconditional love even when I know I wasn't very easy to love. Thank you for showing there is a more effective way to teach a lesson than through anger. Thank you for your perfect example that has never faltered. Because of you I hold very high spiritual expectations for myself and my family. Thank you for never missing any of my important and even not so important events as a kid, even though I know you were extremely busy. And thank you for being a grandfather that my kids can look to for wisdom and as an example of the pure love of Christ.
Last but definitely not least, my father-in-law, who raised and amazing son! Thank you for always being around and for being another wonderful father figure in my kid's lives. You are as tough as rock on the outside but within you hold the softest heart I've ever known. Thank you for showing my kids how much they are loved and for supporting all of us in everything we pursue; whether it's moving, having another child, or simply a ballet recital or a soccer game. My kids will be better people for being around you and learning from you.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Last night we didn't get home till 11pm and then still had to put the kids to bed. Then this morning I was up at 7am to start cleaning up the effects of the last couple days-dishes unwashed, laundry piled up, new birthday toys everywhere, wet swimsuits and towels, and so on. I had till 10:30 when the people were coming to inspect our home! Luckily with Andy's help we got it mostly cleaned up. While they took over our house we headed to Willow Park Zoo.