Saturday, July 25, 2009

the days of 47

We had a really fun Pioneer day with our neighbors that we love so much! Parade, bbq, fireworks, sparklers and all the fixins. It was a fun day.

Ladybug Ball

Our darling daughter is 7!!!! Wow, too darn fast. She wanted a ladybug ball for her birthday party.

I made ladybug tutus for each of the girls and my neicey made the darlingest antenna for them. We had a scavenger hunt, a little ball, face painting, cupcakes, and played ladybug games. It was so fun. Happy happy my little pretty!!!


We spent the best week in the Uintas with our river friends. We really have the best friends ever and we had so much fun telling river stories, and laughing until we couldn't breath. The cabin was one of those that's twice as big and three times as nice as our house. The kids had a total blast and were sad to leave.

We went on the most beautiful hike in the Uintas. We hiked in to a little lake and ate and fished and played some more. The barbie fishing poles did not serve us as well here as they have in the past. Didn't stop the men from trying though.
This little turned 7 on the trip. What a fun place for a birthday. Thank you everyone for making this happen. We absolutely loved it.

For the Love of $$$$$

I'm not sure where it comes from, but this little is a little bit obsessed with money! She is constantly trying to earn money, or otherwise come by it (like, say, tearing her teeth out??). When her older sister pulled a tooth, she prayed in her prayers that night "that the tooth fairy will find us and bring lots of money so we can have everything we've ever wanted, and both have DS's." There you go. Any way for a couple of days, this is what she came up with.
Gymnastics classes:
She came in the house and asked "Are people still driving home from work?" I told her they were and she all of the sudden got sad and asked "Then why aren't they stopping to sign up?" I went out to investigate and found this sign on the door, and there she was sitting pretty with a registration sheet and pen in hand, just waiting for people to come.

The next day she came in the house all sorts of sad. I asked her what was wrong, and she said "I'm trying to sell gravel for only a dollar a piece, and no one will buy it!" I told her that people wouldn't pay that much for a piece of gravel, and that maybe gravel wasn't the best thing to sell because there was SOOOO much of it in the side yard. Then, positively fighting back tears she said "but I picked out the pretty ones." Oh, how I adore this little thing.
Her little friend was getting all that she could and shoving it down her jammies just as fast as she could. She knows a good deal when she sees one and man, if this stuff is worth a dollar a piece she wasn't about to miss out on that. She went home about 10 lb's heavier.

4th of July

I realize I'm going backwards, but I have so much to put in. We've had such a super fun and all sorts of busy summer. I am uploading 450 pictures from the last two weeks alone!!! So we'll start with the fourth. We went with the Little Paynes down to their Moab house. It as always is so fun to hang out with them. We all went together to Blanding for the best ever fourth of July Parade (more candy than Halloween), and my SIL's Cabin for fun on the lake, escape from the heat and a fabulouse bbq. Always great! Then, back to Moab for fireworks, swimming, and bed. It was a marvelous weekend.

Friday, July 10, 2009

MBA - muy bueuno amigo!!

Our boy just finished his MBA from BYU. He did an executive program at night so that he could still work during the day. He works so hard for our family and we love him so much and are all sorts of proud of him. Now we will have a dad at night and on the weekends; something we haven't had for a while, and we're quite excited about it!

Friday, July 3, 2009

beautiful night

We are all together with family and friends this weekend for the
4th of July!
So far we've had a tooth pulling, and watermelon, and presently are watching swarms of dragon flies. Life is so good!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Wedding

My niece got married over the weekend to a really fabulous guy. It was such fun day! So great to be with all of our family and extended family, and cousins. I took a billion pictures, these are some of my favorites.

The Cabin

Our SIL's family has a cabin on a lake, in the most beautiful mountains ever. They were kind to invite us to spend father's day weekend there with them. We had so much fun. The place is incredibly beautiful, the lake was lovely, and the fish were abundant. The kids got Barbie fishing poles, and seriously caught a ton of fish! They loved fishing, and hanging out with cousins, the whole weekend was all too much fun.

goblin valley

I'm pretty sure this is one of my favorite new places. We've never taken the girls here, and so on our way home from visiting relatives, we took the long way and did some fun hikes and saw some way super cool stuff.