Thursday, July 31, 2008


We've had a fun couple of weeks! Kelli came down for the weekend and we celebrated Candice's 30th birthday with some good food, shopping, and lounging. Mason and Amanda also flew in from Florida (their new home for the next year at least- Mason is going to law school in Jacksonville) so it's been fun having them here and getting to spend time with them. Yesterday Candice, Amanda, and I took Clara and Maya for their first pedicures and we probably should have waited a little while longer because they loved it a little too much I think! Clara's already saying "it's okay if my nail polish scratches off because we can just go back to the store and get more put on!"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh the memories...

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


We celebrated the 4th of July in Cottonwood, where Derek's parents live and it was so much fun! The weather was beautiful and there were just the right amounts of things to do. We went to a pancake breakfast/parade Friday morning on our bikes, then we got to ride on an old fire truck.

Friday afternoon we went to a fair for some hamburgers,hot dogs, and watermelon and they had a bunch of inflatable bouncers and slides for the kids. Then we went back to Derek's parents house and watched the fireworks show from their balcony and it was amazing! The last couple of years we haven't gone anywhere to watch fireworks so this was really the kids first time seeing them. I loved watching their reactions!

Saturday we went 4 wheelin' in the mountains and had a blast! It's one of the kids very favorite things to do. They definitely take after Derek! (My camera battery died Saturday morning so I didn't get any pictures that day). Thank you George and Darlene! We can't wait to do it again next year!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

4 reasons...

for my little blogging break:

1. UTI and kidney stones- not fun.
2. Potty training Clay- he's got #1 down; we're still working on #2.
3. Catching up on laundry/housework
4. My camera will not upload pictures to the computer- so frustrating!
I was able to put a few of our family pictures on here from when we had them taken in May. I love that she can make the pictures look vintage. If anyone's interested in a photo session, go here for the info.