Friday, July 25, 2008

Fourth of July with some of the cousins.

Fourth of July at the parade, can you see the crowds!

Conner playing soccer.

Britton sort of playing soccer.

Swimming lessons (Corynn, Kaleb, Conner, Britton)

Lagoon, after winning the shark (we probably could have bought one with what we spent to win it, but, the kids think this way is more fun).

Some of the cousins outside Pin-Whillies (sp?) a restaraunt on the way home from Moon Lake.

Camping at Moon Lake, ya gotta have the headlamps!

Camping at Moon Lake.

Okay, my family is asleep and I have a brief moment to update. I have spent the last week with sick kids, one right after the other. I and my children have been under house arrest since Monday night, we are all going CRAZY!!! If I have to clean up throw-up one more time I'm going to die! So I'll take a brief break from my reality and step into cyber-reality.

I realized we've had a buzy summer and because I started a blog so late in the summer there are no posts about it. So I thought I'd do a quick re-cap of our summer so far and then add a few pics. We started out the summer with soccer, this was Brittons first year and Conner seems to gradually like it more every season . They both did well, and had a lot of fun. We then headed to Moon Lake to go camping the first part of June. We had a blast! Mostly Brandon hauled the boys around fishing, hiking, and just having tons of fun, while Ryann and I hung out by the trailer (which is okay with me)! We were accompanied by everyone in my family except Tierney (Brett's trip was cut short after he got a call that his garage had been broken into, unfortunately). Well this is my first time loading pictures and it seems they loaded above my post so we'll see how the rest of this lays out. We have also been to Lagoon this summer, we do try and make it once a summer. The older the kids get the funner it seems to be. (Ryann didn't have much fun, but, she was a good sport!) Brandon won the kids a big shark, they were thrilled, I was not! Next the kids had swimming lessons, they loved them. They took them with cousins, which always makes it more fun! Just a side note, Lagoon day was also our eleventh anniversary - HOLY CRAP! I can't believe it's gone by that fast! Happy Anniversary honey I love you! After this we headed to Tabiona, with his whole family, where we have our annual 4th of July celebration. This is a cute, little town my in-laws grew up in and they bought her child hood home. So every 4th of July the town has this big celebration with a parade, a dance, a rodeo, and huge fireworks. The kids love it, and it is so nice to get away from the big crowds at home, plus they get a haul at the parade. After the fourth was when we headed to Mesquite, which I already covered. So all-in-all, we have had a busy and fun summer. I love having my kids home and out of school. I'd sad that it has gone by so fast, but, we are going to enjoy every last minute!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


So I said it would just be a couple days, ya well, it's been a little longer. At the last minute we (my children and I, my other half was unable to get work off last minute) decided to join my parents on their vacation in the very hot Mesquite. Outside of the heat it was very nice. I was thinking about it and trying to figure out why vacations are enjoyable? We still have to feed, bathe, care for, and clean up after our children, not only that, but sleeping is a near feat!! Then I realized, I don't have to BE anywhere. I don't have any swimming lessons, doctors appointments, birthday partys, museums, parks, I don't have to provide any entertainment! On vacation we wake up, eat, and head to the pool (we only come back from the pool to eat again). So outside of a little "water logged", and over "junk-fooded", it was a nice break from day to day life. If I can figure some of this stuff out I will try to add a slide-show.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Here we go, Peer Pressure!

I'm caving! Everyone else is doing it, so why not me? I'm just going to spend a minute getting things set up tonight. I will download some pictures and put in some more info in a day or two when I have some more time.