Thursday, July 24, 2008


My Mom took my niece Maddy to California. It has been her dream to go to Hollywood. So they left today. My Dad called us to see if we wanted to go fishing. The Mill belongs to a fishing club. This was the first time I had been up there. It was so pretty. And it is my kind of fishing. Catch and release. I hadn't been fishing for a few years so I was really rusty. I forgot how much I really love to fish. I had so much fun and haven't been able to stop thinking about it all night. I would really like to start going at least once a week. I am so grateful for a Dad that taught me to love the outdoors. If I could I would live in the mountains. I just hope my boys love the outdoors as much as I do. I need hiking buddies. Here are some fun pics from our night.

Here is Jer and My Dad getting the poles all ready to go.

My Dad caught the first catch of the night. Of course he is a pro.

Jeremy Fishing.

Me fishing.

Being boys and getting dirty!

You better watch out or Mommy might hook ya!

Grandpa showing us the proper way to fish

Yeah!! I finally caught a fish!

It was a pretty slow night as far as catching fish goes. My Dad said he usually catches about 20 a night. Tonight he caught three, I caught one, and Jer didn't catch any. But that's because he didn't fish a whole lot. Thanks for the great night. Let's do it more often!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I was able to have a girl's night out with just my Mom. We don't get these kind of days much anymore. It was so much fun and very relaxing. My Mom actually got a Nordstrom pass to go and preview the sale before the sale actually starts. It was so much fun. This is totally the way to do the sale. My Mom called and made an appointment with her favorite sales girl Robyn (who was the funnest, sweetest person). She takes you into the backrooms of the different departments where they have everything set up. You go through all of it and pick out what you want and buy it before the actual sale on Friday. We got first dibs on everything and you didn't have to fight the crowds of people. I totally felt like VIP. I hope we get a pass every year. And then we went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Ah.... what a night. My two favorites Nordstrom and Cheesecake Factory. Thanks for the great night out Mom. Your my favorite shopping buddy.

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake is the best!!!!

I'm very happy about all our fun finds.

Monday, July 7, 2008


We just got back from our annual Bear Lake Reunion. We have been going for 20 plus years now. It has been such a fun tradition that everyone looks forward to all year long. It's a tradition that no one wants to see end. I have a lot of great memories from Bear Lake and some not so great (remember the sweaty guy at the Bear Lake Dance? Yeah, you all had a big laugh at my expence). My boys LOVED IT!!! They loved the fireworks, playing in the sand, and especially loved playing in the water. They are fearless. They kicked and screamed when we made them get out of the water. They are a lot of work but it is so fun to watch them experience things for the first time. Especially since they are so animated. Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Ashton chilling on the deck with his lollipop.

I just thought this was a cute picture of Dalton. Even if he has a chunk of food on his facae.

Jeremy and I watching the fireworks from our balcony.

Grandpa and the boys after the fireworks.

Grandma and Ashton.

Playing in the sand.

My cute cousin Amy hangin at the beach.

My Aunt Liz.

My Uncle Gary and Cousin Ryan.

My Aunt Becky.

Oh how they loved the water.

Cousin Paceson

Cousin Maddy

Amy and Kylie

Bear Lake Rocks!!!

Fun with the sliding screen door. This kept them laughing and entertaining each other for a long time.

A Bike Ride into Town.

The boys really worked up a thirst.

Thanks Grandpa for this wonderful tradition you started so many years ago. WE LOVE YOU!!!