Sunday, July 29, 2012

{Wicked and Cousin Fun}

We've had a very eventful few days around here!
The day we came home from Bear Lake my sister
and her fabulous crew came up for a visit.

For Christmas my mom gave us tickets to Wicked,
and for Breje's Birthday in May Heather gave her one too...
we hadn't let her know we were going so it  was a super fun surprise for her.

We spent the day shopping,
and LOVING the show.

 We are thinking this needs to be a tradition!

Then Heather-Jody, and Breje left for work,
and girls camp,
and left my mom with the rest of them.

Now, since my mom had Heathers kids,
you can bet my kids weren't missing a second with them.
My fabulous mom spent the entire week with 3 of Heathers kids,
both of mine, and both of Cody's.
The had a crazy,
messy...messy time.
So grateful my kids are so close to their cousins,
and so grateful my mom and dad love them so much
that they thrive on this kind of chaos!

They swam.
A lot.
 We spent a few days at the park.
 Picnics galore.
They each caught at least 2...
and Loved it!
(Here's Sienna catching her second.)
If you saw them on the front cover of 
the Old Herald Journal,
then feel free to bring it over for their autographs.
They feel famous. ;)
Here's a link to the very small pic of them.

 We all enjoyed watching Mirror Mirror in their backyard,
it was just lovely.
 And today Breje, Heather, and Jody came to pick them up 
and ended the week of cousin bliss.
Isn't Breje a beauty?
I for one, am ready to have my kids back and a little normalcy around here!
I've missed them. 
If you ask me tomorrow, I might have already changed my mind...
but for now,
it's so nice to have them sleeping in their beds again.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bear Lake

This last week we took a little mini-vacation to Bear Lake.
We decided to try to enjoy Trav's few off-chemo weeks together as 
a family.

We stayed in a condo with a pool off the deck.
The ladies loved it!

As soon as we got their Sienna schooled me in
a game of WAR.
 While Adyson and Dad read together.
It was lovely.
 Then we headed to our first ever 
Pickleville Playhouse play.
It was so much fun and fantastic!
After the show we had a great dinner
and headed to swim til bedtime.

 Then in the morning we headed to the lake.
This kid could live there.
 And so could she!
Beach bums I'm raising.
 We made a stellar sand castle, with a working moat.
Don't be jealous.
 And then we stopped at Labeaus for lunch.
Cuz you have to.

So nice to spend a few days just the four of us as a family.
We are a lucky foursome.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Family Pics

Our latest family pictures from the amazing

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A day at the Cemetery

Last week I took the ladies to the Cemetery in Ogden
to visit my Grandparents grave.

They were very, very close to my Grandma before
she passed away and still talk about her often.
She was something beyond special.
They were very sweet
and reverent while we were there.

 My mom came with us and told the ladies
a little about some of our relatives buried there too.
Adyson was very interested in all the history of these people.
My Dad's parent's are also buried in the same cemetary.
My Grandpa passed away when my Dad was just 12 years old,
leaving my Grandma with twin 12 year old boys and an 11 year old girl.
My Grandma must have been a Saint to raise them all alone!
So obviously I never met my Grandpa,
but my Dad still misses him and I wish I could have met him
because he sounds like a wonderful-amazing person.
I did know my Grandma though.
I was only 9 when she passed away,
but I do remember her.
She was very-very English.
And she always  had hard candy.
And I loved playing on her excersize bike
and looking for slugs in her flower boxes in their house
in Downtown SLC.
 Strange memories I guess,
but that's what stuck with me.

Yes, her name was Dorcas.
What an unfortunate name!
 It was lovely to take the girls
and talk a bit about those who came before us.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oh...Hello Blog...

Remember me?
I used to document our entire life here.

I miss it.
And am making it a goal to make you a priority in my life again.

Forgive me?

Let's play a little catch up.
 Since we've taken a break-here's what's been happening.

I was able to help in Sienna's field day at school.
You remember playing with the parachute don't you?
(I was a little jealous inside.)
I loved the parachute.

 And then she went and graduated Kindergarten!!
Oh Roo.
Stop with the growing.
I am gonna miss our half day bonding sessions next year.
She was my bud this year.
So sad it's over.
And then her sister,
my sweet Adyson,
went and had her last day of 2nd grade.
You do realize-blog, that this makes me old enough 
for a 3rd grader...
Goodness I love this kid.
The last day of school she brought home something she wrote on the
first day of school.
If this doesn't tug at your heart,
well then you don't have one.
We've spent a little time with cousins.
(Happy Birthday to Rheagen!)
Been on oodles of bike rides.
(Yes-blog, I'm sexy.)
Don't be jealous.
 Played in the water.
Cutest neighborhood award goes to us.
Pretty sure.
 Spent a whole lot of time at the good old public library.
20 minutes a day!
 Took them for cupcakes.
And was pretty happy when Sienna didn't want to finish hers.
Goodness-it was delicious.
Spent some time at good ol' Willow Park.

 And guess what blog? 
No cavities!
 The ladies have jobs to do each day.
And when they are done we make them up...
like this day where I told them to water the flowers.
(Mother of they year award?)
(It kept them outside for over an hour.)
Don't judge.
Adyson had a church activity-so I gave Sienna the option
of doing WHATEVER she wanted..
She chose to hit balls on the range.

Oh her daddy was proud!
 We've been here.
Have you?
Go now.
 Saw Brave.
I give it a 7.
Trav gave it a 4.
Tangled spoiled us.
 And blog,
guess what?
Trav's new meds have started turning his hair WHITE.

Really white.
It began with the beard,
(Sienna drew this on her ipod),
but it's working it's way up quickly to the rest of his head.
He's still a handsome devil though.
Trust me.
The ladies had a neighborhood sleepout.
They loved it!
 And we are currently in swimming lessons.
They are big fans.

And the fireworks have come and gone.
My my how time has flown by!
We went to our usual park and met up with 
our usual friends.
We love this tradition!
We passed the time by playing Yahtzee.
Adyson got her 1st Yahtzee on Roll 1 and her second on Roll 2.
 I was a little jealous.
The ladies pretended they love each other all the time for this shot.
 I adore them.

 And him!
I like him too.
The fourth we spent a little golfing time together.
(The ladies took lessons a few weeks ago.)
(They may-or may not- hit farther then me.)
 And then we went to my parents for a good old BBQ and some fireworks.
It was lovely.
I really love this Holiday.
 Oh and Blog,
we got some family pictures taken by the lovely Jeniso Photography.

Love her,
and love them.
See them here.

It feels good to be caught up.
I will try harder blog,
but please forgive me if I ignore you again.
I'll do my best.