Sunday, July 27, 2008

More Pics

Here are a few more faves from our family pictures we had done in Utah. Oh, aren't family pictures fun...especially with a 17 month old...during naptime ;) Ahh, at least they are cute while they are crazy, right? A talented photographer does seem to help a bit also. Thanks again Haley!

As always you can see the rest of these beauties on our smugmug site in our featured galleries.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008


Last minute, we were able to throw our things together and head to Sacramento area for the weekend with some of our great friends. It was so nice to spend time out at this "cabin", if that word can even be used for a place that is 10 times bigger and nicer than my house, on 1500 acres of land with it's own little lake. The kids loved it too!
We sang karaoke, fished, swam at the lake, went wine tasting (minus the wine), went berry picking (minus the berries), and stayed up way too late. Tyler could have fished ALL day long, literally. He didn't, but he still caught about 25 plus fish and we didn't even eat one. A highlight for me was while we were all out on the lake in the blow up island and tyler and tracy each took a turn on Christian's little blow up lady bug tube (made for babies mind you). They sunk down to about their chest and floated away to fish. I wish I'd had my camera to show how hilarious it looked to see a person from the shoulders up in the middle of the lake, fishing. Ahh, good times.
We were also able to see deer, wild turkeys, jack rabbits, but luckily no rattle snakes.

A big thanks to the Tracy and Jeff for letting us join them about 2 hours before they left :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Utah, The 4th and everything else I missed

There was about a 3 week span a little while back that I didn't write and now I will attempt to touch lightly on all the things that were going on. Ava, Christian and I spent 3 weeks in Utah, Ty met up with us for the last week after spending a week at Zion's Camp (basically Young Men's Camp) and a little work. We did tons of fun things while we were there and I was really bad with the picture taking. Here were a few Highlights:
  • Arts Festival (thanks Joce)- the kids absolutely LOVED this (pics below)
  • Mine and Ty's anniversary- spent in Park nice (thanks gma's for watching the kids)
  • Tyler's 10 year Reunion- we were a little skeptical about going, but we had so much fun and laughed a ton! I am glad I get along with Ty's friends wives so well!
  • Spending wonderful time with family
  • Golfing- I think Ty and I have found a new hobby
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • The 4th- the race, the movie, the BBQ, and of course the fireworks
  • The Zoo with cousins
  • Playing everyday with friends and cousins-and of course meeting cousin Will

Christian painting at the Arts Festival
Cute cousin Will
Ava giving "butterfly" kisses to Christian
Ava was so incredibly excited about having this done. She sat perfectly still while the man did his work. Then she couldn't get enough of the mirror (and the camera).

This picture pretty much explains Ava and noah's relationship (if only we also had a picture of them running full speed into each other also).

I haven't stopped hearing about "Lucy" (pictured above). She has begged me (with literal tears) to go to Auntie Joce's house to see Lucy!

Candace and Jocelyn- It was great to spend time with you guys!
Train at the Zoo
Oh the race! Yes, we had Obama (Ty) McCain (Dave) and George W. (Derek) along with 2 secret service people (Candace and Clark) running) What dorks, but I think they had a good time.Christian thought this was hilarious and wouldn't let go of his dad after the race.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Win a Quilt!

Look at this beautiful quilt. Well, you can all try to win it here at Old Red Barn Co.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

American Idols Concert....sweet.

American Idol Concert....

For the record...Lindsey and I had a ton 'o fun and the concert was excellent!

Monday, July 7, 2008


yes, I'm expecting #3,
BABY #3 that is.

...coming Christmas '08.