Thursday, December 13, 2012

July 2012

 I love the 4th of July, really really love it.  This year Shimayne invited us to go to the Balloon Festival or whatever it is called.  So I took my girls and they loved it.  I love hot air balloons and don't ever remember doing this but have always wanted to.  It was a great experience!
 We always go to the parade and then have a barbecue at my house afterwards.  I love it so much!
 Look at that cute girl.  Man I love her.  She loves the 4th about as much as I do!
Another great thing about July is my younger sister's birthday.  I love her and her husband so much.  We are so close with them and our kids love each other so much.  Right after these two got married, they moved to Nebraska and I literally thought my heart was ripped out.  It was so hard for me.  Thankfully they moved back not too long after they left and they have made my life so much fuller and greater!  I'm so thankful for them and love them both so much!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

June 2012

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of Brooklyn.  She is my little spit fire and it is hard to get a picture of her looking at me AND smiling.  Don't mind the fact she does not have any pants on.  One time she was quiet for a while (which never happens with Brooklyn) and I went in to find her and she had put on every one of our necklaces.  She looks pretty darn cute!
 My friend Kasha invited us to the Princes Festival at Thanksgiving Point.  It was so great.  We had such a great time and my girls were so happy to dress like princesses. 
 Eliot with Brielle and Brooklyn.
 I sure love this little princess!
 I gave Brielle a couple of options of doing this or that and she wanted her face painted so we did it, and she loved it. 
 So of course Eliot and Brooklyn also wanted to get their faces painted.  We love good friends!
 Meeting Arial..
This picture is so serene.  Brooklyn loves her sister so much and is very protective of her.  You think that it would be Brielle who is more protective of Brooklyn, but it is the opposite.  What sweet girls I have.  We had such a great time.  Thanks Kasha for inviting us!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

May 2012 - Red Rock Relay

 So in April we had ward choir at our house and afterwards my good friend Amy said that they were looking for people to run the RRR with them the first part of May and asked if I wanted to.  After explaining in great detail that I really didn't run (except jog slowly on the treadmill) I said I would if they promised it was okay if I walked most of the time.  She said yes and so I asked my incredible cousin Aubree if she wanted to join and she said yes, so we did it and it was definitely a highlight of my life.  I think I probably complained a little too much about how much better everyone else was than I was, but I'll tell you what, I LOVED IT!  I loved being in the van with everyone for 14 hours straight.  I loved cheering them on and having them cheer me on.  I did walk most of the time and flared up my asthma for a couple of months afterward but I had such a great time.  I am so thankful they invited me even though I was not a real runner.  They scenery was fantastic and it was a beautiful day for the run.  Above and below pictures are my cousin, Aubree, and I.
 I love this picture of Tara.  She looked perfect every step she took.
 Greg was having a great time!
 This little boy was a perfect angel the whole car ride.  I couldn't believe how good he was the whole time.  What a sweet face!
 Here we are at the end, Amy, Kris Tina, Greg, Tara, Me and Aubree.  We finished with smiles on our faces.  Thanks again for inviting me Amy and Kris Tina!