Saturday, July 30, 2011

Preston Rocks!!!!

We just got back from what can only be described as the best vacation ever!
That's saying a lot, I know. Especially since we were in Preston Idaho!
But seriously it was everything I had hoped for and more!
My good friend Chelise and a few of my other friends are from there have talked about how amazing Preston is for the last 2 or 3 years that I've known them. I've tried to make a girls trip happen and that never panned out so luckily for me my cute husband was a good sport and went with us. Poor guy. It turned out to be Seth and the women, since no husbands came.
But I think he would admit that it was a great time.
We pulled into town and literally from the moment we got there until the moment we left were busy doing fun things.
We picked the right time to go, since it was the annual Preston rodeo and parade.
This parade is great because it's the same parade for 3 nights in a row. What other city does that?
Also Chelsie's dad owns the big restaurant in town so he had a float in the parade that all the kids got to ride in. Oh and did I mention the food? I think I gained about 30lbs trying everything his place had to offer. So if you're ever in town check out Big J's.
So on top of watching and being in the parade, and eating at Big J's there was also a carnival (where Claire rode by herself in the very front of a roller coaster(not even her big sister would do it), playing in granny's back yard (best backyard ever. pictures wouldn't do it justice), another free carnival the next day and riding ponies at Chelsie's sisters house.
I'm out of breath just thinking about all we did in 24 hours.
We didn't even have time for the Napoleon Dynamite tour. Maybe next time.
Claire playing in granny's backyard
Bella and Sawyer in granny's backyard

the girls at the 1st carnival
All the kids in the Big J's float for the parade. My favorite was everyone yelling at them to stop throwing candy because they were going to run out. And sure enough Claire and Wyatt ran out.

Chels and Bre watching the parade
I heard something in the middle of the night and went to check on the twins and this is how I found them sleeping

Bella and Claire riding poniesHank-I could eat this little guy up! Maybe he'll be available for one of the twins.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary

We spent our anniversary with our kids at the Bountiful parade and then watched fireworks from our front yard with family and friends. It was great!
We weren't to bumbed about not doing anything together because tomorrow we get a night to ourselves. Dinner and then the kids are having a sleepover at grandma and grandpa's.
I still can't believe it's only been 5 years. What a crazy, busy 5 years.....but I've loved every minute of it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer 2011 Part 1

I can't believe it's mid July already!! Where has this summer gone? I hate that it's almost over. I guess the reason it's gone so fast is because we've stayed so busy. Here's a few examples:
Saw Camden in the play The Secret Garden
Played on Larry's water slide, enjoyed the new kitchen,

We went to the Murray parade with Seth's family.

The older girls and I went to Idaho with my family.

Our ward threw the BEST summer party ever! It was so big they had it at the tabernacle on Main street in Bountiful. That's Claire and liese riding the train. We've taken a million pictures but that was just a few.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Warning!!! I am not the best photographer and I don't have the best camera so don't be surprised if you come by and my kitchen looks completely different in person than it does in the pictures. And you'll be able to see from the pictures that we still have things to do ie: paint touche ups, paint the new door (did I even take a picture of that?), add the baseboards and hang a few things up on the walls.
But these shots will kind of give you an idea of how it looks now.
If you saw it before you know it really needed a makeover. The cabinets were from when the house was built in 1958. Also there is a lot more counter space than before, which I LOVE!!!
Also if you've been along for the ride from the beginning, you know how crazy I was about the appliances. I researched like crazy about everything and bought them all before we even started the remodel. I justified to Seth that this way I could get exactly what I wanted and it would be paid off before we started.
Love the new double oven. Since I couldn't have a wall double oven I settled for this and have been so extremely happy with it! The counter and new cabinets next to oven are also new. More space!!!
The counter used to end where the dishwasher ended
New table and bench

A few of the extras we love.....pull out garbage
Spice rack behind the cupboard doorand the cookie sheet dividers above the fridge, and yes of course I need a stool
So there it is. Not the best pictures.