Wednesday, June 27, 2012

weekend of Camping & Boating

I'm a little behind in blogging but with so much going on this summer I really want to try and stay caught up.
Anyway last weekend we took a last minute trip to Anderson Cove to camp and then boat at PineView with friends. We had a blast! The kids had so much fun with their friends and so did we.
The only thing that would have made this trip even better was if Bella had been there, but she was camping with Kenny. Oh well, maybe next time.
 Seth & Syd
 Amber & Abby
 Wyatt & Sawyer making smores
 Seth & Claire enjoying the stars
 All the kids at the lake
 Marianne & Claire
 Marianne hellping the little kids across the lake.
 This was easily Claire's favorite part of the trip! She LOVED boating and going on the tube. She screamed "this is awesome!!!" and didn't want to stop, even when the boys were done.

 The twins also loved the water. They didn't want to get out.
 Abby & Nate
 Seth & the girls on the tube
Me, Amber and Chels on the tube

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Father's Day 2012

This year for Father's day I got a lot of help from Pinterest! I don't spend a lot of time on that website but whenever I do I find so many great ideas.
A fw weeks before Fathers Day I took Claire to the Utah bookstore to pick out a present for Seth. She was so excited with her gift. A huge Utah ball. (The thing wrapped in yellow paper). She said they could both play with it.
Bella and Claire also got a kick out of the answers the twins gave about some questions I asked about Seth. Again, the printout was from Pinterest.
After church we had my family over for dinner. It was a great day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bear Lake 2012

About a week ago some of our favorite people in our ward called and offered their Bear Lake condo for the week. It was short notice but since it was free we switched things around and made sure it was possible to go.
And man, was it worth it!!!
We had a great time!! Since it's June it was still a little cold but the kids didn't seem to mind. In fact the first day it was actually in the upper 80's and the kids never left the beach. And one day they all stayed at the pool for 5 hours!!
My dad was kind enough to come up with me for the first 2 days since Seth had to finish some things at work. 
Claire and Syd even cried when they realized he was gone.
Then Claire cried again when it was time to go home.
So I'd say it was was a good trip!
All of us at the beach
Cute girls at the beach
Me and my girls
The twins with their best friend
Bella & grandpa
Seth and the girls at the pool

They loved the slide
Out for a quick bike ride
Playing the old school Nintendo

Bella Story

A few nights ago Bella came into my room wanting to cuddle. It was past bed time but I said yes.
She laid on the bed and said "mom did you know I don't come in here to watch Gilmore Girls with you? I come in here because I like to see watch you so I know how to be a good. Then I can do all the things you do".
I told her I hope of all the things she learns from me I hope she knows that I have a testimony of the gospel.
Then we started talking about church stuff.
It was great!
She is the most amazing girl!!
I love her so much!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Our Modern Family at Lagoon

A few weeks ago Kenny asked if he could take Bella to Lagoon. His company rents the entire place. Well long story short he offered to get me and Claire a free ticket. Since Seth was in Moab with friends biking, the twins went with grandma and grandpa and Claire and I headed to Lagoon.
When people would ask Claire where she was going on Friday she would respond with a smile "To Lagoon with my mom and Kenny".
I have to say I felt very spoiled. When we pulled up there was a sign saying "closed to the public for a private event". There were no lines and many times Claire was the ONLY person on a ride. It was great! His company also did lunch and so many fun free activities that we took advantage of.
Claire was her usual funny self. On one ride she screamed "This is AWESOME!!!!!" and giggled until it was over. People were laughing. Then on another one where we got drenched she said "Oh my gosh!! I'm soaking wet! I love this!!"
We had lunch with Kenny, is girlfriend, and his friend and his little girl and even went on a few rides together.
All and all it was a great day. I got to spend pretty much the whole day with Claire and when we did all hang out it was normal.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Grandpa's Visits

Whenever grandpa comes to help out (more like bail us out of hard situations) the kids gather around and watch, while they talk his ear off. We're so lucky to have him so close and always willing to serve!
Grandpa and his fan club