Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't forget

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Don't forget to change your link!! See you there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We're Moving

Yep, we are moving again. But don't worry. It's just our blog that is moving this time. I am finally updating my email address to my married name and figured its about time to get a better (even if its somewhat uncreative) blog address for our family while I'm at it.

So here we go...all the SUNDAY BEST posts will now be found at

We'll see you there!

Palisade Camping Trip

So I'm not always the best at taking pictures when there are lots of fun things going on. However, I was able to get a few snapshots of our Sunday Family camping trip to Palisade State Park. Thanks everyone for making it a great time. I have you to blame for the 10 pounds I gained from all the delicious food we had. :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Best Place on Earth

We just got back from:

While we were there, we camped,

played horseshoes

ate WAY too much (the entire car behind us was filled with food)

went on the traditional Treasure Hunt

caught a squirrel using this

(don't worry, it wasn't harmed)


and hiked through the meadows

Those are just some of the reasons why its the best place on earth. I think that makes nearly 20 trips to good ol' Marsh Lake.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

90th Birthday Party

Let me introduce you to Max.

He is my soon-to-be 90 year old Grandpa. He is the only Grandpa I have ever known which means he holds quite a big place in my heart. I have so many fond memories with him.

On July 24th, we held an early birthday celebration in his hometown. It was a treat. And when I say treat, I'm not just talking about the delicious strawberry shortcake (his favorite!) we had.

It was a treat to celebrate his life through the pictures and decorations.

It was a treat to see all 5 of his children gathered together, along with many of his grandchildren. We missed all the other cousins who couldn't be there!

It was a treat to celebrate the day with him!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Down on Grandpa's Farm

Over the weekend I got to take Brandon to my Grandpa's farm in Aberdeen, Idaho. Man, how I love that place. I spent lots of time there as a kids. Memories of tractor rides, harvesting potatoes, riding horses, treasure hunting in the old house, playing hide and seek, working in the garden, being in the Aberdeen Days parade, and four wheeling are just a few of my favorite memories of his farm.

I remember talking to my friends as a child and thinking how much they were missing out if they didn't have a grandpa who lived on a farm. I loved all the time on the farm! Although the farm has changed quite a bit since then, I was able to capture a few of my favorite things so I can always remember Grandpa's farm.

I love this old truck!

the gas tank we would fill up the four-wheelers with

the famous tractor

the cute little house

the potato cellar where we would stash all the potatoes

I love this pillow and check out the print of the couch!

Max and Ilene

the big mirror that all the girls always use to get ready

the swing

the barn

beautiful serene sunset

Ok, you are probably sick of pictures and reminiscenses. So I'll be done. The end.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Weekend Begins-Picnics and Poop

Because we had the Friday off for Pioneer Day, we just had to do something fun. We decided to stop at Lava Hot Springs on our way up to Idaho. Justin, Katie, Emme, Sarah, Hollie and Michael all thought that was a pretty good idea too.

Picnic #1-our pre-swim lunch on the back of the car

swimming away

Justin and Brandon had to show off how mocho they are by jumping off the highest platform

the proof

and now, for the grossest part of the entire trip. I was sitting on a towel, basking in the sun. Justin and Brandon were goofing around like they always do when all of a sudden, I felt a sort of water balloon 'pop' on my leg. I was a bit confused because to my knowledge, I didn't think they had any water balloons. I looked down only to discover that a water balloon had not 'popped' on my leg but a seagull had just flown overhead. Enough said. (Warning...Graphic picture below)

I just about lost my lunch over that and had to clean it about 5 times. It was Dis-gus-ting.

After swimming, we cleaned up nicely to head to my cousin's wedding reception. We were starving as swimming makes you feel, so we had picnic #2-on a little grassy spot by the Blackfoot Wal-Mart. Gotta love it.

All of us at my cousin Jason and Heather's wedding reception.