Sunday, July 18, 2010

One of my very best friends moved far, far away to Kentucky in January :( I have to admit before she told me she was moving to Kentucky I wasn't even sure where it was, but I have since learned that it is far away. Renee and I go way back! We met in junior high and have remained friends over the years. Lucky for us she came back to Utah this month and I got to see her and her kiddos. I know she had a lot of family and friends to visit while she was here but I am so glad we got to catch up. Thank you so much Renee for making the time and making it a top priority to get together a couple of times, I had so much fun!

Renee and her kids Apri and Camden

I Love you Renee and miss you already!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Happenings

I was going through my camera tonight and realized how much we have been doing lately. My camera is so full with pictures I had to take time to put them on my computer so I thought I would make a post while I was at it. So, with that being said this is another long post. Life has been rather stressful lately so it is refreshing to have these pictures to look at to remind us we still manage to have a little bit of fun every once in a while :).

Just the other night I was able to go out with some of the greatest girls I know for a girls night. We went to Zupa's and had a yummy dinner and scored some free brownies (thanks Kami)! Thank you to my wonderful girlfriends who are willing to make time get keeps me sane!


Last Sunday we went to the Weber State Fireworks and we had a blast. I forget how many people attend that event. It was so crowded but thanks to Bree, who laid out blankets Saturday night, we had a perfect spot to see the show.

Nicole and Bree were terrified the cannons were going to go off without warning...the anticipation was killing them. I am not sure what is going on with Jake in this picture??

We took these pictures while Danielle and Alex were on a walk so she is missing from these pictures...sorry Danielle :(

Sheldon and Bree are easily entertained. Here they are throwing Swedish fish for people to catch in their mouths.

Me and my handsome man. I think the camera flash explains the cute squinty eyes.

After the fireworks we went to Nicole and Jake's house and had an awesome JUST DANCE Wii party. We had lots of laughs.

If you can, enlarge this picture and check out the facial expressions on these will give you a laugh.

Danielle and I workin it!

Nicole and I workin' it. It was really fun and a slight workout might I add. I sometimes forget I haven't danced in like 8 years!

On the 5th of July we celebrated my mother-in-laws birthday with the family. While we were waiting for dinner we played out in the sunshine. Sheldon always has so much fun with his nieces and nephew. I love that Sheldon is a kid at heart and he never thinks or acts like he is too mature or old to play with the little ones.

We have managed to fit in one hike so far this summer. We usually try to do more hiking and biking but life has been a little crazy. We originally started our hike up Adams canyon but we were not far up the trail when my poor Harli started crying and wailing. Sheldon and I first looked at each other so confused because we had no idea what was going on. Once I looked at Harli I realized that she was trying to hold her paws up from touching he ground. The trail was made of sand and because it was so hot outside the sand was very hot and it was burning her paws. So once we realized we hurried and ran her to the car as fast as we could to get her off the ground. We were able to find another trial that didn't have sand on it, which soaks up the heat of the sun like crazy, and with more shade.

My Harli and me.

Harli loved the stream on the trail. She is such a water dog.

In the car riding home.

Last but not least...Cherry Hill! My sister-in-law had a work party at Cherry Hill so I was able to go with all my siblings. We were also able to meet up with some friends, Michelle and Marie and their families, while we were there.

My brother and his family.

My nephew Kyson. He is such a fun little guy. I am pretty sure I rode down the kiddie slide on the pirate ship with him like 20 times because he was obsessed with it but we had so much fun together. He was so elated to be playing in the water.

My sister Becca and Nick.

Sheldon had school this night so he could not be with us but with the exception of him, this is all of us!

I hope you're all having a great summer! Try to have fun, it goes by fast..I am trying to take my own advice.

Monday, July 12, 2010

6 years

"In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced." ~Robert Sexton

Back in June Sheldon and I celebrated 6 years of marriage. The journey of being married to this man has been the best experience of my life. I feel so privileged to know Sheldon as deeply as I do because he has such a beautiful spirit. I am especially thankful we have each other for eternity. Thank you to all those who have supported us and shared memories with us over the years!