Monday, August 13, 2007

Family Pictures

This is my mom and dad who just celebrated their 29th anniversary. Our family has grown in the past year in a half. We have had 2 grandchildren born and 2 in laws that we have welcomed into the family.
I am the oldest and we are dressed in white. My brother Jonathan was next. His family is dressed in blue. His wife Camille, 3 year old Carlaya and 18mo. old Noah. Travis is #3. He and his wife Christina are in green. Sheri is #4. Her and Jason are on the back row dressed in black. Everyone living at home is in yellow. My brother Matt is 17 and my sister Hanna who is 12. It' amazing to see all 17 of us together.

My brother Travis..

This is my brother Travis and his wife Christina. He is currently stationed in Iraq so we don't get to see him often. It was great to spend time with them.

This was the 1st time we met Christina. Hopefully we didn't scare her off. It was great getting to know her.

Travis with little Noah.

Travis and Jonathan. 2 of my brothers.


The kids and I participated in the 24th of July parade. This is my sister Hanna and another little primary girl pulling the handcart that Hunter, Maddie, Emily and cousin Carlaya were riding in.

Although the parade wasn't very long I ended up carrying all 3 of my children before it was over. Despite this HORRIBLE picture that makes me look like I'm 4 months pregnant. Which I'm NOT!!!! It really made me think of those that walked the plains. All those moms that had to carry their children along the way. I am so thankful for their sacrafice.

After the parade we all went to the park for fun and games.Hunter participated in the race. I was impressed with how fast he could run. Every participant recieved a quarter. Him getting a quarter was the highlight. I was very impressed with this celebration. They had cold soda, frozen capri suns, snowcones and bottled water all for $.25. I walked away spending $2.00 on 4 children. It was great.

Bridal Pictures

This is my 20 year old sister Sheri. She is the reason why my kids and I were gone for 3 weeks. She got married in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple this past Saturday. 2 weeks prior she went through the St. George Temple for her endowments. The week before that was her Bridal Shower. That was also the weekend my brother Travis and his wife Christina came for a visit.

I really like this close up. She'll never have another one like this.

Playing around we had some picts taken in her street clothes but with everything else. We thought it turned out kinda cute.

This is one of my favorites. I ended up making 9 of these flowered headbands for all the girls to wear at the reception. Maddie really loves her Aunt Sheri.

All Boy...

This of course is my little 4 year old boy. When I say boy he is all boy.
It rained while we were in Utah. Hunter discovered the drainage hole his Grandpa had dug to keep the water from flooding the basement.
He most definitely had fun...
Before he could come inside he was sprayed off with the hose.
After downloading this picture at a glance it looked like Hunter was peeing. But he's not. Look closely and its just the top of the board in the background. I'm to tired to replace this pic. with another one.

Horse Riding

While in Utah there were always plenty of horses to ride. At both Grandparents. Hunter loves to help feed the animals.
This trip even Maddie liked to ride the horse. Sometimes she doesn't want to get to close but this trip she did very well. Just maybe she's overcoming her fear of animals.
Hunter loves to ride. He anxiously awaits Grandpa's return from work so that he can have his turn at riding the horses.
This is Maddie with her cousin Carlaya being led around by their Aunt Christina.
Overall the kids and I had a wonderful 3 week vacation. It was great to get away from the everyday stuff. Now we are home and trying to get back into the routine of things.