Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Matthew and his best friend went to EFY in Santa Barbara and as he says it was the "Best week of my life!" He loved it and is now getting phone calls from new friends that he made. So much fun!! Zack saying goodbye to Matthew! He was missed!!
Zack and I had a great week together besides the fact that we were missing Matthew. We got a couple of beach days in and doctor and dentist appointments. Oh boy! Here Zack is buried in the sand....you should have seen when he got up. Yuck!!
Every year our stake celebrates July 24th with a Pioneer Day celebration. This year it was held on July 19th and it is always a fun time but always very HOT! This year it was nice though because they held it in the morning so it was much nicer. Here are pics of the boys enjoying the Tug of War competition and of Adam enjoying his time in the kitchen making scones. I was at the Primary Cub Scout Booth where we had a Vegetable Derby, putting wheels on vegetables and racing them on a pinewood derby track. The cucumber made the fastest vegetable! The kids had a blast!!
Now this week we are enjoying my neice and nephew being with us. Taylor is 12 and Hayley is 8 and they will be with us for 5 days. Zack and Taylor get along so well and so far they have had a blast. I will have more pictures to come but here they are today enjoying the jacuzzi-
Oh I do love summertime! I never want it to end! Oh yeah though, here is a picture of me that Zack took of me right before he threw my camera down to me. I was furious as it hit the floor, he was suppose to bring it down to me not throw it! Luckily it did not break because it was in the case...but I swear they do so many things without even thinking. Very frustrating!! I should have had him take a picture of me after he threw my camera...lets just say I was not smiling!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Today is our 18th Wedding Anniversary! How time flies! I remember the day well because it was the hottest day, record heat to be exact! Adam and I could care less because we were so happy and only had eyes for each other that day but our poor friends and family that were in our line were pretty much miserable in their black tuxes and taffeta dresses. It was a beautiful day for us though and we could not be more happy!
Adam and I have known each other since 1979 where we met at Hillside Junior High in Mrs. Rahnama's 7th grade English class. It was the same year that Adam became a member of the church and we grew up being in the same Ward. Was it love at first sight? No, it was not but we had been friends all those years through high school. It was not 'till Adam came home from his mission and he followed me up to BYU that we realized that we were oh so much more than friends! So I have truly married my best friend!
Opposites truly do attract because Adam and I could not be more opposite but I think that it is a great thing. He has a way of bringing out the best in me and vice versa. We have had some wonderful times together and humor has gotten us through the rough patches. We do have a great time together and I am glad that laughter fills our home! Even though I was young I am so glad that I made the right decision when I married Adam. He is a great man who is a loving husband, a wonderful father, hard-working provider, amazing leader and a true friend! Love you Adam and I am looking forward to the eternity that we have ahead of us-
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Adam with President Anderson...loving his calling!
Zack and Branden chillin' to the music-
Funny Emcees!! Good Time!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I have got to admit that July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. First of all, I love our country, I love the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, I love the decorations, always fun hanging with friends and chilling with the family. In fact, when I think about it, I don't think that we have ever had a bad 4th of July....its always good and this year was no exception.
Day started off with a good workout at the gym (sorry Kaye I missed your class) but it was a good workout nonetheless. Then we went and got our family picture taken and had fun making goofy poses together but ended with getting this casual shot. Sorry it is a little off center but it was not easy scanning a 11x13 picture.
Then we spent the day swimming and having fun at our friends house. We came home and jumped on the trampoline together..trying new tricks and seeing who could jump the highest. Ok we are dorks but we have a great time! Then we were off to watch the fireworks from the church building. Now in the past I have been heard to complain that I do not want to watch the same old fireworks again and because of my complaining we have gone to other places to view their fireworks. Places that include Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Provo, Santa Barbara, Lake Powell, etc. But now I have to admit that the firework show is not all about the fireworks, it is about hanging out with people that I enjoy to be around and our dear to me. I was exactly where I wanted to be last night with so many people I know, at the church building, having a great time laughing and socializing. My kids having fun with all of their friends and Adam having fun serving up popcorn to the masses. And besides that, the fireworks were awesome! Here are some pictures I took when I realized that my camera was in the truck. We didn't take many though because the flash was so bright and it was blinding everybody...in some of the pics you can see people in the background shielding their eyes. Pretty funny!!
I hope that everyone had a fantastic 4th of July!!!!