Girls’ Week-end 2010

August 31, 2010 at 9:51 am (Family, Fun Stuff)

The whole group the night before the cruise.

Before my sister left for BYU we decided to have a fun girls’ week-end. There were a lot of hours spent deciding where to go and how to get there, but in the end we decided on a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. Hello relaxation! You’re probably asking yourself why I needed relaxation time after my trip with Doug, but I actually considered this a charitable thing. Everyone else needed relaxing! My life is relaxation all the time; I was just going along to show them how it’s done!!

That's right, we're famous for this!

Attending this adventure were me, Christina, Jessica, my sister-in-law Julie, my Mom, and my step-mom. It was quite the group. I don’t want to go around tooting my own horn, but we were recognized all over the ship for our mad karaoke skills (Christina and I were back-up dancers!). There was snorkeling, touring, shopping, much eating and dancing, and so much laughing. It was a great week-end. I was always jealous of those girls who could go off for week-end trips with their girls, and now I know I was right to be jealous!!

Did I mention there was rock climbing?

I could not have done this trip without Doug being so happy to let me go, and also my friend Diane who watched all the kids so that Doug wouldn’t have to take any time off work. There was even a day where the AC broke. They were troopers! So, I highly recommend girls’ week-ends. Feel free to invite me along if you need a relaxation coordinator!

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A Summer With Aunt Jessica

August 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm (Family, Fun Stuff, Uncategorized)

I know you’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been, and I want to tell you! I have lots of things to post (actually, I probably only have about three things to post), and I’m starting with my little sister’s month-long visit. We were very fortunate to have my little sister, Jessica come nanny for us this Summer before she headed off to her freshman year at BYU.

The boys had so much fun with Jessica every day. She played Mario with them and helped them build their train tracks. Probably the biggest help to me were the daily visits to the pool. The boys got so much stronger this year, and that was because we went to the pool every day that we could. I could only go to the pool so much because I had someone to help me watch the kids.She was a huge help to me, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she won’t have a better job next Summer. She’s been gone less than a week, but the house feels much emptier!

Thanks Jessica! We all miss you here.

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Better Late than Never

August 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm (Family, Kids, Makes me Smile)

I’ve been going through Picasa trying to organize the photos and I came across Samuel’s last day of school. I can’t believe how much he grew this year. I also can’t believe that 1st grade starts in three weeks! I don’t know if I’m ready for sack lunches every day. I just hope that he love first grade as much as he loved kinder.

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