Monday, June 1, 2009
Lately, the kids have been taking showers instead of baths. It is just faster and usually by that time at night, I just want to get them in bed. But they really do love to play in the bathtub. They will beg to stay in “just a few more minutes.” And they love to see how wrinkly their hands get. They think it is just so cool how they get wrinkly hands and then it goes away!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I love the Rain. I love cloudy days. I love the coolness of the air and the feeling of just wanting to be home and relaxing. Today was one of those days. The kids and I spent some time outside in the rain and we took some fun photos. The kids loved hearing the thunder and it was just fun. I had always wanted to take a photo with rain against the window – but my point-and-shoot camera would never take a good one – I was excited to play with my DSLR today and get some fun shots!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I LOVE cheese fries and The Training Table has the best cheese fries with their awesome fry sauce (Hickory sauce and mayo). I was craving it today so since Joey got home early from work we went out to eat. YUMMY!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It was time for summer haircuts! JJ had been needing one for a long time, but I just never got it done. But today we used a coupon and went and got it done. Beth got a couple inches off her hair too and I think they look really great!
Friday, June 5, 2009
We are leaving today to head down south. Laundry, Cleaning, and Packing has filled my day! This little trip happens every year in the first part of June. We go out to the Arizona Strip to help my Dad (Grandpa) move the cows to Sink Valley (or ranch). I have always loved this time of year. It’s a time of hard work, but laughter and being with the family. It’s a “time out” from the world. No electricity, no internet access, no tv…..a time of unplugging and just being together as a family for a whole week. I’m kind of having a hard time going this year – but, I think it’s just because Joey isn’t able to come with us. He is taking us down today, but has to come right back and work and then he will pick us up next weekend. Hopefully he will be able to come with us next year…
Saturday, June 6, 2009
We stayed at my parent’s last night. Joey drove us to Orderville and then turned around and drove right back to Orem. He stopped and slept a little while but made it in the wee hours of the morning. He had a podcast to do this morning. The kids slept pretty good but woke early. They were so excited to be going out to Bull Rush. We helped Grandma run errands and pick up some things that she had forgotten to take. Everyone else was already out there. We waited for my brother, Clint to arrive from his scout campout so that he could come with us. Finally by late afternoon we were on our way – the kids could hardly stand it any longer. We got almost to the Bull Rush house and we met Grandpa with the Peterbilt, full of cows. The kids and I hopped aboard and made the trip with him to Sink Valley (our ranch). This was the 2nd of 6 loads to make. We got the cows out of the trailer and up the lane. The kids enjoyed riding the Gator to close the gate after the cows went through. Grandpa had to gas up so the kids played around the house for a bit and then we headed back. The kids loved riding in the big truck’s sleeper. We made it back to Bull Rush in time for Dutch Oven Potatoes for dinner.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
The Peterbilt had some problems and Grandpa had to run back into town for some parts. So we got to hike around some canyons and visit with family! The best part of this annual trip for us is that the kids get to be with their cousins! Beth loves to be with Whitnee and they played pretty well together even though Whitnee is a couple of years older. And JJ just adores Austin. He is so good with the kids and takes really good care of JJ! Aunt Kori and I got to visit and take lots of pictures with our Nikon D40s. It was fun to share tips and just talk. After we hiked for awhile, we headed back to the house, where we just did NOTHING for the rest of the day!