Thursday, August 4, 2011

Girls Camp 2011


I was asked to attend Girls Camp! I was so excited. Our stake goes to Treasure Mountain, which is where I went as a kid. It was all so familiar and filled with memories. I was a tent mom for the 1st year girls. I had the easiest girls. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had.  

 Girls at campfire. During campfire things get pretty silly. Skits and games are played. Songs are sung as loudly as you can imagine. The girls got so much out of this time. It was a time to just have good fun.
 This was my group of girls.  They were called the Royal Runts. The theme this year was Quest for the Best so everything was bad around medieval times.
 We took the 1st year girls on a hike. It was the most beautiful hike ever. We hiked, had lunch then some of the girls swam! It was cold water!
 More of the hike...
One think that had changes is they now have yurt's. No more tents. It was nice. This is the one that some of us leaders slept in. The little stream flowed behind it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Say Cheese?

I was taking a picture of my nephew Alex. This is what I got.

Carter is 7!

My little Carter bug is 7! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Carter is a sweet kid who loves growing up. His favorite color is green. His favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. His favorite subject is reading. His favorite friends are Michael and Noah.  Carter has learned so much this year. He learned how to swim and ride his bike. He is learning Karate. He just got his orange belt. We love Carter so much and feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have him!

Friday Night Fun

I got to babysit Payten, Riley and Blake while John and Carla went to see Harry Potter. Juli, Max and Alex came over to play. The kids played in the backyard. It was cute. Love these kids!

 Riley, Max and Alex
 Blake
 Carter and Payten
 Max and Riley
Alex and Blake having a serious conversation!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Quickie!

Carter learned how to ride a bike. He would only ride in "straight" lines on the first day. Now he will make "turns".  Baby steps for this kid!

Clay finished baseball season. They had a really fun season. That's code for they only won 2 games. But they had FUN!

Andrew played in an outdoor violin concert. He's in the blue shirt. It was all the 5th graders in Vacaville. They played at the Nut Tree Plaza.

Jordan (and his friend Derek) made high honors again this year. This is after the ceremony.  He does smile once in awhile. Just not for the camera.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Facebook Free!

I just deleted my Facebook account. I spent a lot of time looking at other peoples lives instead of participating in mine. I didn't do the games or Farmville, I just felt like I was always looking at it. So if you want updates you can look here! I will be better about keeping the family blog updated. I promise.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Clay has the Camera!

Clay often get a hold of my camera. When he does I get pictures like this. 

Our Visit With the McCormack's

 The McCormack's beautiful home
 The boys shot guns for hours!
 They were all in heaven...including Frank
 Andrew taking a shot


As part of our vacation we stopped by my cousin Jennifer's house. She and her husband Don spoiled us rotten! The boys enjoyed being with them more than Disneyland. We sat around a fire pit and talked, shot guns, played croquet, and went to Dave and Busters. Jennifer and I got to talk. She is the sweetest, kindest, nicest and loving person I know. We loved their dogs, Max and Clover. When we pulled up to their house the boys said " this is like Hogwarts"!  They have an amazing home. A white owl lives in the turrets which the boys named Hedwig. I am so thankful  for family. I am so thankful that we were able to spend that time with them. Thanks Jennifer and Donny! We love you! 

Carter's Karate

 Carter and Noah Kaai are in Karate together. They just earned their orange/white belt. It was so cute to watch! Now they are in the advanced class. Carter LOVES it. He takes it very seriously.


Baseball Begins 2011



Clay is playing for the Red Sox this year!
GO #23!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Disneyland 2011


Andrew walking through Disneyland.


Sam and Macy. Macy's first time on the cars!


Clay and Noah


Frank and Sam


Kristen and Lily


Sam and Betty (and Frank being sneaky..haha)


Frank and Jordan about to battle it out on Buzz Lightyear


Frank and Carter on Toy Story Mania


Ellie, Betty and Maile


Andrew about to watch Bug's Life 3D


Jordan and Noah


The Kaai family


Kristen and Carter


Jordan. He text the whole time.


Jordan, Andrew, Clay and Carter right before entering the Tiki Room


Clay and Carter on Toy Story Mania


Our Family waiting to watch World of Color


Our family after seeing the Fireworks

5K

After the race!



I signed Frank and I up for a 5K. We only had a week to get ready. I have been running, so it was OK for me. Frank was not so happy but ran happily! It was so fun to do it together. Our next goal is a 10K. Frank only request is that it not be the day before we leave for Disneyland again....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

13 and 1/2 so far...

That is how many grandkids my parents have. #14 is expected to arrive in late March of 2011 to Ryan and Melissa.

Keep in mind when you see this picture how hard it is to get this many kids to sit still and smile at the same time!
Kirra. Tristan. Teagan. Jordan. Andrew. Clay. Carter. Max. Alex. Payten. Riley. Blake. Addy.

Family Camping

My family went "cabin" camping with my family. The DeGarmos, the Mrazek's, the Mills' and my Mom. We camped in the hugest cabin. We all slept upstairs in bunk beds. The downstairs was one huge room for the kids to run around in.

We canoed.
We played with Grandma Mills.

The kids rolled all over the room on this ottoman.


We played in the river. Some jumped off rocks.


We played with the babies. Blake and Alex.


We sat by the river and played in the sand.


We sat by the HUGE fireplace.
We also celebrated Kirra's 17th birthday. We all took turns cooking. Ate amazing food. We had a great time.