Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kenny, Camping, Cabin & B-Day

A couple of weeks ago my best friend Sunny invited me to go to the Kenny Chesney concert with her at the Rio Tinto Stadium. It was so much fun to have a night out with her and without the kids. We had a blast singing and dancing like we were back in high school. Thanks for taking me Sun. I had an awesome time.

Over the 24th we decided to go camping up by Payson Lake. Ryan, Hailee & Carter came with us along with Jake, Annalee & Avery. We went fishing and just hung out around the camp fire. I really do love to camp despite what anyone might say. I love hanging out around the campfire having smores and being dirty. I just hate the nights. I am a very afraid of the Bears eating me and my family in the night so I made everyone put their coolers and food bins in their cars for the nights so we didn't encourage any animals to come near us. (I am sure that no one will want to come camping with me again) On top of our sleepless nights we had a HUGE thunder storm the second night and TJ and I quickly found out that our tent leaks. Needless to say Addie and I ended up sleeping in the back seat of our car both nights. We had a lot of fun despite the sleepless nights that we had.

Just the two of us.

The Boys: Ryan, Teej, Jake & Josh

My cute little baby Addie. I could just squeeze her all the time.

Daddy and Addie doing some fishing

The little ones: Avery (1), Addie (16 mths), Taylor (almost 4), Carter (2 1/2)

To finish off the month we went to Bear Lake for Raspberry days. It was a little bit of a downer this year since the craft fair was half in size and pretty much all the sold there was jewelry. We always have so much fun at the cabin. We are so grateful that we have such an amazing place to stay and enjoy nature. Thanks to TJ's parents for letting us all enjoy their getaway place with them. We love it.

TJ helping Tay paint her ceramic bear at the craft fair.

Taylor being a stylin little fish

Daddy and Addie enjoying the pool.

It was also TJ's 29th birthday this week, so I wanted to give him a little shout out. TJ is such an amazing husband and father. I couldn't have asked for more. I truly feel blessed to have him in my life. He works so hard to support our family so we can enjoy life with each other. Thanks for everything Teej. We love ya. - Jenn, Tay & Addie

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Summer Fun!

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. The week after the fourth our little family went up to Park City to spend some time with my family. All of my family have timeshares up in Park City and they all got their places at the same time including Milan and Sarah who were here from Texas. Then on Saturday my mom had planned the day full of Family Pictures, dinner & going through the South Jordan Temple. We had lots of fun and loved spending time with Milan and his family.

This past weekend we decided to take the girls and their Grandma up to RockPort Reservoir for a little fishing. We sat there for about two hours with nothing. Nobody around us was catching any fish either. We decided to start packing up to get ready to go and TJ decided to let Taylor bring in the fishing line a couple of times and sure enough a FISH!!!! What a lucky little girl. It was only about 4 to 5 inches, but it was her first fish and she was really excited about it until her dad almost hit her in the face with it and then she started to be a true girl. But once we got back in the car and headed home all she wanted to do was call her Grandpa (who was fishing in Alaska) and tell him all about it. It was so much fun to get out and do something different.

A few other random things that we did. I got to watch my cute little nephew Carter last week and the kids were getting really crazy so I decided to go outside and let them run their energy off. They loved the slip n slide. Even Addie thought that it was GREAT!! (Yes Sharri that is my garden in the background. I can't believe how many veggies I have.)

Also last week TJ decided to build the girls a tent out of blankets and chairs. They thought that was the coolest thing ever. They didn't want to ever take it down. Addie thought she was hiding from everyone and just did not want to come out. I remember doing this as a kid all the time, an I kind of forgot how much fun it was.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Fourth & More!!!!

As always it has been a while since my last post. We have LOVED having the hot summer come FINALLY! The past two weekends we have spent up at TJ's parents cabin up in Bear Lake. The first weekend was way too cold to go to the lake so we just hung around the cabin and went swimming at the Bear Lake West pool instead. This past weekend we were able to get out on the lake for a day and enjoy Summer. The water was still FREEZING, but we managed to still have a ton of fun. On the 4th we headed over to Paris (a little town just outside of bear lake) for a fun little parade. The crazy thing is that this little town gives the kids WAY more candy then any parade I have been to here. After the parade we hung out for a while and then the kids did sparklers and pops (Thanks Ty & Kort, Kevin & Keri for the sparklers & pops, we owe ya). We had lots of fun, but are glad to have a little break back at home.

Since it has been so long I never got a chance to give a little shout out to Teej for Fathers Day. You are an amazing husband and dad. I honestly don't know what I would do without you. Our girls are so lucky to have you as their dad. They love you so much and they just brighten up when they hear daddy is home from work. We love you.

Addie's first ride on Grandpas Rhino. She LOVED IT!!
Cute Tay & Carter Bug going on a ride with TJ
Addie just a hanging out at the pool.
Taylor & Carter showing off their blow up muscles.
Addie & Avery chillin in their floaties. They are both so funny.
My Chubby little babe laying out at the pool.

4th of July Paris parade.

Daddy & his girls at the parade.

Shantele, Hadley & Taylor getting ready for sparklers.

Tay loving her fireworks