“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Pioneer Day!

Probably anywhere else in the country July 24th is just another day. Well not in Utah, today is Pioneer Day and I think they might celebrate this more than the 4 of July. They have this huge parade in Salt Lake City, and then there are lots of different things going on around the state. Damon even is out of school today for it. It is quite the holiday here. We were thinking about going to the parade this morning, but I didn't really want to be on the road by 6a.m. just to get good seats, so instead we stayed home and had some homemade waffles with strawberries and watched it on the t.v. We are having a nice day home with Damon, now that he has clinicals we barely see him. He usually is getting home around 7p.m. each night, luckily though when he does get home he is all about spending time with us. So it is great to have him home with us today. I bought Olivia this huge beach ball that you hook up to your garden hose and water squirts out these holes, Olivia and the neighbor girl have been outside all morning playing with it. Later this evening they are doing another movie in the park in our subdivision, so we are excited to go and watch that, they will be showing Charlotte's Web with Dakota Fanning. Oh and I am so proud of myself and my cooking lately. I always worried that I might not be every able to cook stuff from scratch. Well with the bread rolls I made and then last night I made shortcake for strawberry shortcakes and they were so yummy. Homemade shortcake, sweetened strawberries and homemade whip cream, yummy. I told my husband that when our girls are older I will have some really yummy food that I make. Well hope all of you out there have a fabulous Pioneer Day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lakeview Visit.

We had tons of fun in Lakeview. We were there over the 4th, so we went to the annual Rotary duck race, and then later we went and watched the fireworks. Olivia had lots of fun seeing old friends and getting lots of attention from everybody. I was able to do some hair for friends, which is always fun. We just had a great time seeing everyone and hanging out with the my parents. Oh one thing we did do was my mom and I took the girls to go and see UP. Olivia loved it, her laugh was so cute throughout the whole movie. At the end a lady a few rows in front of us turned around and told us that Olivia's laugh made the movie for her, I thought that was so sweet, and that is exactly how felt too.

Look at that cute little smile. She has started smiling and it is so cute. You have to work for them though.

I know this photo is fuzzy, I just thought it was so cute.

Livi and her best friend Maile, they were so happy to see each other.

Sophie with Granddad, getting some cuddles, she is our snuggle bug.

Olivia all ready to go and watch UP!

Portland Trip

During our trip to Lakeview, my mom and I plus the girls all went up to Portland for some of Damon's family to meet Sophie. We had a lot of fun just relaxing, swimming, getting room service and visiting. I also got to see my best friend Melissa. It was so great to see her, we hadn't seen each other since Christmas time. I love getting to hang out with her, its just like high school, only I have two kids and we don't have all the high school drama. We had a really good time up in Portland. My mom and I have been getting in the craft mode. We have been making flower clips for the girls and we have started making jewelry. In Portland we were able to go to a bead store and craft stores to get more supplies, so in the evening that is what we did in the hotel it was so much fun. Of course we couldn't go on a trip and not go swimming. Everyday we went to the pool at least two times a day. Olivia loves the water. She found out that she can stand on her tippy toes in the three foot area and not be under water. She loved that. We all had a great time.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Okay so real quick let me explain the photo with Livi and Damon. It was really hot one day so I gave Livi a cool bath to cool her down, well Damon thought that sounded good so he climbed in with her with his clothes on. It was so cute and Livi loved it.

So we are in Lakeview for a couple of weeks. I came down so people from church could meet Sophie and so Olivia could play with her friend Maile. Damon couldn't come because of school so my dad brought us here. Were having fun, it is always amazing to me how I could be away from Lakeview for years and it is always pretty much the same. Sophie did amazing on the trip down I was really afraid that she would scream the whole way, but she slept most of it. Speaking of Sophie, she is now 8 weeks old and is 11lbs 22 inches long. She is definitely getting some rolls on her. She is growing a lot faster than Olivia, we were always trying to get Olivia to gain like Sophie is but she just wouldn't. Sophie is starting to smile at me and it is so cute. We are still working on the potty training, I thought we had it down, but then she will just pee in her pants and not care. I don't understand it. Sometimes she has good days and other days we change her pants about 10 times. All in all the kids are doing really good.