Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Summer Trip to Utah: Smiths

We also spent some time with the Smiths. It was tons of fun and memories.

Some highlights:
Saying Farewell to Brianna as she serves in the Lubbock Texas Mission


Slip & Slide in Payson


Jackson's 4th birthday at Payson water park

Spencer Reunion in Heber on Sunday



Opening tons of later and early birthday presents


Ninja Destruction Family Game


Going to Provo Temple together
Madeline sleeping over at the Nuttall's
Gardening
(our camera is broken, so I stole some photos from Melissa, Thanks)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Trip to Utah- The Pratts






We went to Utah for a number of reasons in July. It actually worked out really conveniently. First we went to Jared's parent's house to spend the 4th of July with them. It is also Jared's Dad's birthday on the 4th so we had a birthday celebration, lit fireworks, watched the freedom festival (with a great view I might add), and at hotdogs from a fire built at the Pratt Ranch. It was really fun spending the 4th of July with family. It's been 4 years since we were last with family on the 4th.

Later on that week


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Aliza turned THREE!!!




On the 4th of July (during a trip to Utah) Aliza turned 3 years old! I can't believe she is so big already! We love her so much. She has a fun personality. Sometimes she wants to be the center of attention and other times she is totally quiet and wants to be alone. I think when she grows up she'll be really social. We love Aliza so much and are so grateful she's part of our family!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Madeline turned FOUR!!




On June 25th Madeline had her 4th birthday. It was a fun relaxing day. We went swimming at my friend Annette's house and then opened up presents and ate cake when Jared got home.

I love Madeline. She is such a good big sister. She always wants to play with Amaya and really helps out when Amaya is being fussy and I'm busy doing something else. Madeline is so smart too. It's so fun being able to have conversations with her. I love you Madeline!!

We're Still Here...

Wow! It's been almost a month since we blogged! I think that's a record. We've had a busy, very fun month.

One not very fun thing though... I got pulled over for the first time in my life. I got a ticket for speeding (35 mph in a construction zone 20 mph, but for my benefit, it's normally 35 mph) and not wearing my glasses. Bummer. So I went in like a good citizen, and paid my ticket. About a week later I got a notice in the mail saying my license was going to be suspended for 1 month for driving with a restricted license! What!?! So, after much researching and frustration, I've learned a great lesson... if you can pass the eye test without glasses, even if you wear glasses sometimes, do it! I passed the eye exam later on, but because I paid the ticket I "plead guilty" and therefore couldn't get out of the restricted license. Now I'm home bound for a month... hopefully I don't go crazy!

Now onto the fun things... let the blogathon begin!!!