Thursday, August 27, 2009

Home from vacation and back at it!





We are now back from our long awaited family vacation to Newport Beach CA.  It was so fun to play at the beach and to get away.  I did not answer my phone or even check my email so it really was a get away!  
Now I am home and always playing catch up it seems.  This week has been busy and 
feels like me against the world.  Ever feel that way?  I know its silly (does it make you think of that 80's song...?ha!)  but its just been a rough week.  I think its tough on the kids having Kurt and me all alone with them for 10 days doing nothing other than playing with them and reading with them and spending time with them and then we come home and WHAM!  Dad is back at work and I
 am trying to clean up the house and figure out my next meal for meal group swap and getting them registered for school and setting up co-op preschool for Emma and taking Clark to the doctor again and coaching soccer and driving kids to piano lessons and trying to exercise and lose weight and in general not handling my life as well as I could have if I were a better person!  In time I'm sure I will figure it out ..... well I Hope I will! 

these are just a few of the many hundreds of photos that I took, the beach is one of my absolute favorite places to take pictures!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Some creative stuff






I finally had a chance to get back into my creative mode.  I love this chance to create.  There are several challenges it presents into my life because of the supplies and the mess I create, however, I truly love the outlet so thanks for letting me share!
I have been spending a lot of time holding little ones lately (I love this too).  Emma has been
 saying to me (especially when I am holding Clark and she wants me to put him down and hold her) 
"Mommy can you just take care of me?"

who can refuse a plea like that?
oh, and no, she won't go for sharing my lap with Clark AND I CANNOT hold her while sitting down, it MUST be standing! I know, I will miss these days, I know I will!  

Sunday, August 2, 2009

THe Trip.... FInally!

Well there is really no way to fully describe all that we experienced on our three week long road trip.









  We went from home in Colorado to Spanish Fork, where we stayed with Kevin and Leigha.  It was so fun to play the Wii, run around in their huge yard, and watch movies with them.  I got to see Rachelle at the park with her kids too and that was a blast!   Next stop was Jen & Eric's  house for a night in American Fork.  From there we stopped at the new temple open house on our way up to Logan to see Kristen and Jake.  We stayed there for 2 days and had a chance to see their jewelry store  SHINE!  It was great.  Then we went to Idaho Falls where we stayed with Aunt Fay and Uncle Bob and saw Aunt Laurie, Uncle Dennis and Aunt Nan and Uncle Phil too.  We got to go to the zoo with Annalyn and Luke and that was awesome

 too! 







From Idaho we trekked up to Spokane where we got to see Matt and Kate's place for the first time.  It is beautiful.  We went to an awesome children's museum and then headed up to Sandpoint, ID for a weekend on the lake.  It exceeded my expectations, if that was possible!  Everything Matt has every said about how wonderful it was to be there is 100% true!  We loved it and want to go back.  

After that, back to Idaho Falls, back to UT.  This time in Utah we got to see the Weeks, and the  
Thurmans.  We made sure to have as many snow cones as possible (I think its a CRIME that they are not available in Colorado!)  It was a treat to see Rosalene and to meet Zibby  (WHY did we not take a photo?)  and our friends the Merrills - how fun to see you all again !  If we didn't see you well, we wanted to and hope we can next time!!!

So here are some of my favorite of the 2000 photos I took.  THere are so many more I wish I would have taken.... Me with Aunt Fay, Aunt Laurie, me with all the kids.....  me with Julie.....ME with Kathie .....  me with my sisters and brothers..... the kids with their Auntie's..... but some memories from this trip must be recorded in my heart and feelings rather than in photos.  And they will be.  I will always be so happy I did it.  

I give up on trying to get the photos posted in order.  You can figure it out I am sure!   Whoever is in charge at blogger that can't write this thing so that your photo will post where you leave your curser when you upload... can I just say that BUGS ME!!!!
ok.  i"m done.