Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lake Powell '09

We were able to go to Lake Powell last week for one final summer fling. It was a blast as always and we all came back wishing we had more time there. Here's a few pictures of the fun we had.

The kids did a great job with the flags.
The kids enjoyed the tube. It looked like such a fun peaceful thing to do...

Before the beating. Tyler and I thought we could handle a little tube ride. Little did we know...

During the beating. I was sore for several days after a few rides.

After the beating (there was a crescent moon out)

Ty did the knee board by himself and did really good until he got a little scared.

Tristyn's favorite was the knee board.

Tristyn got up on ski's and went for a minute. We were so proud of her. Thanks Jordon for helping her.

Tracey showing off her stuff. She's a very good skier. I always enjoy watching her go.

You can't go to Lake Powell without finding a good cliff to jump off of.

Jumping cliffs was also one of Tristyn's favorite things to do as well.

We all had a blast! Thanks Keith and Fawna for all you do and for making it such a fun experience.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Take me out to the ball game

Don't underestimate the simple fun of going to the the ballpark to watch the local ball club play. We got the chance the other night and we all had a great time. Tristyn loved being a mother to Randy's boy Jacob.

Ty loved Oggie the Raptors mascot.

We all loved the fireworks that followed the game.

Of course then we had to go to Farr's for our favorite....Butt Finger blast. (This wasn't really Farr's but I thought it was funny, maybe they ought to change that sign)

The kids had a great time dancing to the music.

(sidenote: #9 BYU 54, Tulane 3)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beauty hurts

I was at Tristyns soccer practice the other night and one of Tristyns friends Mom came up to me laughing about something that had happened at her house while Tristyn was over playing. I guess Tristyn had on some of her new fancy shoes that she was trying to break in and she was walking around in obvious discomfort. As she passed this Mom overheard her saying to herself "beauty hurts, beauty hurts" over and over. I don't know where she heard that but yes I guess sometimes beauty hurts sweetheart. I got a good laugh out of that one. We love our little princess!

(sidenote: #3 Oklahoma 13, BYU 14)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fifth grade fun

Tristyn started fifth grade last week and I couldn't help but think back to my fifth grade experience. I think my friends and I spent the whole summer planning on ways to be ultra devious. We had an entire pencil box dedicated to such equipped with all the finest trouble making paraphernalia such as tacks for chairs, stink bombs, firecrackers, etc.. We were every teachers biggest nightmare. The long awaited first day of school arrived and within five minutes of opening bell the fun had started. I had targeted one particular girl (Charise) that I thought had it coming and put a well placed tack on her chair to start the class. Sure enough as she sat down she jumped back up screaming. I don't know how the teacher knew it was me...maybe the fact that I was laughing hysterically while everyone else was just kinda wondering what happened. After a little investigative work our little trouble box was discovered and our fun was over about as quickly as it started. The rest of the year just wasn't the same after that. However it was fun to watch Charise double check her chair for the rest of the year.