Sunday, September 5, 2010

Another Utah Trip :))

In late August we took another trip to Utah. So we could get some more cousin time in and see the Payson Community Theater play that my sister and some of my nieces and nephews were in.
One of the highlights for Josie was the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point. She loved that place! It was crowded because it was $2 Tuesday but it was a great time.

Digging for dinosaurs in the sand and water.

Mom and Reese waiting for the kids to finish playing in the sand.

Reese, Ashlynn and Hannah

Josie wasn't too scared there, but I think she held on to Rich a bit tighter by this exhibit.

Poor Reese. She was like a trapped gazelle and these tigers were chasing her all around the dressing room. Those three boys, growling, scratching, jumping around on all fours - are little frightening.

Josie was watching something a little scary on t.v. so she was cuddling up to Richard.

Waiting for the Play to start....
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

My sis with her boys.
Hayden and Parker were in the children's choir. Ramona was one of the wives, and Connley was Benjamin.
They all did GREAT!

Ashlynn - hammin' it up for the camera. She was a little dissapointed we lived too far away for her to participate.

Reese and Ashlynn with Joseph and Hannah and Taylor who were also in the Children's Choir.
Great Job PCT!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tri with the Girls

In 2009 I did my first sprint triathlon. In 2010 I did two more. The secone of the two was the Wunderwoman Triathlon, the same race I did in 2009 with Cami and Tiffany. But in 2010 we added more sisters and a niece into the mix and had an AMAZING weekend hanging out, goofing off, training, siteseeing, and racing our hearts out. (Brooke gave me the advice to always sprint at the end. If you don't feel like you're going to throw-up, you didn't sprint hard enough.)
Katelynn, Me, Julie, Krisi, Brooke, Cami, Tiffany

Me, front and center. And I did sprint at the end. I felt very sick. I felt GREAT!

At Riverside Park the day before the race.

I always think it great fun just to hang out with my sisters. This was a special time, no hubbies, no kids, and tons of nerves as we talked and prepared for the race.


Reaching for the Brass Ring.....
Really they're little plastic rings, and my fingers started to hurt from grasping the rings so hard when I was trying to pull them.



One of my beautiful and talented sisters, Brooke, decorated our swim caps for us. No generic, plain caps for us!

It was SO much fun.
And 2011 will be even bigger!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24th Utah Holiday :)

Time for another Utah trip! 24th of July means roadtrips, family parties, parades and firework shows.
Because in July I had started teaching Zumba Classes on Saturday mornings, we couldn't leave for our trip until after class. This meant if we didn't want to drive straight through the night (we didn't) that we would stay in a hotel in Boise. Always fun times.

Josie, taking pictures in the back of the car during the roadtrip.

Once we reach's cousins galore :)

Hannah and Josie

Ashlynn and Hannah

Taylor and Reese at the Spanish Fork Res.

Mmmmmmm Mi Ranchito. Josie and Shawlee (Uncle Tom)

Our kickball game seemed to have more arguements than fun. So what should we do next????
I know, let's fight with foam swords.
Ramona and Katelynn go at it.

Games with the Russells. Beckham, Brooke and Travis.

Krisi, Rich, Brooke, Travis, Beanpaw (Grandpa)

24th of July Parade in Spanish Fork
Josie and Auntie Mel

Me and my daddy

Melanie and Me

Mom and Me

I think we spent more time posing for pictures then watching the parade!

Me and my hunny ;)

Josie and Beckham, lunching at their own private table.

Reese posing with Taylor after Tay's performance at the park.

After an early morning parade, lunch with the gang, maybe a ride or two at the fair, we head to Mona for a firework show, music and dance. The fireworks are spectacular, and a bit threatening and the dance is fun for the grown-ups and kids!

Any trip to see family is always great. And the 24th in Utah never dissapoints!
Thanks Utah gang :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

July 4th at the Lake Wilderness party. It was a little rainy and soggy but a lot of fun to get together with family and play and watch fireworks.