Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Drumroll please......

The last two weeks have been a lot of fun but very tiring! The weekend of July 10th we went camping with my dads family to Pineview Reservoir. I have never been there and it is only an hour away from here!! The water was PERFECT and the beaches were so SANDY and FUN! I love going camping on my birthday and it has happened a lot in my lifetime! We had fun swimming, boating, playing volleyball, and visiting...so much fun that I only got a couple of pictures!!


On Monday, July 14th, I got to go to the American Idol concert with my mom, brother, and his girlfriend. This was such a fun concert and I loved seeing the top 10 perform live!! David Archuleta was so cute and he was so overwhelmed by the support that he started to cry. He is a very humble kid! And if you ever have the chance to see David Cook live...DO IT!! He is SO amazing live....I got the chills several times but mostly during his guitar solo!! We were nearly deaf when the concert was over but it was well worth it!


On Tuesday is when we started going downhill. Ava came down with the stomach flu and the poor thing didn't move off of our couch for eight hours unless I was changing her diaper or cleaning up her throw up. I came down with this on Thursday and it WAS NOT pleasant!! Then on Thursday night Christian caught the bug!! All in all about 20 people in our family got the stomach flu...it is a nasty bug and I hope you are all spared of it!!


This last weekend we headed south! We had a family reunion at Kodachrome State Park which is near Escalante. It was VERY HOT but we found some cool escapes and really enjoyed ourselves. We did the funnest slot canyon called Round Valley Draw. It was really tricky climbing in and out but we figured it out with just a few bumps and bruises! It was beautiful with red rock on both sides of us! I liked this slot canyon a lot because there were so many obstacles that we had to get through!

We also did a small hike, Willis Creek, that is a smaller slot canyon. It was fun to have most of the family (extended family too) there to enjoy the hike!

There you have it...my reason for being a slacker on updating my blog! That's A LOT of stuff to fit into a little less than two weeks but we did it and we had a lot of fun! I was also able to take Ava swimming with some friends a couple of times and she had a blast...I just need to remember to take pictures when we do small stuff like that! Well this post took me FOREVER to do so I better get on with my day!

10 comments:

Erin said...

I love being busy in the summer and you totally have been! Cute post! I guess you found new software?

Adam & Brynn Tuft said...

So much fun!!!! All great reasons not to post. :)

Brianna said...

Yeah what is this software!?? Its cute!! I just found a website called scrapblog.com that probably does something like this.....is that what it is?? I found it in my Parenting mag...

Nichole said...

This is a program my mom got called LifeTimez Ez Digital Creations. I have wanted to try Digital scrapbooking for a while and it was a ton of fun!

Susan Catmull said...

If anyone needs the software I have about 3-4 left. It's only $20 down from $50. I love the ease of it. You can email me at scrapbookchic22@msn.com

Nichole cute layouts. Lots of camping- I'm done with just one campout and I had a motorhome.
I took all the photos you didn't get a chance too. I just haven't scrapped them yet.

Brianna said...

I think thats what I want to do too. I want to find a bunch of different porgrams and play around with them..or at least research what people think is the best one. I think that would be the easiest for me. I don't really enjoy scrapbooking anymore but I want to do SOMETHING with my pics and I feel bad cuz Paxton is only booked up to 9 months and Maddox has absolutely nothing.

The Steeds said...

What fun! I really like the part about Kodachrome-- I love it there and I have done Round Valley Draw. And it is all great! Glad to know that you made it through the stomache flu. Take care!

rickandcami said...

Tons-a tons-a fun!!! Bummer about the stomach flu though! Summer's are always quite busy but hey that's what makes it so fun! Cute digital scrapbook!

Chet & Erin said...

You put me to shame with all your cute posts and digital scrapbooking. You are one busy girl though and I am glad you have been having fun. I called the other day to see if you could maybe pick chet and I up from the airport or the trax station. Yeah long story short, bad flight situation on the way home and we had to catch an earlier flight than the family and were thinking of ways to get home. Ended up taking the taxi, not quite the smartest thing, but it was an expereince none the less. Anyway hope you are still having a blast. Wish I could see you sometime.

amy hunter said...

Wow what a crazy busy month you had! But it looks like you had a blast and your little girl is so cute!! I love the picture with the tutu! Yeah so I love the scrapbook pages....you my blog to shame also :)Lets get together sometime and have a play date!