Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Alicia's Performance

Yesterday Alicia had a performance with her Singing/Dance group Treehouse Rock! She had a solo, Love Story, a song Taylor Swift sings. This was supposed to be a duet but the girl she sings it with was not able to make it. For having about a 10 minute warning that she would be doing it alone she did the best job. I know I'm her Mom and you think I have to say that but She really was the star of the show. We are so proud of her and love her love for life! She really has no fear for performing in front of people, and has a great stage presence. We Love You Alicia!! GREAT JOB!

Island Park

This last weekend we went up to The Cabin in Island Park. It was so much fun!! Even the ride there was fun. We were able to stop in Idaho Falls and see Russ and Betsy and their new house. It was beautiful! It inspired me to get going and decorate mine. Or at least finish painting everywhere. We also loved all their woodwork! The kids had fun playing Mario Cart with Amanda, Tiffany, Nik, and one of their Aberdeen friends. It was a great break for the kids and I think they had lots of fun!! Then we stopped at Fazoli's for dinner before heading off to Island Park.
On Friday we had a full day! We went to Big Springs in the morning, then to West Yellowstone to shop, and then to Yellowstone. I think the kids favorite part was West and buying their new toys! Brigham and Jacob got a gun that shoots rubber bullets, Alicia got a pocket knife with her name on it and a Cat that looks real (it breaths!), Isaac got a spinner gun, and Josh got a nice horse that makes noise. Clint said his favorite part of the day was the picnic we had in Yellowstone, and I really liked the beautiful drive and Old Faithful. Clint said he has never seen Old Faithful so crowded. It took us 20 minutes to find a parking spot and the boardwalk was full when in went off!
Saturday the kids had fun playing around the Cabin with their new toys and the walki-talki's. Then we went over to Big Springs again and went and saw John Sack's Cabin. Then it was home because I had to teach on Sunday. It was a fun vacation.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Snake!

We had this fun visitor in our yard a couple of weeks ago! Jake was not scared of it at all. (Unlike me! I don't like visitors of any kind in my yard especially when they can scare me while I'm pulling weeds!) So Clint and Jake captured it in our garbage can. This was quite fun to watch!! We took our short walk to the park and let it go in the field behind it. We thought this would be a nice home for the creepy crawler! Anywhere is better than in my flowers!!

Lagoon with Karen and Brandon!

We were able to spend a day at Lagoon with Karen and Brandon. The weekend after Suzy's wedding Karen and Brandon came back trough on their way home, and we were able to have some fun with them. I think my kids made Karen a little sick to her stomach by making her go on every ride. They went on all the roller coasters including Wicked! This was also Jacob's first time riding Wicked. He loved it!! They also talked Brandon into taking them all on the Samurai while I went and picked Clint up from home. That is one intense ride, I've only done it once and that was enough for me because I felt like I was going to fall right out of my seat! (also it killed my favorite cell phone because I left it in my pocket! I'm just glad it did not hit anyone as it flew out during the ride!) The last ride we went on that day was the Cliffhanger I had never been on this ride before so I was thinking we would get wet but not too bad oh was I wrong! It was like having buckets and buckets of water poured over your head! I was amazed at how wet we got! But it was still lots of fun. We then were able to have some pizza at our house with Chris, Greg, Liz, Kail and Kalvin. We had lots of fun!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Wedding

My baby sister is MARRIED! Suzy and Scott got married July 25th. It was a great day. They did not get married until 1:40pm so it was not as crazy getting everyone ready and to the temple on time! It was nice because we pretty much went straight from the temple to the reception. The kids seemed to have lots of fun!

4th of July

We had so much fun over the 4th of July!! We had a fun cul-de-sac party. The kids had lots of fun with all their friends, and the Corbridges were nice and put on a great firework show for all of us!
On the 4th we usually go up to Huntsville and cook breakfast with all the Halverson Family but this year Alicia was in the Kaysville Parade with her dance group. Clint was still able to go help in Huntsville in the early hours of the morning. Then it was off the the parade. It was fun to go to the parade and see lots of people we know! The Corbridges came to the parade with us. The kids had fun gathering candy and small toys thrown from the floats. Alicia did a great job and seemed to be having lots of fun! After the parade we were off to the Halversons for a family BBQ. It was fun to be able to see everyone! Then we were able to go swimming with the Crobridges at their parent's pool. It was a fun full day!!