Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Remember when...

Do you remember when you were in 6th grade? I do! I lived in Bullhead City Arizona. A tiny town across the Colorado River from Laughlin Nevada. It was such a tiny town, that there was 1 elementary school and 1 high school. And as a 6th grader who had just moved from a cozy area of East Millcreek Utah I was totally prepared to be the "ruler" of the school as a 6th grader. Little did I know, that I would once again be the pee on! See, 6th graders went to the High School. Bullhead City High, if I remember correctly. I was a teeny, tiny 6th grader with a bunch of scary Jr High and Highschoolers. In one word let me describe my first day, terrifying! But as schools go, it was great! I got to go to school dances, meet a tun of people and I got to take band. In this band I learned to play many instruments. I learned the drums, the clarinet, the trumpet and the french horn. It was a fun year. My best friends name was Sunshine and I had a huge crush on a boy names Alex Martinez and my good old teacher named Mr. Talley. He was cool until he hit on my mom. YUCK! But, we had an awesome field trip to Lake Mohave. It was a Saturday trip, but it was awesome.

So why am I bringing this up? Because my sweet Samantha Kay has entered into that realm. She is now the ruler of the school. A big 6th grader! Is she excited? I would say yes, but I'm not sure. All morning yesterday and I was walking them into school she kept telling me to stop taking pictures. She was totally embarrassed by me! HER MOTHER!!! I told her that I would love to have pictures of me when I entered every grade, like my kids have and she just looked at me like I am so dumb. I guess I am! But guess what, when she is a grown girl and has her own babies she will be the same! And I can proudly say that I am glad I am her annoying mom who takes pictures of everything they do!

I love you my girls! I hope you all have a rememberable year, like I did!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bear Lake

So, as I stated in my previous post, this is the first time we have been to bear lake. It was such an awesome trip. We had alot of excitement with the weather the first night. We couldn't get our tent up because of all of the wind. And with all of the excitement we forgot to get pictures of us almost getting blown away! BUMMER. Luckily we have a van that is huge and we put our air mattress in it and slept in there with the boys and all of my girls slept in my moms trailer. Needless to say, I am going to look and save money up for a trailer.
The first two pictures are of all of the prep for the clothes and sleeping bags. The rest are of us just chilling and having a great time. I am so glad the weather turned out! The water was still cold and because I couldn't get warm from the first night I was cold alot! That sucked as well, but the camp hosts there were awesome and it was a great trip! I am so glad my Mom planned it!

Friday, August 14, 2009


During this summer we as a family have taken a number of camping trips. More so, than any other summer that El and I have been together. (In case you were wondering it has been 8 years, 7 of them married)

So this morning, as we were preparing for one of our adventures I looked at him and said "Hey Hon, remember 3 summers ago when we were seriously considering purchasing a camping trailer, and you were all um we wouldn't get the use out of it. Well guess what, this summer we would get our use out of it". He looked at me and said, "yep. we should have done it". DUH

Preparing to go camping is so tedious. I am having a hard time even getting excited, because of all the work that is involved. I am taking pictures right now so I can post them later. BAAAHHH

On the grander side of all of the preparation, we are going to go on an amazing trip to Bear Lake. I have never been there and neither has El. So this is a first for our entire family! I am very much so looking forward to having some quality time with the kids and El and all of our other family that is going. I am not, however looking forward to the "cold front" that is supposed to be coming in tonight. That right there is another reason we should have got us a trailer. O WELL! Here is to happy camping and hopefully a really awesome time!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Life is...

Crazy! That is how I have felt for the last couple of months. Life just keeps on going and going and I just want it to slow down!

Helam is huge! I took him into the Doc this week for his 6 month (2 1/2 weeks late) check up. He weighs 22.5 pounds and is 32 inches long! WOW, and his head is doing so much better!

School starts in just a couple of weeks. I can't believe it! I took the girls school shopping today and it was so much fun. They were all so good and didn't complain about the clothes mom wanted them to get. I can't believe I am going to have a 6th grader. How does that even happen? I am so beside myself. I think I need a drink! (of coke that is)

Last night after dinner, the kids wanted to look at pictures of when they were little. Samantha, Morgan and Kylah all came before the days of taking 100 pictures a week with my digital camera, so needless to say, I don't have nearly as many pictures of them as i would like at their little tiny squeaky voice ages.. I cried (alot) about how much my girls are growing up.

All of the family is well. Just busy! I am ready for summer to slow down. I need a break from all of the fast pace summer life!