Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mary Jane Falls

Carol and I and my mom decided to take the kids up to Mt. Charleston to hike Mary Jane Falls the other day. The weather was amazing. It was cool and overcast. We had a great time. The kids had a blast playing in the waterfall. It's a long hike for little kids (3 miles total). They all did really well. Even Diddy made it up to the top by herself! I had to carry her most of the way down, though, because she fell asleep. The kids had so much fun that they want to go back and hike Big Falls which is about 2 miles further up from MJ Falls. That would make 7 miles total. I don't think we can take Diddy on that one.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Silly girls

My niece Hailey comes to church with us most Sundays. After church, the girls are always thinking of funny and creative things to do. Today they were news reporters...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Food post

I hardly ever post about food. April will be so proud :D Two nights in a row I've used my deep fryer. This thing is going to kill me. Mozzarella sticks, fries, chimichangas (or Jimmy Conga's to Diddy), onion rings, chicken wings, popcorn chicken. Need I go on.

I made these onions strings last night. You know you order these everytime you go out! They are so good. They taste even better drenched in homemade ranch. Yum!
On another note...I found Diddy in my makeup tonight. I took one look at her and she knew she was in trouble. That is foundation and mascara all over her lips. In her defense, my foundation and mascara both come in a tube that looks like lipgloss. But, still. I can't believe she figured out how to open my makeup case. I bought a Diddy-proof case long ago. I guess I need to buy a lock, too.

Friday, July 10, 2009


School's out. Let the boredome and the fighting begin...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Important Stuff

School is out tomorrow. I was so proud of the kids at the Award's Assembly. Lincoln took off without letting me get a picture. Typical boy.

In 4th grade, the kids have the opportunity to earn the Nevada Citizenship Award. They have to memorize a ton of things about Nevada, including all the Counties and all the Governors. Taylor was the first one in her class to do it. I'm so proud of her. She hasn't had homework for a month, because she memorized everything. I am really proud of Blake, my little class clown. She did really great this year, too.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The 4th

I hope everyone had a great 4th. I know we did. We got up early and went out to Warm Springs with the Ward. Of course, I forgot my camera. There was a great turn-out, so the kids had fun. It's alot different from what I remember. No rope swing, no cliffs, no slide. I told my kids they were gonna get to do all of these things...yeah, it's all gone now. There's pretty much just a big swimming pool with alot of bees flying around. Lincoln said, "This is lame. We should've just swam in our pool." They had fun playing with their friends, though.
After we got home, we invited friends and family over to BBQ and swim at our house. The last 4 years we have gone to the Van Alfen's for the 4th, 'cause their backyard is HUGE. But, they ditched us and went to Utah this year, so we had to settle for our crowded backyard. It was pretty crazy.
Dylan snuck in to do a puzzle. That's how she spends most of her time these days. She even put it together upside down with the cardboard side facing up. ??? She thinks if she can't see me, then I can't see her :D

My cute nephew Courage. His dad is full Sioux Indian. He has 7 little Indian brothers and sisters.

This is my niece Britten. Isn't she so cute! She is only 2 weeks older than Taylor. It is so nice having the cousins so close in age. She and Taylor are even in the same class at school.

Dad and Brookie having a conversation about something...

Um, I'm pretty sure there's a hotdog in there somewhere.

After 3 hours, Robby finally conquered the Rubix Cube. Lol.

Wow. Do we look tired? Long day.

Blake had been planning for 2 weeks to have a hotdog stand on the 4th. So, when it was time for fireworks, she started selling...after we had all eaten ALOT I think she made $4. So, thank you to everyone who bought hotdogs from Blake! She even had one of her cousins walk around outside in a hotdog costume to advertise (yes, we have a hotdog costume). Blake is going to make us rich one day.

Little Pyros.