Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jacqueline School of Ballet Recital


Rachel has a secret she asked me not to tell her friends, so like any good mom I am going to blog about it! She loves ballet! It is her favorite. I am so proud of her. She is very disciplined and a very good student. I am so thankful for Jason that he works so hard and provides our kids with amazing opportunities. It is a lot of fun to be the mother of such darling girls. Summer showing of Swan Lake was very entertaining. I am looking forward to the rest of the years exciting performances!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

over the shoulder boulder holder

one of my daughters who will remain nameless to protect her identity, but if you know my family you will be able to insert the proper name in the following story. She asked me if she had big boobs and I said no. She asked again "but do I have big boobs for a kid?" and again I replied no. I further told her that I did not get curves until I was married and filling out a bra might not be in her near future. She was pretty disappointed.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hideous Holiday Heater



Our family celebrated part of the holiday with The Firth Family! They let us tag along for one of their boating adventures at Starvation. The girls were good sports especially when we stayed at a shady motel in Duschene because where else do you stay in that part of world?! Ruthie was thrilled with our room which had its own personal heater that really impressed her. Bekah was not as easily impressed and kept describing the room as homeless and hideous. Jason and I were a little concerned with the traffic our neighboring motel guest was getting from visitors to their room. We weren't sure what type of enterprise was being executed a few doors down, but luckily no trouble came from it and we were just mildly entertained and concerned.

Rachel was in heaven on the wave runner and all the kids really enjoyed cruising on the boat. The water was a bit cold and choppy or I could have really impressed everyone with my skiing skills which I will have to save for Lake Powell. Jake and Keelee were pretty crazy tearing it up on the wake skate. Papa Tim was a great boat captain and Momma Sam always makes yummy gourmet sandwiches. Jason and I had a lot of fun seeing how much candy we could consume on a 2 day road trip. It was fun to be cozy in a queen bed with Jack in the middle of us. It reminded me of all the crazy places we stayed at when we drove across the country during Jason's Navy days.

It was a great time and I was so thankful my kids had the opportunity to go boating. Keelee said our family was fun and easy which is one of the best compliments I have ever received. Dragging 4 little kids across a lake could quickly turn into a bad scene and I am glad it had a happy ending. My favorite part was watching Ruthie and Bekah scurry up to the campground bathroom together. They only had one pair of flip flops between them, so they each took one and hopped to the potty. It was the cutest thing I have seen them do. I just love my family and feel so thankful for them!

Independence Day 2010