Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Road trip!!!

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Bethie and I went south east to Goblin Valley and Moab/Arches. We left on Saturday and went to Goblin Valley. It rained all day, so we were not able to walk down close to see the 'goblins'. We were very disappointed, but we didn't let the rain stop us from getting a little wet and seeing such an awesome place.
Sunday was a much better day weather wise. We spent at least 5 hours at Arches. Went on a few hikes, and drove through the whole park. Of all the arches in the park, we chose Double Arch as our favorite!
After arches we spent a little time in Moab. We walked around town and looked at a few shops and had dinner. There was a crazy storm come through around the time we were having dinner, so we were pretty glad we weren't stuck in Arches somewhere.

We had a great time and wished we had a couple of extra days to see other places like Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point and go back to goblin valley when its not so wet.

Friday, May 22, 2009

can't wait....... go here

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....this weekend! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


The surprise birthday party we threw for my dad on Saturday was a huge success!! Everything we had planned turned out great. There were about 30 people that showed up to wish dad a happy 65th birthday. I'm so happy that he has awesome friends that support him in things like this :)

He knew we had a BBQ planned, but I'm not sure he knew what to think when people started to show up dressed up in their 60's attire.

Earlier in the day, he was talking to my mom and Brittany about the 60's. He was telling them about how attractive the ladies were when they wore their poodle skirts with their hair in pony tails..ha! Lets just say he had the surprise of his life when Brittany, Stacey and I walked out onto the deck together wearing our poodle skirts that mom had so generously made for us. Oh my heck!! The look on his face was PRICELESS!! He loved it!! :)

My brother Kim made an awesome video that had alot of things pertaining to the 60's and snapshots of dad and mom and pictures of when he was growing up with family etc. The video turned out great and dad was laughing the whole time, it was great!!
What a perfect day for a party and we had some yummy food going on too. HotDogs, hamburgers, baked beans, salads, chips etc etc etc.....It all was sooo delish!! :)
We tried to have a hula-hoop contest but nobody could keep it on their hips long enough to even attempt any sort of contest...haha!

Tim, Carrie and Abbi along with Amanda and Quintin also came down and hung out at the party. It was so great to see them, it has been awhile. They are such great people and fun to be around.
Abbi has grown so much since we have seen her last. Its crazy that she is saying a few words now and walking and running all over the place. I love this little girl!! :)

For their belated honeymoon, Quintin and Amanda went on a cruise to the Catalina Islands. They left Sunday morning and will be back Thursday. They are so lucky!!

Abbi loves chapstick just like her Aunt Bethie..ha! Such a cute picture, I love it! Thank you everyone that came. It was a blast and definetely worth it because of dad. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My new ride

Well, as you can see, I finally broke down and bought me a bike. I have been looking for a while now, lets just say about a year and finally found this one. Perfect size, perfect heighth(sp?) and I love the colors. Well, I would love it more if I could actually ride it. Yes, I haven't even had it a week and I already have a flat tire. I borrowed a pump from my parents and pumped it up last night. When I got home from water aerobics, it was completely flat! Now I have to get it fixed. Good thing my dad was a tire repairman before he retired. Maybe if they would actually take care of our yard, we wouldn't have to worry about flat tires, but that is a whole other story and I won't bore you with details.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

I know my dad never looks at this blog, but I just want to wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Dad, I know that I don't tell you often enough but I appreciate everything that you do for me. You are an amazing person. You have been through so much in the last little while and I admire your strength so much! I know things have been hard for you lately but you would do anything for anyone if they asked. You are someone that I totally look up to. I wish the best for you...always! Thanks for being the best dad, brother, uncle, nephew, grandfather anyone could ask for!
I love you!
Happy Birthday!