Sunday, June 24, 2012

Father Son Campout

Last month John took the boys on the annual ward campout. The boys love camping! They got there a little late. By the time they got there and finally found the campsite, it was dark and Cody had fallen asleep. So they just went right down and had their fun the next day. 
John didn't realize Cody was sleeping.
Cody? Cody? Ahhh, no wonder he wasn't answering!
Sleeping pictures are still so cute! Well, at least to me! :)

Helping out!

The boys love it! John loves it! I love it! It's a win win win! They can't wait to go camping with Daddy again. 

Solar Eclipse

There's nothing like a solar eclipse to finally get you to learn how to use some things on your camera! Here are some pictures we took of the eclipse last month. 

Before we figured it out. It's sunny!
Right when John figured out our camera!
After I ran in and grabbed the zoom lens.

Completely Random

My sister told me about some accent vlogs and we watched them and thought they were sorta funny! So, what did we decide to do at like 10:00 at night? Of course we were going to do one! We were a little wired at this point so please forgive ... well everything but it was fun to do and I thought it'd be a little different than what I normally post about!
 I guess the rules are to say the words below and answer the questions. Sorta self explanatory but hey, you may be confused what we're doing! And sorry for the length of this. We were getting carried away.

Say the following words:
Aunt, route, wash, oil, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, measure, milk, button, mountain, pen, booger
Answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that curls into a ball when you touch it?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?

If you made it through the whole vlog, I'm very impressed! Do you say anything different?

Saturday, June 2, 2012


John's parents came to visit right after he finished school for this semester. They were here to celebrate Landon's birthday. Fun was had by all and they spoiled us as always!! We went out to eat for lunch and dinner, my Father-in-Law took the boys swimming most of the days of the week, went to a jump zone, and of course, the guys went golfing, and us ladies went shopping. Good times!
Did I mention vacuuming is a fun activity too?

Landon's Birthday

Landon turned 5 this year. It's funny because he's been in 5T clothing since he was like 4 and I've been thinking he's 5 for so long so now he's finally the age that I've been thinking he's been all year!! He at an age where everything you get for him is AWESOME! I taped him opening up all his presents and it was pretty funny. Everything was exciting. Even the present he didn't know what it was he was happy for. 
His Little Einstein's videos.  There were 6 of them and with each one he took out of the box, he was like, "and another one, and Another one, And Another One, AND ANOTHER ONE!!" It was great. Guess you had to be there though! 
Getting his Angry Birds game
Posing for the camera
What is it? What is it?
Still don't know what it is!! But he loves it now! It's an I Spy game.
No Way!!! Sunglasses!
Can I put them on???? 
And seriously the biggest balloon ever!! I wish I had gotten a picture of his face when he saw it. It was like, "Whoa! I didn't know they made them that big" kind of face. Almost a face of just complete shock!

Ooh, exciting!

Sorta random pictures. This is just a funny picture of Carly while we were getting some Pop Pops. She looks sorta rocker-ish! I'm not a huge fan of the ponytail on top of the head but she has been pulling out her pigtails like non other!
 We were going to get a mattress for my in-laws visit and lo and behold in the parking lot of the Target we were near, they had a huge event of Firemen and Policemen cars and such. There was a police boat, cars, fire truck, big ole' swat tank thing, and they even flew in a helicopter for it! The boys loved it!
In the helicopter
this helmet is so heavy he couldn't hold his head up! It was awesome! 
Landon think he wants to be a Fireman ... or a bowling guy.
The police boat
And a totally random picture of Carly. She is Such a Daddy's girl!!

Little Gym Show

We got back from Utah and the day after, the boys had their Little Gym Show! That's actually the whole reason we didn't stay longer in Utah! And also the fact that we'd been gone for so long! John wasn't able to make it because of finals so I taped the whole thing for him. I will not put it on here though because you'd get totally bored! Although I think it's one of the cutest things ever but I am just a little biased! They did great! There is a big difference between the level of Landon and Cody but Cody still did really well and he was unbelievably cute so what he lacked for in skill, he made up for in cuteness. After the show, we went out with the grandparents to "celebrate" at Whole Hog. It was a really fun day for everyone.

Getting his medal
Now Landon getting his medal
Most everyone in their class


After Colorado, me and the kids drove on over to Utah to celebrate my sister graduating from pharmacy from University of Utah! Good times were enjoyed by all! We ate out at Cafe Rio, hung out at the pool, and me and the kids stayed with my sister-in-law.
Here she is on her big day!
Hanging out at Aunt Courtney's place watching a movie
When everyone had left (my parents and sisters), I hung out with my sister-in-law for a couple days. One of the things we did was go to Thanksgiving Point where they had a little "farm". It was a lot of fun. Carly's the only one who didn't enjoy the pony ride as much. Landon had to pick the largest pony he could find and Cody picked the smallest.

We also visited the Kennecot Mine which was a lot bigger than I thought! And to think that I'd lived in Utah over 5 years and had never been!
After spending almost a week up in Salt Lake, I went down to Orem to visit with some friends for a couple days. Here we are at Bridal falls.

And although I don't have any pictures of me and my friends, we really did have a good time. After this trip, we drove back on home and we're here to stay. John was just finishing up finals so it worked out quite nicely. one of the main reasons we left for so long (a month in trips) was because it was his last month in school for the semester and I knew he'd be busy. And he was! He had no fun at all! The next big thing in our life is having our baby at the end of September! Besides that, we are just planning on having a fun summer!