Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jon Schmidt

Last Saturday night we went to see Jon Schmidt in concert at the Sandy ampitheater.
We have been fans for a long time and really wanted the kids to see him perform!
It was AMaZiNG!

Check out one of our favorites here

He is funny and encourages kids to stick with playing the piano - he even plays the piano upside down with his arms crossed!

Ben came reluctantly - but enjoyed it despite himself :)

The girls LoVeD it!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

WARNING: Picture Overload

Lake Powell 2010

This years trip to Lake Powell was truely an adventure.
7 adults,  8 kids and a baby
The weather was wild!  It was HoT and then SToRMY!
We had rain that caused waterfalls off the canyon walls.  We were hit with a bedtime wind storm which sent our beds and sleeping bags flying into the lake.  
(we recovered most of our things, but it broke our electric mattresses, soaked pillows, and Susie's sleeping bag SUNK!)

In spite of that ...
we ventured farther than we ever have,
hiked HoLe in the RoCK,

a lot of the kids KNee-BoaRDeD (some for the first time),

bounced on the BaNaNa,

floated on SNap,

had lots of WaTeRGuN WaRs,


discovered a SeCReT CaNYoN that you could only get to by jet ski,

played on the BeaCH and on the houseboat SLiDe,

found a ZiP-LiNe,

and had lots of fun riding the JeT SKiS!

As always ...  MeMoRieS for a LiFeTiMe!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cow Appreciation Day

We had to make one stop on our way out of town last week - Chick-fil-a!!  It was Cow Appreciation Day and if you dressed up like a cow they gave you an entire meal free.  So, crazy as it was, we did and our family ate FREE!   We love Chick-fil-a! (Sam most of all!)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FIFA World Cup!

I can't believe I haven't posted on this major event yet.  My boys have been {OBSeSSeD} with it and the TV has been buzzing with games and commentary for the past few weeks!!  The day of the opening game I found them on the couch in blankets ... they had been up to watch it at 4:30 AM!
Today was the semi-final game Spain vs. Germany.   Spain has been their team for these games and so Steve came home from work for a {long} lunch to cheer them on! 

Vuvuzela Horns
(We are wondering if we can use them to cheer for Ben in his games ... most likely they will be banned!)

Puyol heads the ball into the back of the net off a corner kick!



Monday, July 5, 2010

oh, snap!

It all started when I made these cute favors for our 4th of July party!

and Sam just had to try those little things out ...  He was crazy about them!  We snapped a few every day leading up to our party and afterwards as well, lol!

He is also a big fan of smoke bombs, snakes, sparklers and fireworks! 
So much FUN!
He is so excited that we will be in Utah for the 24th of July and we can celebrate all over again!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Reason to Celebrate

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th of July with FRieNDS

Waging war with these foam squirters was a BiG part of the FuN!


John catapulting kids to the SKy!

Our FaVoRiTe BaTHiNG BeauTy Ashley!


Siblings throwing each other into the PooL!

GooD TiMeS!