Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Montana Trip

Tim, Aubriana and I were privileged to tag along with Tim's parents to one of their NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) meetings. This summer it was held at The Lodge on Whitefish Lake. It was so gorgeous there! My ideal getaway for sure. Leif, Lurlyn and little Leify were also able to come. We met up with Leif & Lur at the Spokane airport and let the boys rent their dream vehicle... the mini van. They loved it... the smoothest ride around. They really hated it. Every time we stopped for fast food, they made sure to tell whoever was handing us the food that it was a rental. LOL! Boys are so weird. Anyway, we actually stopped off in Silverwood where they have roller coasters and took some awesome rides and actually ran into Tim's older two sisters with their families. It was awesome! We got to see everyone on the trip by chance. :0)

The trip was relaxing. Lurlyn and I got facials one day with a little shopping before with my Mother-in-law. Tim and I took out the Jet Ski's the next day and tried to soak each other many many times... good fun. We later took out a boat and the jet ski's and everyone took turns having fun.

Before we flew out of Spokane we drove over to Tim's sister Tammy's house in Moses Lake, WA and hung out with her family. It was actually Tammy's birthday so we arrived just in time for ice cream cake, yum! It was great visiting with them even though it was very short. We were able to take everyone out for breakfast and visit before we left for the airport. It's great to see everyone especially when the nieces and nephews are getting older and changing so fast.

I took tons and tons of pictures of our trip so I'll share some of my favorites. You can check out the rest on my photobucket here: Whitefish Album.

Whitefish Lake

The Lodge & The Condos where we stayed

Gorgeous Sunset and the cousins hanging out in their strollers

Leif & Lurlyn out in the Kayaks

Tim & Aubri and my beautiful Mother-in-law

Aubri and her new little friend (kinda). The little girl teased the babies with her toys and would smack them in the face if they tried to get the toy. Tim and Aubri were grabbed by the big bear in the lodge.

Bumble Bee playing with her Grama & Gramps

Us girls took a gondola ride up to the top of the mountains and it was awesome!

Pool pictures!

boat fun

Great great weekend of fun. I know that was a ton of pictures to look at but if you could believe it, I took 75 pics that I love.
Oh wait... one more! haha!

Leif's catch of the day! I don't think he's gonna like this picture on the blog but it was too funny not to share.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I've Realized today...

That church will not be the same for a while. I have a very energetic baby. The past couple of Sundays, during Sacrament meeting, I've spent in the hallways. If Aubri's not squealing to the top of her lungs, she is throwing her toys aside and slapping the back of the bench or anything she can find that will make noise and trying desperately to crawl away from me. If I grab her, she starts to scream in protest and I have to quickly exit the area due to the glares I get from the older people who somehow have forgotten what it was like when they had small children.

I've realized, before I had a child of my own, that I was hard on other parents in my thinking. I would wonder why they couldn't control their child and take them out a little faster so it wouldn't disrupt others. LOL! I still think you should take your child out if they are being disruptive but sometimes it's hard to tell if you can calm them down right away with something or if they will protest even more. Am I giving you any idea of the personality my cute little girl has? She so got it from Tim. I really think its the crowd of people that gets her crazy but I'm grateful for comfortable chairs in the hallway and the fact that Relief Society is in the Chapel so I can sit at the very back and let Aubriana crawl around and leave immediately if I need to. Sunday school... well, we didn't make it to that one. Not even a bottle would help an overly tired child in a hot, crowded room of adults. Hopefully I'll get something out of the lessons next time. ;)

I couldn't resist sharing the above photo I took with my phone after I had gotten home from church. She has that look of "What Mom?" I love her to pieces!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

We've Moved (AGAIN!)

We have been sent back to Colorado where we stayed before. This post is all about my bragging rights. The above picture is of me with our super LONG truck and our house on wheels (35 footer) after we just pulled into our site. I drove it all the way from Utah to Colorado... thru Denver traffic at 5pm and to our RV site... I let Tim park it though. I'm not good at that yet (I did try). I was very proud of myself and Tim was soooo impressed. He was driving the Jeep behind me the whole way. He called me right before we got into Denver and told me I could pull over anytime I wanted and he would drive it the rest of the way. That was sweet of him to offer but, hello, I am woman! No seriously, I wouldn't have driven it through traffic if I didn't feel confident.

Our old ward missed us! It was exciting to see everyone again and they were happy to have us back. Aubriana and I already have a play date tomorrow. Yeah!

Side note: Don't you LOVE the summer olympics?!! I do!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Just wanted to publicly wish my hubby a Happy Birthday! I won't tell you how old he is cause once you pass 30 +2 years, people want to hide their age. So I'll keep my lips sealed ;0). Being its Sunday, we celebrated last night by going to see Batman (good movie) and we'll top it off today with his favorite, Carrot Cake (hopefully my oven won't burn it). I love you Tim! Happy Happy Birthday!

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