Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thanksgiving day Rich Shannen Robert and Haley went to the lake!!! They had lots of fun and had a beautiful day too. We all went on the day after but it was windy and cold. Still fun but not very good boarding. Oh well how fun is it to go to the lake over Thanksgiving!!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had a really good day. It is always a good thing to take time to think about how blessed we are. I am so thankful for my family. It was so great to have everyone together. I know there will be a time down the road when I will have to share with "in-laws" so I am just happy to enjoy every minute of this time of my life. I really like being around my big kids. It is fun to joke around with them and just sit and talk. I am really lucky and appreciate all that I have been blessed with. Shannen was home from BYU and decided to make a homemade banana cream pie. Lachelle helped her and it turned out delicious. Traci and Lauren came for dinner and Amber and Ronnie came later for dessert.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Alli had her first level 5 State Meet yesterday. It was a fun time she competed in the 8 and under age group. There are A LOT of really good gymnasts that are 8 and under in Arizona! We went to the meet right after the soccer game. ( bad idea to play a soccer game in the heat before a big meet) Anyway she did great. She placed 4th in the state on beam with a 9.05. She and her gymnastics buddy Adryen were the only ones in their age group from our gym. Whenever those two monkeys are together there is fun going on. After the meet we went to dinner with the coaches Jason and Beth. Hopefully next year both girls will move up to level 6.
Grandma and Grandpa got to come to Alli's soccer game yesterday. We were hoping it would be a nice day to sit and watch soccer but we were all dying from the heat!!! Why is it still so hot? It would really be nice to at least be able to get out the long sleave shirts! Even though we were all drenched by the end of the game it was so fun to have grandma and grandpa there too!!
My sister Terri came for a visit last weekend. She got to go to Lauren's state swim meet. Lauren did awesome. We also had some time to visit and catch up on things. It's always a fun time when Aunt Terri visits! Even though you can't tell by the picture, Robert was having a blast.
Shannen came home homecoming weekend to go to the Suns game with me. She is a huge Suns fan and we had an extra ticket so she decided to fly home. The game was fun even though we got beat by the Lakers. It was a fast trip but good to have Shannen home for a couple of days.
Robert went to homecoming with Laura Bayless. They had 24 people in their group and went to skateland for their day activity. Robert said it was a lot of fun. On homecoming night they all went to the Mesa Art Center to have their pictures taken. When I get those I'll put them in. After pictures they went to Rustlers Rooste for dinner. Robert said he probably wouldn't go there again. Oh well. Then the dance. Robert loves to dance and so does Laura so they stayed and danced to the end! After they went to Josh's house to watch transformers in the backyard and have hot chocolate and a snack. Fun times!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
We took a really fun trip this weekend. Rich, Richie and I went to LA with Kris and Dave, Shawna and Crris, Mike and Lachelle, Steve and Alli Owen and Jason and Yvonne Davis. We went to go see Wicked and the ASU UCLA game. We flew over and rented this big 12 passenger van and went to the hotel. We had a little time before Wicked so of course we decided to go shopping in the allies. Chris dropped us off and was going to drive around until we were done but found a GREAT parking spot accross the street so he parked and shopped with us. When we were done (well not done but had to quit because we had to get to the play) we went to the van but NO VAN!!!! Chris had parked in a "NO PARKING" after 4pm spot and the van got towed. BIG BUMMER!!! Chris found out where they took the van and the boys went to see if they could get it and the girls took a taxi to the hotel to get ready for the play. Eventually they did get the van back and we barely made it to Wicked and had an amazing time! The next day we went to the Rose Bowl to see the game and it was great fun too. The game was pretty ugly but a win is a win. Fun Times with family and Friends!
Rich and Richie and Jack and Mike got to go to the Oregon ASU game in Oregon. Even though ASU lost it was a fun trip. The people were really friendly. Everywhere they went it was green and yellow. Every house every business every thing was a "Duck" fan. Before the game they have this big food party for everyone!