Thursday, July 29, 2010

In Bloom

Love all the summer colors in the yard.

The purple Rose of Sharon bushes finally bloomed. Sooo pretty.

And the tiger lillies.

And best of all the "Zeee-nyahs" we planted in honor of my dad. Hope you like them, Daddy!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

State Holiday

The 24th of July is "Pioneer Day" or, Karl Malone's birthday, which ever you prefer. I love it for the BBQ's and the fireworks, and the getting together with family.

We went to Aunt Liz's. She is the BEST. She does everything for every body, and goes over the top! I look at her and think, "I am so glad you beat the living crap outta that C word!" CUTE Aunt Liz. LOve her!

The kids were in heaven, it was Cousin Town! Aunt Liz and Uncle Dave live in a cul-de-sac, so the kids can go crazy with bikes and Big Wheels. And cool guns made from sprinkler pipe! Instead of shooting messy marshmallows, they shoot pom-poms! Great idea, huh?

Harper and cute little cousin Lizzy are old enough now to enjoy playing with each other. And
Lizzy's baby sister Hazel is quite loved by all, especially Harper!

Isn't Liz's garden lovely? My favorite words to describe it are, "enchanted" and "beguiling".

What a lovely weekend!
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Water Week!

It's only Tuesday, and we are already water logged! It's been HOT, so what else to do but play in the water?

Yesterday we went to my friend Donna's house to swim in her pool.

Cannon LOVES Aunt Donna! Isn't she nice to let him almost drown her to take him for a ride across the pool?

Harper's favorite: the HOSE!!! Does it get any better? Yes it does, because the drain leads
out to Donna's flower garden. :)

Today, we met cousins, Aunts, and Grandparents at a COOL splash pad in Highland. SO fun, it even has a lazy river! The only negative: some very slippery parts, and Cannon fell on his head! Poor kid. I saw lots of kids doing that, yipes. BUT, still, a very fun time and everyone is tan, and tired but happy.

I wonder what the rest of the week will bring?
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

St. George

Last Monday we loaded up the car, and loaded up the kids with Benadryl and headed for St. George. A little over night stay, and it was just perfect.
We went with the purpose of seeing my good friend Cary and his partner Jeff. They live in Oregon, and I haven't really seen them for about 3 years! BOO! :( They had come this way to see an ailing friend, and we were happy to provide a light note for their trip.

Ahhhhh, Cary. We laugh and laugh till we cry. And for no reason. We probably look like we're nuts. He makes me feel euphoric!
Cary and I met in beauty school. We were at the dispensary mixing color and discovered we were both named after movie stars. Ooh la la! We also discovered that we had the same fondness for certain swear words. We could always clear a room with our conversation!

So we hung out in the hotel, hung out in the pool, gave each other haircuts in the room, and had the best time EVER. My kids love them. They love my kids. Love, love, love, flying everywhere! "oh, tender!"

They are the 2 cutest uncles a kid could ever ask for. AND, the 2 best friends a gal could ever ask for.

So, when I talk about my Cary and Jeff, now you know who they are. (if you don't already)

If you do know them, count yourself lucky. If you don't, you'll meet them, trust me. And get ready to split a gut and fall in love.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Caught In The Act

Don't you love it when you catch your kids being nice to each other?

The other day, I "caught" Cannon reading to Harper. My heart melted! I'm so thrilled to see how much my kids love books. (They got that from me :))

I think Cannon is liking this Big Brother gig more and more. As Harper gets older she's more interactive. He loves it. She copies everything he does, good and bad! He is always so patient with her. (He got that from his dad)

I am so glad I captured this precious little moment. I'm sure some days I'll need to remind them how much they enjoy each other!

Reading IS Fundamental after all, isn't it?
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Independence Weekend

AH, does it get any better? PERFECT weather..... red white and blue(frosting) kids.
Hangin' on the hammock with WaWa.
Hangin' with the neighbor kids, watching the parents light fires.
Hope your weekend was perfect too!
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Saturday, July 3, 2010


On Wednesday, Cannon got to go to Lagoon with his dad, Uncle Jeff, and Cousin Lexi.

Can you imagine a luckier kid? They were gone ALL DAY!!!

I think they rode pretty much every thing, although Cannon says he doesn't recomend "The Spider", because it spins around too much!

So funny! They all had a good time, and Jeff even won a snake for Cannon.

What a fun day for all of them! I'm so glad Cannon had a great first experience at Lagoon.
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