Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bear Lake 2010

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Aaron Jr and Leslie

We went to Bear Lake in the middle of July. Carrie was kind enough to host us all in her family's cabin. It is so nice and it was so nice of her to let us come up there with her for some fun in the sun. Some of us friends had been planning to take our kids and have a few days there. Fewer people than we thought ended up being able to go, so I invited my sister, Lisa, and her kids to join us since she knows the friends who were going. It was fun having a sister along with friends. It was such a fun trip. We had a blast playing on the beach and chit chatting with the gals. I obviously took too many photos again, but at least I narrowed it down as much as I did... enjoy... or not...

Here is who came along: Aly (top corner, she had to leave before this photo was taken), Carrie (holding Riley), Lisa (holding Henry), Leslie (ME), Rori, Kerianne

...and here are our kids:

Aly's kids: Parker and Jamison

Carrie's kids: Kinzie, Easton, Cameron, Riley

Lisa's kids: Caroline, Hannah, Elise, Stella, Angus, Henry

My sweet kid: Aaron Jr.

Rori's kids: Marley and Carson

Kerianne's kids: Brighton and Bode

Stella and Aaron Jr.

Aaron found this frame a couple of days before we left and there was a photo in it of Aaron and Me from when we were dating. He opened up the frame and asked me for a photo of him and he put the photo of him in front of our photo. Then he packed it into his stuff he was bringing to Bear Lake, then as soon as we got to the cabin, we took our stuff to our room and he unpacked that framed photo and asked where he should put it. I showed him the window sill and he was pleased to have it there. I thought that was SO cute.

Caroline and Stella

Kerianne and her boys.


Stella and Aaron Jr.

Me trying to calm a crying Henry. He is such a sweet baby. I just love him.

Aaron Jr.

Hannah, Elise, Stella, Caroline, Aaron Jr.

Aaron and Stella played so much together out in the sand and in the water. It was fun to watch them.

Caroline, Hannah, Elise

Aaron Jr.

Hannah and Elise

Top: Lisa swinging Angus. He kept saying 'again, again'. He was having a blast.
Bottom: Aaron and Leslie

Top: Kinzie, Caroline, Parker, Jamison and their sand castle they built.
Bottom: Cameron and Easton building... something. :)

Trying to be artistic. Blue bucket on sand. ;)

Angus and Henry

Aaron Jr.

Top: Aaron Jr, Angus, Henry, Stella
Bottom: view from the back patio of the cabin with one of the twins (Hannah or Elise), Aaron Jr, Angus, Henry, Stella

Making dinner in the cabin.

Aaron Jr.

Aaron Jr.

Leslie and Aaron Jr.

Thanks gals. And thanks Carrie for hosting. It was so much fun.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Holding Myself Accountable

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Since last August, I have completed 3 Sprint Triathlons. Each one has had its difficulties for me. The first one, I used a bike that made the biking part really difficult. The second one, I had bronchitis and thought I was going to die. The third one was after a long winter of getting way too lazy with my working out.
The other thing that has made each of these more difficult than they need to be is that I have not trained for any of them.
There is another one coming up in less than three weeks and I promised myself that I would train for this one. Well, with three weeks left, I have gone swimming one time and now I am trying to motivate myself to get into a routine for the last few weeks so that I can fulfill this goal of 'training' for this one.
So, I put a countdown on my sidebar and I decided to do a posting so that I felt like I was accountable to actually work on this goal of training.
So, as soon as I post this, I will be going to the gym to run on their track and hopefully, I will continue being motivated to TRAIN.

YOU GO GIRL !!! (okay, that didn't help very much)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

So Proud

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So, my sister Karey is a really great writer and has dreamed of having a book of hers published for a very long time. She has written a couple of full length books now. I have only read one of the manuscripts so far and I enjoyed it so much. She called me a few weeks ago to tell me the good news... HER BOOK IS BEING PUBLISHED!!! We are so excited for her. SHE is so excited.

Anyhow, she started a blog where she will be updating the progress of the publishing and ideas for new books that she wants to write. She also writes little short stories and fun tid bits on this blog... it is an enjoyable read. Check it out. I dare you. :)

Karey White's Blog

CONGRATS Karey! I am so proud of you. Love you loads.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Our True Identity

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I know this is true. Pay attention as you watch.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Independence Day

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Aaron Jr and I went with the Harkness family to the Kaysville parade. We had a good time.

Sophia and Aaron / Sophia / Aaron, Malia, Grace / kids scrambling for candy.

Uncle Steve and Aaron Jr arm wrestling.

Aaron wanted to show his photography skills, so he took a few photos. This was one of them...

... and this was another one.

We went on a hike with my family to Donut Falls.

It was really early in the morning, so I am not sure that I even look awake yet...

Dad and Mom on the hike.

This is everyone who was on the hike with us that day. What a group.

These are some little fireworks that my brother, Mark did for some of us. They were fun to watch. Thanks Mark and Suzy.

My favorite was this one... not only because it was beautiful, but because the name of this firework was 'Happiness Fountain'. Could it get any better than that? Doesn't it just scream HAPPINESS!?!?!?!?!

I am so grateful for our country. I am grateful for the men and women who have served so bravely and so valiantly to preserve the freedoms and the liberties that we are blessed with and that we enjoy.

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
~ 2 Cor. 3:17

Let us all pray that we can keep the Spirit of the Lord in this country so that we continue to be blessed with liberty. Its getting a little scary. Just sayin'...

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