Friday, July 25, 2008

Ode to the Old Man

I just wanted to give a little shout out to my sweet pops! He was recently diagnosed with Testicular Cancer (yep that's the balls!). He had to have surgery in May to remove the bad nut and then just this week he had to have all of his lymphnodes removed. He has had a rough little time and he is such a trooper! He has to start chemotherapy in a couple weeks and then hopefully he will be good as new! Thanks so much to everyone that has been so nice and thoughtful! Sorry that I have not been the most attentive friend lately...I have been with the fam quite a bit. Thanks for all your support and prayers, keep them coming we will all need it! Keep up the good work daddy o and you will be good as new in no time!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!
P.S. For those of you that know my dad you will he is looking a little rough in this pic! He was trying to look excited but he was not feeling so hot...they had just removed the morphine drip and he was not such a fan! But he is home now and feeling better!

Strawberry Fun

Here are some pics from our most recent adventure to Strawberry. The fishing was great...well for Braden it was great! I had a fantabulous time sitting in the boat and reading the 2 books I brought..I know I am a nerd but that is my kind of fishing! It was great up until we the sun went down and all of the sudden it was like we were ice fishing!!! The hubby failed to mention that not only would it drop to about 40 degress at night (yep I only had shorts!!) but also that I would have to drag my sorry A out of bed at 5:45 AM in the freezing cold to go find the fishies!!! Good thing I sure like that crazy kid! All in all it was a good time had by all...another reason I LOVE SUMMER!!!!!!!!

The mighty fisherman

This is how I spent most of my morning

I cheered up a little when the sun came up! I kept getting in trouble for not watching my pole...OOPS!

One last side hubby is a huge outdoors/hunting/fishing geek and I know it seems mean but really of the probably 40ish fish we caught we let all but 2 go and those ones we ate for dinner that night! So we are not mean barbaric fishermen we are responsible and nice...these were actually the 2 we kept and ate. And yep they were good stuff!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


So the it has been a sad couple of days at our house...the day finally came that my cutest little bro left for his mission. He headed out to the MTC on Wednesday and will be off to Mexico in September. It was a super sad day...I kind of felt like an 18 year old high school girl crying my little eyes out!!! But at the same time we are so proud of him and so excited for his new adventure! He is the sweetest, funniest, happiest big guy I know and I cannot wait to see his progression over the next 2 years!!! He was already an incredible little missionary and I know he is going to rock it out there! I am still a sad little girl but hey at least it is for a good reason! Love ya buddy!!!

At the lovely MTC....Got to say not one of my favorite places! And please don't mind that me and Natter are looking a little rough! It was a long day!

Just a little side note to set the record straight...nothing in my life has changed! I still believe what I believe and I am still exactly the same girl. For everyone who was wondering I occasionally (yes I wouldn't even need one hand to count the number of times) am a little bit of a cheater in the clothes department when I am on vacation. So there it is...sorry for the concern and now you can all judge as you will! :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer time and the livin's easy...

Summer is the BEST time of the year to be a teacher! NO WORK FOR THIS KID!!! Here are some of the things me and the hottie hubby have been up to....