My awesome little sister graduated from University of Oregon. She double majored in Sociology and Art. I was so proud! I loved getting to see where she's been spending all her time.
After the graduation I wanted to get more comfortable so she lent me her clothes. I came out with my best impression of her. We were twins! Then we both did our Gilly impressions from SNL. Love this girl. We have the same sense of humor. We always have tons of fun when we get together. Lots of laughing. She's honestly one of my favorite people in the world. Love you Paige!
My kids are great to let me take so many pictures of them all the time. They make perfect little models when I want to practice and I get portraits of my kids in the process! Win, win! So please forgive me for putting so many pictures of my kids on my blog. Oh wait, that's what blogs are for, duh!
I took these pictures to give as gifts to the Father's in my life. Happy Father's day! Love all of you great guys!
This has been a great summer! It was so much fun I didn't get time to slow down and blog about it. Once the day wound down, I was usually too exhausted to sit on the computer. Here are some snapshots of our June activities.
We started by getting a trampoline! It's been so fun. The kids have spent hours playing...together....exercising...getting tired. Need I say more?
They tried sleeping out on the tramp the first night but one by one they came in and went to their beds.
We went to the drag races. It was loud! There were lots of cool cars driving fast! Boys dream, right? That's what I thought. Ben was not impressed. He has very sensitive ears for one thing (even with the earplugs). Then watching them drive straight down the track over and over got old real fast. At least we can say we've been.
The library hosted some rodents and reptiles. Clara got to pet them.
We signed up for the Library's summer reading program. The kids's got prizes and a trip to a swim park for finishing their chart.
They were good at entertaining themselves at home...and making lots of messes.
Belle and Ben also went to "Kid's College" at Midland College. They each chose three classes to enroll in. They both loved it. Belle chose volleyball, chess, and a salon type class. Ben took a craft class, archery, and my favorite - Reptiles and Rodents. They brought new pets everyday. I came when they had a tortoise roaming the classroom. It was so cool!
The not so fun part of the summer was when Clara got sick. All the kids got strep throat. Clara got so dehydrated and had to have an overnight visit to the hospital. She was so little in the hospital bed. As we fell asleep she said, "You're the best mommy ever." Melt my heart! She is the sweetest, cutest little princess. I'm so glad she got better!
I am living the life I've always dreamed of. I remember growing up and wanting all the things that I have now. This life truly is my "happily ever after." Things I love:
My husband, my three kids, my house, dancing, music, photography, reading, exercise, pilates, decorating, cookies, chocolate, american idol & so you think you can dance, writing in my journal, taking hot baths, great friends, Ohio, Utes, Texas, mountains, The Script, Pride and Prejudice, breakfast for dinner, squishy baby cheeks, the color red and turqoise, colored watches, and fuzzy socks.