Monday, August 11, 2008

Lagoon - July 8, 2008

Ahhh Lagoon, a wonderful summer tradition. I had a lot of fun at Lagoon this year. It was really exciting because Fernanda and Kyle were able to come this year! The boys had a really good time as you can tell from all the pictures. Kyle went on a lot of rides and it wore the little guy out! I was also very proud of Keith this year. He went on quite a few big kid rides like the Bat, Rattlesnake Rapids, Hydroluge, the jr. rocket (dinosaur eggshells), and all sorts of other rides. It was so much fun to see them having fun. The new ride Odysea is ok, but what I liked about it is that you can get really wet if you try to, but get there early and make it the first ride you go on or else the wait during the day is not worth it. Keith did not want to go home at all and we were able to sneak on a few more rides before they finally shut down at 10:30 p.m. (it was a tuesday afterall; we went on my parents stake lagoon day). I wish we could go more often than once a year but what can you do. Lots of fun, I'm glad we were all able to make it! I may find some more pictures on Fernanda's cell and if I do I will update this post and let you all know in future posts to scroll down and see the new pics!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Yardwork - July 10, 2008

So without using too much harsh language our backyard is a piece of crap. The major regret we have about buying this house is that the backyard wasn't finished and I had no idea how much work it is to get a backyard whipped into shape when you can't pay professionals to do it. Luckily, we've had some very helpful missionaries lead by Elder Krieger who decided to help us with our yard. My family also came over for a family night to help out. They helped us put the finishing touches on our frontyard which needed a little work as well. Our backyard actually has good size and would be a lot of fun to play in. So we are hoping that by the end of the summer it is ready to lay sod. The first two pictures are good shots of the backyard and the amount of missionaries that have been coming out to help us. The third is our frontyard and my brother Roury "working" hard. The fourth is Keith playing in our cherry tree and the fith is Kyle playing with the water which he loves doing. The sixth is a picture of Keith and I will all the missionaries that have been coming out to help us. The seventh is Elder Krieger and his companion Elder Bayba is the missionary in the second picture with the orange shirt taking a break on our dirt patio. Fun times in at our house that's for sure. The backyard already looks 100 times better than it did when we moved in and we added about 3 or 4 more feet to our backyard by cutting into our dirt patio. We've been taking that dirt and spreading it around the backyard to level it out. Then once we're done, we'll buy a truckload or two of compost to use as topsoil and then hopefully we have enough money to buy sod. That would be a dream come true for us, a place to play with our kids and a place they can play with their friends and cousins and we don't have to worry about them playing by the road.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Keith & Kyle's 4th birthday - July 14, 2008

I'm back! Yes after a long hiatus I am back. It was a crazy busy July. These 6 pictures here are just the beginning as well. I still need to post pictures from our vacation and the McDermott July birthday party on July 5th. These pictures here are from the birthday party we did with Fernanda's side of the family on the boys actual birthday. So hopefully I'll be able to add even more pics over the next couple of days. It's good to be back.