Big * Middle * Little

Big * Middle * Little
Just a Blog about my boys, helmets, food and family....

Friday, July 31, 2009

Just a Small town Girl... Living in a (not so) Lonely World

Well I'm wrapping up July with a quick post about the rest of the month, as I mentioned before, I have had such a great summer, and here are just a few highlights from the last couple of weeks, now my pictures load backwards, I don't know if other people have this problem, but I will explain the pictures so it really isn't a big deal I guess.

The last weekend was really, really, busy for us. On Friday July 24th was the great Utah hoilday celebrating the Pioneers getting to Utah. I love this hoilday!! It always involves food, and family, and fireworks, so much fun.

I love living in Salt Lake! This is the second year in a row that we have woken up and watched the runners in the 10k (?) and we set up our spot for the parade. Now the days of '47 parade is the third largest in the country after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the Rose bowl parade, which just gives me more reason to make a fool of myself and those around me. Me and Shae are the loudest girls every year. I can't actually prove this... but I just know it's true :)

after the parade we usually have a wedding of some sort, yes I said a wedding. Last year it was Scott's sister and this year it was Scott's cousin. Michael and Laura had a fun BBQ Luncheon, with lots of yummy food. Well let me rephrase that, we have a family wedding on July 25th, but it's not uncommon to see the family the day before. We also watch the fireworks from Liberty park every year, and this year they weren't so great, and sadly I forgot my camera :( I also forgot the camera for Michael wedding/reception, which was also a blast. After the reception we went over to Scott parents house and palyed games with his siblings and ordered pizza, what a great way to end a busy weekend!!

On Sunday July 26th my side of the family had a Pirate party! We all dressed up and played games, and my husband broke out the accordian (sp?). He and my Aunt Debi sand Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates life for me until the early evening until we were all ready for bed. I love weekends like this, fun and relaxed getting to enjoy our time with such wonderful people, only sad part was I had to get up and work Monday morning. I'm so happy being married to Scott and I just love him so much, he is such a good sport and puts up with my complete randomness and my complete lack of self care. It's sad to think that summer is almost over.

Aunti Debi trying her skills at the accordian... Success, I think yes!

My super hot pirate! Ow Ow!

My sweet Nephew Riley with his uncle Scott

We are super sexy Pirate! I love Scott ear ring!

Showing off our awesome umberella hats we bought to get the sun off our faces during the parade, we are so cool, I love us, if I wasn't us I'd be friends with us!!

Shae spent the night on our pull out, look how cozy, we're good hosts. The best part was she never saw this picture until it was posted on Facebook, I'm such a good friend;)

July was such a great month! I'm glad that I have these great tradtions, and wonderful people to celebrate them with, and I look forward to who ever gets married next year so these tradtions can continue :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beer for my horses

This has been one of the best summers of my life!! I got to go to Oregon, camping, to Lagoon, and Horse back riding, and it's not even the middle of July yet! Here are just a few Pics from this last weekend, which really was a blast.
Scott and Shae fighing over the boy horse, it was sweet. Scott had a real gift with the horses
No lie he was the horse whisperer, the horses were fighing over him by the time we left, this one kept nuzzling into him and following him, it was so cute.
That's me in the lead, Scott's horse kept stopping to eat the purple flowers, it was really funny
The horse wrangler didn't want to adjust the stur ups so my feet just dangled, but luckily the horse was "broken" enough that it didn't matter he just walked and let me take time, it was great.
So Shaelynn was not a horse whisperer, but she did like the horses, and So did Max, we had a great time.

On top of the Ferris wheel at Lagooon at sunset, it was really pretty and romantic, I was happy.

Me and Max on the "wild Horses" at lagoon, we were so scared!!
I still don't know how this was allowed, but Scott wanted to ride the swan. I thought he meant the the old people one that just sits there, but he wanted the little rocking one for one year olds, and he bounced and rocked the whole time. I'm sure this has to be against some sort of safety rule, but no one stopped him, and he looks so cute in the picture. I'm excited for the rest of summer and the other adventures we're going to have!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Snails see the good in things!

So for our Fourth of July weekend we went up to Scott's family cabin, just East of Fairview. We were unable to go up until Saturday because of work, but we had so much fun playing games with Scotts cousins before they left, and then playing with Scott's parents and brothers. We had some great food, and lots of fun, which is all I ever need :). Here are just a few pictures from our trip.

This is the veiw from the cabin deck, so so pretty, and you can sometimes see deer in that little valley there.
Nathan plays the accordian... is that how you spell it? Anyway, I enjoyed it, as did Nathan, I think Kyle got a little bugged, but whatever.

Scott getting ready for the bow hunt this year, only he and Leiann, Scott's cousin, were able to hit the target. I think they're going to win. Then I'm going to have to deal with a deer head on my wall, oh joy.

We couldn't do fireworks, but the Lord provided. This was the Awesome sunset, and then we had an incredible thunder storm. I like it when things work out like that. I love going up to the Family cabin, we rode 4-wheelers, had a yummy bbq, and even got to have Lunch on Sunday with Scott great grandma Alta, who is no lie the funniest lady ever. We went to church in Fairview, and while there Nathan locked his keeys in the car. So while the men folk tried to figure out how to open the truck, I wandered around. Don't be jealous, but I found the national shrine of Love and Devotion. Who knew it was just right there in Fairview. I had a very happy fourth of July, and I'm looking forward to Lagoon this week, and then Pioneer day and Michael and Lauras wedding. I Love Summer, and this has been such a great one!