Wednesday, July 30, 2008


We left on Sunday for Twin Falls, ID. It was so fun to go and stay with our friends, Amy and Joe. Amy, I miss you already!! They took us to see Shoshone Falls. It was gorgeous. And the next day we got to go to the open house at the new Twin Falls Temple (the top of it got cut off... Benj took it, lol). I LOVED it! And it was a great experience for Lexi to go and see inside too. All in all, it was a great trip!!

Home Sweet Home...

While visiting in Hamilton we got to play with friends and catch up some more. We also just HAD to visit the duck pond and feed the ducks. It's not far from my parents house, so it's an absolute must! And before heading to Idaho Sunday morning, we took the girls to the Bitterroot River. It's beautiful and I have fond memories of it.

Reunion Pics

Shannon and I

Maybe a third of our class, 1998

Shannon and I at the BBQ

Friends :)

Ava's First Haircut!

While we were in MT, we decided it was time for Rooney's first haircut. Her ends were pretty much fried from me curling it so much, lol. So Grandpa just trimmed the ends a bit and cleaned it up. Of course Ava had to sit on my lap, she was too scared to sit in the chair by herself. But she let Grandpa cut it and was good the whole time. Thanks dad!


Well, we are back from our trip through Utah, Montana, and Idaho. We got to see so many friends and family on this trip, it was worth all the driving! The whole point of going up to Montana this time was for my 10-year high school reunion. It was fun to see those who came, a good group of people I thought. But there were still some who couldn't come and were missed!
Cousins... Dima, Lexi, and Daniel

Taking a break at the Idaho Falls Temple

Another break... at Big Hole Battlefield, MT

Thursday, July 17, 2008


1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Lexi!

I can't believe I have a 5 year old! It really is crazy how the time flies. Yesterday was Lexi's birthday and we had her family party last night. Her friend party is on Saturday and I can't wait for it to be over (wink, wink). We like to party all week for birthdays around here. :) But I will post more pics this weekend from it all.
Lexi wanted Mommy to make pancakes for breakfast and Daddy to make his navajo tacos for her dinner. Then Uncle Bret and Aunt Natalia and cousin Abigail came over for cake/ice cream and of course, presents!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

For the 4th of July we never get to go anywhere... Benj always has to work. So we always try to find fun activities to do around here, which can be challenging because it's always SO HOT! So yesterday we started with the parade. The girls LOVED it, and getting candy of course. Some of the favorites were Curious George, Ariel, Elmo, and all the big balloons. It was hot, even in the shade, but it was fun. We dropped Benj off at work and then headed home for lunch and naps. When Benj got home we had a BBQ and all the festive food for a summer holiday. :)
Later in the afternoon we decided to go bowling up at Red Rock Casino. We have never taken the kids before, so they were excited... well Lexi was anyway. She LOVES bowling on the Wii and is quite good at it. And at Red Rock it's cosmic bowling, so the kids get a kick out of the black lights and stuff. Lexi did well her first time "real" bowling (with the bumpers up of course). Ava, she didn't want anything to do with it. But that is our Rooney for ya. Plus, it was getting to be her bed time and she is a child who begs to go to bed. Anyway, after our games we went outside to watch the firework show. It was great! Then we headed home to eat the red, white, and blue popsicles I had made earlier. I'm so thankful to live in this country and for the freedoms we can enjoy!!