Friday, August 29, 2008

Rise and Shout.....

Yeah Baby, its that time a year again when we like to fly our colors for the whole world to see. Well maybe not the whole world but at least Rifle Colorado to see. If you drive by our house on almost every Saturday and some times Thursdays you will see a flag flying. I went to school at USU and i am an Aggie but growing up i was a cougar and thats what we get really excited for around here. Their first game is this Saturday, Rick and I love college ball, its just plan better then those Pro's ( which we still like to watch but college is tons better) It should be a great year and we can't wait . Hopefully we will be able to go to at least one if not at least we have them on comcast which is better than nothing.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It isn't easy being Green

There is a bike trail that runs along a creek thats right by the school and the other day while walking home from school we came upon this cool caterpillar. He wasn't that hard to spot he was huge and almost a neon green. I am so used to the big fuzzy brown and orange caterpillars where i grew up. I had my cel phone with me so i had to take a picture. The kids wanted to keep it, but i talked them into letting it go back home.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Its that time of year again , Food, Family and that sounds like a McDonald's commercial doesn't it. We headed up to Bear Lake for a family reunion. My Aunt and Uncle own some land up there so we all brought our tents and trailers. We camped at night and spent the days at the lake. It was perfect and the water was clear and warm . My mom and dad brought up some jet skis and my Neice had her boyfriend bring up his boat and we played in the lake and the beach every day. Rick has been there, but not in the lake. He has been working crazy hours and really needed this time off to have fun. Which he had a really great time. Not all of my cousins or Aunts and Uncles could make it, which i was bummed. However the others did show, My mom and i realized that it has been about 5 years since my brothers and sister have been together all at once. That was Nice. I sure do miss family reunions, I love them all so much. Time to relax and talk and have a great time was what we needed and yet in the end it wasn't enough, we could have stayed longer, it was sad to leave. One of the Nights we were out by the camp fire and looking up in the sky you could see a satellite moving in the sky and a few night later while in Logan we saw the space station moving up in the sky. It was way cool, my dad is such a space freak, not surprising seeing how he works out at Thiokol where they build the boosters for the space shuttle. While we were playing board games i have come to realize that Tanner has a love for money. His eyes would light up when people would have to pay him money and would always ask who had the most money and was always looking for a way to get more. This should not surprise me, he is the one who would try and pull out his teeth just so that he could get money from the Tooth Fairy. Our little entrepreneur. The girls had a great time playing at the lake and playing with cousins. It was hard to get rick and my brother off the jet skis and me away from the fire and yummy surprise there......

Here's our little lumberjack cutting the wood for the fire. check out those muscles.....

Hot dogs $1.00, cooking sticks $2.50 Smores stuff $3.00 Fire Wood Free....... Getting Sticky and burping up hot dog breath .......... Priceless..........

Kylie cooking smores.......shes a pro.

Can't you just hear rick singing " Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away with me"
Here is my Uncle Lynn , i can hear him now... wow i love my jazzie......
Tanner was on Uncle Todd's 4 wheeler trying to spin out in the sand. Any thing with wheels he can ride and rides well.
Tanner cooling off in the lake.....

The Kylie and Sydney and I are enjoying the sun and cool water. Time for a little relaxing.
Rick and Tanner coming in from a little time out on the jet skis. Tanner had a blast he drove for a while by himself and when Uncle Todd was on he did a rooster tail and Uncle Todd went flying off. Way to go tanner.
Kylie and Sydney Playing in the sand. We love Bear lake Beach but the sand tends to get into every little crack and crevice. Which you will find days later........
Kylie and her sand castle.......hurry take a picture before it gets washed away.
Wow thats a shocker ,Tanner in the muddy sand hole. I bet he is trying to find some Treasure.
At the end of the trip i ,myself found such a great treasure in all of the memories that i took from trip and the past memories that pop up to touch my heart.
I found a quote that seems to sum up not only the trip but life in general.
Greet the Sun,......... Welcome the Moon, ........... And Wish upon a Star.