Wednesday, August 25, 2010


My parents came up in July for My brother Jordan graduation (congrats Jo!!), and his daughter Sydney's baby blessing. My kids and I were so excited to see them. But when they got here It was my sister Laura and her kids that totally surprised us. It was so fun to be surprised and to have the whole family here for those things!! Then we decided that the kids and I would drive back with them and get them in swimming lessons with cameron and brady!! It was so fun to be there, my kids loved every second and are ready to go back!! Here are some pictures from our great adventure!
My dad with Tyler at Jakob's soccer game!

Jakob the soccer star

Cameron and Alexa had so much fun together

Conner and Brady practicing their soccer skills

Swimming at the hotel pool

Laura and Tyler

We were so excited to be in Washington for Cameron's birthday, and of course the girls had to match!

Then we got to go to the beach with grandma and grandpa Bowler. It started out as overcast but turned into a nice day!! So fun!!

Found some dead crabs

And some live ones

Alexa got soaking wet!

Tyler getting his toes wet!!

At the fish ladders, at the ballard locks

lots of fish to see

The kids being goofy


Jakob did such a good job!!

Then Grandma Moon took us to see Toystory 3 in 3d
The kids had so much fun

After our 2 weeks in Washington, My dad and I, plus the kids drove down to Utah where my brother Jordan's daughter was about to have open heart surgery. My dad was able to be there and wait with them through the surgery and I was able to up after she was out. She is such a fighter. And I am so proud to say she is home and doing so good! I wish we lived close to them still (they moved to Boise) so that we could see her often. We love you Syd!!

I am so thankful for my parents and all that they do for my family. It is so comforting to know that we are their number 1 priority (along with my other siblings and their families of course!!) and that they will do anything and everything for us. They spoiled us rotten, they fixed my broken van, they fixed me when I had a breakdown, and they will never let us go with out. So Thanks Mom and Dad. for everything. And also for my sisters who helped fix me when I had a breakdown. All of your support is what keeps me/us going!! Thanks for everything you guys!! Can't wait to come back!!