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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You've Had a Birthday Shout Hooray!

This weekend we celebrated Tim's 45th birthday.  We are all so lucky to have him, it is always great to have a reason to focus on how lucky we are all to have.  This year we spread the celebration over two days which is always the best.

Saturday afternoon the big kids came down to get the party started.  While the babies and I slept, they hit up some the local thrift stores for a little shopping.  I'm always surprised  at how many great things they find. After they finished shopping, they went jeeping for the afternoon, one of Tim's favorite activities.

Saturday night we went to the park for a party with some of Tim's family.  The poor guy, he had to plan and prepare his own party since I'm pretty much out of commission.  It made me sad not be able to do more, but Tim threw such a great party, it may become his permanent job.

Sunday morning I put my one armed skills to the test and made waffles with strawberries and cream. Luke wasn't so interested in breakfast but he definitely loved opening the presents.

Sunday night we headed to Santaquin for one last party.  Tim and Ada share a birthday so it is always fun to celebrate together.  Usually I make a special dessert for each but this year they were lucky to get something to share.   They may have to take a rain check until I'm back on my A game.

Welcome to mid-life Tim, it certainly looks good on you,

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Antelope Island

For a few years Brycen has been interested in Antelope Island and has wanted to go spend some time exploring.  So, he and Tim packed up their gear and headed out for a little camping.  The pictures they took are amazing, the scenery so different than what we ever see.  They had a great time wandering among the buffalo and checking out the salty shoreline.  They were amazed at all the foreign tourists they saw.  Next time I think we better take the entire family out for an adventure.

They found a few extra friends,
These guys were pretty tame.

Quite the little camp site.

They spent some  time at the visitor's center.

The sunsets were pretty amazing,
Tim said they were just as pretty as sunsets in Mexico

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August First

August has started out great, we already packed a lot of fun into the first day of the month.  We were a little divided this weekend, Tim and Brycen went camping at The Great Salt Lake, and me and the babies were home looking for adventures.  On Saturday morning, because Tim was gone, I got up early and had to do my 14 miler on the treadmill - Thanks to a lot of Downtown Abbey, I survived being on the treadmill for that long. The kids woke up just in time to get dressed and head out to the parade for Cherry Days in Santaquin. They would really do so much better if parades were in the afternoon - they struggle in the mornings after just waking up.  Despite being a little shy and cranky, they loosened up when they saw all the candy being thrown and ended up loving the parade.  Luke's favorite was the dinosaur float with a volcano that spewed smoke.  He is still talking about it. t amazes me how much Santaquin has changed from when I was young, but I really just love being home, back in my town with my people.

After the parade we considered going to the park where they have games and other activities.  But it sounded hot and chaotic so instead me and the babies hung out for a few hours with my dad.  They had the best time with grandpa - fourwheeler rides, baths for the dogs, and plenty of running around. 

Saturday night Tim and I got to have a worry free date night, thanks to his parents.  They came and stayed/played with the kids so we could go to Sundance with my work.  We had dinner then went to the outdoor theater to see The Wizard of Oz.  I loved being outside in the mountains and it was a full moon which made it all even better.  The play was really great.  I was actually surprised how similar it was to the movie - I had expected more musical numbers.  Sundance summer theater has grown into one of my favorite traditions.