Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Very Beginning of Our Last Vacation

So, from our last trip we have about a million pictures and we did about a million things, so I am going to do this in spurts.  This first spurt is our pre-family reunion reunion with some of our greatest friends.  We were able to visit with our great downstairs neighbors from Provo the Kiltons and with my best friend growing up and her family the Rasmussens.  We had about one full day before the family reunion started in Idaho to see people.  

We went to a place in Idaho Falls called Blastoff with the Kiltons, the kids had a GREAT time and we really enjoyed the time to visit with Dave and Christina and see how much their girls had grown.  Claire really fits in with their little red-headed family.  Blast off has lots of ball pits and slides and things to climb and play on.
After Blastoff we went out for ice cream, it was fun to watch the kids interacting (and Dave interacting with the kids).
Danica and Claire, don't they look like they belong in the same family!?!?

Dave playing with all of the kids....they really love him!
Earlier in the day we got to visit my friend Ashley and her husband James and their girls.  We went to a park and got some lunch with them, unfortunately Jacob was having a hard day.  Here is a great picture of Daviny and Claire holding hands.
Our best attempt at getting a picture of Ashley and I with all of our kids.
Daviny was really into giving Jacob kisses.  He wasn't really complaining either.
The picture we took when we finally gave up and just let the toddlers go.  It was so great to see her little girls and have a chance to see each other for awhile.
Pictures from the rest of the trip to come.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympics (and yes, I know I am behind)

I am so far behind and have so many pictures and events to post about that I will start with something small and simple.  We are a little bit obsessed with the olympics and in turn are A LOT sleep deprived.  GO USA!!!  Anyhow, we decided to kick off the olympics right so we had friends over for an opening ceremonies party on Friday.  In honor of the olympics being in Beijing we had Chinese takeout food with spring rolls from Costco.  We also had an Olympic fruit tray and for dessert those red, white, and blue firecracker popsicles.  We really had a great time watching the AMAZING opening ceremonies together and were constantly blown away by the incredible light works and people moving together; it was really something!  We have since been enjoying as many events as we can get in.  I promise more pictures from our trips soon.