Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day...

For Fathers Day we went up to Idaho to hang out with the fam. It was a good time!! While we were there we were supposed to work on our bed, but we were having to much fun to want to work! So we just enjoyed ourselves. My mom wanted to do family pictures while we were all home, so we got dressed up and humored her! Nothing fancy, just our own camera's out in the backyard. We definitely got good at using the timers! It was kinda fun getting dressed up and having our pictures taken. I only have a few on my camera. But enough to get the drift.
The boys had a good time playing outside (and I truly mean playing). They had fun trying to wheelie Jared's little 4-wheeler and had a mean game of basketball on Sunday afternoon. While us gals chatted and enjoyed little Makell and the sunshine. I am so happy that Chase fits right in with my family, it makes it nice to go home and be able to have so much fun with everyone!

And I just want to share a few things that make my dad so great...
He is always supportive of the decisions I make in life
He is always there to listen and offer good advice
He is superman, when I was little I used to think there wasn't anything he couldn't do, and I still think that
He is the rock of my family's foundation
He is fun and spontaneous
He respects others and taught his kids to do the same
He is the hardest worker I have ever met
He is MY dad and I feel so lucky to have him in my life.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Skyler & Heather's Wedding - June 6th

Chase's brother Skyler married Heather last Friday, the 6th! It was a lot of fun helping them get ready for this big day. Jamie was doing the flowers for the ceremony & reception, so I decided I'd help her out. It was a lot of fun arranging them and getting to be so creative with so many beautiful flowers!

This was my favorite! It was huge!

The wedding was nice, they held out until the last minute and had to move it inside which was a bummer, but it still turned out really cute. All the tables had umbrella's on them which was fun and we had flowers everywhere! My favorite part was that they served slushies for the drink!! It was super cute!

There were so many cute babies in attendance!! We had a lot of fun playing with all of them!

Monday, June 9, 2008

How cute is my niece?!

Okay, my sister-in-law, Emilie, sent me some new pictures of Makell. I can't belive how stinkin cute she is and how big she is getting. It makes me sad that we don't live closer so I can see her all the time! But I had to share some of these adorable photos with everyone!

This one is my FAVORITE!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Weekend In Idaho...

This last weekend, Chase and I went up to my parents house in Idaho to start working on our log bed. We worked on it all day Saturday and made pretty good headway!! Hopefully we can have it done by mid-July!! Its a lot of work, but it will be well worth it when its done.

On Sunday me and Chase, my mom & dad, and Jason and Laree went hiking out to the Cedars. Its kind of a place our family can call our own. There are not a lot of people who know about this little oasis of Cedar trees out in the middle of the lava flow! My unlce Jim says that they are Lebanon Cedars, and that these are the only ones he knows about west of the Mississippi, and of course besides those that actually grow in Lebanon. The hike was fun, and it was great weather. While we were out we saw some snakes, a few rattlers and a few blow snakes. My brother killed one of the rattlers and we took it home and dad proceeded to show us how to skin a snake! It was the craziest thing, because even after the head had been chopped off and tossed to the side, the body of the snaked moved like it was going somewhere. We tried to film it, but I couldn't find the movie option on the camera... So sorry, it would have been cool!

I always love to go home.. We always end up doing something fun!