Monday, July 28, 2008

Larry's good.....

Our good friend, Larry, was kind enough to take our pics. I'm still not sure she'd have agreed to do it given the 'T' factor. He's not onery, but the kid just won't look at the camera. Getting three kids to look at her at the same time was tough! She did it though and we are forever grateful! Thanks for making us look good!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Goon, the 4th, Bowlin', and the Dirt....

Welcome to the mid-month edition of the blog. We started out this month at 'Your brand of summer fun' as Teeny constantly reminds me. Our good friends scored some bounce back tickets and invited us along (thanks M and Zippa). We couldn't have picked a hotter day to be there. There were some rides when we were waiting in line that I'm pretty sure took a couple years of our life expectancy. The kiddies loved the rides though! It was a great day for lines too. Good times. Here are the pics:

A and P's orange cruiser

Whale ridin'

A's face is hilarious....who knew a whale could be so fun??

Flyin' saucer

N would just snuggle up to us on most of the faster rides, then when we'd tell him it was over, he'd clap his hands and say, "Nice rollercoaster!"

A and Jen rolllin'

So we couldn't find T on this ride and started freakin' out that he was under it, or was going to get hit.....but

He just turned up on the highest one, and we didn't suspect that at all....whack-o parents.

Teeny and I shook our internal organs on the white rollercoaster

The whole fam-damily on the Tidal Wave

A and T on the swings with Jen

Zippa and the kiddies. She's preg-o so this was about as exciting as it got for her. She's great for inviting us still.

Teeny and T on Puff

This was after Rattlesnake Rapids. Teeny thought this would be fun, and turns out it was.

The giant ferris wheel....finishing up the day

N snuggling up on my flab

This is how you can tell you had a good day at the goon. These guys were out before we left the parking lot.

The Fourth was another success. We celebrated by busting our humps on the fence some more and heading over to Neil and Becks for the annual par-tay!

Nothing says 'in your face' more than a big ole tounge.....This is the Fish

Gathering around for the telling of BS, lots of it too.

Ava and T and homemade icecream. What a day.

I'm pretty sure that I mentioned my little bro Jesse is a doctor now. Here he is 'acting' surprised at his 'surprise we can't believe you're actually a doctor party'. If anyone sees him for your doctor visit, you might want a second opinion.

'For ME???'

N can't wait to chuck a huge ball down on the wood.

Teeny after her strike, "Bowling, shmoling....".

T's turn

A loved the orange ball, and did pretty good....105.

Now on to camping. We'd been planning this for a while and had talked to the camp hosts about camp sites filling up. They said they had plenty of sites, but when it came right down to it, I'm pretty sure we got the last site along the Wasatch Front. We ended up at the Hope Campground up Provo Canyon. It was nice to get away from the norm and the $#@! fence.

A was sure this was a dino print....

The Squaw Peek road over look.

The hills are alive.....

This is Halle. She's our friends Mike and Sara's littlest and was a super trooper camping. She woke us up on Saturday, but she sounded so happy we didn't even care that it was 6:30am.

Marshmallow madness.

Hiking round the campground.

N chuckin' rocks....go figure.

A spotted this deer on our drive.

N at Bridal Veil falls.

T getting his feet wet.

A damming off the water.

Da boys in da wadda....

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fenced in....Almost...

So for you that have never built a wood fence, stick with vinyl, you'll never regret it. We feel like the last 2 months of our life has been busting our butts on getting our fence built. Holy cow. Anyway, we're finally to the point that it's starting to pay off and we're finishing up with some sections and it really turned out great. So here are some of the pics and some other things going on in the midst of fence building....
So, this shows what our kids have been up to while we're butt busting. Here you can see the posts up, which means Teeny and I have already dug the holes, mixed the cement and lugged the post into place.
After we set the posts, we did the top rail. This was probably only the third time I tried to set this rail. It seems like it took at least 3 to get some of them right. Gud thing i's S-M-R-T!
Our neighbors had their grand daughter over, Autumn, of whom A fell in love with. She was there over the weekend and A couldn't get enough of her. This is them sleeping on the slip and slide.
Our neighbors, the Glens, helping the work go along....slow and steady, but mostly slow.
So, this pic shows going up the slope and we're done with most of the rails. The rails took for friggin' ever.....seriously.
And now for the finished product. Not too shabby! We actually really love the way it turned out!
Teeny got together with her friends Larry, Zippa, and Tiff and their kids to see who could lose their kids first. Luckily it was a tie, and nobody was lost at the Thanksgiving Point Farm Country.
T and no hands on a horse.
P-man and N in the winder...
Larry and her kid Mads with A and the Harses....
N goofing around with his hat. I think he knows how funny he really is.
T reachin for a spin.
"So, N, where too?"
This is the Henlines. Mitch, the one who looks like a missionary, left for his mission to Barbados (Puerto Rico East Mission) where he will test and report on several different types of sunblock and surfing techniques for two years.
The Jensen Fam. What a happy lot.
This is Beck proving that you're never too old to lick the frosting off your Lightning McQueen birthday candle! Happy B-day Ma!
The fam came down to celebrate. In this pic we have my brother Jesse (sitting down) the doctor, really, and to the left (standing up) is Nate the bishop, just called.
N apparently tried to snort his brownie.
We might also call this the summer of the zim-zam. Teeny loves to bust it out. Her and Lindy-Lou having at it.
Jess and Lindy zim-zamming. This is also a good pic of the fence behind them. We finished most of these sections a couple nights ago. Pics to be posted later.