Monthly Archives: July 2010

Staycation Day 4

We had an interesting day yesterday.  We got up and ran to wal-mart to get the 2 ingredients I was missing for snickerdoodles.  When we got there, the car was wobbling really bad.  We got out of the car and found this.

Apparently it happened on the freeway the night before.  Thankfully we made it safely home.  Eric put the donut on and we drove home.  Thankfully we have some extra tires in the garage that are the same size.  I have to buy new tires before inspection this year, but payday isn’t for a few more days.

The plan for today was to go to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum on main street and then get ice cream cones.  When we got home, we walked down to main street instead of driving.  Emma loved the museum.  The lady there taught her a lot of things.  After the Museum we went over to the visitors information place and got a lot of brochures about Cache Valley.  I want to do a lot of fun free stuff this year when I have a Saturday off.  Next we went down to the old fashioned candy shop that just opened on main street.  We bought Aggie ice cream for all of us.  I had the sherbet since I am sensitive to whey and they use a lot in their ice cream.  Sammie thoroughly enjoyed hers.

It was about 3:30 by the time we got home so I didn’t have time to make the snickerdoodles.  We watched an episode of stargate.  Then we made sandwiches and headed down to the park for knit night.

Staycation Day 3

This morning we got our family pictures taken.  The lighting wasn’t very good so our friend John is going to photoshop them. When he is done, I will post them.

Today, we went to the zoo with some of Eric’s family.  The kids had a blast and the 2 babies were good.

After the Zoo, we had dinner at Eric’s parents place and let the girls play on their new playset.

Staycation Day 2

We started the day by getting the lawn mowed and then we went down to spinners at Garff Gardens.  After Spinners, we ran around town and got some errands done.  Next we stopped by one of the spinner’s houses and Eric got her e-mail running for her.  I love being able to loan his expertise out to friends.  Next stop was home for lunch.  Then we let the girls have a water fight.  We all got involved.  Rachelle didn’t let me play much, but I was able to get Sam and Emma a few times.  After the fight we gave the girls a quick bath and had yummy fresh corn on the cob for dinner!  Sam and Emma are currently playing and Rachelle is sacked out on or bed.

Staycation Day 1

Rachelle doesn’t like to sleep anywhere, but home.  To save our sanity, we are having a staycation.  This morning, we took the girls hiking on the trails around the Denzil Stewart Nature Park.  We  hiked for about about an hour.  Eric made Sammie walk the entire time.

10 on Tuesday

10 on Tuesday: Things You Like About Where You Live

I don’t usually participate in these, but I liked this one.

1.  Beautiful Valley

2.  Fun parks

3.  Cache Valley Gardner’s Market

4.  Close to the School

5.  Logan Library

6.  Jack’s Wood Fire Pizza

7.  Peaceful

8.  My knitting friends

9.  My spinning friends

10.  All the fun summer activities

Whittier Park

If you are ever in Logan, you have to check out this park.  It is so much fun!  It is at the Whittier Community Center.  We had a blast.  I am contemplating having our family pictures done there this year.

July 4th the big event and beyond

We blessed little Rachelle on Sunday afternoon.  Everyone on my side except my brother made it and everyone except 2 families on Eric’s side made it.  In fact, there were more people from my side that made it than Eric’s side.  I wanted to get pictures of every one that came, but by the time I got around to it, most of my family had left.  Kelley, Jo and Jodie came as well.

In the circle we had, Dirk, Eric (of course), my dad, Eric’s dad, Seth, Greg (Trudy’s fiancée), Jim (Kathy’s boyfriend) and Bishop Reynolds.

That night, Rachelle decided to voice her protest about this long weekend.  She screamed, cried and fussed for 8 hours.  Needless to say, it is a good thing that we decided to just hang around in Logan for our vacation.  It is just not worth her frustration.  Next year will be a lot more fun for her anyways.

Monday was our 8th Anniversary.  With all the excitement of the weekend, we didn’t do anything exciting.  We took Kami shopping for work shirts than ate lunch at Jack’s Wood Fire Pizza (best pizza in town).  After that we came home and just relaxed.  Later in the afternoon, we let the girls play outside in the pool.  It was nice to just relax and not worry about anything.

I love you Eric.  We have had 8 great years and I am looking forward to many more!

The Weekend Before the Big Event

July 2nd

We started out this weekend at the Logan Tabernacle watching Tumbleweeds perform.  Here is Ugly Earl (his nickname) and Steve performing “Surrey with a Fringe on Top.”  Earl is always the comedian.


He usually wears the same black cowboy hat that Steve is wearing.  Steve didn’t know this was coming because it was the first time they performed this song in public!

After the performance, we headed to Ogden.  Sammie is my little mommy now.  Here she is burping her baby.

Sammie and Emma got to play at grammy’s house all afternoon and in the evening while Eric, Rachelle and I were at my 10 year reunion.

Before the reunion, we stopped by and visited Wendy and her family.

At the reunion, We hung out with Brandon and his wife.  You did excellent this time Brandon.  As always, Brandon knows all the dirt.  He keeps me informed.  We had fun.  Some people still haven’t changed in 10 years.  It was interesting to see where everyone was.  Have of the people there were pregnant or just had a baby.  There was a good mix of people of all the different social groups.
Rachelle did really good at the reunion, it was quite loud.  She was good until the very end, Eric took her outside and she calmed right down.

July 3rd was Cherry Days in North Ogden, we go every year.  Here are some of the highlights of the parade.

Wendy and Rachelle

My Sister, her husband and Oakley.  The other kids were getting candy.

My band director is back at Weber!  Awesome.  He will revive the band program.  He also hates having his picture taken.  Hee Hee.  Sad that after all these years we still torture him with this.  I tagged him on facebook too!
Look!  Look!  There is a Color Guard!  They even have 2 boys on the team!  Awesome!

After the parade, we met my grandma and had lunch at Dylan’s.  I had an awesome Roast Beef sandwich!  Thanks for lunch Dad!

Oakley in Braden’s hat.  He has such a good mix of all the kids in him.  Usually he looks like Bailey and Shaylee, but in this picture, he looks just like Braden!

My little hippie!  I was too lazy to reload the picture the right way so you will just have to cock your head to the side.

Grandma Barnes and Rachelle.  Isn’t she the cutest 90 year old you have ever seen.  And yes, she is still driving!

After Dylan’s we went to Winnco to get some corn.  $50 later and a trunk filled with groceries, Eric now loves this store as much as I do.  Just wish we had one in Logan.  I would so stop shopping at Wal-Mart!

Next, we drove to the Newgate Mall to visit Karen at work.  I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of her holding Rachelle!  She gave me a baby gift of several cute outfits and a blanket.  She works at Gymboree.  Thanks Karen!  We love the outfits!

After that, we went’ home to my parent’s and watched a movie then packed the car back up.  Amazingly, we fit everything back in.  We took off early for the fireworks.  T-Minus 5 was performing.  I had missed their performance at summerfest last month so I wasn’t going to miss this one.  My parents, my sister and her family met us there later.  The girls had fun playing while we waited for the show to start.

My adorable girls!

Happy 4th of July!