Sunday, July 06, 2008

Our Busy Week

This week has been pretty busy for us. We've had Scott's mom with us for the past week and a half, which is always fun, and we've had my family in town this past week, too. The busy week started off with Scott's cousin's wedding. She was such a beautiful bride and her reception was beautiful as well.

The picture above is Hannah and Madison, Hannah's second cousin. They were so cute together this week.
Hannah's yellow tooth
I love Independence Day here in Utah. Everyone is so patriotic here. Every year Provo has a huge parade that thousands of people go to, and we are lucky enough to live only a block from where they have it. Every year that we have been here, I have been able to sit with my family and watch it. My brother-in-law usually camped out on our lawn to get a good seat for the parade (seriously, it's that big of a deal that people are willing to camp out to get a good spot). This year was different, though. None of my family came to it, but we were lucky enough to find some members of our ward to sit by and Hannah seemed to really love it. I love that everyone gets so dressed up and a lot of the kids have flags that they wave. Sometimes when I think of our country I get a little bit emotional, because I am so grateful to live here.

Hannah and her B.F.F., Kelly, at the parade.
Llamas are funny animals and that's all I have to say about that.

There were a lot of army trucks and war veterans in the parade this year.
After the parade, we headed to Hanna, UT for a Meyer family reunion (this is Scott's step-dad's family). We probably didn't know 80% of the people there, but we still had a lot of fun. The campground is beautiful. It's right next to a river and out in the middle of nowhere. Above is a picture of the outside of the cabin that we got to stay in.

Hannah and dad walking to the pond
Here are some pictures of the cute cabin that we got to stay in for one night. It's a lot nicer than our apartment.

Here's a picture of the pond that had paddleboats and canoes that we could ride in. Hannah loved this! The water is disgusting, though, so I didn't think that swimming in it was such a good idea, but some of the kids there thought otherwise.

family pics

Hannah and Maddie taking a picture together...they were serisouly so cute together.

They had a few fun activities for the kids. One of them was throwing a rubber duck down this slip-n-slide. Most of the kids ended up throwing themselves down the slip-n-slide.

Here's me trying to hula hoop. I used to be able to do it, but for some reason I can't move my hips like that anymore. I'll have to practice for next time.
Here's the duck that Hannah got to keep after the slip-n-slide game. We came home late last night from the reunion and were able to spend some time with my family today. Tuesday we are off to California for a week, so stay tuned for some pictures from that little vacation.


Cori said...

fun week! Lucky to be going to California again! I'm seriously jealous. Have fun out there!

Wendi said...

wow- so busy! sounds like fun! and now cali? you guys are crazy! have a fun trip! we'll be out there in a few weeks. can't wait to see the beach!

CAL said...

The pictures of Maddy and Hannah are soooooooooo cute. You totally have to submit the one from the back when they are holding hands to Hallmark! I have them as my background on my computer at CTY this summer and everyone who comes into my office thinks they are adorable. Letta