Saturday, September 4, 2010

Summer?? When did that happen??

Ya summer was here and now it is gone!!! Amazing how fast that went!! It started out kinda slow and ended in a fast crazy frenzy!! I have been so good at keeping up Tori's blog that i forgot about keeping mine up!! haha

Lets see i will try to some up our summer in just a few paragraphs!!
June - we ended up in Texas for a week right after school was out! not much happend the rest of the month. The boys headed to the lake a few times to losen up there muscles so they could show them off the the girls!! They went as often as there dad would take them! The lake is something we can always count on for a great time!!
July - Me and Kevin both had birthdays in July!! yipee for Birthdays!! I decided that the grandbabies get to have all my birthdays from now on!! Kevin headed up to Holbrook and New Mexico for a couple of weeks for work. So while he was gone Me and Hunter took a road trip to Las Vegas to visit the family!! We stayed with Travis and Tanya and the rest of the gang!! It was fun to get away and visit!! We headed home with three extra kids!! Cortney, Anthony and Colin!! Crazy kids wanted to come hang out in Arizona? It was so fun!! Hunter seemed to keep them all entertained!! poor Cortney, the only girl cousin in the group of smelly boys!! but she was a trooper!! I loved having all of them here for the week and i hope they had a great time too!! See ya next summer!!
August - Started out not such a good month!! We lost a niece Beth Houston, to a motorcycle accident. She just missed her 25th birthday by a few days!! Beth belongs to Kevins brother Rick! What a sad thing to have happen, but thank heavens we all have the gospel and know we will see her again! Then a few days after Beth's accident we got a call from the family that Kevins uncle FD had passed away!!! He has been ill for some time!! so guess what we did? ya headed to Vegas to attend 2 funerals!! It was a hard, long weekend!!

Soooo basically that was our summer!! School began on August 11 and Hunter began his Jr year at Mesa high!! He has a full load of classes and is working for his dad after school mechanicing on the dump trucks! And is enjoying life as a 16 year old!! all tho he reminds me daily that his birthday is just a few weeks away!!! Mitch is busy looking for employment again!! He was able to work with the census for awhile and then has been doing odd jobs here and there but has yet to land a good job!! Tori is doing great!! she is loving her mission and we miss her!!
Shalyse is very pregnant...... and is ready to have her baby girl!! (still no name yet) October 18th can't come soon enough for her. But in spite of being miserable she is a great mom to a busy almost 2 year old!! Chase is busy working his butt off and being a patient husband and wonderful daddy!!
Kael.... oh what can i say...... I LOVE being a grandma!!! he is the highlight of my life!! So glad we can spoil them rotten!! cause i do!! Kael is a typical little busy boy and i love every minute of it!! but he does wear me out!! But i can send him home to mom and dad!!
Well that's our summer !! The holidays will be here before we know it so enjoy life now before it gets hectic again!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On May 28th the gang all loaded up in the Tahoe and headed to Montgomery Texas!! Kevin Me Mitch Hunter Shalyse Chase and Kael!! so 18+ hours later we pulled into the KOA to stay in the cottages they have there! It was a great place to stay!! Amazing enough we all still liked each other after 18+ hours too! We went to see Colten give another farewell speech before he headed to the MTC! We had a lot of fun Eating, swimming and going to the Houston Space Center(NASA)The space center was a lot of fun! there were lots of hands on activities and things to do!
As you can see kael wants to be a big boy and feed himself!!

Littlest Space man!
cooper decides to go on a bike ride!
he didn't get very far

I don't if the boys were laughing cause i made them stand with a star wars guy
or if they were so excited they couldn't control themselves!!

Aren't they just the cutest kids you ever saw??
Great grma Jeannie bought them matching shirts!
so of course they had to show them off!

All in all we had a great time with the Houstons in Houston and of course the Hartnetts too! We miss them alot!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Update me Please!!!

WOW!! I really stink at Blogging!! I am so not any good at this kind of stuff
I have been bribing and paying Shalyse to do it for me. Then i realized she is just as bad as me!! so I am going to attempt to keep this a little more updated!!

With Tori getting ready to head out on her mission I really want to keep everyone and her updated on the Family!!
It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks. Getting her ready, shopping for a Sister Missionary, URG!! what a challenge!! but hopefully she is ready willing and able cause there's no turning back now!! When Mitchell heads out it will be a breeze!! pants shirts shoes!! easy stuff! NOT skirts, mid calf that you can't find anywhere and shirts to go with and well you get the idea!! It really has been fun and exciting and we are anxiously awaiting her report date which is coming really fast May 12th!!