Saturday, August 30, 2008

Our Last Summer Adventure

The boys and I just got back from a 2 1/2 week vacation to Las Vegas, Utah, and Oregon. We had such a nice time seeing our family and friends. However, I hope it's a long time before I have to see the backseat of a car or a crowded airplane. I don't recommend traveling with your kids without your husband! Luckily I had Weston's parents with me most of the time...except on the plane! Weston wasn't able to take that much time off work so he was only able to meet us in Oregon for 3 days for his family reunion (in case you're wondering why he's not in many of the pics!) :)

Here the boys and I are enjoying the pool at Weston's parents house in Vegas.
It was 8:00 in the morning and already in the 90's!

Logan had just finished swimming lessons before our trip so he
enjoyed testing out his new skills in the pool. I'm thinking the goggles
are on upside down...what do you think? :)

Carson learned how to blow bubbles in the water at his
lessons so he loved putting his face in the water!

Here Logan is diving in to get the diving rings from the bottom
of the pool. I couldn't do that at his age....who am I kidding...I can't
do that now!

Our next stop was Weston's family cabin in Utah.

Here we are on a hike.

Down at the creek looking for fish!

How cute...Carson and Grandad in matching Brianhead T-shirts.

The boys with Grandma getting ready to roast some marshmallows
at the campfire.

Carson was hilarious trying to roast his marshmallow while
staying as far as possible away from the fire!

Grandad's new nickname is "pyro" he's having way too much fun!

Carson went straight for the chocolate!

One of their favorite activities was riding the 4 wheeler!

This is at Cedar Breaks which is just down the rode
from the cabin. Grandad, Logan, Aunt Lorna, Carson, and Grandma

We rode the chair lifts up to Brianhead peak.

Grandma, Carson, and Grandad on the got a little windy up there!

The view was amazing from 11,000 ft. !

Our next stop was our family reunion in Sunriver, OR. We finally got to meet up with Weston.....daddy we missed you!

Here is all 6 of Weston's brothers and their families...quite a group!

Our little family looks pretty small in comparison!

My nieces: Brooke, Ashlie, and Alyssa

We spent one afternoon at one of the huge pools there.
Here's Logan splashing around with his cousins Trinity and Larynn.

Carson loves his Uncle Jon.

Time for a bike ride for Carson and a backache for daddy!

Nice pine cone!

Logan is checking out the deer that came right in our backyard!

Carson loved Brooke's dog...I'm not really a dog person, but this little guy
was so adorable!

Carson with his cousin Elyse.

After the reunion the boys and I headed to Klamath Falls, OR. This is where both my and Weston's parents live. I got to see my mom, brother, and my good friend Rickie from high school was in town!

This is Rickie and I. We made a trip to Howard's Prairie Lake with both of our moms, my niece Sammi, and the boys of course!

Sammi and I

We were supposed to go swimming, but it was too cold....isn't it August?
So the boys had to settle for hiking...which was interesting in flip flops!

Brotherly love

Checking out the water skippers....the meadow was a little windy!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Twi "hards" or Twi "tards" -- you decide!

Last night I went to a midnight release party for the 4th book in the Twilight series "Breaking Dawn". In case you've been living under a rock and have no idea what I'm talking about...let me enlighten you. It's the single most ADDICTING series I've ever read. I'm not exaggerating when I say I cannot put it down. Let's just say the the book is 754 pages long and I read it in 11 hours....yes that means that I stayed up most of the night last night reading after I finally got my hands on it! You may think I'm crazy, but I take solace in the fact that I'm in no way alone in my obsession! Here's a picture of all my equally obsessed friends who joined me last night. Thanks girls for being so fun and always willing to feed my Twilight addiction! I can't wait till you all finish....we have so much to discuss!