Sunday, July 31, 2016

Happy 3rd of July

Still trying to play catch up. Per tradition we went and celebrated at Silverado country club for fireworks. 

Cara did not want her picture taken. 
Rich stayed home with Shelby and the rest of us had a blast. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pelotas payasos

A good friend of ours brought the kids pelotas payasos "clown suckers"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

11 months

I took these pictures when Shelby turned 11 months. Just late posting them on the blog. 
Oh boy this girl is fun. We always have to keep the bathroom door closed but she has figured out how to open our sliding bathroom door- we caught her playing in the toilet yesterday! Icky. 
She loves to climb and purposefully makes messes. She also "cleans" with diaper wipes and tibia hilarious. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Surgery #52398

Or maybe only number 3 since we have been married- but who is counting? 
This surgery was the best of all because 1. It was planned 2. Outpatient 3. At the hospital I work at (fabulous medical insurance coverage) 4. In our home town and not on vacation 
Rich has been such a trooper getting his hernia repaired. It was an open repair with mesh so the recovery is a little longer than a laparoscopic one- but he is getting there. It has been 2 1/2 weeks and he can now carry Shelby for short distances and he is moving around a lot easier now. 
Thanks for all the love and support and prayers during this hard time for our family. 

Missionary mom

I 100% know that I don't know what it is like to have a child out on a mission. However, I do know what it is like trying to act like a pseudo mom for these missionaries serving their missions in our branch. I cook for them, make them do chores (haha. Sometimes they offer to do my dishes or sweep!) , and I sure do love them. They bring such an amazing spirit to our home and I love having them around. 
Every 6 weeks there are transfers and I miss them all so much when they go!!! These guys are the greatest and I always make rich remind me that the new ones are great too. 


These two like to pick on each other and get on each others nerves. Occasionally they have fun though. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Beach day

Last month we took a trip to the beach. It was cold and windy and we only lasted an hour. I didn't get many pictures for fear of sand getting stuck in my phone - but we made the most of that one hour. 

Baby shower

My friends helped me throw a baby shower for a cute couple in the Spanish branch b
Alexis and Aaron are having a sweet baby girl and we wanted to celebrate with them. 
We played gross games like tasting baby food. 
And we colored onesies for the baby (hopefully to only wear underneath clothes!)
And we celebrated. We can't wait for this baby girl. 

Return of the beanie boos

These girls crack me up. This was Ryann's creation. 

Happy Father's Day

So late on these posts!  Basically this is the only picture I got of rich on Father's Day. 
Eating orange rolls and wearing his new shirt with train tracks on the back so Mac can "scratch" his back.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Outdoor rock climbing

For my dads 60th birthday he requested that he and some of his kids go outdoor rock climbing. I had never been before but it was so much fun!!
I can't wait to go again.  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mount timp

Last time we were at aspen grove rich hiked mount timp. It was my turn this time. Unfortunately the snow and wind made it so we couldn't go to the top. But we had a great time getting to emerald lake. 

It was freezing and windy up there. 
The the views were amazing. 
At one point I lost my footing and Mis-stepped. I slipped down part of the mountain and had to grab onto bushes. My dad and Devyn helped to pull me up. A little scary but we did just fine. 
There was a lot of sliding down snow packs and having a great time. Next time I want to come later in the year so the peak is more accessable.  

A little fun

It wasn't all hiking and running and half marathons. We had a lot of fun relaxing too b

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

More random pictures

The kids really enjoyed playing outside so much. The weather was a little chilly and rainy for the first couple days, but perfect after that. 
So much time to play and have fun with cousins.  

Dance party!!

Game night. 

Pie eating contest 

Outdoor games

There was a lot of tennis
Ropes course
And repelling