Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The CAMERA has returned! :0)

I got my camera back, so beware!  :0)
 From crazy skits...
Rylee, Summer, Christine, & Leah an incredible Emma program....
my friend Shelley who wrote the program & spoke as Emma sob-inducing musical numbers....
Chad as Joseph & Carrie as Emma (both amazing singers)
 ...we really knew how to ham it up at Girls Camp!
Chad, Nicole, Me, and Natalie
This picture is blackmail worthy!
What could I have possibly been saying
to the girls that would make me pull that face?!?
Can you say HIDEOUS!!!
 This picture cracks me up.  Nicole is making a hilarious face, our outfits are almost identical (not planned), and we are even wearing our matching necklaces we made the day before.  I had a great time and was so lucky to have Nicole as my assistant.  I love that girl!  
I think I can safely say that Girls Camp was a huge success!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

No camera=No pictures :0(

Here's what we are up to:
*Ty had 7 vials of blood drawn today
*I left my camera in the mountains
*Someone found it & I get it back on Saturday
*The pool is getting good use (100*+)
*The house we are renting is officially for sale
*Luckily we have awesome tenants
in our Sedona house
*My hubby is seriously considering 
going back to school
*KFC/Taco Bell/A&W/ Long John Silvers
really hurt during a recession
*We've closed 2 out of our 7 restaurants 
*$2300 later, I have A/C in my car again
*Girls Camp was a huge success
Most importantly:
****I love my life!!!****

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Girls Camp Plans

Girls Camp is all fun and games, but we will have a few serious moments on Sunday.  We are having a program on Emma Smith.  One of our camp mom's is going to dress up as her and we will have another woman singing this song.  It's one of my very favorite songs.  Could you imagine all she went through?  The persecution, the loss of many of her children, and then to have your husband murdered.  She was a strong woman and I think she has a beautiful story to tell.  I can't wait to share it with these young women.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer's at BYU...4 years early!

Summer and Porter are at Brigham Young University this week.  They are both attending EFY (especially for youth).  They get to stay in the dorms all week, have dances, eat in the cafeteria, and live the college life for 6 days.  So far, I have received a few texts from her & she is having a ball.  I went when I was her age and it was the greatest experience ever.  I can't wait to hear all of their fun stories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beautiful World...& family!

What have the Foster Girls been up to???
 The Foster Baby and her baby.
 The Middle Child and her family.
The Eldest Sister and her army of seven.
My parents have every right to
brag.  :0)  What cute families.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Some details...

 If you want to see some of the exciting pictures from the kids adventures during Roar & Snore, click here to see my moms blog.  They had an amazing time & I'm so glad they all went.
 When Jason and I arrived at the park the next day, the kids were really excited to show us their tents.  They lived in style.  The more $ you pay, the closer to the animals you are.  As you can see from this photo, they had front row access to the 'African Plains'.  You couldn't beat the view.  My dad said his favorite part was watching all the animals migrate towards their feeding areas right before sunset.  I'm so jealous.  What an awesome experience!
 As part of the experience, my parents also paid the fee to renew our annual passes to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.  I cannot tell you how much we love that place.  We get our (or their) monies worth every year.  Ty had a great time showing his dad all of his favorite spots and experiences.
When I spotted my dad sitting in front of the tents at the end of the day, I couldn't help but wonder what was running through his mind.  Which one fits the scene best:
1.  "After paying for all of this, the poor house won't be nearly as comfortable as that tent was last night."
2.  "Since Ty's coughing kept me up all night, do you think the animals would notice if I took over one of their exhibits for a nice long nap?"
3.  "Would Grammy get mad if I threw one of my rotten grandkids in the lion cage?"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roar and Snore

 Here's a sneak peek at what
the kiddos have been up to.
They spent the night at the
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
(which we still call the Wild
Animal Park, even though they
changed the name).  :0)
This picture is a bit distorted and the color is off, but you can see that we all joined them on Saturday morning.  The WHOLE GANG!  We are having a great time, even if it cost my parents an arm and a leg.  After all, that's what grandparents are for, right?!?  HaHa...just a joke, but we do enjoy being spoiled.  :0)