Wednesday, August 31, 2011

20th Anniversary

most of our dates were just hanging out at my house
fall '90

cabin party
fall '90

one of our dates
fall '90

temple date
fall '90

Our beautiful wedding day

Our engagement picture

Our 1st anniversary Aug '91
(why there isn't a picture of us together, I don't know)

Paul and I with his dog Annie Feb '92

Our 1st Christmas
Friend trip to ID Sept '01

My sister's wedding Aug 95

Trip to Laughlin

4th of July parade at Brighton 2000
Running Race for the Cure May 2001

Cancun March '97
Sedona April 2004

at a ward luau in May '99

at my sister's wedding Oct '98

These are just a few pictures of us together through the years. There aren't very many pictures of just us so it didn't take too long to gather these pictures. Most of our pictures are family pictures with our kids. It was sure fun to look at these pictures and remember many great times. I can't believe its been 20 years. I've been a very lucky girl to have such a great husband taking care of me for so long.

PS Sorry for the crazy looking post - I'm seriously challenged when it comes to uploading pictures.
PPS Well I went back and figured out how to scan the pictures better but I can't face going back to find all those pictures again. At least I know better for next time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

21 Years

Paul and I at the Sundance Theater

21 years ago, almost to the day, Paul and I went on our first date to see Fiddler on the Roof at Sundance Theater. Its been an amazing 21 years!
This time we saw Sound of Music and it was so good. We were really lucky and got seats on the front row. It was really fun to be that close and really feel the emotion of that true story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1st day of school

My four school kids
Brooke - senior
Taylor - 8th grade
Jared & Kamryn - 1st grade

Jared and Kamryn at their school on their 1st day
They were very excited and got up 30 min earlier than they needed to.
They both brought lunch from home for the first day.

Kamryn in her class line waiting to go in.

Jared was so excited

all 4 of the 1st grade teachers lined up with their teachers.
it was quite the scene with all of the parents there
taking pictures
there was definitely some crying
both from the kids and the parents

Monday, August 22, 2011

1st Grade

Jared and Kamryn with their new 1st grade teacher, Mrs Sorley.

Today was their assessment for 1st grade. They had the first 2 appointments of the day, starting at 8:30, so we had to be at the school just like a normal day. They both did great!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jared's new do

Jared decided he wanted to try a buzz like his cousins have. I was really nervous to do it - what if he didn't look good?? Taylor urged me to just do it so I did. And I think he looks pretty good. And it'll be great for the start of the school year and getting up early to go to first grade.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Top of the World

Justin (in yellow) and Taylor (in gray hoodie)
setting off with other scouts and leaders
from our ward to hike Kings Peak
the highest peak in Utah

a view of Kings Peak way in the distance
it was an 8 mile pack in with heavy packs
to their base camp
and then a 13 mile round trip hike to the summit
and then hike back out
30 miles total!!

taking break before the last push getting to the top

They made it!
on top of the world
in Utah anyway

the shortcut they took on the way back

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Family

Our Family at
Provo River Falls

its pretty difficult to get my family all together for a picture. They're not very agreeable or cooperative about it so I'll always take what I can get. My sister took this for us and it turned out pretty good, just hard to see Paul.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Too hard to choose

Haystack Mountain

Playing games

Jenny posing for the camera

Checking out a dead fish they found in the lake

Taylor helping Katie across the rocks

Jared making his way across the rocky river bed

check out the big snow bank in August!

follow the leader

Jake decided it was just easier to walk right in the river

Most of our group
on the "dam" hike
(missing Paul and Brooke, Justin took the photo)

Kamryn on our hike

Playing with Katie

Kamryn warming up by the fire


Dale out with his kids

Paul out with his kids

love this one

Brooke crossing the bolder field to get to Rock Lake

Kamryn and Brooke at Rock Lake

the crazy boys out in Rock Lake