Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We spent Saturday morning with John and Janice in Mantua. We had an enjoyable time. Wherever there is water, Logan is a fish, and Jensyn and Jack play around the water but usually not IN it. We had a fun time, and they talk about it a lot. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa JJ for inviting us, and for the great hospitality.

So picture this...

(John is wearing his board shorts and a t-shirt--normal boating attire. This boating attire also includes his legs. If you have ever seen them, which chances are, you haven't, he has long bird legs which never see sun-- since he never wears shorts.)

John went into the Neighborhood Walmart to pick up some drinks to bring boating. When he came back out, he said to me,

"See that guy right there?"

"Ya," I said.

"He said to me, 'nice legs.' "

In reply and immediatly, John said, "Nice mullet."

The mullet guy just looked at John, surprised that he had such a comeback, and slightly offended.

Leave it to John for his quick wit and funny comments.

Hilarious. Who wears a mullet anyways?

Where has all the time gone?

Oh my word! The fabulous summer is drawing to and end, and we are so lucky to have had such a fun one! I really hate to see it go, however, it does mean that we are closer to a new baby. (This in itself I can't believe, either! Our family will be complete.)

We have spent many weekends at the cabin, one weekend in the Logan/Cache Valley/Sardine Canyon area, boating with Chelsey, Tony, Hogan, and baby. We really are grateful to have such wonderful people to surround ourselves with. Here is a little photo re-cap of the fun things that we do. I can't complain!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Little GQ

I just love him! We were getting ready to leave for church and I decided that I wanted to take a picture of him. When I told him that I wanted to do this, he ran to the door, turned around and shot me this "cool dude" pose. I'm thinking he's gonna steal some hearts!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh, and about Father's Day...

I came across a book today given to John last year from our ward. It was a tribute to Fathers written by Vaughn J. Featherstone entitled In Honor of Fathers. (Extra special since Vaughn is in our ward.) I opened it and read a little out of it today, then skipped all the way to the end. This is what is said:

" each of you I leave this heartfelt tribute: your wife and your children have put you on a towering pedestal---and even when you don't achieve what you think you should, you deserve to be there."

John deserves to be there! I love you, John.

Russell Family Summer Barbeque

We had such a fun-filled night last night. The Russell family came over to our home for an evening of 4th of July festivities. We started out barbecuing the meat, then we started digging into all of the yummy food that everyone brought. I made some traveling taco dip, Aimee made her famous poppy seed salad, Sue made her fabulous frog-eye salad. We had chips, homemade ice cream, raspberry lemonade with real raspberries, the list goes on and on! The night was full of fun and a variety of events that really seemed to streamline the evening.

Dr. Smith has asked me to monitor my activities with a blood pressure monitor. My blood pressure has been consistently high, indicating toxemia. About 45 minutes prior to the party arriving, I tested myself. It was through the roof (again.) I had to immediately lay down and try to lower it. A few minutes later, John and Becca arrived to help get the party started. Once Sue showed up, she helped with the finishing touches on getting my home cleaned. THANK YOU to this amazing family, always willing to help, and always concerned with my family. I don't think I could ever ask for a better family to be married into. I was able to stabilize a lower blood pressure through the night because of them...and it sure made it more enjoyable!

4th of July