Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"

I feel like this summer has gone by so quickly I feel I am running late on life.
We have yet another birthday to celebrate.
When it was time to plant this summer I had some restrictions of what I could do put on my by a doctor.
I could not to lift anything over ten pounds.
Do you know how impossible that is?
That meant no grandbabies, no gardening, or housework (YEA) but very frustrating.
So my granddaughter McKaela came over and took on the load for me and helped Dennis to get our garden going.
The flowers that she planted are beautiful and blooming.
Well our sweet young lady is turning 15 and it is hard to believe I have a grandchild that age.
When she entered our lives all those years ago we did not know what to expect.
She came into this world under some hard circumstances and has had more obstacles than the average teen.
But despite all she has endured, she has blossomed like the garden she has planted.
*Bloom Where You Are Planted McKaela*

We celebrated Paige's birthday on the 24th of July.
Lots of cousins, food, fireworks and cake .
Paige learned not to have Aunt Kacy
behind when you are trying to blow out the candles!

Kacy really isn't pushing her face into the cake she is simply there to hold her hair back.

I know.... I'm a stinker

Wesley loved the fancy Jello that Jennifer made for the party.

It was quite festive with all it layers and sprinkles on top.

Payton was a lucky girl this summer not only did she have one birthday party she got to have two!
The second party was over the top. Payton has a cousin on her mothers side of the family that have birthdays close together so they threw a big combo party for them.
Kari's dad had connections with rock and roll band called Melodramus.
They were kind enough to play for all the little punk rockers who came with colored hair and shirts made up for the special occasion and rock star passes.
Then her grandfather surprised both kids with their very own electric guitars singed by the group.
Pretty cool for them both.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back In The Saddle Again, Mueller Canyon-Fernwood

Summer is going way to fast I am all ready two trail rides behind though these were mild in comparison to the last one. The one up Mueller was cut short due to the huge trench that has been cut into the mountain it was a big disappointment we had hoped to ride all the way over into City Creek Canyon. The next ride was up Fernwood which sits east of Layton it was pretty rocky in some spots that caused my knees to quiver a tad bit but what a surprise we had when we came across this cabin. I had heard about it but thought it was up Adams canyon once there we turned around and came back down I wish we could have finished and gone the rest of the way to the top of the mountain but JD had his boat out on Willard Bay with the rest of the family and I wanted to go and watch the kids do their tricks on the water.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I love it when I can get one of the grandkids to play with me. Connor and I experimented with bubbles and he was willing to put up with my shenanigans.

Love this fourth picture the effect around the bubble is just when it is about to pop!