Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trying to be like Papa!

I love these two guys!! Jake is working on getting Papa's famous "duck call"... so dang cute!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Shark Attack Triathlon

My sister Carrie and I did a sprint triathlon together in Utah. We had so much fun together! Hopefully we have started a new tradition and can do one together every year.

Yikes, we are getting old!

our devoted fans

I love you Carrie! What a fun day!

The most exciting part of the day was watching the kids triathlon. I am so dang proud of my daughters, nieces, and nephews. What awesome kids they are. I would never have tried doing a triathlon at their age. It was a 100m swim, 5 mile bike, and a 1.2 mile run. What an inspiration they are to me! I was teary eyed watching them cross the finish line. So much fun!!!! Great job Abbie, Hannah, Courtney, Drake, Kate, Sadie, and Carson!

Abbie and Hannah finishing the swim

Abbie coming in on the bike

Abbie finishing up with a smile on her face!

Drake and Hannah finishing up!

Kate finishing up her swim. Kate, Sadie, and Carson did a relay with each of them doing one leg of the race. They were awesome!!!

Kate passing off to Sadie who did the bike. Carson did an awesome job on the run. (For some reason I am missing his picture)

Courtney finished second in her age group!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kate's baptism weekend

Kate was baptised on June 6th by her dad. My dad (Papa) and Dan were the witnesses. It was a wonderful weekend. We had so much family come into town. We felt very loved! Kate was showered with gifts and so much love. Thank you to everyone who made the effort to be there. We sure did appreciate it! It was a beautiful day. One that we will remember forever!

Kate's 8th Birthday Celebrations

This was a big birthday for Kate and we did a lot of celebrating. This year she was able to have a "friend" party and we decided to have it at a nail salon. She was able to invite 2 friends along with her sisters. We were able to bring a movie that they watched while being pampered and ate popcorn and juice. Kate was also able to pick out a bracelet as a present. After fun at the salon we headed to McDonald's for some Happy Meals and ice cream. Kate had a great day!

On her actual birthday we surprised Kate by waking her up early and taking her out to breakfast in her p.j's. That evening we had more cake and opened presents.
Kate got to celebrate again when all her family arrived for her baptism. (I'll do that one in a separate post) What a fantastic week of celebrating!

Jake watching the movie and waiting patiently while the girls got pampered.

Kaylee, Kate, and Ashley