Thursday, July 30, 2009

Home at last!

Cash, Cosette, and I spent the last two weeks in California. What a busy time! I attended a Hypnobabies Instructor Training for 4 days while Christine, Tommy, and Larissa watched the kids. After that, I took the kids to Vegas to visit friends and then back to Tommy's for birthdays and the beach.
I am so grateful to have such loving and generous family who are so supportive of me. Thank you so much!

Here are a few pics from Ru's camera when we went up to Vegas (sorry so tiny!):
Ruthy has a neat function on her camera that lets her select which colors to highlight--here's some pink:

My oldest and dearest friends! Here we are at Jamie's son Trajan's 1st birthday party. Jamie, Shannon, and I have been friends since Kindergarten...and Ru joined us in the fourth grade. I love my girls!

Curious Cash peeking from a playground tunnel:

More pictures to come!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Visit from Uncle Beer!

We have had kind of a slow, sad summer, so we were so glad to have the excitement of a visit from Uncle Beer and kids this week! Okay, Uncle Beer is actually Uncle Richard, Fox's oldest brother. For some reason, Cash decided to call him Uncle Beer most of the time.
He and his kids were headed our way to go camping and stopped by for a visit on Monday. The next day, we headed over to Hyrum State Park, a cool campground about 8 miles from us, to hang out for a while.
Fox schools Violet on checkers:

Richard is a firefighter, so he brought along some gear. Cash was so thrilled to wear an actual firefighter coat!

Sweet 7 year-old Violet. She wanted to hold Cosette almost the entire time, and Cosette loved her! She is such a cutie! Behind her is her crazy, fabulous, wonderful brother William (5 years old).

All the kids hanging out. Amanda is 11 and the oldest. Josh is 9.

The Ellis brothers: promoting mischief!

It has been 2 years since Cash and I have seen Richard and his kids, so it was so fun!

Okay, and of course, a Cosette shot:

She's crawling and pulling up now. Watch out!!