Monday, August 15, 2011

Enjoying the Fruits of Derek's Labor

And this is only 1 day's worth!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1st Day of School

Katelyn is in 5th, Annie is in 3rd, and Samantha is in kindergarten.
 I got teary eyed for about 1 second when i watched sami walk away with her backpack that is almost as big as her.  then i went inside and got over it because i had eric and  lexi needing me, a house to clean and work at 5pm!!  (i've ended up working full time... just until the end of september.  it's been crazy!!)
they all came home with huge smiles.  i think this year is going to be great for all of them.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eric James

He's so sweet.  He smiles all the time, but doesn't laugh all that much.  He gets annoyed if you tickle him!  He loves his bottle, and eats about every 3 hours.  He's a good sleeper.  He loves his jumper and can jump high enough his bum lifts off the seat!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Monsoon Waterfalls

we live about 2 minutes from the dam.  page is to the left when you're looking at these pictures.  anyway, we had heard there are cool waterfalls when it rains really hard so we finally decided to check it out.  when we first started driving across the bridge we could only see a little tiny waterfall.  we were wondering what the big deal was.  so we turned around and drove back across the bridge and then we saw what people were talking about!!!  they were beautiful.  (derek and i get a little terrified when we realize the power of water.)  oh, and derek just dropped me off with the camera, because the camera kept focusing on the chain link fence, and so we didn't stop traffic!  lexi still talks about "mommy in the rain"!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Antelope Point Marina

I started working at the restaurant at Antelope Point Marina.  Our good friend is the manager of the marina, and the restaurant needed some help.  so i'm helping out and making some pretty good money.  it's only supposed to be a few nights a week, so hopefully it doesn't get too crazy!  so anyway, derek brings the kids down to swim and eat... and go on the occasional boat ride!!
 lexis is scared to jump or swim by herself.  we've got to get her over that this summer!

 samantha, on the other hand... fearless!

 katelyn is amazing.  she's always helping out with eric... even on the boat.  she wanted to make sure he was happy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Let the Torture Begin

This picture made derek mad, so i'm sure this post will make him furious!!  annie thought it was hilarious, and you have to admit... he's a beautiful baby!  ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

on 4th of july weekend jeff, kristina, their kids, and the becks came to page so we could spend the weekend at the lake.  the first day jeff & kristina were here was a nightmare.  derek had to work so we went to lone rock without him.  it was a terrible idea #1 i haven't driven in sand very much, #2 it was so crowded, and #3 the water has risen so much, so you have to drive in sand that has never been wet and is very deep.  ya, we spent the whole time get stuck and unstuck!!  oh well, the rest of the weekend was a blast.  we borrowed some wave runners and a banana boat.  unfortunately the wave runners couldn't handle pulling the banana boat, but the kids (and uncle spencer) still had a great time "playing king of the rock" on it.