Wednesday, August 11, 2010



makes a mother proud

you know your a mom when....  your 9 year old wakes you up at midnight because she's puked, you instantly start imagining the mess your about to have to clean up, you ask, "is it all over your bed?", she says, "no at 11 i got a bowl because my stomach hurt and i puked in that."  I COULD STILL CRY WITH JOY, RELIEF, APPRECIATION, AND LOVE FOR MY RESPONSIBLE, BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER!!!


we started going to a water park every summer the thursday before the oliverson reunion.  we started out going  to raging waters, but the past couple of years we've gone to 7 peaks.  (spencer does trade work for tickets and hooks us all up!)  this year is was raining and pretty chilly when we first got to the park, but then the clouds parted, the temp rose to about 85 degrees and there were only about 20 cars in the parking lot the whole day.  it was PERFECT!
the little girls ran for the wave pool as soon as we walked in!
lex and lea like it best when the waves were turned OFF!
Derek and Jeff took Katelyn and Annie on the steepest slide FIRST!
Kristina, Lea, Sam, Lex and I stood at the bottom and watched!  Jeff went first...
I thought Katelyn would be freaked out, but she jumped on the slide like it was nothin'!
(did keep her legs crossed!!)
katie loved it.  she ended up going on it 3 more times.  she also did the boomerang 5 times and some other steep slides a bunch of times!!  after kate is was annie's turn.  she was terrified.  it took a lot more coaxing for her to finally go.
Annie finally got the guts to do it!
she ended up loving it and went a few more times too!
Derek was last... his wave was HUGE!!!  ha ha ha
the funniest part of the whole day was when kristina and i thought it would be a good idea to ride the boomerang together on a double tube.  it was TERRIFYING!!!  and the whole time i was screaming, "this was so stupid!" and 1 other choice word!  the next morning we started cracking up because we both had really stiff necks!  anyway, it was a great time.  Nancy and Jace were there with us too.  
(We missed you, Becks.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Omaha Reunion

Annie and Lex ready for our 5 hour drive up to Salt Lake City.  We made it up there around 6pm, picked up Grandma Helen and went to IV for dinner... of course!  Wednesday we did a little school shopping and then headed to Heber City to see the Goates' new home.  It was wonderful seeing all of them.
Lex and Mills

remember this guy?!?!  Shauna and I wondered if the ackwardness would start up yet, but not even close.  they acted like they've seen each other everyday!!  Annie's grown just a little bit!!  Alex has some catching up to do!!
derek and alex talking about "the jazz"  After spending a couple hours in Heber we headed back to salt lake.  the smiths, evers (minus mitch), the goates, and us met up at Cafe Rio for dinner.
Samantha, Ben, Kambryn, Jantsen, Creighton
Shauna, Rich, and Amelia
Allie (don't worry Mitch.... it was no fun at all!)
Kyle and Janel
Alex, Jackson, Katelyn, Annie, Easton, Alexis, Shauna
after dinner we went to "Classic" to play and meet up with a bunch of other people.  it was a blast.  litterally!  we all got in the "blaster zone" together and shot each other with foam balls and got all hot and sweaty!!  It was so fun to see everyone!  I didn't do a very good job with the camera, and i ended up not getting a picture of Katelyn's age group or Lexi's age group.  Next time!!! 
Isaac Taylor, Lexi Hopkinson, Annie and Alex
Shauna and Janel... i think they must have just shot derek in the face!!!
we are going to have some amazing pictures for their wedding video!!  (seriously...)
Creighton Evers, Gavin Hopkinson, Jackson Evers, Ben, Samantha, Riley and Ben Taylor

First Day of 2nd Grade

First Day of 4th Grade

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday, July 31st

so what do we do on a saturday evening when we're bored?  go to lake powell... duh!  i know pictures of us at lake powell are all that has been posted.  but really that's all we ever do!!  hopefully i'll have a different variety of pictures to post once school starts!
derek had the camera this trip.  i'm  not sure if he was going for a picture of the scenery or if he was coveting the boat... probably a little bit of both!!!

Grandma/pa Sullivan Fun Time

where else, but at Lake Powell!
grandma is good at being silly with the girls, and grandpa was having fun with the camera!    
i love this picture of my mom's hands.   (can you see the little fish she caught?!)
nothing like swimming to wear the kids out! 

Elea Drew

we've been able to spend lots of time with jeff, kristina, and elea this summer.  lex and lea are just like sisters.  they love each other but they fight like crazy too!  love this little stinker!

Grandpa Sullivan and the Girls

Annie, Elea, Samantha, Katelyn, Grandpa, and Alexis
oh, and uncle jeff, too!!