Sunday, July 31, 2011

Roadtrip 2011 Part 1- The Driving

For almost this entire month we have been traveling for family reunions. We left on July 8 and didn't come back until this week. It was a long trip and we are happy to be home but we had SO much fun together and will probably do something like this every year.

This is The Map. This was the first leg of our journey. We went from our house to Bountiful UT then up to Idaho for a night. Then we drove to Deschutes Campground in Oregon and camped for a night. We wanted to see Mt St Helen's so we drove up there then back to Sherwood before we headed to the coast as a part of Bryan's reunion. We got to Nicole's house in Sherwood, OR on Tuesday July 12.
Note how long Google estimates it would take to drive that far and remember we had a baby too.

Just a few pictures from our drive. We got out of the car a lot to help E with the drive. We hiked and took lots of pictures
A few more of our stops. Some of them we left the door open and ran and took a picture while E slept in the car.

Just a few of the places that E ate breakfast lunch and dinner. She loves to eat anywhere she can.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My Birthday was great. Bryan took the day off of work (yes he is about to take 2 weeks off for our long trip, but he loves me that much). We went to the outlets in Castle Rock and did a little shopping. Elizabeth got tired of the stroller so decided to ride on my shoulders instead and 'play' with my hair. That didn't go so well.

The cake that Lacey made for me. She is an AWESOME friend and and eve AWESOMER Cakestress (is that a word?)

Me and one of my cakes. I wanted to get a picture because I matched and didn't plan it.

Our neighbors Mark and Janelle also made an AWESOME cake. It was cherry chocolate with chocolate pudding frosting. Then Mark put the sprinkles in the shape of 24. It was so good we dug right in before we had to get a picture of the whole thing.
It was a great birthday and I am so happy to have so many awesome people in my life who helped make it great.

4th of July Dress

A little late, but here it is. I made E this dress for the 4th of July as you can tell, she loved it as much as I did.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tribute to the American Farmer

We spent the night and part of the afternoon yesterday near a little town called Merino, CO. We spent some time with some really hard working people who happen to be small time farmers. In watching their work and effort I remembered to be grateful for all the abundance of food I have on my table.
I often forget where exactly my food comes from (or simply don't know) so this experience was a good reminder of all the work that goes into every locally grown ear of corn, stalk of beans or bunch of spinach. I have taken for granted all of the farmers that work so hard to put food on my table and in my mouth and I don't know that I have ever had to work that hard in my life.
So thank you to everyone who works day in and day out to farm the food that I eat. I will think of you as I eat of that work this holiday weekend and also think of all the soldiers who have given so much for my freedom. May God Bless America!
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