Thursday, November 20, 2008

Early Summer

The following is going to be an enormous post of all our doings this summer, I'm going to do it in seperate postings so that its easier on me, so keep scrolling down and see what we've been up to.

Zaylie's Favorite things this past summer:

She LOVES the pool~ these were taken back in June, its now November and she still points outside and says "pool all gone" in the saddest little voice. Sometimes in the middle of the night she'll wake up and the first thing she will say is "pool all gone" Maybe Idaho isn't the place for us...we only get the pool 2-3 months out of the year here :)

Yes this is Zaylie peeing :)

Wanting to be just like daddy!

The Slide:

And of course the DIRT:

Sam and Ambers Wedding

Sam and Amber coming out of the temple!

One of my favorite things to do is take pictures of me and whoever I'm with while I'm holding the camera... I just think they always turn out fun. So I started out taking the pictures...and got fired from that job as you can see why. Apparantly I'm vertically challenged and height is required when taking pictures with taller peeps.

Now Arch took over the camera...the faces didn't really improve but at least you can see his forhead :)

Blue Steel (zoolander)

When Sam came home from his mission he brought Zaylie back this little Indian outfit, and we were able to squeeze her in it for their Indian themed wedding. She looked like a little genie, she was dang cute.

Zaylie and Sa-ma (thats how she says grandma)

For some reason all night she would put her hands behind her back like this.

Zaylie would always try to sneak the candy boxes on the tables, again with her hand behind her back

These pictures were taken a couple months later in Denver at Sam's wedding open house.

I don't know about any of you out there with children, but I have about 6 pictures total of me and Zaylie together even including the pictures of her birth, so when I saw I had this picture I was so happy I just had to post it.

My Roomies!!

Colonial 207 Reunion!!! Well only three of us were able to make it, Lindsay was in Utah visiting her family so Katie and I drove down to Provo to see her. We stayed in a hotel, stayed up till 3 am laughing, talking about old boyfriends, looking up old boyfriends on facebook and blogs, retold old roommate stories, it was the best. We went out to eat, shopping, went and saw Mama Mia, which was hilarious...the part in the beginning when the older women see eachother for the first time in however many years, they go all crazy and have these secret handshake type deals... we all looked at eachother and said, "oh my gosh are we going to be like that in 20 years...probably" Seriously it felt like it had only been 6 days since we had been living together instead of 6 years! It was so good to see them again, so lets keep the tradition going girls, and next time lets get the rest of the bunch to come too! YAY!

The vato stash

Let me just tell you about this magnificent vacation my grandparents took us on. My grandparents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and wanted to take everyone (their children and the grandchildren) on a vacation. Don't be too alarmed there is only 20 of us, including all the wives and husbands of my cousins, we're a small group. They decided to take us to this place near Rocky Point Mexico, they were paying for the villa and the food, we just had to pay our way down there. Umm heck yes we are going, free trip to mexico I'm there. Arch's parents had been asking us for months to take Zaylie for a week while we go on a vacation, and this seemed like the perfect time to cash in that request. We set off to Wyoming to meet them half way between idaho falls and loveland CO, made the switch and were off to SLC where we met up with my grandparents and the rest of the clan and drove to Pheonix where all of us girls went to Barnes and Noble to pick up the newly released book "Breaking Dawn" or as Arch calls it "Breaking Wind." It was a highlight of the trip thats why I mention it.

The Next morning we headed to Rocky Point. The place we stayed was about 20 minutes away from the main town Puerto Penasco, so its super secluded and they are these private villas where our back porch was literally on the beach. The only down side to these villas was they were solar powered so no A/C. So it was freakin hot. But who cares I'm living on the beach for 5 days! We had a blast playing in the ocean, which if anyone knows me I am petrified of the ocean and I actually got in and body surfed the waves. Awesome. We played cards, ate melted snacks, drank warm pop, caught fish, bones, crabs...the kind that live in the water...when the tide would go out at night, took walks along the beach, Arch did some bartering in spanish with his vato stash and got Zaylie a dang cute dress for a screamin deal. It was like the best vacation ever, our cell phones didn't work there so it was completely stress free, plus no child. Angels singing.

After 5 blissful days on the beach we drove to Las Vegas. We watched my grandpa and aunt Katy loose all their money, we are huge card players in my family, black jack, every kind of poker, hearts, cribbage, 31 everything, so it was really hard for me to not join in with them, but I held strong and only gambled my two dollars away at the penny slots. Good times. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation and a huge shout out to my inlaws who made this vacation that much better. Okay I know I'm sounding like a bad mom who doesn't really love her child, but seriously it was awesome, and I love my child to pieces, but who wants to run around after an 18 month old in 115 degree weather, trying to get her to eat, sleep, and keep her happy...not me!

This was our back porch

Arch and I trying to be romantic taking a walk on the beach at sunset

My cousin Paul

Reading Breaking Dawn, there were five of us reading it that week. The guys were getting pretty tired of it because we all wanted to read when they wanted to play in the ocean.

Arch got fried, but the next day he was pretty much mexican.

Nice huh?

We introduced the fam to Bonanza, it was a huge hit.

Family Pictures

These were taken in October and for any of you who remember our family pictures from last year, yes we are in the same mom's orders. Anyway Zaylie was taking "you want me to do what now?" pills so needless to say it was quite the adventure. Here are a few of the pictures we ended up with. Oh and by the way after two hours of taking pictures my mom wasn't satisfied with ANY of them, so thats right folks three weeks later we were back at it, those pictures I haven't gotten yet, so if there are any worthy pictures ill post them later.

Oh and here are some pictures of Zaylie for those of you who are ready to disown me as friends for not posting picture of my child. :)

Things started out okay...

Then a melt down...

We bribed her with candy...

and things were fine...she's eating in our pictures, but fine...

however I only had one candy bar in my purse...

Finally she peaced out.

Arch and his bros

Me and Cass

And the Zaydster

This is the best we could do she's not smiling but it was a long day and she was a trooper.