Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun-filled weekend!

Step Out Walk for Diabetes

So we made a quick trip to Northern Utah this weekend to participate in the Step Out walk with Staci. The walk started at This is the Place Heritage Park and ended at Hogle Zoo. It was only 2.5 miles and we walked it pretty slowly so it was pretty easy. It was all the waiting around that wasn't as much fun! Waiting to breakfast...cross the lunch!!! The lines were ridiculous, but all-in-all it was a fun time. Just wish we could have seen Staci for a little bit longer!!! We ended at the zoo and were able to stick around for a little while to see a few animals. So here are some walking and zoo pictures.
All the kids wanted to walk with Staci...they were fighting over who got to walk next to her! She ended up finishing before us with Caleb and Eli...we got stuck in the huge line to cross the road!:)
Here's most of the gang truckin' down the road!
Rhett enjoyed the ride!
Here's Makenna, Caleb, & Makyla with the BEE. He kept riding up and down the street in a van while we were walking...too lazy to walk himself I guess!:)
Picture with the Gorilla.
Rhett was so excited about the Giraffe's! He ran up to a complete stranger and with his hands outstretched looking at him he yelled "GIRAFFE'S!" and then moved on! It was pretty cute!
This is the cute little baby elephant. It was quite the attraction!

BYU Game

After the zoo we headed to Provo to watch the BYU/Colorado State game! I think we were mistaken for CSU fans since we were traveling in a vehicle with a Colorado license plate, so we rectified that by stopping at Walmart and buying everyone BYU hats...well, everyone but Tony! It was a lot of fun and I think Caleb had the best time! I think we need to make this a yearly tradition! Although, we might have to switch venues every other year. Don't think Tony would continue going to the BYU games every year. We might need to hit a Utah game every once in a while!:)

Tony doesn't know I took this picture!! It would be gone and erased if he did! It was SOOOOO hot and the sun was right in our eyes and Tony forgot his hat and his sunglasses. I told him he could borrow Eli's hat becuase Eli wasn't really wearing it but he just looked at me like I was crazy and said NO WAY, but I think it was in the 3rd quarter and he just couldn't take the heat and sun in his eyes anymore and he finally took Eli's hat! Of course I had to take a picture to capture the moment!:)
Through at least the 1st quarter Rhett kept yelling "GO UTES" and I'd try to correct him and tell him it was the cougars and by the 2nd quarter he looked at me and said "no utes?" And by the end of the game he was standing up and doing the BYU song and yelling "GO COUGARS"! Brought tears to my eyes!:)

And then after the game we got to end the day with some dinner from Cafe Rio!! Boy did that hit the spot. I think I'm going to petition that they bring one to Delta...or at least Grand Junction!:) The kids had fun playing with their cousins and didn't want to leave. Makyla actually hid under Makenna's bed and then when we finally got her in the van and took off she had tears in her eyes! And Caleb misses Landen...they sure liked playing together! So here's to a fun and excited and exhausting weekend!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tony's a Master!!!

So it has finally happened!!! After 22 months of weekend classes and LOTS of papers and interviews and other work, Tony has finished his Master's degree!!! He is so relieved and I am so excited not to have to sit through Sacrament Meeting with all the kids by myself anymore!!!:) They had a celebration at DosHombres last night for all the "graduates". It was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures!
This is Tony and his classmates...they worked together on their final project. By the way the podium that they presented at is the same podium that President Obama delivered his speech from when he was in Grand Junction a few weeks ago! Pretty neat although I'm not an Obama fan!
His group again!
I guess this was part of the presentation...haven't gotten the whole story yet! (Take a closer look at Stephanie's (blong on the right)shoes...They are so stinkin' cute!!! Loved them! And she just had her first baby a months ago!!!)
This is Tony with the other two teachers from his school who did this master's program with him. And the "L" stands for Lesley...not LOSER!!!:)
This is Tony's cohort group that he's been meeting with for the past 22 months...notice he's the only man!! He's says he's pretty used to that...most of the people he work with are women!:)

It was a LONG 22 months and ALOT of work on his part but I'm so glad he did it and am VERY proud of him! I love that man!:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Potty training & letting go!

First off...we're potty training!!! I've really been dreading it but have been pleasantly surprised at how well it is going. We're going on day 4 today and Rhett has only had 1 accident today. He does better during the day while the kids are at school...I think he just doesn't pay attention to when he needs to go while they are home...he's too worried about missing out on all the FUN! We went to the store and picked out some underwear (Rhett calls them "underwoo's"...too cute) and got some tic tacs for his potty treat (thanks Mom!). and we got rolling! Hope he keeps it up!

And then there's Caleb. He has been so attched to this blanket ever since Grandma gave it to us after their trip to Hawaii...I think it's been 5-7 years (not too sure-time flies). Anyway, it's been through A LOT of washings and has seen better days. I've tried fixing it a couple of times, but it is past the point of no return so I told Caleb it was time to get rid of it. He wasn't too happy about it, but when I told him we could take a picture of it before we threw it out he felt a little better. So here's Caleb with his well used blankie!
Oh, and Rhett had to have his picture taken with his blanket too...and then he started following Caleb out to the trash with his blanket...but not to worry, we caught him before it was too late! He would have been mightly sad come bedtime!:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photoshop Elements! free subscription to Photoshop Elements has expired and I am now so addicted to digital scrapbooking that I need to purchase the program so I can keep going!! I've been downloading so much free digital scrapbooking papers, elements, alphas that I'm excited to use them!!! Does anyone know a good place to buy it from?? Not sure where to go to get it! Here are a few more pages that I've done! I LOVE digital scrapbooking!!!!



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