Monday, August 26, 2013


I hate to say it, or let it happen, but Ryan had her first day of Kindergarten.  She has been so excited to ride the bus and go to school!  Today we got her on the bus and she got to the school safely.  She managed to go to the entire day without any trouble.  Then she made it back to the bus stop all in one piece too.  She even said that she wants to go back.  Good thing too, because she is going back regardless!  I was so proud of her!  She has an awesome teacher, Mrs. Howard and a lot of friends that we know in her class.  Where did the time go?!  Someone please tell me how to slow down this growing up stuff!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lake Powell

Lake Powell was so much fun this year.  The kids are just getting more and more fun.  For one, they both would not get out of the water.  Mac was a little bit afraid to swim with his jacket at first, but that was short lived.  He took off in no time and was a little fish.  Ryan, on the other hand, I didn't question.  I knew that she would never get out of the water.  However, I was surprised by Ryan this year.  Not only did she go down the slide with me three time, but she tried the knee board and the water ski.  She loved the little trainer ski.  I bet we pulled her and Mac around for more than ten miles... well a lot anyway.  It was just too bad we could only go ten miles per hour with it!  Ryan couldn't go fast enough or long enough on it!
Not only that, but we were lucky to have some good drivers on the boat.  Mac was always taking us to new places on the boat.  Paisley, out little cousin was also kind enough to drive the boat to Chocolate America.  You know you get to Chocolate America when the lake water turns into chocolate!

 Sunday is always fun when we can go for a nice boat ride.  We took a nice long trip up to see Rainbow Bridge.  It was a little bit of a walk this time because the water was so low, but it's always fun to go up and see the arch.  The kids really liked it as you can tell.  I think they were thinking... we walked all this way to see a big rock!  Ha ha, some day they will appreciate it more maybe.

We also managed to celebrate a very big day down at the lake.  That's right, it was Jared's birthday.  Not just any birthday, his big 30th!  I can't believe it, he is getting so old.  Of course, I am still maintaining my youth, but not Jared... Old Man!  Happy Birthday Jared.  We are so lucky that he is ours.  He is the best husband, father, and friend anyone could ask for!  We love you Jared.

Like always, we had a lot of fun at the Lake this year!  Too bad it's time for summer to end and school to start!  I guess we'll just have to go back again next year!