Sunday, October 16, 2011

Labor Day Weekend!

We went up for the football game and we stayed up there for Labor day weekend. My brother Steve came up with his kids and we stayed in a hotel up there with my parents. We went to the Swiss Days in Midway. My mom had never been before so I wanted to take her.

We ate at a 5 buck pizza that was just behind our hotel. I was suprised how good and it was and cheap. I had never ate at one before. The kids all loved it. Brett loved it too cause they had tv's all around with football games on.

It's Game Time!!

We went up tho the Varsity game in Salem Hills, it was so pretty up there. I loved the cute valley by the mountains and it was so green. My parents went up with us and we took Corben and Brielle. Kesley and Makayla stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Gifford.

Brett is the Defensive Coordinator for Pine View. He is excited about it, he has coached for Pine View for 8 years and loves it, and has good kids he coaches.

It is so much fun to watch him calling plays down on the field. It makes the games alot more fun to watch.

He talks on the headset to another coach on the tower during the games!

Brielle does so good at the games. She likes watching the cheerleaders, annd can't wait tell the end of the game to run down and see her daddy on the field.

Mom and Dad's 40th Anniversary!

My parents had their 40th wedding anniversary. We wanted to do something fun and special for them. We rented the church and had a nice dinner catered for everyone. We suprised them! We all pitched in and got them a gift. My brother in law Paul had some oldies music playing and my parents had fun dancing. It was cute!

The kids had fun watching them dance!

After dinner we set a projector up and watched our old slides of all of us when we were younger. It was fun to have my kids see all my family when we were little! I was sad Brett couldn't be there, he was coaching a football game.

Steph brought her popcorn maker. It was like we were at the movies.

My sister Steph cutting the yummy cheesecake!

Me and Marsha did all the decorations for it. We did it all in their wedding colors, light and dark purple. They turned out so cute!

It was nice to have lots of room at the church with our big family!

First Day of School!

I can't believe it is already that time of year again, Back to school. Where did the summer go? I am excited for the new school year, the kids all have really good teachers, and I think they are going to have a fun year. They are growing up so fast! I can't believe my oldest is going to be in the 5th grade! Crazy!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

At the Cabin!

We got to go up to Pine Valley quite a bit this summer. I love it up there. I could just spend all summer up there. It is so nice and cool. It is amazing you can drive 20 minutes and have it be so much cooler and your right in the mountains.

We had a yummy dutch oven dinner for Alex's birthday.

Eating everyone's favorite kind of cake, Texas Sheetcake!

All the grandkids love to help decorate the cake with sprinkles and of course the candles!

This is one of the favorite things to do up at the cabin is swing in the hammock. I love listening to the quaky trees when it has a little bit of a breeze.

Corben is doing his chore up there. We are suppose to water when we stay there, and Corben was right on top of it. He is such a good helper.

Fishing in Pine Valley!

We took the kids up to Pine Valley and went fishing at that resevoir before our little family party. We didn't fish very long, but it was fun just to watch the kids fish.

Corben playing on the rocks. I love just being up in the mountains, with the fresh air, and the beautiful views all around.

Hanging out with the family!

Fun at the City Pool!

We went to the St. George City Pool for my nephew Bridger's birthday party. They reserved it so we had it all to ourselves. My kids just kept going down the hydrotube about a million times. They thought it was the coolest slide ever.

Swimming with Grandpa!

Brielle had fun. I was suprised how much she liked going down the big slide.

Makayla loves to swim!

Kesley swimming with her cousin Allie!

Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July we started off having a BBQ at Steve's house. It was fun to all get together.

I had made these Brownie Pops for the Fourth for a fun little treat!

Also I had made a An American Flag Rice Krispie treat. I saw it on a website and thought that was the cutest idea and it wasn't very hard at all. The kids all loved it!!

Then that night, We did the usual. We went to Grandma and Grandpa Allred's and watched the big firework show from the sunbowl. Their house is in a perfect spot just a couple blocks down from their. She always has yummy treats and drinks for everyone!

Doing some fireworks with the kids!

Me and Brielle with her American Flags. She had so much fun waving those all around!

The kids are all lined up watching the fireworks and eating cracker jacks!

Brielle loved the sparklers. She just kept doing them over and over again!

Our Trip to Vegas!

We went to Vegas right after school got out. So it wasn't so HOT yet down there. It was actually perfect down there. We went with my parents, Steve and his kids, and Marsha and Russ and their kids. We got two timeshares that had 2 bedrooms in each of them so each family had their own room. They both had kitchens in them so we just bought food and cooked the meals there. It was perfect!!

Here is the cousins watching a movie!!

So much fun to be able to sleep with your cousins and have a big sleepover with them.

Eating dinner in our room.

They all loved the pool cause it had 2 waterfalls, one on each side of the pool. So it was fun to go under them! The pool was so nice and the water was just the right temperature!

We had a BBQ while we were swimming. It was so nice to have everything right there. Especially when you have been swimming all day and the kids were starving!

Brett cooking in the kitchen!!

All the cute kids enjoying some YUMMY food!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Makayla's Dance

This year in dance Makayla was with the 7-9 year old girls. At first I was kind of nervous that she would have a hard time with the older girls. But she did awesome, and loved it just as much!! I was so glad and am so proud of what a great job she did!

This has been my favorite dance. She did 2 dances. One was to the princess and the frog, and the other one was to Snow White.

It was perfect we were right in front of Makayla for her dance. So we could actually see her dance and her expressions. It was so cute!

Makayla looks so little compared to all the older girls. It is so fun to see her progress each year
in her dance, and she can do something that she absolutely LOVES!

Her dance group performed at the Cotton Days. They were so good to wait for their turn to dance. It was so Hot! She loves having every chance she can to perform and do her dance.

Getting ready for her dance!

You can tell they are so HOT! But they just keep on dancing!