Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer's Family Reunion

Summer time calls for family reunions. My grandpa Summer's side get together every other year to have a family reunion. This year we went to Island Park. Nettie and I decided to leave on Wednesday and go stay the night with Summer and Bill in Idaho Falls. The next morning we took a stop in Rexburg to go down memory lane of our college years at BYU-I. Here Nettie and I are posing in front of the BYU-I sign.

We stopped at our old complex Brookside and took a picture of our old door 209. We had a blast in this apartment with awesome roommates. We nicknamed our apartment Club 209.

We ran over to Alpine Chalet to take a picture of our home away from home. I think sometimes we spent more time at our guy friends apartment than ours. This pic is for you Russ, Matt, Mike, Jay, John, and Jared.

We had to have lunch at Craigo's. This was our favorite pizza place in Rexburg. They have the best $5 large pepperoni pizza ever. When you are a college student that is a cheap yummy meal. I think Toni and I got to the point were we could each eat half of the pizza. No wonder I was fat!!

After our quick stop in Rexburg we head to Island Park. My mom's side of the family got together and rented out a cabin. It was sooo nice and sooo much fun to all be together.

Here we are just chillin on the balcony of our cabin and eating snacks.

Summer, Nettie, and Stephanie chillin and posing for a pic.

Well for me I had an adventure while in Island Park. I think right when I stepped out of my car my eye started to guber, turn red, and hurt. It kept getting worse as the night went on and I started getting a sore throat too. I usually wear contacts and this past eye doctor appointment I got some emergency glasses. Good thing I did and also that I brought them on my trip. They came in handy. My mom and Bill made me an eye match because my eye was bugging me so bad. Here is a ridiculous picture of what I looked like.

The next morning my eye and throat still weren't better and I had a fever. Today was suppose to be the big family get together and I was sick. My mom called and got me a doctors visit for 3:30 in Ashton. The bad thing was the family get together was at 2. My mom and I got to go and visit for a little bit and eat and then we were off to the doctor. I ended up with pink eye and strep throat. So not cool!! I just want to tell my Mom thanks so much for missing out on her family and taking me to the doctors. I really appreciated it. Your the best Mom ever and I Love You to death. Here is a pic of me with my my meds at the doctors office.

Friday night Summer, Nettie, our Aunt Stephanie, and I went to Big Springs. Here is a scenery pic.

One of the highlights of Big Springs are the huge fish. We were kind of bummed because we forgot to bring bread to feed to the fish.

Nettie and I wanted to get up close and personal with the fish so we got down on our back to get a close up pic with the fish. Can you see any??

Group pic at Indian Springs. I love self timers :)

That night my dad grilled hot dogs for us. We weren't very hungry after the yummy big lunch we had earlier. Thanks Dad for making some awesome yummy hot dogs.

There was a loft in the cabin and had this cute window looking down into the family room. So we decided to take a cute sister pic.

On Saturday we went rafting. They were going to do two different runs. The first run started at 8:30 in the morning. I decided I wanted to go. We ended up having only six of us on the early morning run. The picture below is my cousin Nathan, Bill, and my Uncle John.

Here is the other half me, my cousin Brittney, and my Uncle Alan. I'm glad I woke up early we had a lot of fun.

My brother in law Bill loves to fish while we are rafting. His line got caught and he jumped out of the raft into the freezing river to go save his hook. What a crazy boy.

My cousin Nathan and Uncle John grabbed onto a near by doc so that Bill could float down to us and get back into the raft. This was the excitement for our morning rafting trip.

After our morning rafting trip we went back to the cabin to get everyone else for the second trip. Here some of us in the back of my Uncles truck getting ready to go rafting.

Raft #1 My family. Aren't we all so cute. Bill was taking the picture so he isn't in it.

Family picture of Summer, Bill, and Lilly. This was Lilly's first rafting trip at 5 months. She did an awesome job. She slept through the whole thing except for getting in and getting out. We love our Lilly she brings soo much fun to our family.

Raft #2 Some of my Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Raft #3 Grandma, Grandpa, Uncles, and more cousins.

We came across a rope tied to a tree that you could use to jump into the river. I finally got brave and jumped in. The water was freezing butt cold. It was a lot of fun. I'm kind of upset with myself because I had a video of Nettie and I jumping in but I deleted them when I ran out of space on my memory card. Sorry Nettie, she was a little upset with me.

After rafting we headed to West Yellowstone to go to a play. We stopped at the famous resting area were fresh water comes right out of these rocks. It is some yummy water. Here is Nettie getting a cup full.

Nettie, Drew, and I went to the play Footloose with my Uncle Alan and his family. It was really run to watch. Here is a group pic outside of the playhouse.
Nettie and I had a wonderful weekend with the fam. We are so glad to be so close to our extended family. We love them all so much and enjoy spending time with them!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lake Mary

It is nice to live in the big city and have the mountains so close to us. On Saturday Nettie and a group of her coworkers decided to go hiking up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Lake Mary. Here is a group pic of all of us before the hike.

It started to sprinkle at the very first of our hike. We were glad it only lasted for a few minutes.

We found some big boulders back in some trees and decided it was a great place to take a group pic.

This hike was pretty steep. We decided to climb this boulder and show everyone what kind of superwomen we really are.

Sister pic by the tiny little bridge we had to cross.

We had to walk in a stream for a little bit so we stopped to take a picture.

As we were hiking we ran into people that kept telling us that there was a moose at Dog Lake. We were going to go to Lake Mary but after hearing about the moose we decided to take a little detour to check our this moose. Below is a picture of the moose. The picture doesn't do it justice but we were to scared to get any closer. But it was a huge moose!!

A quick pic of Dog Lake.

The hike was very petty. I had to take some pics of the scenery. Here is a little waterfall we saw.

Here was a look out spot. It was soooo very very pretty!!!

We finally arrived to Lake Mary after stopping to take pictures every 10 minutes. I think it took us a hour and half to get to Lake Mary and it was only a mile hike. Here is a picture of Lake Mary our final destination.

We had a little picnic at Lake Mary. Thanks Mary for making us all PB&J sandwiches they were soooo YUMMY!!!

The three amiga picture, Nettie, Mary, and I.

Nettie and I had a lot of fun with Nettie's coworkers. They are so fun and hilarious. We are excited to go hiking with them again soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!!

The Fourth of July was one busy day. There is nothing like being in good old Soda Springs on the Fourth of July. Our day started out at 7 am. Summer, Nettie, and I walked the 5k this year while Bill ran the 5k. Here is a pic of us girls before our long walk. Hopefully next year we will be able to run it :)

Bill ran the whole 5k and then ran back to walk with us and take pictures. He caught up to us a little after we passed the 2 mile mark. I'm glad he found us so he could take pictures.

Us girls crossing the finish line!!

After the 5k we drove home and got ready real fast for the parade. Here us girls are waiting for the parade to start.

I had to take a picture of the Cardettes. Nettie and I use to be Cardettes and had to march in the parade. The good old days.

Our home ward had a float this year. My dad is in the activities committee and so he was over the float. Here is the float my mom and him put together. We missed Dad sitting by us watching the parade, but he had to pull the float.

After the parade they have activities in the city park. Nettie and I found the jousting and had to try it out. Well in the picture below I knocked Nettie off her step and she came after me and pushed me off mine. The funny part is I totally did a flip and actually landed on the grass. Dad was a little slow in getting the picture of me falling to the ground because he was laughing so hard.

We haven't been golfing all year so we beg Dad to take us on the fourth of July. Here we are snuggling up in the golf cart.

The golf course was full so we had some time to play around. Nettie told me to lay down and be the ball so she could knock me into the water.

I had to get a picture of Summer and Bill's puppies. They are sooo cute. They still have two boys left so if anyone wants a puppy let us know.

We all gathered in the back of my Uncle Alan's truck and headed to the fireworks.

Here is a picture of our cute little cousins. After taking the picture they wanted to see it. When I showed it to them they said it looked like a pizza :)

My cute grandparents came for the fourth of July this year. It was fun to have them there.

We had everything setup when this big dark cloud started to roll in.

The wind picked up so we ran for the pavilion. Here we are hanging out until the rain stops.

It was down pouring.

It cleared up and we were able to watch the fireworks. It was freezing cold but the fireworks were awesome.

We had another great fourth of July. Thanks Mom for all the yummy food. We love coming home for your yummy cookin!!