Monday, June 28, 2010

1st Annual ERA Reunion

We drove up north for a family reunion and stopped by to visit my cousin, Kara who's been in the hospital for the past month. She is finally walking and seems in great spirits. We caught her the day before she heads back to Idaho Falls. It was wonderful to see and visit with her and Bryan.

Zack's family all live rather far from each other and we want to get everyone together so the ERA reunion has started! We all traveled to Bear Lake in Northern Utah and camped out for a couple days of activities, visiting and family interaction. It was a good visit with lots of things to do. We all learned a little better what works and what doesn't for this family. I hope this will help our children get to know their cousins better. We hope this reunion will continue and become a family tradition for many years to come.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our Father's Day 2010

Zack is a wonderful husband and father. He deserves a special day for himself and we love celebrating him! When we helped Zack decorate up his classroom for the next school year, he mentioned that he really wanted up to date pictures of the kids. I took the kids over to the Opera House and took their pictures as a surprise for Father's Day.

Katelyn 9 years

Taylor 7 years

William 5 years

Joshua 3 years

Matthew 1 year

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our new "Buddy"

Well let's just say Zack's been home a little more and decided to add a new member to the family. You know with all the space around here it was feeling a little too roomy! Wink. Wink! Introducing Buddy, a pure bread beagel. He's 6 months old and loves the kids already!

Monday, June 14, 2010

William is in Summer School

William was invited to attend a Pre-Kindergarten summer school put on by our elementary school. He is thrilled and really looking forward to meeting new friends! He was very timid at the door but Miss Joan, his teacher knew the best way to distract him and then he was fine. I am so grateful that he will be able to adjust to school before starting this coming August. It is such an adjustment for little kids and this will ease him into it.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Katelyn's Spring Piano Recital

Katelyn did a wonderful job at her spring piano recital. She has worked really hard on practicing and has learned a lot this past year!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Zack's Aunt Sid called to let us know her whole family along with Aunt Paige and cousin Emily would be coming down for the weekend and invited us to join them. Zack took the kids over to camp Friday night while I was out of town helping my brother and his wife Goldie get all packed up and ready for their move to Michigan. He's really amazing to be so willing to take care of the kids while I was out of town. The kids loved playing and camping!

I joined up with them Saturday morning to hike and play with everyone. The boys were so excited about all the lizards, dirt, camping and fun! There were plenty of cousins to play with and they seemed to get along pretty well.

We roasted marshmallows and visited with everyone. Camping has never really been my favorite thing but I am giong to put a lot more effort into especially after how much the kids enjoyed themselves.

We all had fun, played hard, slept a little but enjoyed visiting with everyone. Thanks so much for including us!