Monday, July 26, 2010

Pioneer Day Weekend

We headed up to Duck Creek for Pioneer Day weekend to go camping with my family. We stopped off at Wendy's on our way up to go camping. They had some pretty fun comedian masks that the kids got! It was funny to see each of them trying on the glasses.

The weather was great the whole weekend! The kids had fun playing in the trees, dirt and running a muck! My parents brought their four wheelers which the kids loved! We ate, played, got very dirty and kept going until we were exhausted. By night time we crashed hard!

Matthew was very into the dirt. He ate it, spread it in his hair, played with it and just plain loved it! He was a mess the whole time. I washed him about 10-15 times a day.

We also played on the four wheelers a lot! The adults and kids all got plenty of turns playing in the dirt. They had lots of fun trails to ride.

After we were done camping we headed over to Bryce Canyon to have a look around. It is immense!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fenders visit

My Aunt Donna Sue, Uncle Bob and some of their grandchildren came down to visit. We love getting to visit with family! Katelyn was excited to get to meet some girl cousins around her same age. My cousin Jason's daughter, Brandy (11 years old), my cousin Paul's two daughters, Elli (12 years old) and Katie (10 years old) came with their grandparents. We spent most our visit over at my parents' house playing in the pool and visiting with family.

My mom is best friends with her sister, Donna Sue. It is very fun to see them be together!

My grandparents celebrated their 60th Anniversary while my aunt and uncle were down! They are still very much in love with each other and very dedicated. I've learned a great deal from them through the years and am grateful to have them so close!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy 4th of July Weekend

Jed & Aubrey came and helped celebrate Independence Day with us. They are expecting their first baby in late August! It is always exciting to add a baby to the family. We are so glad they came to visit. It was great getting to know Aubrey better and Jed played with the boys til they were worn out. We played lots of games and had fun visiting.

In Utah when the 4th of July is on a Sunday they celebrate on the Saturday beforehand. We had two sick kiddos at home so I missed out on the festivities but the other kids had fun going with Daddy and the Turnbows! They said the sat so close the ash was getting in their eyes while the fireworks were shot into the sky!

We are so thankful for the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedoms! We salute you and your families! Thank you. Thank you to all those who have fought to make us and keep us free. Thank you.