Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh Summer Fun!

Well here we are and summer is almost over. It's been a great one!  Aside from Josh being gone all day long and alll evening long working.haha! So about 2 weeks ago I went up to Idaho for a family reunion. Not all of my family could go, but those that went left on July 4th. My sister Ciera and I didn't fly out til that next Monday. Well to make a long story short about my families travels up to Idaho.. they stopped in Utah along the way, and headed though Idaho up to Island park where the reunion was. Well they are jam packed in the car with the trailer not to far behind them. They travel through this small town called Paris, Idaho population of probably 800 people. When... their car breaks down. It's on a Sunday so everything is closed. By the help of some nice people they were able to get the car towed by a tow guy/mechanic guy. He said it would be few days before he would know what's wrong w/ it and to order the parts(he was thinking it was prob the transmition). Well, my family is supposed to be spending the next week at the reunion. To sum up the story... this nice mechanic/tow guy called his wife and told my parents they could just take their Yukon for the week and he'll fix their car in the mean time. Crazy right? My parents are like shocked? He didn't even charge them to borrow his car. Talk about nice people in the world. He was able to fix the car and after our reunion, we drove back down to Paris, and swapped cars... with a brand new transmition in my parents car. The wife of this guy said that he does this all the time. She said last year it spent some of the summer up in Washington. To funny! But bless their sweet hearts because my family wouldn't have made it to the reunion if wasn't for them. (And me and Ciera would have been stranded in the Idaho Falls airport for a few days..haha!) It was a wonderful reunion. We rafting down the Snake River, and spent a few days in Yellowstone... which is gorgeous by the way... AMAZING!

Well not a whole lot else has been going on since then. I've just been working in my classroom almost everyday, trying to get all ready for school to start. I'm way excited for the new year to start, and to meet my new kiddos in my class and get to know their sweet personalities. I'm excited to see my kiddos from last year too... they are sweet little 1st graders now.

Also, some exciting news that we are soooo excited about!!! My sister Savanna and her hubby have been living in Phillly since March when they got married. Lets just say we've been them very very much. Well he got a job out here with ASU and so next week they will be making their way across the country back to AZ. We were soo excited when we heard the news! So glad to have them back here! Good luck to their long drive across the country though.

As you will see that I'm still obsessed with my pic collage apps on my phone. Here some things that we have been up this summer! Enjoy!

For Josh's birthday, we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner with some friends. We had a great time! Yummy food and great company. We love Texas Roadhouse, I especially love what I get there. It's called the "country veg plate", and you choose 4 sides from their sides menu. So i always get a salad, seasoned rice, seasoned veggies, and corn or baked potato. Sounds like a great meal right?? Well, Josh likes to tease me EVERY time we go there. (because I always get that). He just laughs when it's my turn order. But hey you get a variety of yummy food, and I'm always overly satisfied with my choices. And I like to think that it is healthy... w/ all the veggies.haha! I think Josh has a hard time understanding how someone can go to Texas Roadhouse, and not get some form of meat... chicken, steak.. ribs. Well, if you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it. Sooo yummy!

 We had a family dinner at my families' house, and these are our 2 adorable nieces. Love those girls! Hadley is reading a book, and Meg is cuddling with me. So fun! And we have another niece on the way at the end of August! Can't wait!! After that we will have 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
 Here we are on the 4th of July. We went and saw the new Spiderman movie with Josh's family. It was good! I liked the characters better than the old ones. Then we had a BBQ back at Josh's Grandma's house. After that we went over to my parents house and spent the rest of the evening lighting sparklers and hanging out. Savanna and Logan were in town for a few days that week so we were able to spend it with them too! And bottom right picture is Josh around 10:00 that night. With how many hours he works, he is so exhausted by the end of the day.
 This is Hadley taking a nap on my sister Molly's shoulder. So sweet!
 So a few weeks ago my sister bought a shellac machine. So we all got together one evening, and did each other's nails. Let's just say.. there may have been a few tears shed... and some choice words that may have been said.haha! No it wasn't like that.... per say... Let's just say we've gotten a lot better at it. Well... let me rephrase that... My sister Shasta has mastered it now, and is now our family nail tech. It lasts almost 2 weeks with out chipping... it's awesome! Very good investment for a family of 9 girls wouldn't ya say.
 The day after the 4th of July, Josh's company took the day off to spend the whole day at the lake with everyone. There were two boats, wake boarding, tubing, yummy snacks, bees and lots of sunscreen. We had a great time! The water was perfect and so fun! Savanna and came too! Worked out great that they were here! Savanna and I spent some time tubing together... We couldn't stop laughing...(and I'm not sure why were were laughing). So funn!! I must say though... I always forget how dang sore I am the next few days... Oh my gosh I wanted to die. Muscles that i didn't know I had were sore... but so still so fun!
 This is us girls waiting on the dock to be picked up. Most of the guys went out super early like  5am that morning, and most of the girls came down later that morning.

 So back at the beginning of the summer, we started watching the show Revenge. I watched the first few episodes (I didn't think Josh would be in to it. He doesn't like the "drama" shows). So I watch like the first four episodes over a weekend. And Sunday comes, and I tell Josh that it's really good, and even intense. So he says he watch the first episode. Well... let's just say we got to episode 7 by the time the day was over. Ya... didn't get alot done that day. haha! We loved it!! We are so excited for the next season to start! If you have not watched it.... check it out. So good!

Another show that I'm loving is Downton Abbey. This is just a show I'm watching... not Josh. My mom and almost all my sisters watched this. So I checked it out... and once again... LOVED it!!!! It's a Masterpiece Classic on PBS i think. It's a British series, but they air it over here too. I'm just finishing the 2nd season on HULU, and the 3rd season should be out soon. I love it!! I started having the first season playing while I'm working on stuff in my classroom. Love love love it!! Anyways, enough about my favorite shows....I think that is all for now!! We are looking forward to the end of summer, and for the new semester to start! Loves!

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