Tuesday, August 23

i learned the hard way last week why you are told to leave your phone home at girls camp

I couldn't find my phone for about a day 
when it finally showed up it was destroyed
got rained on and ran over multiple times 
it feel out of my bag when I was hauling all the gear to camp

isn't it amazing how well the case held up 
didn't protect the phone much.

at the time it wasn't very funny 
but now that I have my new phone in hand i can laugh about it 

Monday, August 8

the weekend

we had a pretty exciting weekend
sam finished summer school officially on Thursday!
now we have two weeks of true summer

we celebrated sam's birthday again
august adventure was the park city zip line
I showed my true love for sam being willing to do so a thrilling activity
but it was a blast
as timid as nervous as I was before I jumped off the ledge
it was way fun

I totally get what all those folks on the Bachelor/Bachelorette are talking about
we definitely took our relationship to a new level by taking that leap of faith together

Afterwards we headed to Deer Valley to celebrate our anniversary
we love LOVE travel zoo deals!
it was great we relaxed by the pool and ate a fantastic dinner
they upgraded us to a suite for free which was awesome
and mostly it was just great being away from all distractions and being with my boy

we slept in for the first time in forever
and then prepared to boat the night away with some friends

the lake was beautiful
we were one of the last boats off
it was such a great time. 
(all our pictures are on the real camera)
(this is Beckham playing with his birthday present,
Sam and I like to give a box of kleenex's to the 1 year olds
they love just pulling out all the tissues and playing in them after)

finally we celebrating little prestons' birthday on sunday
we had a scooby do themed party
sam and i were Shaggy and Velma

we spent the rest of the night swinging on the porch
talking away with the family

it was a wonderful weekend and we have great things planned for the week
hope you have a marvelous monday

Thursday, August 4

fruit flies

fruit flies have been driving me bonkers lately due to all the fresh produce sitting around our house
I'll have to give this a try, any other remedies?

Tuesday, August 2

love this and love her

Modest is Hottest, Ladies. "I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder. - Emma Watson

I'm not implying that I dress modest to make people wonder but I definitely agree with her opinion on revealing clothing.  I also admire her attempt to remain true to herself despite all the media attention.  What a great example to all the young women in the world.  

Monday, August 1


yes we went to nebraska for the weekend
when telling people where we were headed everyone asked why?
well i grew up visiting my great grandma every summer in nebraska
so many wonderful memories of such a beautiful land
we ventured out again this year with all the nieces and nephews
almost all siblings
to relive the past and make some more great memories

lucky for us we flew instead of driving like we used to
double lucky we volunteered to be bumped
(why were three flights to omaha overbooked??)
we earned 2 400 dollar plane vouchers! and got to fly first class

lucky for us our first day was overcast
we visited 3 cementaries in one day
and the church my great great grandpa helped to build

we purposely went during the saunders county fair
enjoyed seeing all the animals
especially the petting zoo
especially getting licked by the dogs with worms

memories flooded through me as we visited dolores' house for dinner
some smells never change
... don't worry it was a good smell

my nieces and nephews got really good at catching frogs and fire bugs
marijuana supposedly native to nebraska
we shot off fireworks

played at many parks

and of course enjoyed the famous 'hot roast beef sandwich' from Rezac's
visited winter quarters on our way back home

we loved sharing our memories with the nieces and nephews
sam was such a sport being the only boy besides my dad to join us
it was wonderful to show him where everything happened.

thanks for the wonderful weekend nona and pops.