Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We love this time of year! The Ute Stampede
is something my kids and mostly me look
forward to every summer!

Kaylee was in the Baby Contest! The theme
this year was my favorite American Hero!
The night before I could not find anything
to dress her up in! Her very talented father
got out the sewing machine and made her
this super cute Sacajawea outfit!

She was so cute and took 2nd in her age division!

The rodeo is always great! I love the way they
bring the flag in! It brings back so many memories!
When Kaleb was little for months after the Stampede
he would put his superman cape on and hold a blanket
in his underwear and jump off the coach singing Proud
To Be An American!

The kids still love the carnival!

Then there is the parades! The kids get SO much
candy! This year was so fun cause every time a
royalty would come by Kaylee would wave, jump
up and down, and say "Hi Princess!" She loves

The kids were super excited to see Mater! He
made his appearance at the Ute Stampede!

Now that the Ute Stampede is over we know that
our summer is coming to a close! But we sure
can't wait till next year!

Boulder Mountain Rain and Shine

We try every year to take the family
down to the Boulder Mountain for
some camping and fishing! This year
we went a day earlier then the
Worwood's and Thatcher's! We took
Grandpa and Grandma Curt with us
and Aunt Katie! We had so much fun!
It rained.....A LOT...it was hot...it was
just a good time!

Katie was the brave one and rode with Kaleb
on his four wheeler! It was slick in some spots
and they actually slid backward/sideways down
a hill. Kaleb jumped off and made Katie drive the
rest of the way! But eventually he took back over
and did awesome!

The Curtis family at the lake! The fishing sucked
so it was time for a picture!

The next we stopped at Bob's hole (puddle). I
was pretty sure my brother Mike was up in the
night saying there was fish in here! But Kasey,
Kevin, Kymberly, and Tacia all proved us wrong!

Dad caught a fish on our last day at Solitaire Lake!

Oh and did I mention it rained.... A LOT!!!! We
really weren't prepared for the huge rain storm
that soaked us all! When we got up to Donkey
we had to build a fire and dry out...just in time
for it to rain again!

No rain jackets....but Karson sure
loved his garbage bag!

Me and Kaylee trying to stay dry!

This is what the road looked like after it rained!

The rain looked pretty awesome on the lake!

Kaylee mostly rode with me and her dad but we
had to stop for a shot of the awesome view with
Grandpa and Grandma!

(below):Our family after getting SOAKED at Solitaire
on our last day!

Grandpa and Grandma with their grandkids!

The whole group minus Mike..he was taking the

Rain or Shine, Fish or No Fish, we had a blast!
This trip made so many memories for our kids
that will last a lifetime! There is never a dull
moment! I know my kids are already talking
about the next time!

4th of July

We love July at our house! Lots of fun celebrations
and parties. On Saturday the 1st Nephi had their
celebration so we spent that day with the
Worwood's and the Thatchers! We took the
kids to the park for the games then it was back
to grandpa's for a BBQ and water games!

Kaleb is sneaking up to get grandpa

Kevin really got dad wet!

Kaylee loved the swan ride at the park

On Monday the 4th we added something new to
our 4th of July! We went and watched the parade
in Mt Pleasant with Sam's family!

I made TuTu's for the little girls! I think they
loved them! Above is Kaylee and Cassidy! Below
is Kaylee and Sarah!

Then we watched Mt Pleasant's Fireworks! It rained
a little on us but they were so awesome!

Katie had recently returned from China and
so she went with us! It was a good night!

What a way to kick off the month of July!