Wednesday, June 25, 2014

First Road Trip of the summer!!

Darin has been saying for years he's going to buy a beach cruiser to "cruise" around the KOA!! He purposely didn't pack his bike so he'd have to go buy a new one when we got there. As soon as we were done unpacking off we went to Costco to see what they had and wouldn't you know it they had the exact same diamondback beach cruiser he saw at Dick's a few months ago that he wanted only a hundred dollars cheaper - SCORE!! And I have to say it was money well spent cause he took Dax on LOTS of bike rides!!
We told the kids this year they could go to the zoo or sea world on the free day but once we got there they didn't want to leave their cousins so they opted to just hang out and do whatever everyone else was doing!! - SCORE AGAIN!! We took all the kids to see How to train your dragon 2, participated in all the fun things the KOA has to offer and of course played at the beach!! I enjoy getting out of the heat and just hanging out with the family! A highlight for Darin is going to Hodad's for a burger and Luigi's for some yummy pizza! Dillon likes that he's old enough to sleep in his own tent with Gage & Degan! Degan loved hanging out with his cousins at the KOA and boogie boarding for the first time at the beach! Dustin's favorite part of the trip was swimming at the pool and eating popsicles! Daxton's favorite thing had to be riding his little bike! He rode it all day long and I must say he got really good he was picking up his feet and coasting down the little hills!! The real story of our trip was on the way home: Things were going on along nicely, we stopped & ate at Denny's and headed back out on the road only to get in a traffic jam, so Darin rerouted the GPS and off we went on some exit thinking we were going to by pass all the traffic and found a cool little town to go walk around and check out some fun little shops, than after we stopped for gas we checked the GPS only to find out we were heading for Arizona and had gone way out of our way!! so again we rerouted the GPS to take us home and it took us on some old run down two lane highways, past some old railroad depot, we were even on "Route 66" for a short time!! It's a good thing we weren't in a hurry to get home because it took us forever to get home but we saw some pretty cool things!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mt. Pleasant

June 5-7 I'm sure I've mentioned all the stuff Cord has been left to deal with after his Dad Mike passed away. One of those things is a cabin in Mt. Pleasant Utah. They decided to make a trip up right after school got out to check things out after the winter months so we tagged along! The kids spent the days outside playing soldiers in the fields, building things in the garage and walking to the church down the street to get wifi on their i-touches!! Darin & Cord cleaned up the porch and the laundry room and filled up the church's garbage bins!! (hopefully they don't mind) They also had fun shooting noisy pigeons. But the most exciting thing about the whole trip was getting Big Blue up and running! If anyone knew the four of us in high school they would see all four of us sitting in the front seat of this big blue truck! We even once had a cop point at us and mouth four in front and shake his head no!! How cool is it that almost 20 years later we all still fit in the front seat! It was so fun cruising around reminiscing about our high school days! and we decided that Overton needs a "Swig" and that we need to open it! They also introduced us to pie milkshakes! If you are looking for a way to take your dessert eating to a whole new level well here it is add a slice of pie to some ice cream and mush it up!! Life Changing I tell you!!

P.S. The night we left they found six BATS hanging from the ceiling in the cabin!! kinda glad we missed that!!

the last week of school is the best week of school!!

6-2-2014 I'm a little sad Kindergarten is over for Dustin, it has been a tough year and he was just really starting to grasp things and catch on - (kinder is not what it used to be it's just tough), but what can you do? The Kindergarten program is always my favorite, they are all so cute and Meja does the cutest slide show of pictures from the whole year!! So sad my little guy is growing up!

6-3-2014 Today was water day, I volunteered to help out with Dusty's class so I missed the other kids but they said it was lame so I guess I didn't miss much! The kindergarteners went over to the fairgrounds to play on a big blow up slide and fun water games! It was a success all the kids LOVED it and as a bonus Scarlet was in charge of getting the big slide so she still had it after school so I headed back over after school was out and let the boys have even more fun. It got a little crazy, but what do you expect with a bunch of boys?

6-4-2014 As if Dustin graduating from kindergarten wasn't hard enough Dillon had to go and graduate from the fifth grade!! How did this happen? His elementary years went by way to fast! But we are both excited for middle school 5th grade was NOT a good year so we are ready for something new!! Dad told him absolutely no D's or F's on any more of his report cards or he won't be getting him a car when he turns 16!! hopefully that's enough motivation to keep good grades!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

it's sunday

I noticed after we were all ready to head to church we were all quit colorful!! We were easily the most colorful family at church that day!!

It's not Good Bye-It's I'll See You Later!

Breckan's party 5-31-14

Breckan's baptism 5-24-14

I'm sure I've mentioned it before but Degan has a really good group of friends that he's been friends with since preschool! and here we go again the gang is being split up, Breckan's dad works for the FBI and recently got stationed in Washington DC!! So the Turner family is heading to the big city for 18 months!! I have to admit I'm kinda jealous, how fun would it be to move to a totally different part of the US? a part were it's GREEN and there's cool places to visit!! Breckan will be missed but I'm sure he will still be Degan's #1 best friend when he gets back!!
All the mom's from the gang decided we needed to have a party for all the boys before Breckan left and we thought the mesquite pool would be a perfect place! I called a few days before the party to see if maybe we could get a group discount only to find out they weren't going to be open (panic) I called Scarlet with the bad news and it's a good thing she has connections she got permission to use Liz Adams' pool!! (the boys were super excited to go to the "mansion") It was perfect and the boys were crazy as usual!!


The Phillie's did it!! They won the championship!! I have to admit I'm not a big fan of baseball but I guess if my kid is playing I like watching any sport! mostly it was fun watching him improve, seeings how this was the first year he's ever played!! (I'm not counting t-ball) he did awesome, ya he struck out and didn't catch every ball that rolled his way but he tried and did the best he could and had a lot of fun with his friends!!
His couches were awesome Tom took him to the fields to practice batting & Dan could tell he was getting up tight when he was batting and made him do the "Degan wiggle" to loosen him up!! Can't wait for next year!