I want to take a moment today and Thank the wonderful men in my life who have, do, and will take care of me. I want to start with my dad...after all where would I be without him? A spiritual giant who is someone I truely look up to. I learned from him to be proud of my name, and to honor it. He is such a wonderful, loving, fun grandpa who always has time for his grandchildren taking every opportunity to teach them and experience new things. They cherish those memories, and talk about them often. I now know how hard he worked to make us the women that we are. I love you dad. Aaron you are a wonderful husband, father, and best friend. I love the different kind of relationship that you have with each of our kids. They look up to you, and love you so much. Thank you for loving us, and working so hard for our family. I know that it is difficult to be absent from so many things when your on the road. It's never the same when your not here. I love you Big Daddy! And Big Daddy wouldn't be big daddy without his Dad. Fred you are such a wonderful second dad to me. Your willingness to drop everything for anything that we need has been such a blessing to me. You are so full of love for you family..it's really an inspiration. The kids light up each time they hear that Papa is coming over, or on the phone. They love you so much. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son whom I get to call my own. Love you Fred!
My hope is that we can all tell the men in our lives how grateful we are for them. Take an extra moment...share it with them....making memories. Love to all.
As almose everybody in Utah has experienced, our summer started out as a drag. The sun decided to show it's lovely face today for a couple of hours, and the kids made great use of the time. Luke cheered from the sidelines as the fun started. Karson is ALWAYS the "Rock Star" Ally says "CHEESE" Abby really got into the knee boarding approach. Abby and her good buddy Max took time to pose for a photo opp. They are so fun together! Maddie tried, and mastered the "Surfing" approach. Garrett wasn't prepared for the water to be as cold as it was. His face is priceless. A great time was had by all. About 45 minutes into our fun, back came the clouds. I am starting to feel like a Ziggy cartoon. :D
As you saw in my girls trip post, I have embrassed a new way of eating!! I feel fantastic. It has been pretty easy up until Sunday night. Mel and Ryan were coming for dinner, and I had told Melissa that I had all of my food. But when I saw that beautiful potato salad, and even the sick BBQ'd hot dogs...well...let's just say I had a complete meltdown!!! I ate it all, and I'm not sorry. I think that I was low on potassium because my eye kept twitching, and has it twitched since Sunday...NO.
So yes I cheated, but I feel ok about it, and I think that this is a healthy way to look at it. Life should be fun too. It doesn't mean that I will throw in the towel, I will just start anew....and the 9 lbs. I've lost in 2 1/2 weeks is not too bad either. ;D
These crazy girls are some of the best. We decided to throw a no kid weekend together. My wonderful parents were gracious enough to let us stay at their place, and it was ON!!! I need to start also by saying that JEN...YOU WERE MISSED!! She had a sick little boy the night before we were suppose to leave, so being the wonderful mom that she is took the "High Road" and stayed home.
The weekend was full of lots of 1st times for some people. It was Hannah Q', and Twinkle Toes first pedi.....which was greatly deserved after a FULL day of shopping. I thought Twinkle Toes was going to Karate Kid kick her little pedicurist in the face. She's got a thing with people touching her feet. And I think that my pedicurist may have had a little crush. SHE seemed to take great pleasure in beating the holy crap out of the bottom of my feet..."Take It!!" (Ladies that was for you! :P).
We were also about the food. It was lovely, and oh so grown up. No McDonald's, not once, can you believe it? In addition to the food we were all inspired by Hannah Q's new diet lifestyle, that we all hopped on the wagon. ChiChi even stopped her beloved diet pepsi "COLD TURKEY" Wahoo!! We even started and ended each day with..get this...Ground Flax Shooters. Is that sexy or what?
Saturday, we took a little drive to Veyo, and found a terrific little spot for just about the best breakfast we had ever had. That's were we saw our biker boyfriends. Actually I think "they" were boyfriends, but I had to get a picture of the pants. We then spent the day digesting our breakfast by the pool. And the came the "CANNONBALL CONTEST". Twinkle Toes won, as she so gracefully sent a small child up a tree. J/K What a blast, and probably horrible sight. A little 5 year old chastised Hannah Q because she only did a "Pencil". This is also where ChiChi, and Lefty got their nicknames.
On our final night we decided to hit the town of Mesquite. We had a great dinner where Twinkle Toes had an incident with her new shirt. We hit the slots for about 20bucks worth, and decided to call it a night. Are we wild or what?
I don't think that I have laughed that hard in a long time. We talked until we could talk no more. Thank you my sisters for such a wonderful weekend. Love to all.
P.S. This weekend of leasure would not have been possible if it weren't for our wonderful husbands who held down the fort for all of us. As I heard it, each one of them were ready for us to come home. Thanks boys!! And a BIG THANK YOU to my mom and dad for letting us stay at their beautiful place!! It was wonderful. Love you guys.