Friday, July 29, 2011

Cousin Adventure #8 Roy Pool and Smores!!

This week for cousin adventure we went swimming at Roy pool and then cam back here to roast marshmallows and make smores! My camera was MIA so all I have is the one Mary took at the pool. We have spent SO MUCH TIME IN THE POOL this summer......but the kids have loved it and so I guess it's all worth it! The coolest thing about the night was when we found out that the Western Family chocolate covered graham crackers that Mary brought were Matt safe!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Legacy Parkway

I love the Legacy Parkway Trail. I love that I can get on my bike in Farmington and ride to bountiful and no have ANY cars to deal with! Well, today before the Outlaws game we took the kids on a ride. They all did such a great job! We went 8 miles, in the heat, and everyone (especially Lucas) kept up and did a great job! Poor Lucas had sweat DRIPPING from his face:) I LOVE my family!

Ball Boy!

One of the perks that comes with playing for the Ogden Outlaws is going to the PDL games for free and getting a turn to be a ball boy at those games! Today Matt got to be a ball boy. He was so excited and SO nervous, but he did great! The game was fun. We all love us some soccer around this place!

Little America, The Days of 47 Rodeo, And Breakfast With Grandma!!!

Some wonderful friends of ours called the other day and asked us if we wanted their tickets (private box tickets) to the Days of 47 Rodeo. Of course we jumped on it.....we LOVE a good rodeo! We also decided to make a weekend of it and Stayed at the Little America hotel. It's probably my favorite place to stay. I LOVE the pool!! Mike rode his bike down and the boys and I met him there early enough to get in a swim before the rodeo! It was SO much fun!
Then we grabbed dinner at Rumbi's (Mmmmmmm) and headed to the Rodeo. The box was SO plush and my boys were in 7th Heaven! Thanks Randy and Carol!Then we headed back to our hotel and crashed!Saturday morning we met Grandma Wittke at Village Inn for breakfast. Ok, while it was fun to be there with her and all of that, I will never take Matt there again. They were the WORST! Every question we asked about food ingredients was answered with "um, I don't know...." when asked to check they said "um no....I don't think we can".....? Seriously? Anyway, he ended up eating a salad with chicken on it for breakfast. Oh well, lesson learned :( Ok back to the good parts. It WAS fun to just sit and chat and enjoy that time with Mom. Don is in Texas getting certified (or whatever you call it) for the new jet he'll be flying, and we missed him.After breakfast we still had enough time to go back and swim again! I think my kids would live in the water if they could! Isaac and Lucas and Nick of course, kept practicing their dives. I just love watching them. Sadly check out time came way to fast and we were forced to come back to reality! I love little get aways with my family. They're the best!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This weekend I got to send Tyler off on his very first backpacking trip! He was so excited and I was so excited.......and stressed :) He of course did an amazing job and had a AWESOME TIME! We are so lucky to have such a great scout master. They hiked up to Malan's Basin. Tyler LOVED the view and can't wait to go back! Since his feet are the same size as mine he borrowed my hiking boots.....and brought them back in pieces! LOL I guess that's what happens when you go hiking in boots that are as old as you are!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cousin Adventure #7 Sleepover and Float Preview

Well, last week we actually skipped cousin adventure. GASP! I know, the world has been knocked off of it's axis! We did of course see each other every day at swimming lessons, and we hung out a bit at the Harry Potter premier, BUT it wasn't an official cousin adventure! SO this week Mary's boys slept over here and we had a "video game day" while Mary and Mike went away for their anniversary and then we took the kids to the Days of 47 float preview in Sandy. We decided to make the adventure even bigger and better by riding the train! The kids loved the train.

The float preview was AWESOME! Grandma Wittke and Esther and her girls came and met us too which made it even better! It was so much fun to see all of the floats up close. The amount of work and detail is amazing! The kids had so much fun too. My kids loved all of the floats but the ReAL SL float was the big winner. My kids also loved the marching band that kept circling the room :) This is something that I could totally do again!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The New Bike!

Mike has been saving for a road bike. He figured it would be a while before he could get one, but man was he obsessed :) The other night he was out making Harry Potter wands......of course.....and our neighbor came over. Our neighbor is a bail bonds man and he had taken in a road bike on a bond and the guy was back in jail so he was keeping the bike. He told Mike he would sell it to him for the amount left on the bond...$350...WHAT? The bike is a full carbon frame, Mike's size, and EXACTLY the bike he wanted! Mike asked me if I minded if he bought it (I said HECK NO! That saves us $1,700!!!) and it was his!!! He's like a kid in a candy store :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Muggle Wand Maker Strikes Again!

We had another wonderful, fun, exciting Harry Potter premier weekend!!! It was so much fun! We sold a bunch, met a TON of fun people and totally loved every second of this experience since it's our last! I also have to say how GREAT my kids were all weekend long!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Swimming Lessons

This year swimming lessons were a little nutty. We started on July 5th and ended July 14th. We had several "rain outs" and several lessons in the rain, but over all lessons were a success! Tyler and Matt worked on refining their strokes, Isaac went from being a "stressed out swimmer" to a confident and happy swimmer. Lucas got more comfortable in the water and really began to swim and Nick (who was in the mommy and me class) out swam the level 1 kids :) That little kid has no fear. He LOVES the water! Over all it was fun and I loved being in the water with Nick and chatting with Mary :) I also love that free summer lunch in served in the park by the pool.....I really LOVED it!