Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The magic of Photoshop

So as you can see by my changing background, and title header, I have rediscovered my love of computer graphics. I LOVED taking all of my art classes back in college and had forgotten the addicting and fun aspects of Photoshop. Now granted I am no pro and by all means I had bought Photoshop back in '98 so it is missing A LOT of the bells and whistles of the many, many, many newer versions. On that note, I hope you enjoy the different types of photos and such to come!

Our serene visit to a wide open field...

started out as a nightly T-ball game!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ward camp out 2008!

Ward family camp out that is! We decided to have one last hoorah while the weather is decent. Please ignore the random house in the background, I promise we went to an actual campsite! :o) The kids had a BLAST, we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire, by we, I mean Jason! Might I add that he is quite the open fire chef, thanks for the yummy dinner. Jason and the kids slept out in the tent, while Delia and I had our beauty rest in a civilized manner. We took video of the kids sharing their versions of scary stories. I have not been brave enough to watch them yet, after I muster up the courage to view them, I will share them with you our faithful audience. Side note, I have to also figure out how to upload them too! :o)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eureka and Rip Van Delia !

Much like Claire, Delia never did take to a binky. I guess I will never get to make those cute little jeweled binky clips, so sad! :o( This brings me to the first part of the title; EUREKA. Without looking at the picture, I'm sure you can guess where I'm going with this.

*Just for the record she has not been given any nyquil, benedryl or any other sleep inducing medication!

I can hardly believe it myself, but little Delia has amazed me with her ability to sleep. I know by sharing her accomplishments I am jinksing myself into a sleepless night tonight! he he he Delia went to bed last night at 10:30 pm and got up today at NOON!!! I had to go in and wiggle her occassionally to make sure she was okay. She has taken really good naps today to boot. Can I just say how much I love this little bug! :o)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Olympics 2020!

Start saving your money now so you can watch this gymnast at the 2020 Olympics! :o) Claire started gymnastics last Tuesday and really enjoyed herself. About 10 minutes into the class she proclaimed her tiredness, but she persisted. I'm sure it is apparent that she has developed a new way of coping with new situations...check out the ends of her sleeves! YUCK!!! Her little friend Megan will be signing up for the same class, so that will be extra FUN! Claire got to learn the 7 starter positions of gymnastics and is demonstrating a few in the photos. She already got to take a stroll on the balance beam and got to enjoy the trampoline. Thank you Grandma Rene for helping make this possible. :o)

Our little princess!

I did a little photo shoot with Delia today in her blessing dress!
She looks like a little doll in her fancy dress. :o)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Delia's blessing

We blessed our sweet little Delia this past Sunday, September the 7th. We had so fun with all our family that traveled to be here. Thank you all that came to support our family and bless Delia. Jason's mom made the GORGEOUS dress that Delia was blessed in, and I used ribbon from my wedding bouquet to make her hair bow, what a beautiful little girl she was! Sheri was an amazing help and held Delia all through Sunday school and Relief Society! After the block of meetings we had a yummy dinner. I had made shredded bbq chicken sandwiches. I cooked the chicken the night before and was so excited to be able to use the NEW roaster I had gotten for Christmas. To my great disappointment upon plugging it in, it started smoking and being really stinky, an apparent electrical problem. I ended up using my two crock pots and all was well in the universe! :o) However I cooked WAY TOO MUCH chicken, after collaborating with my sister, we decided to cook 10 lbs of chicken, nope, no typo there, I cooked 10 lbs. Needless to say it ended up being 5 lbs too much!!! :o) I was able to freeze the extra so I have two I don't feel like cooking dinners now!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Birthday Bowling!!

This year we celebrated Dad's birthday at the Army Depot out here! We had it exclusively for 2 hours, which was AWESOME!! We had quite the BLAST!! The one bad thing about taking pictures while bowling is, if you want an "action" shot you have to take it from behind! Sorry folks! :o) We had a lot of fun and yummy munchies too. Claire couldn't get enough of my sisters guacamole, can you blame her? :o) I know Jason and Aaron really had fun bowling against each other, I think they are the only ones who actually looked at their scores. A few of the lanes were out of commission, they had a hard time returning the bowling balls, ANNOYING! My lane was very generous though and gave me a courtesy point for every gutter point, boy did those add up! ;o)

Monday, September 8, 2008

8 years ago today!!

What happened 8 years ago today? Jason and I got married!!! These last 8 years have FLOWN by! It has been FABULOUS being married to Jason and I can't wait for another 88 years! Well actually I can because I would be 118 years old! :o)

Today we went into Salt Lake and had lunch at the Cheese Cake Factory! Yummy!!! :o) My friend Liz watched the girls for us while Renzo was at school. We had a lunch date seeing that Jason is already off to school up at the U of U. I can't wait for him to graduate next fall!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Strike that from the record!

So on Labor Day we went into my mom's and dad's for a bbq but we stopped by Mark and Melanie's before hand. When we walked in, Melanie said, "Hi Renzo, or should I say Isaac?" Renzo looked at me with a serious face and said, "You shouldn't have put that on the website." So I am officially striking the last post from the record...but it's too cute to actually delete!

Renzo has grown to like his name again with a little help from my friend Dianna. She shared that her husband, a police officer, works with a guy named Lorenzo. They have nicknamed him Snow for the same reason! After telling this to Renzo he said, "Coooool, I'm a police officer." All things are right in the universe again! :o)