Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day!

I love my dad.  He is awesome and has always been there for me.  He was always up late helping me with homework in high school... and college.  He is a genius and I am so grateful he is my dad.  He is my price is right buddy! PIR! We watched together everyday during the summer after I came home from swim practice.  He and my mom took me for my 18th birthday. It was awesome!  He helped pay for my school and has made my life so much easier and happy in so many ways.  He is a wonderful dad!  Thank you!

I have a new dad now that I am married.  My father-in-law is a very hardworking man and a great example to me.  I am so grateful that he raised such a wonderful son.  I had the opportunity to spend the day with just me and him this weekend as he helped us move.  He was such a big help.  Jacob is so busy with school, so he offered to come down and we moved almost everything in one day.  It was great!  I am so grateful for his willingness to serve us.  We even took a little break to have some fun...

Last but definitely not least I am so grateful for my husband who will be the father of our future children.  He will be a great dad.  I am so grateful for his love and support!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Break

Jacob had two weeks off from school and we filled it with lots of fun things!  We started off by going to St. Louis to visit his brother Ben and go to some new places.  I saw the arch for the first time.  It was so neat.  We went to the zoo, the science center, the temple, a cardinals baseball game, and had lots of fun with his family.  We even got to see one of our nieces perform in her orchestra concert.  We enjoyed walking the girls to the bus stop in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon.  We had so much and it was great to have so much time together and for Jacob to have a break from school.

We had so much fun at the Cardinals game! 
(Sorry the picture is a little dark)

The St. Louis Arch

We came back on Wednesday and I left for Colorado the next day to go to Skippy's graduation.  I can't believe how grown up she is.  She will be going to Utah state next year and I am so proud of her.  I love you Skippy!  It was fun to be home and see family and friends.  My mom put on an awesome party for Skippy.  It was great.  I was able to see richard for a much needed hair appointment and I got to go to Taylor and Kyle's wedding reception.  On Sunday I got to go to Austin Meldrum's mission homecoming.  He did a great job.  The people of Guam were lucky to have him as a missionary.  The Allen's came to visit from Texas.  It was so fun to see their cute kids and how much they have grown.  Kim and I went running one day and I think the altitude about killed us!  It was a short but sweet trip.

I had a busy week of training for work, but my mom, Lauren, and Brooklyn came on Friday.  Lauren and I ran the Hospital Hill half marathon today.  It was brutal, end of story!  We were told by some lady that it is ranked as one of the top 5 hardest half marathons.  We probably should have paid more attention to the name Hospital HILL.  We ran up lots and lots and lots of hills.  We were dead, but in the end we were so happy to have accomplished it.  We all took naps and then headed out to do some shopping and go out to eat.  It was wonderful to have them come visit!