Monday, June 22, 2009

Dad's Day

We had such a nice Father's Day.

My Mom & Dad were able to come down and go to church with us. Troy got home from his meetings early so he could drop Connor off. He's headed here for the week:

My brother and his cute family came over for lunch.

Look what Traci made- isn't it gorgeous- it was delicious too!

I am so grateful for my Dad and the chance to spend some time with him!

My kids are pretty lucky too!

We all think he's a wonderful Father- it was the boys' idea to get him a new basketball.

He even managed to sneak in a nap. He has to get up at 5:30 on Sunday mornings. I did have some hot cinnamon rolls for him before he had to leave for his meetings- thanks to Rhodes and the timer on my oven.

After my family left we headed over to Troy's parents house for dinner. We were so fortunate to be able to spend time with both of our families.

Troy thinks the world of his Dad!

Hope you all had a nice Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My kids probably don't want me to show these pictures. We took Mo into get groomed yesterday.

Poor puppy had a lot of matted fur and so they had to shave him

last week

this week

The kids are having a hard time with how different he looks, I still think he is cute.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


We had a wonderful trip to Branson. It was a little crazy because we went just a week after school got out, but everything turned out great.

We drove down to Kansas to spend a few days with my sister at the beginning of our vacation. We all had fun relaxing, making pasties, and the part the kids like best- playing with their cousins.

We really enjoyed the condo we stayed in. The boys had their own room bedroom and bathroom and we had a nice little kitchenette to eat meals in.

To help cushion the cost of vacation, we did eat at least 2 meals at our condo or bring a prepared picnic along with us. We did find some other really fun places to eat:

Branson is famous for it's shows and so we had to go see for ourselves. We saw

Kirby Van Burch's magic show- we all were amazed

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede- this one is dinner and a show- totally worth the money

The Hughes Brothers- an LDS family act- such nice people- we actually stayed and talked to them for a 1/2 hour after the show

The Haygoods- really talented family- the best music show we saw

GAC nights @ Silver Dollar City-

Speaking of Silver Dollar City- we spent 2 days there and had a blast!

We rode rides

One time where we should have taken them up on their photo

And walked through Marvel Cave

We spent a day at White Water

We rode the ducks- one of my favorite things that we did on our trip

We rode the go carts

With all the coming and going we made sure to relax as well-

there were bubble baths

the boys golfed

while the girls got pedicures- it was Genna's first, she loved it!

I even managed to do a puzzle and read 4 books.

Branson is a gorgeous place-

Lake Taneycomo- we drove over this everyday to get into town

Table Rock Lake

I'm sure we'll go back soon.