Friday, July 25, 2008


Emmy Eating a cookie

The diaper cake I made for Tori

Emmy stealing my drink

July Family Pictures

Matt's Fam

Emmy being so cute!

I cant believe that the month of July is almost over already. We have had such a busy month and I am ready for things to settle down. I started July off with throwing my shoe party. Sole Desires came to my house with a huge truck of shoes. The more shoes people bought the more free shoes I would receive. Being myself I took full advantage of this and invited a little more then I could handle. I sent out about 75 invitations thinking 40 people would show up. I WAS WRONG!!! I had well over 70 people at my house. My poor house was so packed you could hardly move around! The good news was that I got 8 pairs of new shoes that i love!!!

One of my best friends Lisa is getting married at the end of this month and had another shower with my old ward. It was so nice to see everyone and get some time to talk with Lisa. I miss the old days of blasting music in the car and not having a care in the world.

As most of you know Matt is the baby of 7 kids. His family of 39 were planning to come to Utah for a family Reunion. Matt's brother and his wife Sam were the first to arrive. When Matt and Mitch are together no one else exists! They don't think about anyone or anything other then themselves. So we went to the batting cages,golfing,mini golfing,swimming,rock climbing and anything else they wanted to do for a full week. By the time the week was over I was ready to stay in my house doing nothing for a year! I wish I could have but the next day the rest of Matt's family got in town. We spent the next few days going to his parents house having parties and watching movies in their movie theater. After that we headed up to good old Reid Ranch for a 3 day fun filled family Reunion. I am not much of a camper and my nerves were getting the best of me. Between the HORRIBLE food, staying in a cabin with 39 people, getting a 7:00 wake up call every morning and having Emmy only sleep a total of 4 hours a night i was a little grumpy and feel bad about the situation. I must admit that the trip did have a few high points. Horseback riding was fun and the snow cones they had there were amazing! When we got home I was so excited!!! It was so nice to sleep in my amazing bed with my amazing pillow!!! We had a few days of R&R and just hung out with the good old fam. My sister-in-law Eve came a few nights ago to visit us and we had a little girls night.

On the 23 we went to Bountiful for a bbq and fireworks but did not stay for all of it. We also went to see the new Batman movie. Today we are working on the yard and hanging out. I am grateful for my husband and look up to him in so many ways. I am excited to get back to my normal schedule and go on with my normal life!

CONGRATS to Tori and Ryan on the birth of their little girl!!! I cant wait to see her!!!
Congrats to Lisa who is getting married on July 30th!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

It has been a while since I have blogged. Our computer crashed on so I have not had a computer during the day:( Well the past 2 days have just been crazy! I feel like we have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off! On Thursday we went to Matt's parents house. They live on Eaglewood golf course and always have a big firework show on the 3rd. We got there around 4 and just hung out. It was "bring your own meat night" so Matt brought himself a HUGE rib eye steak. Well I figured that if i got a Cafe Rio salad then the chicken could count as the "bring your own meat". It was such a wonderful salad but I think I pissed a few people off (its because they were jealous I am sure :))Anyway after we ate we just sat and talked and then watched the fireworks. They were ok but not the best I have ever seen. Matt and I figured if we ran to the car right when the fireworks got done we would beat the traffic. WE WERE WRONG! oh gosh it took us an hour to get out of there! By the time we got home we were all so tired i could not event think about doing fireworks again the next day but yesterday I woke up and we did the whole thing again. We went to a fair with some friends and then met my family at Sugar House Park. It has been a fun couple of days and has been nice to have Matt home a little more. I love my family! Emmy is getting so big and starting to communicate so well! She is putting sentences together now and I really can not believe I have such a wonderful toddler!!!