Monday, August 23, 2010


Every year before the actual season starts the Optimist club puts on a jamboree. This is where the players get weighed, get their pictures taken and then get to play a mini game on the Blue. Pure heaven for this BSU fanatic.
My little guy is playing linebacker this year. All 68 pounds of him.

The pictures show how this play unfolded. Taylor saw this guy coming and wasn't about to let him score. Loved it!

Taylor is #10 and his buddy Joel is #22.
They are a good team.
Taylor went after this guy with all he had but in the end all he got a hold of was some turf.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My first drive in movie

Yes, you heard correctly...I had never been to a drive in movie before. Not as a child, a naughty teen or a young adult, but at 34 I finally made it! It was the perfect night for a movie.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sneak Peek

A couple months ago Becky Higgins did a "Big Photography Giveaway" where photographers from all over were giving away free sessions. After watching her blog for days and days she finally had a photographer from the treasure valley. I was so excited to finally be able to have a chance to win. And guess what...WE DID! We won a session with Amber Fischer! And she was fabulous! She was so personable and actually got Austin to smile a few times ;o) This is the sneak peek we have and I am chomping at the bit to see the rest!

Monday, August 16, 2010

40 Years

We threw a surprise party in honor of Rodger and Terry's anniversary and, together, friends and family celebrated 40 years!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Green Box Scavenger Hunt

We teamed up with Rich and Steph and Marc and Skye to do the Green Box scavenger hunt. We had a ball driving all over creation taking silly pictures. Here are just a few of the things we had to do. Some of them were team photos, some were individual and some just had to be a certain object.

The rest of the team trying to figure out the first clue so we could get our big list of clues. It took a while cause it was three pages and coded.
The Preppy Potatoes. We came in 9th out of 14 teams. Not bad for our first year. We plan to do better next year.
In a dog house
Wearing hats
With a fish
Wearing glasses
On a trampoline
On rollerblades
In BSU gear
Getting a whole restaurant to 'raise the roof'

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mary Mary quite contrary...

We planted a garden again this year. We didn't plant as much as last year because we were gone so much in June but we did get some things in.
carrots/lettuce/spinach/broccoli/cucumbers/string beans/zucchini/potatoes/pumpkins/strawberries/cantaloupe/raspberries/tomatoes
The bad thing about planting a garden and leaving the country is you miss out on what it has to offer. We missed all of our broccoli because it matured and flowered during the ten days we were gone. Bummer. We also lost a lot of our lettuce and decided that planting spinach is worthless. Mature spinach is gross.
We were outside last night and the kids wanted to pull some carrots. We may have waited a smidge too long since they were so big but the kids loved them.

These carrots didn't fair so well.