Saturday, July 26, 2008

Can we say REDNECK?

We went to the Kamas Demolition Derby and had the time of our lives. It was definitely redneck heaven. The woman who won the Powder Puff heat, or the Estrogen Ocean heat as the announcer called it, came out of her car with blood all over her face from her broken nose! This was such a fun night with friends.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

24th of July

We started our day off by heading down town for the Pioneer Day Parade. We had so much fun watching the different things in the parade. We sat and watched the drama go down between the flag girls and their coach in one of the marching bands. Shortly after the scuffle, a horse got spooked. He jerked back and broke the wagon with a bunch of people inside. Everyone rushed over to calm the horse down and get everything moving again.

Later that night we went on a hike with the Knaphus family up Grandeur Peak to see the fireworks. As we started we realized the hike was 3 miles and it was already 8 o'clock at night. We hustled to finally reached the top and made it just in time for the fireworks. After they were over we all headed back down the mountain. Just after midnight we made it to the bottom. Tyler asked me for the water and we quickly realized that he was missing our backpack. It had everything in it- including the car keys. Since all of us rode in the same car, we were stuck. Tyler panicked and began jogging back up the mountain to get the backpack at the top of the mountain. Three hours later he retrieved the backpack and made it back down the mountain. It was one of the hardest hikes I have done in a long time. Tyler was sweating so bad that the stuff in our backpack was wet! On his second trek up the mountain he had no water and had to resort to using a spring. We are just praying that he doesn't get sick. This was one long night!

Our view at the top was beautiful.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Tyler built me this garden box for Mother's Day. We planted tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers, squash & cucumbers. We had no idea what we are doing, but our tomatoes are massive and we have over 20 squash growing on our one plant. Tyler swore that the jalapeno tasted like a bell pepper- yeah right! He gave me a little piece and it burned my mouth so bad that it started to go numb!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Holly Lane Children's Parade

Our Primary had a children's parade to celebrate Pioneer Day. Since Tyler already had a sweet cowboy outfit he decided all he needed was a sweet bike to ride. He made his bike into a horse. We gathered up all the resources we had to make this happen. It looked so ridiculous I couldn't stop laughing. Tyler was the only adult in the children's parade. He was such a good sport because he loves his primary class!

Bailey and Bridger (our niece and nephew) joined us for the parade. They were so cute throwing candy to the neighbors.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Celebrating our Independance

We joined the Hogle, DeSantis and Macey family for the Evergreen Parade.  We had so much fun see all the kids all dressed up and remembering the silly outfits that our moms used to make us wear in the parade.  We had a yummy BBQ at the Knaphus house and then made our way over to the Holladay fireworks.  Such a fun day- always fun when you don't have to work!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oakley Rodeo

As always, I got tickets for the Oakley Rodeo to kick off our 4th of July. Tyler told me over the phone that he had done some shopping for an outfit. I came home from work to see what damage Tyler had done.  Well he sure outdid himself at the D.I. 5$ shirt, 8$ pants, 9$ boots, 10$ hat. . . . Tyler looking like the farmer-in-the-dell, Priceless! The photos of Tyler's jeans don't do justice to how ridiculous they really looked.  They were that fabric material, with pleats on both the front and back, were tapered at the bottom and were 4 inches too short!  Just like grandpa's jeans.  Tyler looked like he was at least 60 years old from the back.