Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Speedy Spainard!

I got this *great* idea to sign up for a 10K (6.2 miles) a few months ago and took the plunge.  The kids wanted to run the 1 mile run and so we signed them up.  James was a good sport and let me run the 10K while he took the kids to do the 1 mile even though he wanted to do the 10K too.  I guess next year we will switch!  It was really fun to run it even though I felt awful at the end of the race which ended up being the barf flu!
The kids before the *big race!*

Allison and I after the race

James and Violet were a great team (Violet sat on his shoulders and yelled "run faster daddy!"

The kids after the big race!

Me and my little Pressy boy!

*I know it looks like all of a sudden I am really into running, but I actually have been running since Preston was 5 months and recently decided to start doing races.*

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Budge reunion at Bear lake!

Last Saturday we headed to Bear Lake for the Budge family reunion, we ate lunch, swam in the lake and pool, rode on the wave runners and a "super fast boat" and played corn hole.  It was a wonderful time and the kids can't wait to go back!

Playing in the sand!

James taking Violet on the wave runner!

Papa pulling the boys around!

Violet being silly!

Eating at La Beau's and having the famous raspberry shakes!!!

Preston drinking Cort's drink!

Monday, July 25, 2011

First Talk

Preston gave his first talk in Primary, he was so adorable and ate up all the attention.  We were so proud of him!!  Here is his talk...

This picture of the temple was not too hard to draw because I have seen the temple and have pictures of the temple.  When Joseph Smith was commanded to build a temple he had never seen a temple and did not have a picture of one.  Church members wondered what the temple should be made of.  Some thought it should be wood but Joseph told the saints the Lord had revealed the design of the temple and it was very different from what they thought.  Building the Kirtland temple was very hard but brought so many blessing to the early saints.  In the name of Jesus Christ amen.

Monday, July 18, 2011

We have ourselves a hole!!!

They dug the hole for our house!!!  We have been out to see the progress almost everyday, and everyday when James is here.  He is obsessed with going up and *checking* on things, I think I will be more interested in the house once it's progressed to the sheet rock stage and actually starts resembling a house!  I will post more pictures later this week of the foundation, since this is our first house I want to document it all, sorry if I bore you with all the posts!
The day they started digging, do you see our beautiful view!

The kids were fascinated by it!

Inside our hole!

Violet and I in the hole!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

4th of July

I just love this holiday and this year we got to spend sometime with Jessica and Adam as well as Conrad and Hailey!  We got up and went 4-wheelin' in the morning, went home took a nap, showered and dressed and headed up to Evan and Kelly's for the BBQ and fireworks!  We had an AMAZING show since the biggest pyro (Conrad) of all was there to teach the young ens how to make dynamite out of a whistling Pete and what not!
Ready to go fee-wheelin' as Preston calls it!

Pretty Dorothy dressed in her Patriotic duds!

Daddy and his pretty girls!

Me and my sweet boy!

I painted the girls nails


Traditional *tank wars* Pressy actually won this year!

The grand finale'!  Since Utah loosened up the firework laws it was AWESOME!

Of course the sparkler photo's!  I can't wait till next year!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dirty Girl Run!

A few ladies in my ward thought signing up for an all girls run in the mud would be fun (and it actually was.)  I hate missing a party so I signed up immediately!  We all carpooled up to SLC and got dressed in our matching costumes!
Most of the group

We named ourselves the *Muddy Mamas*

Allison and I with our *tattoo's*

The group after the race!

Kelly, Allison and I after the race!  It was so much fun I can't wait to do it again next year!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seven Peaks!!!

The Peak reader passes were about to expire and we finally had warm weather so I took the kids to Seven Peaks!  It was really fun and now the kids keep asking to go back... I on the other hand have had enough to last me all Summer;)!
Taking a break to re-hydrate!

Water Slide buddies!

A few minutes later she fell asleep in my arms, eight hours at any water park will do that to you!

That was the best picture I could get of the three of them!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Summer Hike!

Evan and Kelly decided to take their kids on a hike and invited us to join in.  It was really fun and not very hard which = perfect for kids!  After the hike we hit up the movies and saw "Mister Poppers Penguins" which we all *surprisingly* liked:)!
Preston taking off on the hike!

Up at the grotto!

The kids and I at the grotto

Cousins on a log!

Kyra and Violet

Feathers in you hair...

Since feathers are *all the rage* in Utah we decided to jump on the band wagon:)!