Sunday, July 31, 2011

Grow Reunion

Every two years my family holds a big family reunion.  It is so nice to see everyone that I haven't seen in a long time, and do fun things together.  This year's reunion was at Liberty Park.  I had a lot of fun!

Week 9

I have had a great year, and especially a great summer.  There are so many more fun things coming my way.  I can't wait!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Week 8

It seems that I am right on board with the guest poster this week who decided that this week's list would be about being a great companion.  Lately I've been trying especially hard to be a better wife, friend, and co-worker. 

Friday, July 22, 2011


Let me just take a second to say that this is my 100TH post!  I'm official now!  That's why this post is going to be really long!  Well, that and I haven't posted in a while.
Last weekend I did a lot!  Thursday night was the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.  It was a BLAST!  There were so many people dressed up, and it was incredible! We had a really good crew there, and I don't think it could have been more fun. 

The whole crew. 

 Molly won the "Least Harry Potter" award!

 This is a typical Molly/Stephanie photo

I spent Friday night up at a cabin in Oakley with some friends for my pal Erin's birthday.  We had a blast!  It's so fun to get up into the mountains and away from all of the drama around town and spend some time with my best gals. 

 Some of my best friends, and Molly brought along her great friend Naomi from her mission. 

I was really excited to do a balloon drop for Erin!

 29! What an oldie!  JK

 We went on a little nature hike.  Super fun!

 I don't really love scary bridges, so I hung back behind and talked with Brittney and Natalie. 

 Molly took me on a little four wheeling adventure.

 It was real dirty. 

We can't wait to go back!

Kurt and I took a couple of days and had a little staycation. It was fun to do things around town that I've never done before.  I spent a whole day crafting, and the next day we went up to Ogden for lunch at a pizza place called Tony's, and hosted a bbq with some family.  

We took a drive up to Snowbird to ride the tram and hike around for a little while.

 We're real excited...and really photogenic

Look at that brave face.  That girl doesn't look afraid of heights at all!

The view was beautiful!  You could see the whole valley way back behind the mountains.

That view is pretty gorgeous as well. :)

The best part of the long weekend was picking up my BFF Andrea from the airport.  She's been in France for almost a year.  It is so great to have her back!

Waiting, but very impatiently!

I love the Passeys! I've known them for 14 years and they are great!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week 7

I love the rain...if I'm wearing the correct gear.  I don't like to be damp and uncomfortable, but I do love the smell of the rain, and the sound of the rain.  I love to see little kids out in the rain.   Rain and I love each other from a distance.

A Bunch of Big Kids

My friend Mandy just turned 30.  She decided to celebrate her birthday by being a kid again.  We went to Boondocks Fun Center and did all kinds of fun stuff.  We went mini golfing, and bowling, we played in the arcade, and we raced go-carts.  It was a blast! 
Happy Birthday Mandy!

The Great Outdoors

Kurt and I spent a few days up in Idaho camping with some of his family.  We had a blast! We've been going up with them for a few years now, and I'm starting to really look forward to it as a summer tradition. 
 I <3 you Willow Flats! 

 Kurt caught some fish.  Cooper just looks silly. 

 Kurt and Quinton made a boat out of old bananas and set it out to sea.

The water was rushing everywhere.  We were really lucky that our usual campsite wasn't flooded.
 I'm just pretty good looking. :)

 I am very afraid of unstable bridges, but I faced my fears to cross this one. 

It was so beautiful!

The family usually gets a picture down there, but the water was SO high!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 6

This week's list is about things we need to let go of.  Sometimes it seems like I'm holding myself back, and if I could just let go, I would be happier.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Week 5

As I'm getting ready for this camping trip, I'm looking for books to read.  That is exactly what this week's list is about. 

Let Freedom Ring

Happy Independence Day America!