Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2 - 4

 I turned the big 2 - 4 on July 23. The day started off by helping my SIL pack up her house (she moved to Utah). We then headed to a ward pioneer activity. There were pioneer games and food. During one of the games, I biffed it. Hard core. Scratched up my legs a bit. Nothing like a good birthday fall. haha On that day, there was an air show at the base - we watched 15 jets take off from my other SIL's house. The birthday girl:

 The birthday girl and Neeko
 One of the jets taking off. I could watch them land and take off ALL day.
 "'Cause I'm leavin' on a jett plane - don't know when I'll be back again"
 Nic and I headed to go see Captain America with my rents. I would say it wasn't that good. I was a bit disappointed because they had very futuristic things for back during WWII. I mean, seriously. We don't even having anything like that in 2011. Anyways, it was ok.
Then it was up to my rents' house for dinner, presents and dessert. Opening presents:

 Reading a card - very funny
 LOVE this purse from my rents
 LOVE this top and sweater - my parents know my taste oh so well
 Opening...what could it be?
 I seriously have no idea what I'm opening up from Nic. So I had to open another present...
 What is it?
 A fishing reel! The first present was a fishing license! I know this may seem like a weird gift to some, but I have always wanted to go fishing! I was so dang excited! And it's hot pink and black! I will be one stylish fisher!
 A giant poster?
 No. The Ugly Stick (that's why I'm frowning haha). It's the matching pole. 
 What could I be oh so happy about?
 SEWING MACHINE! I told Nic that I had to come to sewing on my own - don't pressure me to learn how. It was my goal to learn how this Summer. My mom and I are going to be sewing buddies! YAY.
 Love my handsome Neeko
 Delish smoked prime rib for dinner
 My dad. The master of smoked meat.
 For dessert, Nic made a delish GF chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I couldn't eat all of my frosting, so what do I do? Make designs in it - like my name.
 And cool mountains with a lake. Haha
 Great company to enjoy the sunset
 (Don't hate me for posting this pic mom) I just love them!
 Ah. Love.
 Need I say anything? I think not.
 Testing out my new machine. It needs a name...
 So proud of my rectangle! It was very satisfying.
 When my family was in town for Staycation, we had a mini birthday celebration for me and my SIL Nikki. I got this uber cute white purse.
My mom and I headed to Jo Ann's. Picked out a skirt pattern and this dang cute material. Can not wait to sew me a skirt. I will def post pictures!
Thank you mom, dad and Nic for the wonderful day! And thank you to everyone else for the birthday wishes!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

StAyCaTiOn 2011

What an amazing week we had with the Stewart Family! Everyone was in town: 12 adults and 10 kids (all under the age of 5). Mad house! We had a lot of fun soaking up the sun by the pool, ATV rides, relaxing and lots of eating. I was a poor photographer, so sorry for the lack of pictures...

Neice Bentley Harmon
 Us before heading to dinner 
 SIL Sharon, Ben, BIL Josh, Summer, Dani (L to R clockwise)
 My amazing, tan rents
 SIL Nikki, Sam
 Us again :)
 All of the beautiful ladies
 Headed for a train ride
 The hubs
 That was our train. Such a relaxing ride. 35 miles of track in the woods (we didn't ride the whole 35 miles)
 SIL Nikki, newphew Jameson Stewart
 Beautiful scenery
 Railroad Crossing
 Break time
 Real cart from an actual train
 At the end of the ride
 All of the girls went out to lunch for a "Fav Thing." We each brought what our fav thing was from this past year and brought enough for everyone. Mine was Sixlets. Each got their own colored bag. They're GF!
 Nikki and Wrinkle Release - can't wait to try it!
 Sharon and Sweedish Fish (my bag is still not gone) and a ring she made
 Dani with a brownie spatula, recipe and brownie mix. I got a GF mix. :)
 Summer and pocket watch necklace charm with our family's birth stones - mine has 2 :)
 Mom and interchangeable necklace. Coolest necklace ever!
Girls also had a spa day: pedicures and facials. I highly recommend getting a facial. They also massage your head, neck and shoulders. Divine. I look pretty nast without make-up. 
 Seafood Fest! Delish crab legs. I could eat seafood 24/7/365. No joke.
 Coconut shrimp.
 The table was wrapped in paper. No plates. Use your hands and dig in! We also had grilled scallops. Yum!
We had a great time with everyone! Love you all!