Saturday, June 27, 2009

I have always loved AVATAR: The Last Airbender on Nickelodeon...I was so sad when the show ended...and don't even get me started about Aang and Katara!!! But I'm so excited about the live action movie coming out next summer...this is the first trailer out! It looks VERY promising! M. Night Shymalan is the director and Jasper from Twilight is playing those are two great reasons to be excited!!!

Playing in the Sprinklers

Scott decided to turn on the sprinklers today and about a dozen little birds decided to come play. They were zooming in and out of the spray and taking little baths in the gutter at the front of the house. It was fun to watch!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Work in Progress

I am proud of myself and the changes I've made over the past few months. I've lost over 40 lbs., new glasses, new hair...I'm working on getting my outer-self to match the person I feel I am on the inside. I think I'm getting closer.

When this Christmas photo was taken in December, I thought it was pretty good, but my pictures always surprise me, because I never look "familiar" to myself. Does that make sense? By March, I had had enough...time to make some changes.

It's only been recently that photos I see have started to look like ME! So, Yay Me! I'm not finished yet. I still have about a hundred pounds to go and I might be blonde before I'm done...but I'm totally happy with my progress! Maybe by the time I'm 40, I'll have my stuff together. You gotta have a goal right?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our 2009 Lagoon Trip

We had such a great time at Lagoon this year! We knew it would be rainy before we went, but we stayed pretty dry...a little damp and muddy at times, but it didn't take away from any of the fun we had. The slide show below shows most of our fun adventures. You can definitely see the changeable weather in the pics...some are full sun and others are dark and stormy.

We went with two of Taylor's bffs Shaylee Sabaitis & Kaitlan Terry. I'm so glad their families let us "borrow" them for a couple days. They were so much fun to have along and we love them lots! My brother Chad and his daughter, Bella, and my sister Anissa and her daughter, Anje-looby-nette Noel Olivas de Fuerte ;) and my mom, Grandma Dawn came along as well. We had a regular tent city set up and it kept us pretty dry throughout. While we were at Lagoon, the girls bedding got pretty wet though, which sent Chad and I on a GPS driven Laundromat search all over the Salt Lake valley in the middle of the night...unfortunately, each place we found had just closed minutes before we arrived...but it worked out all right. By the time we got back, the girls were all tucked up asleep in scrounged blankets and all was well. Chad and I had fun in the dry, warm car for a few hours. We were all glad to pack up camp and head home to the dry, sunny, warm south.

Lagoon was fun as ever...hope you enjoy sharing our adventure with us!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Taylor's Flight

One of the highlights of our Lagoon trip was seeing Taylor ride on the SkyCoaster. If you've been to Lagoon or driven past, you've no doubt seen this ride. Flyers are hooked to a cable and hoisted 150 feet in the air where they pull a rip cord and free fall into a huge swinging arc over the park. We have often marvelled at the people who dared to ride it and the last time we went, Taylor begged us to let her try but there was no way I could let her. I guess it took a couple of years for me to get used to the idea! She said she wasn't even nervous and I believe her. She is such a DareDevil...I'm sure this is just the first of many extreme moments in Taylor's life. I'm so proud of her!

Here she is getting rigged out.

I LOVE the determined look on her face in this picture! This is SO Taylor.

Getting some last minute instructions on the rip cord.

She said the scariest part was walking out to this platform. It dropped out from under her and she was hanging in midair, waiting to be hauled high into the sky.

Here is the video of the Lift Off and's not as good as I hoped. I lost her for a minute, but you can get the idea. We were all very excited!

This is the video of Taylor walking back after her flight. I love her swagger....she deserves to be proud.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Read-a-thon

I lost my computer when I quit my job. So I've been spending less time blogging and more time reading. I've read some good stuff over the past few weeks: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Harry Potter 6, 7, & 3, Dead & Gone, City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass. Aunt Dimity Vampire Hunter & we'll start Harry Potter 4 tomorrow. I love to read and I love summer because I always have more time for it.

If any of you are reading good books, I'd love to know about it. I always run out of things to read.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another Dose of New Moon

I was up at the Jordan Commons Megaplex to see UP (loved that, btw) and saw the New Moon Movie Poster. I had to come home and find it to share. I'm so excited...but I'm actually more excited right now to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! It comes out on my birthday and I will be at camp on that day, but as soon as I get back home, I'm there. I just re-read both Year 6 & Year 7 and they were so much better than I remembered. Yay. And by the time it is out, New Moon will be that much closer.