Monday, July 21, 2008

Swimming in Willard Bay in between boat rides.
Zack floating on his back.

Here are some pictures of our last time out boating, on Saturday. We spent most of the time just swimming, I was being kind of a woose after wrecking pretty hard toeside on my face wakeboarding on Tuesday. The kids had a great time and Zack swam more than he ever has.
The two girls who pierced her ears.
A few tears fall after they finish.
The new earrings.
Cassidy healed from her ordeal (with her new pink hair)!

I have always told Cassidy that for her 8th birthday she could get her ears pierced so she has been anticipating this birthday quite a bit. She was really nervous to get it done so I called ahead to make sure two people would be working so they could do both ears at once. She was awesome and so excited after they finished that she couldn't stop taking about all of the cool earrings she gets to wear now.
Cassidy and her friend Hadlee at the bowling alley for her party.
Christina, Sarah, and Cassidy wait for their turn to bowl.
Jason playing with baby Elivea, the baby we borrow all of the time.
Elauna and Ellie, Zack's friends that came bowling with us too.
Cassidy blows out her candles.

I can't believe it, my little girl is 8 years old! It is crazy to think it has been that long since we had our first child, I certainly don't feel like I am old enough to have an 8 year old. She had a fun party on the Friday before her birthday at a bowling alley in Roy called Sparetime Family Fun Center. It was tons of fun! We bowled, ate pizza, had cupcakes, and opened presents. For her actual birthday, on Sunday. She wanted chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and Navajo Tacos for dinner, too funny. We had my friend Emmalene and her girls over for her birthday dinner and had a really nice evening. Her baptism is scheduled for August 2nd at 1:00 and I am starting to get ready for all of the company that we will have in town for the special occasion. It is sad that the new Stephenie Meyer book comes out the same day, I will have to wait until everyone leaves before I have a chance to read my copy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I thought I would throw in a couple of pictures of us at Lagoon with Jason's brother Matt and his family the end of June. They came and stayed a weekend at our house on their way through to their new home in California and we loved having them here. Zack and Brayden had so much fun playing together and Shelby is a doll. Matt and Cassi are pretty cool too. :)

A few candids of the newest addition to the Byrom family, baby Sam. He is one of the happiest kids I have EVER seen. The only time he cried was when he was hungry and as soon as he was full it was back to his happy self.
Me and my hot husband chilling in my parent's backyard over the 4th of July weekend.
Kim and and her boyfriend Justin doing the same.
Monte, Crista and Sam joined us as well.
All of the grandkids swinging on the swingset.
The kiddos making a 4th of July treat while they play in the sprinklers.

Well, here are the pictires of the 4th of July trip to Page, I am finally blogging them almost two weeks later. We had a great time at my mom and dad's house over the 4th, it was so HOT though. I never remember a 4th of July that hot in my youth but I guess it was a lot easier to handle back then, another sign of being old I am sure. We had a fabulous time at the parade, park, rafting the Colorado River (pictures to come because we took those on a waterproof camera because I didn't trust myself enough to take my own), eating (of course), and visiting with family. This was the first time since last Easter that we had all been together, in fact I hadn't even met Sam, Monte and Crista'a baby, yet and he was born in December. The kids got along and played so well together and it was so nice to see everyone. My mom and dad even babysat the kids one evening so the siblings and their significant others could spend a night on the town, Page actually has a crazy good sushi place now. It was such a wonderful trip. Jason and I left the kids in Page for a week of camping with grandma and grandpa.
It was so wonderful to have some alone time with Jason, I loved EVERY minute of it. I mostly worked on Cassidy's room while she was gone. I painted it and redecorated it for her 8th birthday present, her birthday is on the 20th of this month. She seemed to be really happy with how it came out, I just thought it was time for a change since her room had been the same since she was 2 years old. We also went to a few movies and dinner a couple of times, relaxed at home, and went to Bear Lake for a night. We coodinated our schedule with our friends Mike and Rachelle and they sent their kids to St. George to spend time with her parents at the same time our kids were gone so we hung out with them a lot as well, in fact they went to Bear Lake with us. It was great, we will have to do that annually!