Monday, July 14, 2008

summer time

 Where in the world has the time gone? I swear I feel like I just posted on this thing!! I guess I am the worst blogger out there. I promised a good friend of mine that I would do a NEW post by last week ok I know I am a little behind.... but what the heck here I go!      My life has been busy with Summer vacations,work,Graycee,Swimming,Work,  doctor appt. swimming,  lots of cousin play time!!! and oh ya I can't forget WORK! 

   We have gone on a few trips this summer so far. We started off the summer by going to Alaska in a BUS. Yes you read it right a BUS! we drove from Az to Homer Alaska! We did a big family trip 2 buses filled with lots of Aunts and uncles and cousins. We had a blast and Graycee did great! She got sick while we were out on the road but over all she did great. I am so glad we had the chance to do such a fun thing. Thanks to everyone that planned the trip. I hope we do it again! 

 Second Trip was to Oceanside Cali. with Mark's family! We stayed at the Porter's beach house right by the water. It was PERFECT!! I didn't want to come home. We missed Julie,Dustin and John and Michelle and Ben. It was nice to just wake up and go to the beach all day. Graycee was in HEAVEN she is like her daddy and papa  she LOVES the water. The waves were big and she would just run straight to the water and get hit by the waves and come up and just laugh... The weather was perfect! At night we would play games and sit around and talk and laugh.    

 Third Trip was to Pinetop for the 4th of July! Travis and his kids were up there and they called and said come up here. So we did we left that night at 1030 and drove up to pinetop! 
  It was nice to get out of the heat. The only bad thing was Mark got really sick while we were there, but he still came along and did everything with us. Friday morning we went to the Showlow parade and the kids were in heaven Graycee loved the fire trucks and the horses. We then ran into some friends and we went and hung out at there new cabin!! It is Beautiful! Thanks Jas and Reg for having us over.  We then went back to the cabin and took naps so we would be ready for the big fire work show in Showlow!!!  We went to the school in showlow and watched the show it was fun to be with family and friends! Saturday we just hung out at the cabin all day then that night we headed back to the good ol valley. Before we left we did stop and watch some car races in Showlow!  Lets just say a place I wouldn't mind  never going to AGAIN!!  but a great place to people watch if you like doing that!
   I have been working a lot these days we are having an open house at the salon in Aug. So we have been trying to get ready for that. 
  I put Graycee in Swimming lessons with my friend Shelley!  Lets just say I am so GLAD I did she is a little fish. So it has been nice to watch her learn how to grab the side in case she is to ever fall in.  Which She did the other day while me and my friend Bridget went swimming. It freaked me out! But she did grab the side. So a BIG thanks to SHELLEY!!!

   I am still prego and Fat as it comes! I am going to the doctor all the time it seems.  I am just ready to have this baby already, I know I have a little while. My last appt. the doc. said I am measuring about 2 weeks bigger then my due date.  So we will see what happens I did have G 3 and half weeks early so I am hoping for that again!!  But I swear he is a mover at night he goes crazy.

 We have spent A lot of time with cousins, which is ALWAYS FUN. Mark and I watched Travis and Corree kids while they were in Hawaii. It was fun to have that one on one time with there kids. One night I was making dinner and Kenadee asked if she could help me and I said YES! So she is helping me and out of the blue she says you know what I want to be when I grow up Auntie A?  I said no what?? A MOTHER!!  I almost died I think that is the cutest thing. After Staying out at there  house I told Mark I want to be a better Mom. Corree just has it all together! She is an Awesome mom,   her kids all say there prayers together, she is so freaking  ORGANIZED it makes me sick!   she has a list of all  her spices for crying out loud! she has food storage for everything!  I hope I can be more like her with my life and kids! 

 We all got together one night for  Braxton's Birthday Party at my parents house.  It was fun to  be together and let the kids just play! Thanks Mom and Dad for having a party it sure was a fun night!!!  All Graycee cared about the entire night was holding Marlee!
  That has been are life in a nut shell this summer so far! 
  are families are all growing 
  Marks sister Michelle is having a boy the end of July.
    Marks sis Jenny is having triplets 2 boys 1 girl  in Dec. 
   My brother Trent is having another baby in Jan. 


Courtney said...

HOORAY!! It might have not been the exact week we both said we would update but at least we did it!!! Cute pictures!! Glad you are having a great summer.

Corree said...

It has been a busy summer. I can't believe it is almost over. Thanks for the kind words!! You are so sweet.

The Hoyt Family said...

Okay..did I read that right about Trent? Uhhhh....they are CRAZY! I cannot imagine having as many kids as they do. We need to get together woman! xoxo