Monday, June 29, 2009

trains, temples, and total meltdowns

a couple days before i left utah we rode trax down to temple square. we knew the kidlets would love riding the train and i really wanted to see the temple before i left. so off we went. gabe had a few meltdowns which are illustrated in some of the pictures. and i had only a slight one with Jacob (see previous post).

Meltdown #1: (awesome)
Now look closely at these next pictures. There is a slight difference in the emotional state between the two models:

On the way home Gabe was exhausted. Mom took our picture and he didn't even have enough energy to turn his eyes toward the camera. I actually think it is mostly because he is a stinker.

Monday, June 22, 2009

i think these pictures represent my relationship with my brother perfectly:



they make me laugh hard every time i look at them!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Yesterday we decided to do something totally out of the ordinary for our family. We went up to the mountains and went for a hike. Weird, I know. We went to Brighton and the weather was b-e-a-u-tiful. Jacob, Sarah, and I were smushed into the back of my dad's car so we decided to take some really pretty pictures:sarah reminds me of that dead girl from "The Ring" in the very beginning when they find her in the closet. Yeah, you know you see it too.


And Jacob's lips were really chapped so my mom gave him some tinted chapstick to put on them.
He looked like he was wearing lipstick.
Then we finally got there and took some "for-real" pretty pictures:

Friday, June 12, 2009


Here are some fun pics from yesterday. Gabey had just woken up from a nap in a bunch of them, so please excuse the blank stares. And some are blurry, but still cute.

And yesterday Donny's sister got married. So I, of course, had to get some cute pictures of Sophi and Gabey in their outfits.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

i had super good intentions...

I go to the gym Monday through Thursday with my great friend Stephanie. Today we got to the gym to do our body combat class (this is definitely not our favorite class). Our usual teacher wasn't there, (can you see where this is going??), and we were both not in the mood to punch and kick the air, so we ditched class before it even started for something delicious and quite the opposite of working out. A Chick-fil-a cookies and cream milkshake was the perfect "ditch your Wednesday gym class" treat. I don't even feel bad, not even a little.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the party is on its way

I am one day away from being done with school for the summer. Yeehaw! I am two days away from seeing my babies and the rest of my family. Double yeehaw! I am, of course, so sad to leave James here all by his lonesome for two whole weeks. What will he do without me? (play basketball everyday, eat pizza everyday, watch ESPN till his heart is content, watch as many western's as he pleases...) I know, he will probably just wallow in his misery. Mom and Dad, I hope you are ready for me. The party is on her way.

Friday, June 5, 2009

impromptu trip to Dallas

James and I both had Tuesday off this week, so we decided to take a quick trip out of this island of Midland and go to Dallas. It was super fun. We ate at an incredible seafood restaurant: Pappadeaux, we were in heaven. We went to Ikea, I was in heaven. We went to Dick's Sporting Goods, James was in heaven. We went to the Dallas temple, (we are convinced) that our table (see pictures below) from Ikea would not have fit in our car if we wouldn't have. We saw the new Terminator, we were both in heaven. We went to the Cheesecake Factory, heaven. I was a slacker about taking pictures so all we have are pictures of us in the car, on the way there, and on the way back.

so excited!
this was really scary. on the way there we drove into a huge rainstorm. we literally could not see the cars in front of us. don't worry dad, we pulled over.
the next few pictures are on the way home from dallas. i had to drive because the table had to go behind my seat and i had to be all up in the steering wheel's business. i am a little bit smaller than james.
i look like a freak: