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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekly Update 6-14 through 6-21-09 (and fathers Day!)

We had such a fun week this week with so many adventures! Prepare yourself before starting! This is a long weekly update with a TON of pictures! But lots of fun too, so if you want to take the time, take a look! (hopefully all my family is still continuing on since I do this for you!)

As many of you know we were supposed to be on a trip to New Mexico this week to visit my Grandma. I wanted to do it before baby came and while she still lived there. She lives in the same house that my dad grew up in and that I grew up playing in and I wanted to share all those special memories with my kids. Unfortunate things happened at Duck’s work which required him to remain here. It was really disappointing for all of us as this was our one Family vacation this year and the kids were SOOO looking forward to this trip with Daddy. We were also going to stop in Layton and Salt Lake on the way back to visit family and be there for the blessing of my niece Olivia. It took a lot to finally accept that we weren’t going, but once I did, I needed to plan something else!

Duck still of course couldn’t take time off, but I needed to get out of here, so I planned a camping trip for me and the kids for the first half of the week, then one for the family for the second half of the week. I had all kinds of things planned, fun activities in the Medford area where we were camping and it really gave us something to look forward to. And now to look back on! It was a lot of work, but soooo worth it and so much fun! Like the lady said that was camping near me, my kids will never forget this camping trip with JUST mom. (and I won’t let them forget it either!)

Read on to see the fun we had the good times spent together. I’m still sad we weren’t able to see my grandma and just hope that we can try to make the trip another time soon.

Today is also father day, so something I rarely do is include pictures in my first update post, but I want to quickly just add some of today and share with you all what a wonderful dad my kids have! He is really great, works so hard, love his family, and really pulls his weight in this family which I really appreciate. I’m so lucky to be married to such a wonderful man.

Then next to my dad, I’m so lucky to be daughter to such a wonderful man! Thanks for being such a great example to me my whole life! Happy Father day all you Fathers out there!

Kyson taking his turn helping dad open the present from himself.

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Duck's second present! He can down so many popsicles so we got him his own box (although it might last only a few days!)

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A closer picture of Duck's first Fathers Day gift. We really needed to update the kids' pictures at his office and so instead of just giving him prints to put in the frames like normal, we put a little twist on the photo giving and mounted them on blocks.

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3 comments:

Hunsaker Family said...

Those are super cute! I will have to copy you! .......as usual!

Brent and Shalamar said...

I love the blocks! That is the cutest idea I've ever seen! I might just steal your idea and make some for my kids. I'm glad you guys had a good father's day. I wish you could have been here. Brent did such an amazing job. I'll email you more details or I'll just post it on my blog. Love ya and I can't wait to meet beautiful Savannah!!

natalie said...

Those blocks turned out great. I've been wanting to do something like that (although I didn't imagine it was possible to make them this cute!) but what stopped me was I wasn't sure the best way to mount the pictures. Did you just mod podge the back or what?