Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Nice Little Visit

My mom brought Autumn and Austin over this evening after they had a little dinner treat at McDonalds with Grandma. Bob (our dog) gets REALLY excited when we have company over and the kids kinda get scared when this 75 pound Bassett Hound is trying to show them how excited he is to see them! So we decided to have them take him for a walk. Although sometimes it was Bob taking them for a walk - lol.

This is Austin trying to tell Bob to come. But sometimes (ok most of the time) Bob has a mind of his own and will go his own way!

After Austin gets over his initial intimidation of Bob he really loves him. He loves taking him for a walk.

Austin climbing with Uncle Rob's help.

The tree outside our house is a pine tree which where we live is not as common as in Florida. So it's very exciting when you can pick your very own pine cone right off the tree!! This is Autumn showing Uncle Rob her precious pine cone.

Right by our condo Austin found this awesome tree!! It's the perfect height for him to climb on and it makes a great photo opportunity. So I took the chance to take some pictures of the kids.

My brother and my dad would be proud of my photographer's

Thanks for coming over guys! It was fun!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Deanna!!

Even though there are so many *pros* about my chosen profession, there are also some *cons*. One of which being that we don't get to see our teacher friends very much during the summer.

We are all busy with our projects, vacations, and visiting with our family members from out of town. Since the end to our summer is fast approaching, some of us decided to get together to celebrate Deanna's birthday. Her birthday was actually a couple of weeks ago but this has been this first chance we've had see each other.

Here are some snapshots of our fun dinner:

Deanna, Tammy, and Missy's daughter Kyla

Missy and Deanna......I think that they are laughing because Missy asked the waitress if she could split the check but we all thought she wanted the waitress to split the cheesecake!! LOL!! It's probably a moment that you would have had to have been there....but trust me it was funny!
This is Missy and Greg's cute little daughter Kyla. We couldn't believe how much she's grown since the last time we had seen her.

We were teaching her the importance of girlfriends!

And this is our friend Melanie holding Kyla.

We were both sitting on the same side of the table so I wasn't very good at snapping her picture.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isn't summertime great?!?

You've just got to love the summertime!! Since we are both teachers and have the summer off my husband and I get to spend some precious time together (I say precious because during the school year my schedule gets pretty crazy with everything going on....) and we get to spend time with friends and family. We had the pleasure of hosting Rob's niece Tessica, her boyfriend Marty, and her roommate Jennifer for a night. They are on a road trip down the coast of California and crashed here for the evening before going to Vegas and back home to Idaho Falls. We loved having them here. They are a fun bunch. It would have only been better if they could have stayed a little longer so we could have gone to do something with them.
Oh well. Maybe next time!!
Rob and Tessica

Jennifer, Marty, and Tessica