Tuesday, September 3, 2013


So we are finally at August! YAY!!! Hopefully I can do some normal updates after this...hopefully!

A week after girls camp we went back to Utah to spend some quality time with my parents. We're usually not there for very long. So, we decided to take a real vacation with them. We get there Sunday afternoon and we plan out our week. Monday rolls around and we're waiting for my dad to get back from dropping off my niece at home when my mom gets a call from my dad. All I hear is "Are you okay?!?", "The trailer, you need the trailer?"..."Are you okay?!? What happened?!?"..."The trailer for your motorcycle? Okay, we'll be right there! Are you sure you're okay?!!!!!"..."Jake, yes he's here. Yes, the trailer.".... Needless to say my ears pricked up and I wondered what was going on. So, my wonderful mother, gets off the phone in a bit of a panic and starts talking in code, but we learned that my dad was in some sort of motorcycle accident and that he needed the trailer. So Jake went with my mom and I stayed at home wondering what was going on. I get a call about 10 minutes later and dad needs to go to the doctor. It was quite the afternoon...long story short...Dad laid down his motorcycle to avoid hitting the lady who turned out in front of him cutting him off. He, luckily (he doesn't usually), was wearing his helmet, slammed his shoulder into the pavement, rolled three times and then came to a stop. After 8 hours of going to his doc and then the ER we learned he had bruised his shoulder really well - he was in A LOT of pain, and only scrapped up his elbow, knee and hand. He was one blessed old man (sorry dad, but you are in your 60's!). He was kind of out of it for the next week. It was sad that we didn't get to do all the things we wanted to do with him, but we're glad he was okay!

Mom took some of the grandkids to Thanksgiving Point. Mary was IN LOVE!!!!

She loved seeing all the different animals and feeding some of them.

She had a great time with her cousins! They almost look like sisters!

Her ABSOLUTE favorite was riding the ponies. She STILL talks about it all the time!!!!! 

She is having a good time, despite her face.

Poor chicken...ha ha ha!

Thanks Mima for taking us!!!

On Saturday we had a fun little outing. Dad got to come with us this time. We went out to American Fork Canyon and played around.

We found a great place to go shooting!!!

Mary did AWESOME the whole time, but was pretty sleepy on the way home.

Broncos had a preseason game that we got to go to! We also got to have pre-game passes so we went down of the field before the game.
Our friends came with us too. So much fun!!!

Our seats were AWESOME! We were 17 rows from the field. It was a blast!

The half time show was a bunch of little girl cheerleaders...sorry Mary that will never be you...

Mary found her halloween costume, she's so funny! It's a little big, but she'll never know!!!