Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

family pictures pt 1

Every time we go back home to Utah, we always stop in Mesa for a few days on our way back to Texas. My sister lives there with her family so we like to stop and see them. My sister and I are best friends! I would move to Mesa in a heartbeat if I could. Plus Mesa is an awesome area! Anyway, she's an aspiring photographer and she's pretty good so we always make a service trade. I'll do her and her families hair and she'll do family pictures for us. It works out great! And the best part about having your sister take them? You don't have to choose a certain amount of pictures or choose a specific package. So we got every picture she took, all 200 of them haha. Obviously I'm not going to post them all so here's a few of my favorites!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

swimming at Grandpas

We spent one of our days swimming and BBQing and my parents house. My kids love the water so much! Kyson spent almost the entire time jumping in the pool, getting out and jumping back in. Presley just wanted to cuddle the entire time and I was perfectly ok with it. My Grandpa came over to visit with us and it was so nice seeing him. He just celebrated his 91st birthday so I don't know how many more visits I'll get with him.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

past and present

After driving back from Vegas we went straight to the Splash Pad. Kyson was there playing with cousins and Presley was getting loved on by her Nana and Aunt. They were both in heaven! We played in the water  and rode the Carousel for what seemed like forever. Dave and I were even able to sneak off to Judd's for some ice cream. This area is very special to Dave and I because it's where we first met way back in the sixth grade. You can't see it in the pictures but there's a really old building right next to the carousel that used to be a school. Dave and I were in the same class there and I had the biggest crush on him! The city has changed it and made it into a historical building but that field behind us is where we used to play together at school. So many memories!! I love visiting Historic St George because it just reminds me of Dave, young Dave! We used to go to Judd's for lunch all the time as kids. Ahh, I love you Dave :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Las Vegas pt 2

Once we found out that people do, indeed live through skydiving we met up with one of my best friends from middle/high school. She and her family lives right there in Vegas so of course we had to grab lunch! It was so fun catching up with Mandy, it's like we just started where we left off years ago! That's when you know you've got a good friend.

Ignore the crappy quality and my disgustingness.. This is how you look after falling through the air!

After lunch Dave and I headed to our next hotel, The Mandalay Bay. I know, who stays in two different hotels for a three day vacation? Well, I do because I simply cannot make up my mind. It was fun though. Anyways once we got to our room and got ready we went out on the Strip. Because that's what you do in Vegas! We walked, shopped and ate dinner and just enjoyed the Vegas life. As much as you can anyway, Vegas is a dirty city! But oh so fun!

The next day we relaxed at The Beach at Mandalay Bay before we headed home. This little getaway was the perfect way for Dave and I to reconnect. We've been so busy juggling work, school, two kids and dealing with the home renovations. We needed a break from it all! A big thanks to my mother in law for taking the kids for a couple days. I know they loved spending time with her!