Sunday, August 9, 2009


This weekend we decided to go over to Colorado Springs and visit my grandma and grandpa Sorensen. We left Thursday night and spent the night in the pickup between Richfield and Grand Junction. 4 people in the back of the cab don't fit very well, we tried it. So, Macee and I sat in the front of the pickup while Parker and Reece slept in the back seat. The back of the pickup was so full that the carseats sat in the front with Macee and I so needless to say there wasn't much room in the front, and Macee wouldn't sleep unless I was holding her which means I didn't get much sleep. At 4 am I woke Reece up and we loaded the kids back in their seats and got back on the road. We went through Apen to get there which added about 2 hours to our trip. We finally pulled into my grandparents house around 4 p.m. 12 hours in one day with a 6 week old and a 3 year old. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't reccomend it. Macee doesn't like her carseat. We had a lot of fun and we're really glad we went to see them. Both nights we stayed up til 12:00 playing cards. We are on our way home now. We will stop this afternoon in Pagosa Springs and spend the night in our tent in a campground, and then we'll head the rest of the way home tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My builder!!

This is my little builder. He's always building or fixing something. He is also always talking about work and what he does at work, but whenever I ask him if he has to go to work today, he always replies with "No not today, I have Fridays off." He constantly has us laughing. Life would be dull without him around!!

4th of July

I'm a little behind, but I should get caught up soon, since we finally have the internet at our house. For the 4th of July weekend, we went camping. We spent one night in Orrin and Georgia's trailer, and the next night we came home and slept at our house. Macee did great, but the second night Parker was having a rough time, so we just decided to come home and sleep in our own beds since we were only camping about 15 min from home. We had a lot of fun, as you can see in the pictures. Uncle Ben was helping the kids get in the tonka dump truck and riding it down the hill with Charlie the dog chasing them down. Parker and AJ were filthy dirty. They were throwing dirt on each other and laughing their heads off. Macee just hung out in the trailer sleeping the days away. On the 4th we came back into town and had a BBQ with my family and then let Parker run in the kids races at the church. He ran fast and won. He was pretty excited about his dollar, he wanted to by an icee with it. I didn't get pictures of the best part however. We talked grandpa Bill into running in the 18 and up race, and he tripped over his own feet right at the beginning. Then we talked him into doing the piggyback race with Parker. He grabbed Parker off the grass and closelined him on the rope, but grandpa didn't even know Parker was crying. Then he raced and was going so fast they went head over teakettle at the finish line and Parker was crying even more. It was super funny and gave everyone a good laugh for the day. Grandpa Bill is a good sport. To finish the races off, Reece and Grandpa Bill did the wheel barrow race and almost won. To finish the night, we had grandma and grandpa Staheli over and lit fireworks. Parker thought they were too loud, but still liked them.