Sunday, July 6, 2008

Playing Catch Up

I admit, I have a lot of catch up to do. After a while of not blogging it gets harder to start up again because there is so much to write about and it is hard to choose what to highlight. So I have decided to give a quick update in order to get me caught up and back into the blog habit. I am going to do it number style with pictures and a quick update, here we go!

We went to goblin valley with my family and took family pictures while we were there. They turned out pretty well considering we put our own camera on a tripod and used a timer. First is a picture of the whole family and second is our own little family. The third picture is after hiking around goblin valley and playing sardines for a few hours. We had a great time!

We also went to Idaho and took family pictures with Ben's family. I hope they also turned out well but I have not seen them yet.

The most time consuming thing in my life right now is the landscape design class I am taking through independent study that is due in three weeks. The picture is a design that I drew that I know is not the best picture but you might be able to get an idea of what a design looks like. I am currently designing my parents yard and the exciting part is that they are following through with some of the plans in the back yard. We have added a sidewalk and flower beds around the perimeter of the yard. It looks really good even though it is still a work in progress!

On the 4th we went to the parade in the morning after having breakfast at my uncle's house. We spent the day swimming at my parents playing sharks and minnows and marco polo. Later we had a parade that was VERY exciting and well attended:) (In these pictures you can see the back yard and some of the landscaping in the back) The kids enjoyed throwing the salt water taffy Ben bought for the parade.

We went on a family date to a place called jumpin jacks that is full of inflateable houses and slides. The boys had lots of fun. Ben and I enjoyed it as well but we got tired faster then they did.

Hopefully I will now be better at remaining current on my blog. I hope you are having a great summer!


Breanne said...

Your family pictures turned out so good. Your brothers look totally differant than they did 10 years ago, go figure. Teh back yard looks great. It looks like the paving finally got done :) What a great time. See you soon.

Christy said...

i love the family pictures in goblin valley. it's fun to see everyone's significant others. and i love playing sardines in goblin valley--one of my family's favorite things. sounds like you've been having fun and being busy!

Jennie-O said...

It looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun this summer. I love the family pictures too. p.s. AWESOME landscape design, I think that would be a really fun class. Let me know how it goes!

Elise said...

How cool that you're taking that class, can't wait to see your handy work in action some day!
Glad you had a fun 4th!

Lenice said...

How fun!!! The yard looks awesome. You are the definition of Wonder Woman. You guys are great..

Camille said...

Michelle you look great in your family pictures! Well, everyone else does too...;) Fun update.

Emilee said...

How fun!! Your family pictures are fantastic--you all look gorgeous.
Where are you taking the landscape design class? I'd love to take a class again, but I don't even know where to start looking.

Melissa said...

Whenever you don't blog for a while, I get jealous knowing you're just enjoying your family time! ENJOY! Glad for the update though. Good for you taking a class! Looks cool.