Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Anna's first day of school

I think I just set the record for taking the longest to do my first day of school post.

First day of second grade

I just love that cutie!

Summer 2009

I guess I never got back on the wagon. Blogging is hard for me! Our external hard drive crashed in August and most of our pictures are on there. It was devastating to me that we don't have our pictures anymore, but we are hopeful that we can retrieve the stuff on there. Anyway, it also made me realize how important it is to record what's going on even if it's just a few stories and pictures here and there. I AM going to post more often now.

We spent almost all of July in Utah. We went to the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone and stayed in a big cabin in Teton Village with my whole family. It was so fun and beautiful. I would love to retire there. Unfortunately those pictures are on the external hard drive. Here's some highlights of things we did that I actually have pictures of.

Hanging out with my sister's fam and their dogs in Springville.

Pretty Silver Lake with the Grandma and Grandpa Spencer

Having fun with cousin Mia

Visiting Friends

Shannan Keyes--we've been friends since 3rd or 4th grade.

Lindsey Van Ballagooie--friends for about 14 years! We met when we both worked at Wal-Mart.

My sister Amy's visit to California.

Aliso Creek Beach

Disneyland on Amy's birthday!

Amy's birthday dinner.

 Spencer's first time licking the beater from the birthday cake batter. I didn't give it to him, he's got Lucy's leftovers. I just loved coming out and seeing him so happy licking the beater.

I had my 32nd birthday also in August, but no pictures to post. They were too hideous and they made me look 10 years older.

That's it for the summer. When we came back to California, I started teaching art lessons and that consumed a lot of my time. It was fun, though. We still managed to go swimming as much as possible and to get some fun times in before school started.