Thursday, July 30, 2009

Currently I am loving...

...reading the Columbia Basin Ward Reunion Blog! I don't know how I never knew about this thing. I found myself laughing, and even getting a little teary-eyed reading it. It was so neat for me to read about the history of our ward in the early years. I don't think I could have grown up in a better ward with better people. Thinking about growing up in the Columbia Basin just makes me so happy. I can only hope my kids will have such amazing examples and peers through their life like I did in mine! If you haven't already checked it out, here is the link. I promise you won't be sorry!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sleeping in the great outdoors

Just a cute picture of the Z-man. We went up to the cabin property last weekend to do a little work and Zachary convinced me to sleep out under the stars. I was a little nervous, but I was so glad we did. The night was gorgeous and it has been a long time since I had seen so many stars!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

4th of July

This post is so so late but it just seems that we have been crazy busy and I never have time or want to update this blog. Zachary and I have been going non-stop, filling up on all the fun summer has to offer! We are always wishing for the days when we were kids and had no responsibilities and could just PLAY all summer! My life is so full and I am constantly thinking, "does it get better than this?" We definitely have our share of bad days and bad moods but I am really trying to focus on all the good things in our life, and there are so many! We got to go to Washington for the fourth. It was a total last minute trip and I am so grateful for a husband who indulges me in all my shenanigans. We had so much fun at home! It was great to lay out by the pool and just spend time with my family. We got back from Washington late Sunday night and the next day it was off to Girls Camp for me. I LOVE girls camp. It was a totally different experience going as a leader rather than one of the girls, but it was so great to be up there with the Young Women. I am loving working with the Young Women in our ward, most of the time I just feel like I am still a Laurel in Young Womens, it is awesome!

On the third we continued our tradition of having a fireworks show in our backyard. I think those fireworks just get better every year thanks to our chief pyrotech, Carmen.

Collin getting ready to pass out the sparklers- I love those things, they just make me happy.

Carm and Melissa at the fireworks down at the River. I love going home and having everything the way I have always remembered it on Holidays. We always go to the CBW Fourth of July breakfast, we always swim, we always get together with family and friends for a BBQ, and we always head down to the river to watch the fireworks. I guess it makes me feel like a kid again for a little while!

Me and the Z-man at the fireworks. When I got back from WA I went over to my sister-in-laws house and when I walked in she said, "hello indian!" I guess I got pretty dark laying out by the pool! Can't wait to go home in August!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The best two years!

Two years ago today was the best day ever because I was sealed to Zachary! I am so grateful to have Zachary by my side. I could not ask for a more sweet, loving, funny, hard-working, caring husband. These past two years have been the best of my life and I can't wait to spend many more with this love of mine!