Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pretty Girls & Pedicures

Yesterday Cayman (my niece), July (my sister) and I got pedicures. This was Cayman's first one and she was so excited. She got to paint her toenails and her fingernails. She felt like such a big girl. The picture of Cayman crossing her legs cracks me up. She is 3 going on 18!!!

I think the finished product turned out pretty good!

We went for ice cream afterwards and it was so much fun to be able to spend the day with just the girls. Thanks Jules and Cayman for such a fun afternoon!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Newest Member

Last week Paul and I had the wonderful opportunity of going to our nephew, Tanner's, baptism. I can hardly believe he is 8 years old already! What a handsome little guy. We are so proud of him!


Last month over Valentine's weekend, Paul and I went to Moab with my sisters and their families. July and Mel were able to leave Friday morning, but Paul and I had to work. So we met up in Moab around 7:00 Friday night. We grabbed some dinner at Pizza Hut and then since the whole town was pretty much shut down we decided to go to the Motel. When we pulled into our Motel (yes, I said Motel, not Hotel), we were a little nervous. Now for everyone that loves the Bowen Motel, I apologize. I don't mean to offend you. But I'm pretty sure that one swift kick on our outside door and the murderer/rapist would be able to enter our Motel room. Paul and I decided to risk our lives for one night and thankfully we woke the next morning unscathed. We ate a big breakfast in preparation for our hike to Delicate Arch and we were on our way.

We bundled up (since it was about 37 degrees) and got ready to go. The hike was pretty perfect. There was only a little snow and I've never seen Delicate Arch with snow before, so it was cool to see. My nephew, Cooper was all dressed up like a little stuffed animal and he got a lot of attention. Such a little cutie!

My niece, Cayman, found a walking stick and was quite the little hiker. She loves posing for pictures and is such a card. What a cute little personality!!

We made it to Delicate Arch and Cayman was having the best time running around trying to catch the crows. She was kind of scaring me with all the running, so I told her if she got too close to the crow, they would peck her eyes out. Obviously that was the wrong thing to say. Cayman got so scared anytime a crow would come near her. She would run away and try to get someone to hold her. I guess I'm not a very good aunt. :)

On the way back, Cayman started getting sick so we decided we better go to the Motel. While everyone was resting, Paul and I decided we needed to get out of the Bowen Motel so we made the switch to Holiday Inn Express. Let me tell you, I thought we were in a 5 star hotel!!! We were finally able to get some sleep without worrying about what lurks behind our door. We met everyone for dinner and walked around town for a little bit. The only store open was a bookstore so I had a wonderful time. After dinner, July and Cory took the kids back to the motel so they could sleep and Mel and Phil came to the hotel to swim with us.

The next morning we had breakfast at McDonald's and then we were on our way home. We stopped at In N Out Burger in Draper and then said goodbye to everyone. It was a fun weekend and I only wish we had more time to spend together in Moab.