Saturday, August 29, 2009

Makeup help

Megan is going to need a little makeup help from the Mary Kay fairy before I let her start wearing makeup;-) She thought she looked beautiful!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It just makes me smile

This shirt just makes me smile! Why didn't they have funny shirts like this when we where growing up. I love taking my kid shopping and finding stuff like this!!! (with a little help from Sarah;-)

Sleeping with the Sharks

On Saturday Megan and I went up with her girl scout troop to Mall of America to sleep with the sharks and shop. Most of the girls had there moms with them so that was nice not to feel like you were having to babysit.
Our sleep with the sharks adventure included:
*A night hike through the Aquarium
*Behind the scenes tour of the aquarium and the vet room & kitchen

*Pizza party
*Crafts (like making a shark tooth necklace)
*Sleeping in the tunnel blanketed by the sea animals was the best part of all
*Light breakfast
*A free "I slept with the sharks t-shirt

This is at the touch pool. They have all this cool stuff that you can pet with 1 finger gently. They had a star fish, sea cucumber, horse shoe crab, hermit crabs & lots & lots more!

This is us in the tunnel. I wish it wasn't so dark cuz then you could see all the fish behind us.

This is Megan and her good friend Cameron.We went shopping with her and her mom (Connie Repta, Rachel's old friend from high school) most of Saturday and Sunday. My legs felt like Jell-o by the time we got done. We walked 8 miles around the mall on Saturday and 5 on Sunday.

They have the Nickelodeon Universe Park in the mall and what kind of mom would I be if I didn't let my kid go on a ride. I told her that she could pick out one ride and she picked a log ride. She had never been on one before so I don't think she knew what to think, but when she got off she couldn't stop talking about it. If they didn't cost so much ($6.00 for one 2 min. ride) I would have let her go some more. I had a good time. Thanks to all of you that bought girl scout cookies from Megan so that they had the money as a troop to do this. It was way cool. If anyone gets the chance to do this I would jump on it. (families can go and do it also)

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Rebecca and I had a wonderful trip across country with Megan. Megan was such a good traveler. It was only at the first rest stop in Wyo. that she finally wondered how much further. She really enjoyed this big rock. There. Sarah put alot about our vacation on her blog, so I will try and fill in some of the missed spots.We got to spend a couple of hours with Adrian and went to see the Provo temple grounds. It is so full of flowers on the grounds. We went to Squaw peak to see the valley. Megan thought it was a bit selfish that Utah valley has 3 temples that could be seen when Wisconsin doesn't have any. Mackenzie got fussy and needed a nap. We were sorry she and Brittany couldn't go with us.
We enjoyed our hike to the bottom of Bryce Canyon. The kids were really great. Ria finally got jello legs the last few blocks.

It was lucky that we were able to attend 2 receptions. Below is a picture of alot of the Wisconsin friends and relatives. It was wonderful.

Out trip to the conference center for the spoken word was wonderful. Megan was able to sit in the inside because she is 8 years old. I really enjoyed the tour afterwards.

It was wonderful weather for a trip on the top. I have always been told there are flower gardens up on top, but 1/2 is like a forrest of pine trees and the other side has wild prarie grasses and flowers. The trees grow in a mixture of special soil made in Fillmore, UT (my hometown).

The flowers were beautiful all over the block.

On the way home we stopped at the rest stop and they had stuffed animals. Eva told us to always stop at the first or last stop because they are the best because they are trying to make a good impression. It worked for us.
Indepence rock was wonderful.It was named by someone who stopped there on the 4th of July. It is 1/2 way between the Missouri River and the West coast. There were alot of very old names and dates on it. Megan and I climbed up on a small side, but I got to chicken to go up too far. Th rock is actually about 4 square blocks big. Didn't think it was big until we walked around the outside.

We enjoyed Mt. Rushmore and hiked as close to it as we could. We found that Washington's eyes are 11 feet wide, nose is 21 feet long, and his mouth is 18 feet. It is huge.

Our last stop was at the Corn Palace in mitchell, SD. The outside of the building was decorated with all sorts of pictures made by stapling corn and parts onto drawings. It was neat but it was too dark to get descent pics of it.

We had a wonderful time and are so glad to get to see all the relatives and friends that we did get to see. Sarah really has alot of great pics on her blog.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

girls- girls- girls

Ashley went to girls camp this week and had lots of are some of her cute pics.

so after ruffing it in the great outdoors we then went over to Kandy's and had a girls day watching movies, eating, and as you can see we had facials. we had lots of fun laughing at each other. we love you Kandy!!