Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Great Adventure Week Uno

Wow, a lot has happened in one week. I will let the photos tell you about it. 

Ella read a book during our long road trip to Utah on Saturday.
Monday I took the little fam to the BYU campus where I finally got my name changed, a new ID card and spent too much money on textbooks. We also bought BYU apparel for everyone, finally!

Then we went to J Dawgs - a fairly new, yet none-the-less classic staple of BYU & Provo.
I'm talking hot dogs people. 

On Wednesday Ella met Kate and her future playdate (Kate's expecting a little boy in November). 

On Friday we went to Hogle Zoo.
Eric the Elephant. Jk.

Little El looked a bit like a little boy, but sooo cute in her little sun hat and newly acquired BYU shirt. 


Female homosapiens. 


Look Ma! No glass! 

Kissing bears.

The grizzlies seemed pretty jaded by humans.

So squishy!!!!

Giraffes. Eric was pretty excited.

Our little pooped pooper.

Gorilla paws. 

These gorillas were so funny. They were teasing each other and when they came close to the viewing area all they would show us was their bums. 

It kind of looks like I might not be wearing any pants.
I'll led you decide. 

Elephant encounter.

Cougars at the zoo.

We were invited by the Potters to go to a rodeo on Saturday.

Ella loved her some cowboys.

Kara loved her some Ella.

The Pots.

At the end there was a fireworks show. Ella wasn't the least bit scared.
She was captivated. Pyro in the making? 

Love this baby! 

And thus concludes week one! 

*Not pictured: Commutes via car to Provo. Commutes via Traxx to downtown SLC. Long hours in classes. Dying of heat stroke. Sunday drive up Cottonwood Canyon. Semi-successful trip to DI. Pedicures with KB. Missing our fams! 

Friday, June 15, 2012


The eve of my birthday found Riley and I off getting manicures. 
Even my hands look a quarter of a century old.

 This is Ella eating carrots for the first time. She loved 'em.

On my birthday day, Zoey and I hit up the mini-golf course. 

I'm sure after seeing the below photo, you're surprised to learn that Zoey kicked my trash. 

Not pictured - a rousing game of laser tag with all my bros and hos sisters. Boys vs. girls. Again, I was on the losing team - but only by two points! 

That evening we had kabobs on the barbie. 

 The two princes of BBQ.

Kabob Squarepants.

Riley seems skeptical, but she liked it.

Ella mostly enjoyed the grass.

Uncle Eli loves his little niece. She loves the grass.

Part of my birthday gift from Eric was that he shaved his face and left a goatee. 
What was the other part?? 
A Nook Tablet (not pictured)!!!

Square cupcakes! 

One big candle. 

Ella loves Morgan. But really she had been up for hours and hours (she hates naps I guess) and thus she turned into a baby zombie. 

My gift from my mother. Can you see her potential? 

It was great. Now onto the next phase of the adventure - UTAH! 

Monday, June 4, 2012


I don't feel like typing much up. Suffice it to say that we got all of our belongings in a 10x10 storage unit. It was a miracle of the Moses & the Red Sea variety. I also witnessed my sister graduate from High School and lots of family members dote over Ella Roo. 
There was a lot of family time and relatively little drama. 

Now for the photos. 

Max and our long lost cousin Ethan. 

Zoey, Mckinna, Halee - the graduated cousins. 

Peek-a-boo with Hailey.

That's my sister! 

Wow, not sure what's with my face. 

Fer cute! 

Mike & Darcy's new view. It's awesome. 

Grandpa and Ella Belle.

Around the campfire. 

Grandma and Ella. 

Don't you want one of these?