Monday, May 31, 2010

A Family Reunion of Sorts

Living with my mom and dad for the summer has been quite an adventure. We love being around and really appreciate their willingness to let us live with them for the summer (saving on rent has been a lifesaver). The house has been especially busy recently with extra family in town. My brother Stephen arrived for a visit on May 22nd, and it wasn't long before my sisters brought their families over, making it quite a full house. Here are some picture highlights.

Heather loves to be outside every chance she gets. She loved our trip to Rock Canyon in Provo.

Here is the fam.

On Sunday, the granddaughters helped paint each other's nails. Somehow Uncle Ben got wrapped up in it all. He was a good sport.

We also enjoyed having my grandma around, spending time with Aunt Janet, Donovan and his family, and Aunt Lisa and her family. It's been busy, crazy and hectic, but it's always nice to have family around.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Heather has learned a new sound...and it is cute!! See for yourself!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Graduation, vacation, and other stuff...

Wow! It has been a long time since we last updated. (Sorry!) It has been super busy. We graduated, moved, and left for vacation all in one weekend. Now that we have moved in with Mom and Dad Standage (temporarily), and have settled and gotten a routine down, I feel like I can sit down and blog for a little bit.

Lets start with graduation: WE DID IT!! It was five stressful years for Daniel, and four busy (and SUPER stressful last two years) for me. After hours and hours of studying, some tears, doubts and sighs, (and some shouts of joy), we did it! We couldn't be happier...well, maybe when Daniel is done with graduate school we will be happier. :) Here are some photos of the big day:

After a stressful day of moving, we went on vacation to Washington with my family. It was fun to be with them, and a good way to start our summer. Daniel and I were also able to sneak away for a day and enjoy some alone time. It was great...except I got sick the night before. I was so looking forward to having a nice romantic weekend at the beach, but it turned in to laying in bed and watching t.v. because I felt so sick. It was nice to have some alone time though. Daniel left 5 days before Heather and I did, because he had to work.

While he was gone, I did photo shoots with all of the kids. I have been toying with the idea of photography for a while now, and we finally bought a really nice camera. Doing the photo shoots helped me to develop my style and become a little more confident.

I was really worried about the trip home with Heather, but it all went smoothly, and by the end of the flight, everyone was in love with Heather. Whew! We had a great time on vacation! Thanks for letting us come and veg with you all Mom and Dad!

Here are some cute pictures we took of Heather:

I love this picture!

I love Heather's concentrating look. She just has a cute personality.

Sorry this turned into an epistle, but there was just SO much to say. I hope you all are enjoying your summer. We love you!