Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chickens

I haven't taken a lot of pictures lately, not much going on this week. Very busy with work and GaTech started, luckily Tad only has one class this semester, but its from 4-7. Yuck. Kids are growing fast, GJ and I have colds, we got a lot of rain from remnants of the store, I say the more the merrier. I finally have two red tomatoes growing. The bean are doing well, but we had a caterpillar attack. It just broke my heart to kill them, but they were everywhere! SM helped me pick them off, but in one day, they ate about half the leaves.
I have decided I want chickens. Not now, since we may be moving with graduation, but I have been obsessed lately with backyard farming, raising chickens, eating more of what you grow and local foods. Too bad the kids are allergic to eggs now, so this may be many years out, but one day, I will have some chickens. And gaots. I hope.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Talent Show

We had a great show this year! Its so easy to put together a nice show when we have so many talented people. Most pictures are on facebook, but here is a small sampling. Bishop dancing with cane. Even though he is only 15, he sure is talented.
Jenny being nervous for no reason. She is AMAZING, singing and playing?!? My hero.
Tad playing a song he wrote. He is modest so he didn't mention that. Plus its still nameless. Great job honey! SM took the picture, so not the best.
He kept going back and forth about performing, but after seeing so many people up there, he sure wanted the microfone. He sang Grand Ol' Flag, and it wasn't his greatest rendition, but I was sure proud of him!
Me trying to move the show along. We did finish 1 minute before 8 o'clock and that was with an encore.
Mad skills, that is all I have to say. This is one of the 'band' and then Blake played a couple more songs. He had all the other parts programmed into his equipment from when he was in junior high. Amazing. Such an enjoyable evening and this year we had plenty of food, so I will deem it a great success!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pelo

Before
After

Monday, August 11, 2008

sisters



It was a really nice funeral and I am so glad to be home and with my boys, but I sure miss my sisters already. (and even the brothers too)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yellowstone Family Reunion

Doesn't he look ready for #3?We had a wonderful vacation. Tad and SM went to Grandma and Grandpa's house and I flew off to Boise to meet my mom. We met up the next day in Pocatello and drove to my sisters house where me met Lincoln. He is so tiny and cute! SM mostly had fun playing around with Uncle Matt and finally settled down to hold the baby. We went to Bajio, which was good, not Cafe Rio, but so close.
SM had such a great time meeting and playing with his cousins. He especially loved the fooseball table, though he just kept taking the balls out. GJ mostly tried to escape and climbed up the stairs during his free time. All of the Denison cousins. GJ was not cooperating, he looks terrible. Playing with cousin Abby.
Our sweet cabin, with satellite and hot tub, fit all 22 of us.
Kids with G and G waiting for Old Faithful
I jumped out to get a quick picture, everyone thought for sure it would charge and kill me. I just made sure I wasn't the closest human.
Beautiful waterfall.
Tad and SM with bison at a VERY safe distance.
These were pretty stinky, but cool. Games SM with the camera (as always). Thank goodness you can delete. Cousins at the Bear Park. I skipped out and took a nice nap with the boys. Walking/running/chasing around the cabin. Feeding some fish.


When we got back to Perry, we went to the pool one day. SM was so afraid of the slides, but finally agreed to go on if I held him, then that is all he wanted to do, he went on it like 15 times. GJ of course had a wonderful time splashing around, they had a great beach area.
We are glad to be home, but had a great trip and smooth plane rides so we can't complain.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thomas Lavere Montgomery

Two week ago I went to visit my grandpa. He was feeling good, we played games and had a good time and I said goodbye. Early Sunday morning, my mom called to tell me he passed away.
My grandpa did a lot for me, always had a joke, was very handy and very humble about it, he fought as a gunner in WWII and worked at the Post Office for 23 years. My grandpa was a great example of hard work. I got my desire to garden, fish and collect coins from him (though I am no where near his level at any of those things) I am so glad I got to spend a little time with him as it was a great surprise to me. I love him and I will miss him. I was so glad my sister was with me to cry with all morning.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Super Slide

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The last day of our vacation we went out to middle of no where and next a farm, there was these huge slides set up. I didn't go, but SM had a great time with his dad, I can't believe he was brave enough to go and they went down again and again. More pictures of Yellowstone to come.