Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fourth of July "Traditions" Endure

Our tradition of Old Navy matching flag shirts continued even though we were in four different states.  It is hard for me to get used to the fact, that we may not always get to be together for the holidays, but we can still continue on with our family traditions which keep us connected.
  We spent the fourth of July at Nana and Paul's cabin.  Relaxing vacation was the goal for this little get-a-way!  Wade and I love to read in the hammock.  Jake brought his friend Brandon and they fished and played games.  And don't forget the "Tradional" fourth of July cake we made and enjoyed eating.
We had the most spectacular display of fireworks ever to be seen and we have seen them all over the U.S., but this topped it all.  It was a beautiful setting over the lake.  Our view on the grass hill next to the lake felt like they were just for us.  It was a perfect night with a coolness left over from the mist of moisture we received.  It was almost the perfect 4th, but I have to admit we all really missed having the whole family together.

Sewing Marathon

This years quilt retreat was an adrenaline rush in more ways than one.  We went on the zip-line at Kelly's cabin in the white mountains.  It is a thrill and gets your heart pumping.  The other adrenaline rush is sewing every minute without any interruptions.  I think this is as close to Heaven as it gets.  I absolutely "Adore" all these women and our friendships that grow with time.  "Friends that quilt together stay together".  I never realized how addicting and exciting quilting is.  Spending three days at Kelly's cabin is "Never" enough. Her cabin is nestled in the pines and is such an amazing resort setting. 

Our strong addictive desire to finish our projects didn't leave us much time to do anything else but quilt.  We never took a break to watch a movie in her movie theatre but we did take breaks to eat amazing meals.  Thank you Sassy Sewers for another exciting, fun, and addictive quilt retreat.  I love you Chay, Lynneann, Robin, Kelly, Dianne, and our amazing quilt instructor Elaine.  Can't wait until next year, I'm sew sew addicted to quilt retreat!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

How how I love these Utah visitors

I can honestly say it made our summer having The Heaps girls come to Arizona.  It felt like a vacation for me also because we just swam everyday and played.  We made treats, I bought an ice cream maker and snow cone maker so we had to try them out (anything to stay cool). 
Roxy and Paco loved swimming with Jac and Emily.  They would throw the ball into the pool and Roxy would retrieve it.  Emily had a dog fashion show, we went to the beach and swam at Valvista Lakes clubhouse.  We made crafts, and Emily used Wade's face for her craft back drop.
The night before they left we put together a care package for Mitch and the girls helped make BYU cookies!  Thanks for making our summer Heaps, we loved every minute of the time we spent together.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Father's day to the best father ever!

It was a quite father's day with only two of the kids here but Wade felt very loved, and spoiled. He felt loved from all his kids, Mitch and Joslyn started the day with calling him.
We made him his favorite dinner and Laurisa and Grafton bought him barbecue gear to go with his new Infrared state of the art barbecue.
He has been a barbecue maniac ever since. He loves his rotisserie, but my favorite is his grilled veggies. Anyone up for a barbecue come over anytime and will grill you up something.