Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Time!

Well, I don't really have time to write this blog, so here is the Ciff Note's of the past month. I have a Ward Breakfast on the Fourth of July, which was STRESSFUL! We (aka I) made posters for 20 families who have had military service. They were a TON of work tracking down the pics and info from the families and scaning/typing up stuff, ordering prints etc. But they turned out great and I am glad that I did it. I don't think I'll do it again though :) Breakfast with pancakes and eggs is also ridiculous to try to do for 200 people, but with alot of help from my committee and some GREAT volunteers from the ward, we actually timed it pretty well and got the food out on time. My Father-In-Law spoke and sang a few songs on his guitar, which was great.
The girls get bigger and in my opinion cuter and sweeter every day! Isabel is rolling all over the place and if you don't keep an eye on her, she travels great distances in a short amount of time. It's been interesting! :)

Matt is officially going back to school! WOOHOO!! :)

Because of the back to school stuff, we have decided to downgrade out of our wonderful rental house (sigh) and into a small and much cheaper apartment. it is a little sad (and really stressful and busy), but anything that saves us several hundred bucks a month is worth it! This will be our 4th move in 2 1/2 years. I am REALLY sick of moving, but I know that it is going to happen a few more times before we are really ready to settle. So for the next two weeks I am going to suck it up and live in the crazy chaos that is trying to move with 2 small children!
Next weekend we have a camping Family Reunion, we can't stay long due to Matt's schedule being changed up and the move, but it should be nice. We are also going to Thatcher for Pioneer Day. both of these events are bad timing with the move, they take up both of the weekends during our overlap of lease time, but we are hoping it will all work out :)
I also have to get church substitutes because in addition to my activities chairman calling I have also been asked to do the Primary Children's music. I love primary and our ward has an especially FANTASTIC primary, so I am excited. (and a little stressed, but I could use the extra blessings right?)

Anyway, life is crazy and busy and good. Here, as always, are a few pics.

Fourth of July Party


My Family's Poster



Boopah (matt's dad)Our Patriotic Family

My sweet girls!



I love it when they match!


Izzie and Nana watching Lily and her cousin Rory (Barry and Janeals') playing "Ants in the Pants", she thought it was very entertaining.


Me trying to get Izzie to laugh, don't mind Lily totally choking on a piece of jerky halfway through, sorry about that.

After I took the above video of Izzie, Lily REALLY wanted me to do a video of her, so here it is :)

Boopah singing his patriotic medley

http://picasaweb.google.com/mattandjennearl/BoopahFourthOfJuly2009Performance#5356504856935974594

9 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, how I wish I could hate you and your beautifulness and perfect kids' cuteness. But it's all just too lovable. :)

Donna said...

How ambitious on such a hot morning!! You rock as an Activities Chairman. Wish we had you.....

Tio Bruno said...

If you need somebody with a strong back and a weak mind to help with the move, give me a holler. I'm sure we can come up with a time I can help you. After all, if you can't rely on your favorite uncle who can you rely on?

Katie Richards said...

You always amaze me!
Where you moving to? Still in the phoenix area?

Tio Bruno said...

P.S. Next year, aebelskivers for the 4th of July breakfast!

Sare said...

Yours hard works was SO appreciated!! I'm sorry it was so stressful for you!!!

Diana said...

Everything about the breakfast on the 4th was great! Thanks for all your hard work! You FIL did an awesome job too!
I love Izzy's laugh! There is nothing as great as a baby's laugh!
Lily is SO smart! Makes me feel bad for not working with Adalyn. I am pretty sure I did that with Ansley but guess I have been slacking with number 2. Poor girl!
You are awesome!

kelly said...

Your girls are so beautiful. They make me excited to have another baby girl this year!

neally82 said...

Ok, seriously... Lily is too big and too smart! I also totally LOVE the pic of Boopah you have posted. Just seems so him for some reason. (I know that sounds lame!) You are just such a crazy amazing girl. When life settles we need to get together. And if you need help during the week with the move, let me know! Seriously!