Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saying Goodbye is so hard...

I recently was in an accident and we have to say goodbye to my trusted van. This van has been with us through it all. Our trips around the US, our different residencies, bringing babies home, hitting sidewalks, the milk spills, the soda spills, the throwups. You name it, this baby has been there. I know it's dumb, but I will miss you!

P.S. I couldn't put the whole picture up because my liscense plate was in few and since this is a public blog, I didn't want to do it!


Hannah has been begging me to cut her hair. She has been growing it out for awhile now and is tired of the tangles. I have been putting it off because her hair is so beautiful! Well, we finally did it! We cut 10 inches off to send to locks of love.

Everytime I looked at Ella I thought of Hannah when she was a little girl. So, I decided to do some bangs on Ella.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lake Powell 2011

My newphew!

My fishermen!


Grandpa Williamson

Aunt Jean

Grandma Williamson

We actually got to Lake Powell this year! Jon's side of the family has gone every year for, well since forever. We were able to go the year before we were married and a few years after until we started having kids, moving to various places of the US and just not being able to make it! We were so excited to be able to go back again! WOW! Was it different than we were used to. It was probably because instead of it being laid back and carefree, no kids, and doing whatever we wanted. EVERYONE now had kids. It is now all about them and making memories! It was still a lot of fun, but a little more taxing. I don't think as a kid that you realize how much effort it is to go on a vacation or camping or pretty much to the grocery store without first PREPARING. Now, as an adult and mother to four beautiful children I have to say that vacations are not what they used to be. I know this will change as they get older and become more independent but until then we will just enjoy this stage in life. The kids had a BLAST and I found out Jake was a little fish! He loves to swim and swam almost all day long, every day! Zach was content sitting in his chair, fishing with a soda in his hand. He even caught two fish. The first one he reeled in and ran away when the fish showed up and the second he pulled to the shore and got a little closer. He was my little fisherman. Hannah and Aliece were inseparable, even sharing a tent together and swam all day long. Ella did so good and wandered around with some adult following her and found out she liked the water. It was so nice to be back and we can't wait to go next year.