Friday, July 18, 2008

A Girly Couple of Days

Landon and Daniel have spent the last three days down in Mt. Pleasant with their Grandma and Grandpa McAllister. They've worked with Grandpa and had a good time- even though Landon has had a rough time at night- maybe just a little homesick. They are coming back home today, and it's been a nice (quieter and cleaner) break! Emma and I have spent time doing girly things. Yesterday we went to the mall (I love shopping with her) and today we did these beautiful nails that she is so happily displaying. She has kind of been eating up all the attention and alone time. She and I have lots of fun together! Last night I had the opportunity to do a fireside for a Stake YW camp. I was nervous about it but had spent lots of time pondering and organizing my thoughts and songs. It went very well and I was so pleased with how it all turned out. Richard helped me with the technical end of it all and my mom came along for support- which was great because a portion of my talk centered around her and it was nice to have her there. The camp was at the Heber Valley Camp, otherwise referred to as The Temple in the Mountains. And it really is! It is the most beautiful, clean, peaceful camp I think I've ever seen. If any of you have been there you know what I am talking about. Or, if you ever have the chance to go, take it! Just an amazing place and it was fun to be a part of it and enjoy a wonderful evening in a beautiful place!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We had a wonderful four days at Fish Lake. The weather was perfect and everyone from my family was there. We enjoyed being together in the beautiful surroundings and having a great time on the boat, playing games, relaxing, eating and fishing, of course! Thank you so much Mom and Dad for the wonderful trip, all the planning, the memories and Mom, your boundless, amazing energy! Early birds with worms ready for an early morning fishing trip! Daniel, Emma, Landon and Carter
Daniel helping Grandpa drive the boat and wearing Grandpas hat too!

So proud of their catch....even though Daniel screamed like a girl when the fish wiggled out of the towel they were holding it with!
I'm havin' fish tonight! (can you name the movie?)
I love this picture.
It's always a thrill to catch 'em!
On one particular trip Emma was the only one to catch a fish...that's my girl!
We really had a lot of fun and enjoyed every minute! We love Fish Lake!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fourth of July Weekend

We had a really great weekend. We started on the morning of the fourth at the annual Hague Family Breakfast. I love it because my Grandma and Grandpa do so much for it to make it special and patriotic and they are two of the most patriotic people I know. We had fun at the park eating lots of food, hitting baseballs, visiting and Grandpa led all the grandkids in a parade! I love red, white and blue!

It was cute to watch them march around the track behind Grandpa waving their flags. We spent the next part of the day (after a short nap at home) in Mt. Pleasant. We went to the cabin and enjoyed much food, family and perfect weather...much better than the 100 degree city! We did fireworks with cousins and spent the night at the cabin. Everyone loved the sparklers. They're still kind of my favorite!
Check out this amazing moth we found! This is a great shot Richard took because you can really see the detail if you zoom in. It was seriously like six inches, at least. Crazy!
Love this picture! The kids were fascinated. Landon actually let Richard put it on his head for a minute.
Ooops! Picture out of order- sorry. Emma riding with no lead rope. They all loved it!

We took a hike in the morning at the cabin and Emma loved collecting wild flowers.
The boys loved shooting anything and everything with thier BB guns.
This is a favorite spot at the cabin. So pretty!
The kids really loved riding in the pasture. They've been begging to ride for weeks and are already planning the next riding trip.