Friday, November 28, 2008

Putting up the Lights

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Merrick

Today I went over to my sister's house, Lindsay, to snap some pics of her new baby for announcements. Well, I couldn't help myself... I had to take a few of my little man. He's just too cute to pass up!
Man... I LOVE HIM!

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

10K in Flagstaff

Today I accomplished a huge goal.
I ran my first 10k with my good friend Ami Bethea, and my sister
Mallory. This race is known as the most "scenic and difficult in the Southwest". The extremely HIGH elevation made it very
difficult to breathe, not to mention, it was very rough terrain. Just to give you an idea, it's like hiking up, UP, a big mountain- but running!

A Few Memories of the Race:
1.No trails
2. Feeling like I was suffocating
3. stumbling over log stumps and rocks
4. twisting both ankles
5. allergic reaction to something in the air
6. a rock stuck in my shoe (that I stopped and tried to get out 3x.)
7. my Ipod quitting on me!

It was so hard, but I feel great knowing I finished and
that I can do it,

Here we are after we finished the race.

YEA! We did it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bowles Family Farm

Last night Danny comes home from Ryan Olsen's house with this...

A GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was late, about 11 at night when he came home. It took a while for him to come in the house after he pulled into the garage. I was wondering what he was up to. I kept hearing this "baaaaa" sound while I was peacefully trying to watch one of my favorite movies, Serendipity. He came in and I could tell he was up to something. I paused the tv and said, "Danny, what is that sound? It is driving me nuts!" I get up off the couch and look out back and see this goat.

Seriously, so typical of Ryan and Danny! Thanks Amber, tell Ryan to stop giving Danny "presents". (Ha, ha.)

I told Danny that Max, (the girls woke up and named him this morning) is going back HOME today. :)

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lewis Reunion

We went to bear lake in Utah for our reunion. We had a blast out at the beach every day. Our condo's were right off the beach, it was so relaxing.

Merrick experiencing sand for the first time.

He wanted Dad to let him loose.

Mallory, Lindsay and I chillin'. I had to wear this shirt since I layed out too long the day before. Stupid me... "I never burn".

Daddy and Merrick. How cute are they?

Our talent show the last night. Mallory and Justin with Lily. Oh, and me and Merrick on the side...

All the Standifird grand daughters singing, "I love to see the temple". Macy was being shy so she stayed over by Grandma and the "piano", until we coaxed her back to the group.
Standifird is my maiden name, and all of us Standifird kid's have had only girls until Merrick!

My sister Kassady and neice Bailee dancing.

Moon Lake view on our way out.

Beautiful. So amazing.

Stopped by Cracker Barrel for lunch on our way home.

Great FUN!

Las Vegas

Danny in our NYNY hotel relaxing after our drive. Merrick was amazed at the view... I couldn't help but have a knot in my stomach wathing him up on that glass. We were on the 15th floor.

Here we are our first night at Chen's Chinese food in NYNY. The best chinese place ever. (Our family has discovered from our various Vegas trips:)

There is also a Coca Cola store in Vegas. (my favorite of them all... )
Here we are. Lindsay, Bailee, Mom, Me and Kassady. Not all of our family was able to come. We missed Hayley and her family, Mallory since she had a very important interview with Banner, Lance and Jen, and Brady and Carlie didn't stop by Vegas. By the way, we are on our way to our Lewis family reunion at Bear Lake in Utah. We always look for an excuse to stop by in Vegas and have a blast at all of our favorite spots. So since it was on the way....

This giant piano was in the toy store. My nieces dancing on it.
The M&M store was Lily and Macy's favorite.

Here we are our at Cheese Cake Factory. Yum, yum.

Grandpa getting shelter from the rain inside the Planet Hollywood with Lily's new M&M umbrella. There is a gigantic mall inside and in the middle of the mall, it starts to storm every hour. The ceiling is amazing architecture, and it really looks like the real sky. When it storms there is rain, thunder and all. Even the ceiling gets dark and cloudy. LOVED IT!

Here we are in Cesar's Palace.
The girl's loved the big FAO Schwartz Toy store there.
It's the big, famous toy store in NYC.

Not sure they are allowed to do this, but makes for a cute picture.

They each picked out a toy doggie. Unfortunately everything
else was much too expensive, like this piano Macy fell in love with.
price tag on this $120.00