Why do they call it the Emerald Isle?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yes, I did go camping . . .

I will camp for boating trips, that's it! Although we stayed in a large cabin with our own bed/bath suite at Pallisades, I consider it camping because: there were lots of bugs, not much counter space in the kitchen, no central air conditioning, no T.V. (well there was a TV, but only to watch movies). That is what I call roughing it! Here are Zane Zoey and Grandpa West on the swimming dock.
Here's me in a swimming suit:
See, we really do ride on the boat AND drink diet coke (this pic wasn't even staged) it's Allyson and Mikey btw.

This lake and the scenery are so amazingly beautiful. This lake has special medicinal qualities too, like if you have an injury and need to ice that injury, you can soak in the lake. It's better than an ice pack and just as cold since this water was snow like 5 minutes ago. It's located across the Idaho boarder outside of Jackson Wy.
Yep, these are the only pics I took of the whole trip. See, I only participated the first day as I had a monster headache the rest of the trip. While I was inside in a dark, cool room drugged, everyone else was river rafting on the snake and 4-wheeling and boating it was a total bummer. The kids had fun though, maybe next year . . .


Here it comes . . .

Calli and Caylee made this special float for us to ride in.

(Below) Is one of my favorite pictures of the whole day . . .

There was even a clown driving the kids around on a homemade train, very cool.
Zane and Crew.
Zoey and our pseudo cousin Kinnely. Ok so this was like the best parade ever since it was about 7 minutes long and all the entries were homemade and we didn't even have to save a place, there were plenty of shady spots available when I got there 5 minutes early, perrrrrfect!
Chubs had his first sucker on the way up to keep him quiet - heaven.
Grandma and Grandpa Rose with Padyn and Chubs.
Can't resist a pic of my beautiful babe.
We had so much fun in Fielding!! Good thing, since it was Fielding Fun Days. We started with the parade, then we went to the bar-b-que in the park with the whole town, then a bake sale and bouncy blow up toys for the kids. At night they had dutch oven and a band, I think we'll make this a tradition.

Fun Days wore them out.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I am 32 flavors, and then some!

I know you all want to know these things about me, and I tag EVERYONE who reads this! I am putting a hex on anyone who reads this and doesn't put this list on their blog, I can't say what the hex is, you'll just have to wait and see :) . . .

1. Do you like blue cheese? Adore it, pungent or mild, European or Continental it is divine! Biaggi's at the Gateway has the best bleu cheese dressing I've ever tasted.
2. Have you ever smoked? Only meat and nuts
3. Do you own a gun? We do now (more on that in a future post)
4. What do you think of hot dogs? LOVE! Best w/chilli, cheese, onions, ketchup and mustard
5. Favorite Christmas movie? Hands down, Love Actually (it actually is all around) but I love The Holiday too.
6. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Fresca
7. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My Heart of the Ocean Ring, I stole it from Britney Spears after her boyfriend went down and got it for her after the old lady dropped it into the ocean at the end . . .
8. Favorite hobby? Cooking, Eating, Shopping, Creating, Contemplating (oh, ok day-dreaming)
9. Do you have A.D.D.? hmmm don't think so but I do have H.S.D. (hyper-shopping-disorder)
10. What's one trait you hate about yourself? The hyperpigmentation on my face.
11. Middle name? West
12. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. I'm tired/that IS a divine purse!/I've got to get over this headache so I can get on the treadmill tomorrow (too many sweets today)
13. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Water, Diet Coke, Fresca
14. Current worry? The Economy/The Election
15. Current hate right now? Mia Michaels, migraines (since I have one now)
16. Favorite place to be? Nordstrom/New York/ A Good Restaurant/Europe/On the Couch at the End of the Day when kids are in bed
17. How did you bring in the New Year? A Rockin party.
18. Where would you like to go? Ummm to bed, to Mt. Rushmore, to New York, to Belgium to visit our friends, to Rome, all those trips are coming up in the next year - stay tuned for my reports . . .
19. What shirt are you wearing? My embroidered butterfly t-shirt from anthro-apologie
20. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, I love, love, love the silky but they are just too hot for me.
21. Can you whistle? Yes, although my sis says I am off key (I totally disagree)
22. Favorite color? Green, fave shade - chartreuse
23. Would you be a pirate? Yes, I love jewels and I can be VERY mean if I have to.
24. What songs do you sing in the shower? Lately it's been that duet from the 80's missionary farewells, How Great Shall Be Your Joy . . . my friend and I used to sing it together at those missionary farewells and our primary theme this month is reminding me of it :).
25. Favorite girl's name? Izadora
26. Last thing that made you laugh? Lance's utter joy from his 20 year class reunion Saturday night.
27. Worst injury you've ever had? Sprained ankle when I was 10 or 11 during softball. I know it doesn't sound like much but the pain is unforgetable and my ankle has been subject to bad sprainage ever since.
28. Do you love where you live? I Do, except for the sun and heat - let's import Seattle weather and it's perf.
29. What is your favorite book(s)? the BoM of course, oh and If You Want to Write, The Robe, These is My Words, Twilight
30. What is your favorite candy? Arm candy, aka purses! Oh, I also love malteasers and Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries
31. Favorite Sports Team? The Rebels!!! of course.
32. What song do you want played at your funeral? Come What May - from Moulin Rouge.

Monday, July 7, 2008

She Was Being Miley . . .

I for one hope that next time we hang out, she will redeem herself and have better sound equipment, songs to play, and comments to make; my heart won't rest till then because as of right now I CAN wait to see you again!

This is the reason I went:
(yeah, we were at the top) and this:
and this of course (it's the love):
thanks for getting us the tix shanny, we love ebay:
Holla for the red Independence Day Hawk!
Nice microscopic jumbo tron BYU.
Well, Zoey loved it at least, she made us scream "we love you Miley" like 25 times. I'm sure she heard us too. BYU needs to step it up, did I mention the sound totally sucked? It was poorly run, the music for the fire works was so lame until Celine sang "God Bless America" which is a little weird since she's Canadian and all. We had fun but they won't be getting my money again for the SOF until they hire someone new to run this show.

Luckily I was in a good mood thanks to our delicious lunch we have a mutual dell every year that our G and G West put on. It was so nice and cool up there in AF canyon, here are some photos.

(Oh my goodness look at my beautiful chubs, I love him.)
The kids seemed to have fun with our firecracker art project.

And they did pop itz of course.
Carmoo . . .
Mikey . . .
and the young lovers (Jeanette's bro James and fiance the wedding's coming up)