Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Camping Fun

The family had a great time at the 3rd Ward (our old ward) Family Campout. Sleeping in a tent, sitting by the fire and eating great food, these are things that memories are made of.

Lindsay by the creek

Lindsay waking up and the first thing she wanted was the Cheetos

Katie getting her shoes on

Linsay loves the swings

Devin and Derek playing games

Devin - Hit that ball!!

Love Camp Fires!!

Yummy Breakfast


The Camp Site

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tongan Wedding - Tu'a and Ashley

Tu'a and Ashley Pau'u
Tongan Wedding - PuleTaha

Tu'a and Ashley's Wedding

Ashley and Tu'a are doing great!
This amazing pictures are from Heather Uppencamp.
Thank you to everyone that helped and celebrated with us.

Tongan Wedding PuleTaha

Friday, August 15, 2008

Flash Back Friday - I have always loved the Sun

Jason and Christi - Clovis, CA

This was a common sight, Jason and I lived in the pool and spent most of our time in our swim suits. Look how tan we were and how blonde my hair was. (I think I am about 11 in this picture.)

An Observation - I blog lifted!!

I am sharing with you a very smart and witty
observation from my niece Magen.
You can find a link to her blog on this page.

My Observations
So today during church I was made several observations concerning male attire. Now being that I once worked in the men’s department at Nordstrom I feel like I have a bit of knowledge on the subject. Now please forgive my ramblings....

1. If at all possible guys should wear a suit...the look is impressive and classy

2. Guys should be mindful of 2 button vs 3 button suits...i hate seeing shorter guys in 3 buttons suits...it accentuates their short comings

3. Skinny guys should try and get tailor dress shirts cause its way more flattering on their figure...you can find a great selection at Nordstrom

4. Long-sleeve dress shirts only...well unless you're on some tropical island

5. Once wearing the long sleeve dress shirt don't roll the sleeves up...its looks sloppy!

6. To win the crowd over throw a pair of cuff links in the mix...they are BEA-utiful!

7. Pleats on the trousers should lie flat...if they're open go up a size

8. Don't be close minded to alterations...most slacks need altered in some way

9. At all times refrain from wearing any and all ties with carton characters

10. If the shirt does not look perfectly white then get rid of it and buy a new one!

AND Finally...11. I suggest squared off shoes....rounded were the shoes of our fathers

Posted by magen

Another amazing moment...

One World One Dream

Shawn Johnson, Nastia Lukin and Yang Yilin

Nastia Liukin competes on the beam

and to share "that" moment with her Father

(Valeri Liukin) was a double gold medalist for
the Soviet Union 20 years ago


I love the Olympics, I always have. There is magic there, the stuff dreams are made of. My favorite moments have come in the two sports that I love the most - Swimming and Gymnastics. I was on the gymnastics and swimming/diving teams in High School, so they are very close to my heart.

What another amazing moment... :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

From Bobcat to Wolf - Derek & Devin

This has been a fast and fun filled year; the boys will soon be 9. They have enjoyed scouting so much, they loved Day Camp and the Pack Meetings and the other activities that they have been able to do. They have now moved rank from a Bobcat to a Wolf. Great Job Guys!!

The picture is dark because, it was set up like a campout
with a "fire", tent and all the extras.
Very Cool! - We have great leaders!!

The pining on of the Wolf Pins
Since we have two boys, they pined one on me than one on Donny

Donny, Derek and Devin
(I really need to sew on all their awards - what a slacker I am) HELP!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One of the greatest moments ever!


Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale