Monday, June 30, 2014

Its what FUN is.....LAGOON

Okay, I have to say, I pretended I was 13 again.  Or maybe I wanted to be 13.  Until I realized I clearly don't dress like 13 year olds and maybe I don't want to be 13, but maybe, just maybe I want to feel like a kid for a day and I DID....well until about 4pm.

I woke up and Bob advised he wanted to either go to Lagoon or a water park.  I knew we would have ZERO fun with Lex at a waterpark as Bob experienced that a few weeks ago taking her to Classic Waterslides where I'm sure had he stayed another minute, the cops may have been called after she screamed her lungs out for the 500th time that hour.

So LAGOON it was.

I want to LOVE Lagoon and I try to love Lagoon, but truth is, I hate crowds, I hate all the chaos around and I hate worrying about whether I'm going to lose a child or not.  I even seen people that had kids with bright yellow shirts on and their parents phone numbers on them in permanent marker.  SMART THINKING.

We arrived a little after 10:30.  Walked a mile, okay it was only a quarter of a mile, but it seemed really far away.  Lex was already having a meltdown over the thought that someone was going to force her onto the white (now brown) rollercoaster and she was not going. 

As a matter of fact, this was the conversation....

"Randa, do you like that white rollercoaster?" Lexi Asked

"Not really" Says Miranda

"Cuz I don't like it either and Mommy says that if I don't like a ride, you'll stay with me!"  Lexi says

So I'm thinking, "Yup, pretty sure my sister thinks we asked her to come now, just to watch Lex while we ride rides.  WRONG!

We have 5 people in this family.  I hate odd numbers, I grew up with 5 people in my family and one of us always had to ride by our self.  I asked my sister to join us so that things would be even.  I ride with Ashton, Bob with Lexi and Miranda with Jaxon.  Little did I know that my plan wouldn't even work 5 minutes into being there.

First ride....

The BAT.

Oh my gosh, you would've thought someone was asking Lexi to ride the Worlds Largest Rollercoaster.  Nope, just this dinky little rollercoaster ride that my boys absolutely loved and were dying to go on.  It took me 15 mins to convince Lexi to walk over to is.  It then took Miranda carrying her after picking her up off the floor with tears falling down her face over to the ride.  It was hilarious and YES, I was laughing.  I know, I'm mean.  My rule, if I know its not a bad ride meaning I've been on it, then you have to try it.  You don't like it, then you don't have to go again.  If I haven't been on it and you don't want to go, then fine.  But trying is a must in my book.

This is the pouting she did until I finally told her I was calling Grandpa to come pick her up and she could clean house with them all day.  She quit and got on the ride with her Aunt Randa sitting next ot her squeezing her hand to death and ended up wanting to go again and again and again.

We had so much fun.  The priceless laughs, smiles and running from ride to ride was so worth every single dollar spent.

This was Lex first time, Jax third time and Ashtons second time, but our first time with Ashton and Lexi and all together as a family.

Bob and I got really brave and decided to go on WICKED....never again.  Nope, it will not happen.  I realized after this ride that I am indeed, NOT 13 anymore.  I'm 30 and I feel it...still today.

That ride was scary and I seriously thought my life was over.  I did not open my eyes at all and I was scared to death.

What a fun day it was even though I'm still trying to recover from running/walking all over the park that day, riding on rides that moved every bone in my body and pretending like I was a kid.

Can't wait to go back to go to the waterpark.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our CRAZY Chaotic LIFE

Time moves so quickly.  I was thinking today while I work that its been over 6 months since I moved back.  We are actually going on 8 months.  Sometimes it seems like yesterday and then it seems like I never left.  Then I hear someone say, "Do you remember last year.....?" and I have to think.  Its sad for many reasons.  I don't want to forget my experience in Texas, because even though I know its not the place I want to live, I learned so much in those 11 months that I would've never learned had I not taken the leap of faith.  I also realize how precious time is.  I was aching so bad last year to spend Holidays with my family.  I ached to be here with the rest of them celebrating birthdays, having barbecues, the 4th of July and all the summer fun.  Here I am....and I would've never guessed I'd be back here.

I love this so much, because so many times in life we don't know where to go.  Trust in God, he will lead you.

My cute furry girl

Utah has the most beautiful skies and scenery, I took it for granted, but don't anymore.

Just my furry boy being himself

New hair

I live for summer, I swear I'm suppose to be somewhere where its summer everyday...just kidding, I belong in Utah

Just my boy putting together legos

My Summer wreath I made, so easy and fun

This little girl doesn't stop and somedays she just passes out without us knowing.

She will always be a Daddy's girl and I've just had to accept it

One of those days where the words just don't come and you come across something that speaks directly to him without you having to say it.

Oh he melts me, love him.

Another summer day

We had a good laugh.  Oh my Ashton.

New bright pink, purple and green shoes and a SIZE 1

What happens when you ride your scooter and crash with no shirt on.

Watched Lone Survivor, so sad, but a great movie that everyone needs to see

This boy, he went and turned 8

Sometimes a shake for dinner is needed

Bob and I went on a date and got a BIG sub

Just my girl

Snuggles from Uncle Bob to Jayden
I'm not a hat person, but I'm obsessed with this hat.
Life just keeps going.....

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Vacation Week

Bob and I took this week off back in January.  We do it every year.  Plan a week in June or July to take off and have no worries.  Its nice and I am so thankful we are able to do it. 

After our trip to Bear Lake, we didn't have much else planned.  Tuesday we bummed around after getting home and later that day drove to Salt Lake to go to the Cheesecake Factory.  It was yummy.  We came home and Bob and I watched White House Down and we loved it.

Wednesday, we got up and decided we should try to trade the car in for something bigger.  I didn't really know if this is what we should be doing.  But decided to go for it anyway.  We drove to Orem to Ken Garff Nissan.  They had great customer service and extremely helpful.

We ended up coming home with this...

2014 Nissan Rogue and I'm completely in love with her.  She is beautiful.  And I feel extremely blessed and happy!

After we hit Golden Corral for dinner and then came home.  Didn't have anything else planned, I just starred at my new car.

Thursday was a full day, I had a going away lunch, dinner with my best friend, haircuts planned for the boys, packing to do for the kids to go camping with Grandma and Grandpa and then I had to go stay the night with my Mom up at the campsite since my Dad had to work Friday.

The dogs came with us and sadly I have no other pictures from that day.

Friday, we drove home in the morning.  I went and cleaned the car after driving it on a dirt road and then headed out to go shopping and to lunch with my Sister and good friend Cara.  We shopped until we dropped, but it was so needed.  That night Bob and I went to see Edge of Tomorrow.  We NEVER go to the movies, but it was nice to do that.  We then went to Walmart after, because we are weirdos and like to people watch at Walmart on a Friday night.

Saturday, we got up and went to breakfast at Moore's Family Restaurant.  Another thing we haven't done forever.  We then called up some friends and headed up to the lake.

My Mom and the kids met us there for some time and we had a blast.

Now, its Sunday and I sit here thinking of how blessed I am that I was able to spend a week doing whatever I wanted.  God has truly blessed me and I can feel it.

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Vacation or so we thought

Every year since Bob and I have been together, we have taken off a week in June.  Its our ONE week together with NO WORRIES.

Most of the time, we stay home and plan something for each day like swimming, movie day, park, day trip somewhere or something.  This year we decided to book a cabin in Bear Lake.  Little did we know that it would feel like winter the one week we decided to take a summer vacation.

I ended up getting sick at about 1am in the morning and we had to end our vacation early.  I was super bum.  It was freezing cold, they were expecting snow later in the day and I didn't want to be locked up in a cabin puking my guts out.  So we came home.
It was still fun to make memories and stay in a cabin together.