Dave, Steph, Cade, Ashley, Mikayla, Hailey, Valerie, & Ty

We may not have it all together, but togeth
er we have it all.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shirley Reunion

There are so many Shirleys (45 soon to be 46 in all) when just the immediate family gets together. Good thing Rad and Wendy live next door with their big house and are generous to share. Between the 2 homes we all have places to stay. The kids have a blast with all their cousins. Grandma has it all planned out as they go from one activity to the next. Broom hockey, magic show, swimming, games, bowling and flow riding at Provo City Beach were some of the fun activities we did. Let's not forget the piniata and all the food required to feed so many people. Thanks Shirleys for a fun weekend!

Flow Rider

Going Going Gone

Valerie, Elle, Evelyn

Maddie, Alex, Mikayla, Olivia

Ty has a special liking for Grandpa Shirley and Grandpa Keller.
He's often found reaching up his arms to them for a pick up to sit and cuddle.

Night get away

My mom watched all 6 kiddos while Dave and I escaped
for a night in the town of Boise! Thanks mom! Next week Dave and I
will have been married 19 years!


We quickly dropped off camping stuff and loaded up to go to Meridian for a surprise Birthday party. My dad turned 70 years old on July 23rd. My mom took him out and then slyly thought of a way to get him back home through the front door. Most of the family was there to jump out and surprise him!

Dad & brother George
George told us some funny stories about my Dad as a kid. He also recapped donating
a kidney to my dad 13 years ago. We are so grateful he was willing to donate even though
he had a rough time.

Nice and full after a good meal!
Love the hiked up shorts!

Cousin Quincy and Valerie

Love this pic of the boys

Let the games begin!

Transporting cotton balls with vaseline on nose

We all laughed as my dad fertilized to rows of grass that were missed as
we were playing games. He just couldn't take it!

Blowing biggest bubble

We all love you Dad & Grandpa! Thanks for always being a great example.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Headed to the hills

We headed up to our favorite spot camping for an evening. Cade had just returned from scout camp for a week and turned around 2 hours later and went camping with us. (He was so very tired but a good sport) The girls were excited to sleep in a big tent. Valerie and Hailey's excitement outlasted everyone. They ran around screaming in the tent with flashlights until soooo very late. We were even able to recruit our friends Marilyn and Makenzie to come with us!

Shooting Dave's Glock is a favorite. Hard on the ears though!

Love the must needed (especially for girls) potty bucket!