Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just wanted to announce that….

I did my first caterpillar pushup last night—(with Matthew on my back!!!) Good work in “boot camp” girls!! You did awesome!!



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gone Fishing

Last night we went with my uncle, aunt, and cousins up to the N. Ogden trout farm for FHE. Matthew was in heaven! He loved catching the fish,and I loved watching him! Matthew wanted to do everything by himself, and Darin was so patient with him showing him how. It was beautiful up there, and a perfect night! Thanks Wilsons! We love you!!












Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pioneer Day Weekend




We had such a WONDERFUL Pioneer Day Weekend! Friday we went to the Bountiful Parade.















Friday night we went to my sister’s to watch the Mueller Park Fireworks.




Saturday morning was sad. We’ve had Darin’s parents visiting from the Philippines, and Saturday morning they went back (miss you mom and dad). Saturday night we went to our neighbors for a BBQ, games (including darts, a jump house, yoyo competitions, jump rope competitions, double Dutch, and stick pull), and fireworks.














Since Sunday was the actual pioneer day, I copied my cousin Amy and made red, white, and blueberry pancakes. (You really should check out her blog....it is so cute!) Sunday we went to my sister’s for a birthday dinner for my mom! She’s the best ever!! Happy birthday mama!! Love you!!





Thursday, July 21, 2011

Parade Float Preview Party

Last night we took the Young Women down to South Town Expo to look at some of the floats that are going to be in the parade this weekend. My Laurel advisor, Barbie, made 20 floats this year! She is AMAZING!! She made this Kung Fu Panda float—it is my favorite! If you have time you should go there too! They have lots of fun things for the kids (sitting on some floats, face painting, balloons, and more), and it is all FREE!! It’s also a great way to see the floats if you don’t want to sit in the hot sun!

Matt and his friend Andie got to sit on the float with the little mermaid, and then she gave them each a seashell!


Matt's face right when we walked in! (He was so excited!)

The AMAZING float Barbie made!


My cute Young Women

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Feed the Birds Tuppence a Bag

Today Darin, Matt, Lindsay, and I headed to Liberty Park for a picnic and feeding the birds. Another one of those “perfect moments.” I was glad I had the camera to get a couple cute shots.
















Monday, July 18, 2011

Lindsay is 6 months!!


Happy 6 month birthday my sweet Lindsay!! We went to the neurosurgeon today and got a CT. The doctor also measured her head and she is at 47cm. (Only 1 more cm until her head is the size it was at birth!!) Everything is still growing, but it is growing in proportion to her head (that is a good thing). I asked him if Lindsay is in the “clear” for not needing a shunt, and he said he’s still not sure, but she’s doing really good! We don’t even have to go back to Primary’s for SIX more months!! Wahoo!! Linds has her 6 month appointment with her pediatrician on Wednesday, so I’m excited to see her stats!! Here head is still big for her age, and it always will be, but we’re grateful for no shunt! Yay Linds, we’re so glad to have such a happy report! Thanks for all the prayers—we’ll hope it continues!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

LJ Gunnerson Reunion 2011




We had such a fun family reunion at the cabin this weekend!! Friday night mom and dad did an authentic Philipino dinner, then we roasted marshmallows and made smores.






Saturday morning the boys went fishing while the girls did facials, pedis, and made jewelry!




The boys with their fish.






Matthew won an award for the BIGGEST fish! (He caught TWO!!)

In the afternoon we went for a short hike, searched for butterflies, played pool, watched movies, took naps, played some games, played tetherball, and shot BB guns.





Saturday night we had a dutch oven cook off with some REALLY yummy dinners! Then we got some different awards.

And here are a few fun photos.






Thanks Chris and Heather for all your planning and mom and dad for all your work!! We missed you a ton Geoff, Jadi, Nate, Janie, and kiddos--hope to see you soon!!