Monday, June 27, 2011

Finn's Nitro trip

Nate, Scotty Lago, Finn
Travis Pastrana's bike (in Travis' house)

While Montana and I were enjoying day 2 of our Disneyland adventure, Finn was on a plane with Nate Hunter on their way to Maryland for a little Nitro Circus adventure. They were filming parts of the Nitro movie at Travis Pastrana's house and Dave wanted Finn to come along to keep Nate company. As you can imagine, it was probably the best week of Finn's life. What 16-year old wouldn't love riding motorcycles, bikes and skateboards all day every day with no moms around (well, there was at least one mom-Joy Astle-but I think she was too busy working to take care of our boys)!
According to Dave, the boys spend the most time with Scotty Lago. He was a member of the 2010 Olympic Snowboarding Team. And he won a bronze medal at the games. Kind of cool.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Senior Trip-Part 3

The best part of our vacation, in my opinion, was spending 2 full days in Disneyland! I have never done that before and I was so excited. We rode the Tower of Terror 3 times. Jen would have nothing to do with that ride. She hates it.
Jen and I were really nice moms and waited in line about an hour to see Rapunzel and Flynn. Tangled is definitely Montana's favorite movie right now.

Waiting in line for Pirates and eating Dole pineapple whip---yum!
The line for the new Little Mermaid ride was pretty long---at least an hour I think. But we did it anyway! Not my favorite ride.
Kenzie bought matching lockets for them---cute! (and they're going to college in a few months????)
Toy Story Mania was worth the wait just to wear those glasses.

Love all the hats.

After two full days at Disneyland we were wiped out! The next day we packed up and headed home. Now I can't wait for Emerson to graduate so I can do another fun girl's graduation trip.

Senior Trip-Part 2

On a whim, we went to an Angels game. The day was perfect!
The Angels lost pretty bad (9-0) but it was still a fun way to spend our afternoon.

Senior Trip-Part 1

I took Montana on a little senior trip after graduation and we were lucky enough to have our good friends Jen and McKenzie Holmes come along. It was a quick trip but super fun and we got in plenty of girl time!
We stayed in Laguna Beach at Laguna Cliffs Inn. It was right on PCH and we have passed it a million times over the years. It was kind of fun to stay in a hotel in a place that feels like one of our second homes.
We all got in a little beach time one afternoon.
The girls found a few pieces of beach glass and some shells. Although I did remind them that collecting shells in a big no-no!
Heisler Park was pretty quiet that day.

While waiting to get our table at BJ's, we did a little shopping at Tuvalu. The girls decided that they wanted to have a mermaid theme in their apartment at UVU. We didn't have quite enough room to bring this one home though....
A perfect way to end the night----Pizookies!

New Hobby

I'm a little embarrassed to admit it but my new hobby is couponing. We spend so much stinking money on food with 4 teenagers in the house that it drives me nuts! So saving even a little amount of money on our grocery bill is good news.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To Pat:
We miss you every single day.
Our lives are not the same without you but we know you are watching over each member of our family.

To Kurt:
You are an amazing husband and father.
Thank you for being the righteous example you are.
I appreciate your hard work and sacrifice every day.
To Dad:
You are the youngest acting 70 year old I know.
I hope I can be the same way.
Thank you for loving your grandkids and being there to support them in all they do.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Graduation-June 4, 2011

Well the day has finally come and gone. And it all happened so fast. There she is walking to get her high school diploma.
Looking up in the seats for us-----I hope!
Montana's favorite teacher-Mr. Downs. I think she was his favorite student too!
Erin, Sam, Montana, Whitney
Dalton-I think he still has a crush on her.
Taylor Charles-one of Montana's teammates next year at UVU.
Grandpa and Grandma England
The proud parents.
Congrats Montana!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Foothill Dance Festival

Wednesday was the annual Dance Festival at Foothill. It was the last one for all these girls. In a few months they will be moving on to Canyon View. I can't believe it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Big 18

happy birthday montana!
We hope you have the greatest of birthdays.
Love ya tons!