Sunday, August 23, 2009

This and That

That is basically what I've been up to since our last blog. Nothing earth shattering, but just the mundane things of life. The kids started school August 11th (way too early I might add) and that means back to nagging about homework and soccer practices and school volunteering. I've also volunteered to be Lafayette Futbol Club's registrar and treasurer so I've been frantically trying to figure out what I'm suppose to do so all the teams can start their season. We also had three tragic deaths in our church so there were funerals, luncheons, talks and musical numbers to be involved in. Just busy dealing with life. We caught another snake in our house with our mosquito zapper (thanks, mom) and I had to throw a dead rat over our fence with a shovel. Gotta love Louisiana! :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

One Fantastic Trip!!

You have to start several blogs down (to A lot happens in 5 years. . .) to get the full account of our excellent trip this summer! But these last pictures are more junk we did in Salt Lake/Provo. Rich and Hunter hiked to the Y at BYU while the girls and I went to get glitter toes at the Cosmotology School. (We have our priorities!)

We had a little birthday party for Addison- She's turning 7!

We went with Rich's dad to the OQuirrh Mountain Temple Open House. That was pretty special!

We went to a water park with this cool little dude, Carter, who is definitely catching some rays :)

We were gone for two weeks and it's good to be home, but we already miss all of our family!
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More stuff we did in Salt Lake

Lots of hanging out with the family- Grandma and the triplets!

Walking around Silver Lake . . .

Roasting hot dogs and marshmellows in the canyon . . .

Jumping on the trampoline with Grandpa Stewart . . .

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Park City

We went to Park City one day to ride the Alpine Slide. The three in matching shirts are Savannah and her two cousins that were born in the same year within 6 months of each other. (all 13-years-old) They are referred to as "The Triplets!" You can see that Uncle Greg is keeping his distance.

Rich's mom is the wild woman in orange and his sister, Jen, is in green.

Here is everyone in the crazy Stewart Family! For another view of our family as the fictional McCrackens, click here to watch the video Bree made while we were on this trip for her film class at LDSBC!

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Soccer in the Summer?

Yep, we went to two soccer games, but our kids weren't playing, it was REAL Salt Lake pro soccer and the MLS All Star Game that just HAPPENED to be going on while we were in Salt Lake City. Hunter was VERY excited to be in attendance. That's Rich's little bro Jeff on the right.

One of the games was on the 24th of July (Pioneer Day in Utah) so they let us sit on the field and watch a firework show. It was almost as good as Hunter's 4th of July show :)

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. . . on to St. George, Utah!

After spending a few days in Las Vegas, we rented a car and drove to St. George where Rich's other brother, Jeff lives. We only stayed one night, just long enough to see a play at Tuachan- a totally cool outdoor theatre with a backdrop of the beautiful red rocks! This is Rich with his brother Greg and his wife Donna at dinner before the show.

We saw Footloose (the musical) and the kids took this picture 'cause the dude starring in it was from So You Think You Can Dance (last summer season- Thayne Jasperson) They didn't want to wait in line to get a picture with the real guy. I guess he's not THAT famous :)

My neice and nephew, Addison and Carter got to dance on stage during intermission.

This was before the show and you can see the beautiful rock.

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A lot can happen in 5 years . . .

That is how long it's been since we've seen some of Rich's siblings and their kids! And boy how everyone has grown up! We spent the last couple weeks catching up with everyone from his side of the family and we began in Las Vegas, our old stomping grounds. This was taken on top of the Stratosphere. Hunter informed us that when we lived here before and he was 3 years old, he asked if he could ride the rides on top of this hotel/casino and we told him, "maybe when you're older." I guess he's older now so we went to the top with his cousins and I happily WATCHED them ride :)

Hunter looks a little freaked out riding with his cousin Jordan out over the top of the city. In case you were wondering, yes, Rich rode the ride as well. Accidents or not, some people never change!

Savannah, Grandma Stewart, and cousin Chelsi enjoy the fountains at Belagio and the volcano at The Mirage. We had to go back and do the touristy things.

We all went to see The Phantom of the Opera at The Venetian. The Vegas style special effects were AWESOME!

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