Sunday, October 27, 2013

Apple days!

We did apples this weekend. It was good. Started out on Wednesday we went and got the jugs, on Thursday we got the apples. Friday was slow as usual. A lot of neighbors came over. It was a good day though. Saturday, we started around 10.  The day went by fast, not a lot of family came, but a few friends that I haven't seen in a long time came. So that was good. All in all it was a good weekend, but I'm exhausted. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A day at the lake

We finally took one of my friends boating. It was a good day. Started off a little cold and i was really disappointed, but it turned out awesome. There's not much better then a good day on the lake. We were on the tube for a long time, and Kimberly made the kneeboard look so easy. She looked like she'd been doing it for years. Not to mention wake boarding she made that look easy too. We had a good day and we're both exhausted. 

(I just realized this didn't post. This was last weekend)

My favorite - clouds 

The boating view 
Kimberly wakeboarding 
Kimberly kneeboarding 
Even Jj had a good day 

Monday, August 12, 2013

In loving memory...

My grandpa passed away yesterday evening. He was the best grandpa anyone could ever ask for. So amazingly kind to EVERYONE and would talk to anyone. It didn't  matter where he was, the store, the doctors, he knew everyone and they all knew him. He is the kindest person I've ever known I'm so glad he's my grandpa. I will miss him so much. 
I absolutely loved going to St. George to visit my grandma and grandpa. We always got there late but it didn't matter how late it was my grandpa always stayed up and waited for us. Not only did he stay up waiting but he would stay up and talk to us for an hour or so  after we got there. Such a simple thing but I loved it. Every time we went to St. George I felt the most amazing feeling of peace. It didn't matter how stressed I was or how sad I was if we were in St. George all those feelings just disappeared for awhile.  Every time we were there he would say: well i'll get up and make breakfast in the morning. Sure enough he was up making us breakfast. Hot cakes or egg Mcmuffins (I'm not sure if that has anything to do with McDonalds or if he just liked the name, or both.) one time I remember, my grandpa had gotten up early and gone to the temple, everyone had eaten, but I waited for my grandpa to make me an egg Mcmuffin. I waited till about noon but that was the best breakfast sandwich I'd ever had. It's nothing amazing but it was special because he always made them for us.

 I will never forget the way he took your hand and looked at you and usually he'd say something like, it's so good to see you. Or come visit us again soon. It made me cry every time. So sweet. 
These last couple of weeks have been really rough, but so sweet, being able to spend time with him. About a week ago we went to visit him and I knelt down by his bed and he took my hand we had a short conversation, then he fell asleep. His grip was so firm as it always was every time he took your hand. I never wanted to let go. 

He always made sure his grand kids knew he loved them and he made it  so clear in the sweetest ways. I can't even imagine what my life would be without him. I love him so much. I will miss him. It's so hard accepting he's no longer physically here, it breaks my heart but he will always be with me in my heart and I know he's happy now. 

I love you grandpa 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

So much going on.....

Well, it's been so long since I've blogged. I thought I should start blogging again... 

A lot has happened lately. I'm not really sure where to start. I graduated, and now I'm not doing too much...I went to bear lake with some friends the week before my birthday and we came home the day of my birthday. We didn't do much because I was so exhausted. 

My grandpa has been sick, then fell and broke his hip a few weeks ago. He isn't doing well and we don't expect to live much longer. But visiting him these past few weeks have been some of the sweetest experiences I've ever had. 

 Colman got his mission call to Gilbert Arizona. He spoke in church two weeks ago. We dropped him off at the MTC today. It's been weird with him gone it's so quiet and I'm already lonely. 

We're taking my friend boating on Friday hopefully that'll take my mind off things. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Loooong road trip to Virginia

The day after Christmas we left for a very long road trip i don't know what we were thinking.... well Colman wanted to go to Chicago and Detroit. Then we decided to go to Virginia  since we weren't too far.   Well i got sick of it quicker then everyone else, but after a few days we were all sick of driving. Our destination of Virginia was worth it. i didn't really care for the other stops along the way. We got there Sunday night, earlier then we thought.  I laid on the couch that night, i couldn't believe we were actually there. Waking up that morning hearing Ellie was just about the best thing ever.We weren't there for very long, for how much driving we did we should have stayed for 2 weeks. We played games and played with the babies. it was good but not even close to long enough.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Today i got to see Allison for the first time in five months. It was an awesome surprise, i knew she'd probably come home on weekends soon but i wasn't expecting it and when i saw her i instantly felt this happiness unlike anything iv'e felt in a very long time. Just hugging her was the best thing ever. i was so happy i was just about speachless. We got to visit awhile and it seems like she's doing well. I always wonder how she's doing, i have been thinking about her this weekend and it was amazing to go to church and see her. When this whole thing happened i didn't know what to think and i was worrying about her almost constantly, i'd think things like what if she changes dramatically? or, i wonder if she misses me, because i missed her so much. As time went on i was still thinking about her a lot and if i wasn't careful i'd think too much and end up crying. I just kept telling myself she's where she needs to be but that was so hard to accept. Months passed and a few weeks ago i talked to my friend and she said she went to visit Allison, which i had been meaning to do. She told me she was doing well,  that is when i found out she'd be able to come home on weekends soon. After i heard that i thought about her almost constantly again for weeks.  This weekend iv'e been thinking about her, and then it was amazing to see her. She is still crazy and just the Allison i know no more worrying. i know she's doing well and that's all i want. One of these weekends that she's home she's coming over, we've already decided that. This just gives me something to look forward to and be happy.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The first of MANY adventures with Aya

2 friends

My collage of the day

Aya's collage

Today we were going to go boating but it was cloudy so we went riding instead. I had planned to take Aya boating all week, when it was cloudy i was really sad. It turned out great anyways. It started by just showing Aya the trails after that she got off and i went by myself, as fast as i could of course. when i got back Aya took a turn then we switched off until i got on and crashed. I love the loose dirt. I always drift and slide through it. i did it once and it turned out awesome! HUGE dust cloud! When i got back up to the car Aya wanted to go together again, so i had to slow down but i still scared her a little. I found it funny when she screamed and she'd say "that's so fun!", well we got back to the car and she got off i took off as fast as i could and as i was coming back i hit my favorite patch of dirt and i lost control and flipped. It happened so fast i remember hitting the ground and thinking i have to get up. I got right back up, luckily the 4-wheeler didn't land on me and i started walking back to the car. I took off my helmet and looked down at myself i was completely covered in dust. When my dad and Aya got to me i said " i really didn't mean to.." and they got out of the car and we laughed about it for a few minutes i said "well now that iv'e done that i'll be able to be a little safer" then flipped it back over when Aya noticed some plastic was cracked she said, "i'm not sure if that was there before" then as we were looking we found more new cracks. I got in the car and Aya rode for a little bit longer then we left. It was a good day but i'm so sore i'd say it was worth it for the experience and the story but i hope it never happens again.   As Aya would say "only you Alexi, only you" Yes only i would take a friend riding and end up flipping. i'm just glad it wasn't her that got hurt, and i don't think she would've enjoyed it as much as i did.