Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Heart MJ

We saw Michael Jackson! MJ impersonator that is. I loved having a night out with my sisters, that doesn’t happen enough (we missed you Jamie.)

We had the best seats in the whole venue. We sat behind these two little boys who knew all the dances to all the songs. We spent more time singing and dancing with them than watching the performers.

The venue was the Red Rock Amphitheater; it is by far the coolest venue I have been to. The stage and stadium seating are cut right in the side of the Mountain. When it is clear you can see downtown Denver. So pretty.

Thanks again Ryan for watching all the kidos, I love you!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Slumber Party

I love being an aunt. I would compare it to how some would describe the joys of being a grandparent might be. You get the benefits of little ones, but when the dirty diapers and temper tantrums are present you get a free pass. Brilliant. I do love kids, I am just not ready to sign up for round the clock- report to duty.

Breakfast at the bar.

We had a few of our newphew and neices stay with us and it was a blast. I loved having them here. We frequented the park, the pool, roasted more smores, and repeat. I think it is safe to say they LOVE their uncle Ryan. It is so sweet to watch them cling and love on him. After all he will play barbies with them, Ellie loves that.

I love this picture I took one morning after breakfast. The whole sofa was available but it was necessary to snuggle up.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Grandpa wanted to take Mason to the traveling carnival; the only problem is Mason is about three inches too shy from most ride's height requirements. Mason assured us "i not scared" of the big kid rides. He didn't quite understand that it wasn't his lack of fear that was holding him back, maybe next year Manson. There were a handful of rides he could go on, and he loved every minute of it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to a very special Dad.

Weenie Roast

I am so thrilled summer is finally here. Long warm days bring a smile to my face. We finished the majority of our backyard fully equipped with a firepit! A weenie roast was the perfect way to break in the firepit, and what fire isn't complete without smores. I am looking forward to many more nights around the fire.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bonnie Kate

Congratulations to my sister and her family. Jamie gave birth to Bonnie Kate on June 10, 2011. 6lbs 13oz 20in. That brings the total to 7 nieces and 1 nephew.

Memorial Weekend

Ryan and I finally got to meet our new niece Amaya Ann. She is a doll and the best baby I have ever seen. She was never fussy and such a joy to hold.

Ryan parents live not too far from Yosemite. Saturday morning we drove up to have brunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel. The park was packed but gorgeous as ever. The falls were at an all time high, showering the streams below with their crystal clear water. We hiked around and drove to the top of glacier point. The view was incredible.

Sunday afternoon croquet game.

The night before our flight we stayed at Grandma Kimball's house. I love listening to her tell stories of her past. It never fails; I think I always get chocked up, she has the sweetest spirit. She planned for us to have bananna splits. She had all the toppings prepared with what went on what scoop of ice cream flavor. It was a special treat I will never forget.