Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pickin' up Sticks

So I guess we made it sound like we cut the WHOLE tree down but we didn't. We only cut the west 1/2 of the tree down because it was dead. Mom is hopeful that the tree will grow back at least a little, but I'm pretty sure that it won't. Anyway, we finished up the whole clean up process on Monday night for family night. Here's who was there: Wayne, Jan, Cory, Becca, Tami, Natalie, Casey, Benson, and Andy. (Ronola and McKenzie came later and ate dinner with us all.)

Benson and Grandpa Otis
Loadin' up the trailer to haul it in the field to dump it.
Big Boy Benson standing up. He's been walking around like crazy!
This is the finished product. (Johnny this is for you.) Don't be disappointed that there wasn't much more destruction to the tree... sorry I explained it wrong.
The girls raking. Tami, Becca, Natalie, Mom

Dad put a fanny pack at the top of one of the trees. He says there's a reward for whoever gets it.
This was a hard picture to get. I had to walk over in front of the King's house to get the house and the tree in one picture.
When Dad was cutting down some of the big branches, one of them hit the slide and dented it. He fixed it though.
Nat, Becca, Tami
Dad and Benson again.
This is the only picture I have of the slide after Dad and Cory and fixed it. They did something else to it after this picture.
Pickin' up sticks again.
Cory made this little cat house for Becca's cat Panda. I thought it was so cute so I thought I'd let you all see it.
Benson and Grandma Jannie

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cutting Down JB's Tree

Hey Everybody! Nick just posted videos on our blog of Dad cutting down JB's tree. Go check it out. We hope you enjoy the videos. Also, I didn't realize when I was taking the videos that you can't rotate videos like you can pictures, so you're going to have to tilt your head. I know, I'm as annoyed as you are, but they are really cool, so I'm sorry I messed up. I'll know next time that you can't tilt the camera for videos. Here are some pictures too. Our battery died before we were all done, so I don't have an after picture, but I'll take some tomorrow when we go to play "Pick Up Sticks" for Family Home Evening.
Oh yeah, I wanted to tell you guys what happened too. After Dad cut down the branches and stuff, George Penrod came over with his back-hoe with some forks on the front of it and he totally helped us move all the huge branches. He helped us for a good 2 hours or so and then we all had to leave to go different places or George would have kept helping us! George, I know you'll probably never see this blog, but if you do, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You have no idea how much time, energy, and effort you saved us. We really appreciate you as our neighbor!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Girls night!

So I don't know if mom will care but I thought I would post what she's planning for Priesthood night while the boys are gone to their meeting. I think it's totally cute and will be a cute fall decoration! She'll probably just cut out one for each of us unless we tell her otherwise. Anyway, that's all. I hope that all you fellow Haws crafting girls can all come.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, Andy!

Happy Birthday Andy! Sorry this is such a late post. I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy you are in my life. You are constantly making me laugh (even when I don't want to)! You are a great person & I hope you know that you can do anything you put your mind to. I have really enjoyed these past four years with you! I hope you had an awesome birthday. I sure had fun laser tagging (and I hope the rest of you who were able to come had fun too)! Love you! Happy (late) Birthday!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Cory!

Cory, I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! I remember playing when we were little and I was always so fond of you. You were always one of my best friends, and I still consider you one of my best friends. You are a great brother and I love you very much.
I hope today was a good day for you and that you had a good birthday!
I love you Cor!
These two pictures were from Cory's birthday party. They are the best ones I have. Mom and Dad gave Cory some climbing stuff. The picture above is Cory playing with a rope he got. The bottom picture is the after of the birthday cake. The camera didn't take it fast enough so Cory had to fake it for the picture...
Happy Birthday Cory!