Sunday, May 30, 2010

Spring Fishing

Brady took Brynlee and Nash on a fishing date a couple Saturdays ago. They had a blast! The kids love fishing with Brady. Brynlee caught a fish on her Barbie fishing pole and reeled it in all by herself, Brady caught the whole thing on the video camera. She was pretty excited! Here are the pictures he took.

Bynlee was also excited about the bag of blue Skittles dad gave her!

Nash cracks me up! Here he is wondering when he's going to get a bite on his line!

The proud fisher woman!
And yes, that is the top of Cassie's head, of course she went with them!

Brynlee named her fish "Pot of Gold" because it was a rainbow and that's what you find at the end of the rainbow. Makes sense right?

They kept it because Brynlee said she would eat it but when we cooked it she wouldn't even try it so Brady had to eat the entire fish, good thing it was small!

Nash is just wishing it was his fish!

They had so much fun Brynlee is still telling everyone about it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Garrett's Blessing

It's so fun to see Jordan and Arica with their sweet little babe. They are going to be fantastic parents! They are both so good with kids, Garrett is a lucky little boy! These pictures are from Garrett's blessing day.

The kid in Jordan always sneeks out somehow!

All of the Mike Allen Family

The grandkids. See if you can pick out the messiest one.

Ashlyn, Brynlee, Garrett, Nash and Ridge

Ridge giving Ashlyn a little tough love!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bryn's Dance Recital

"I look like a plum Mom, a beautiful plum!"

My beautiful little plum all ready to dance.

Brynlee has loved being in dancing this year. She loves her teacher Miss Stephanie and being able to be with her friends and getting to dance in her costume. She did a great job at the recital! I didn't get any pictures of her on the stage because I was video taping it, so all I have are these pictures of the girls waiting. They did a cute tap dance to Splish Splash I Was Takin' a Bath and a beautiful ballet dance with their babies to a nice song that I can't remember the name of. It is fun to watch Brynlee dance and see how excited she gets about everything. Way to go Bryn! You did a great job!

Bynlee's fans, thanks for coming!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grandma Melva

Amber and her cute family came up a couple weekends ago and we were able to participate in the Race for the Cure. We ran in memory of our Grandma Melva, who passed away from breast cancer. We had a great time, the best part was thinking of our Grandma who neither of us had the chance to meet in this earthly life. Two of my Aunts e-mailed me pictures they had of Grandma Melva, it was fun to look at them and think about her and what she was like and what she might tell me if she were here. I am very excited for the day we get to visit, I have a lot of questions I'd like to ask her!
I wanted to post the picture Aunt Elaine and Aunt Janette sent, but I can't get them to upload?!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Brynlee the Optimist

Brynlee and I walked into a stinky bathroom. Brynlee, "Mmm, it smells good. It smells like hotdogs!" Brynlee is an optimist!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grandma Merrill's 80th

Happy 80th Birthday Grandma! Hope you enjoyed your Oprah show!

Oprah and Grandma

Cutest Boys in the audience

Sandra Bullock and her pilot

Dr. Oz and Zack teaching us about IBS

Hula Brynlee

Stringing Joey on the violin (You're so good Joey that was awesome!)

Guy and Minute to Win It

With lots of fun games

Jennika won all the prizes

Tyler trying to shake a cotton ball off his nose

Dr. Phil helping to make peace in the fam

Oprah's book of the month (Mardee you better get a copy of it!)

Little Dancers

Rachel Ray and helpers making a sugar free B-day cake for Grandma

and a sugar cake for Tiff's Birthday

Sugar Free Carrot Cake

And Yummy Chocolate Cake! Thanks for participating in the show everyone!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Race to Robie Creek

I don't know how to best describe this race, but from what everyone has told me, it is one tough race. I took this description from the home page of the race, "The "Race to Robie Creek," a grueling half-marathon promoted as one of the toughest races in the Northwest, is a 23-year-old rite of spring, a test of stamina for about 3,000 walkers and runners." From the starting line in Fort Boise Park, the race climbs in elevation -- the starting line is at just above 2,500 feet above sea level, and runners reach an elevation of about 4,500 feet above sea level at the highest point in the race. It covers a combination of paved roads through the first eight miles of the race, then race switches over to dirt roads as the course winds through the mountains on its way to Boise's Adalpe Summit. After reaching the summit runners must then trek down hill through the sagebrush-covered hills to Robie Creek. Brady had a great time training and participating in the race with several friends and already excited to do it again next year!

And they're off...

13 miles later

I love cheering the runners on at the finish line, it so fun to see all their hard work pay off! Brady was really pumped, his goal was 2 hours and he came in at 1:55! Way to go Brady!