Sunday, August 30, 2009

UFC 102!

Austin is a huge fan of the UFC (and I enjoy it too), and we take turns with a group of friends hosting each fight at one of our houses, BUT UFC 102 came to Portland and we did not want to miss on this great opportunity to actually go to the UFC live, so a few months back I got Austin tickets as a surprise and our friends Jesse and Katy got tickets as well. This Friday Austin, Jesse and Katy headed to Portland to watch the weigh-in's, then on Saturday, after the baby sitter got here, I met up with them. We were able to stay with some of Katie's family and save on the hotel costs, so that was really nice, and we actually went to UFC 102!!
It was so, so cool and a lot of fun! Randy Couture vs. Nogueria was the main event fight and it went all 3 rounds, but unfortunately Couture lost to decision, but regardless, it was a great fight. There were a lot of other good fight and we all just really enjoyed it and had a great time.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Utah summer 2009

Where do I begin?!?!
This summer in Utah was so much fun and we were so busy! Here is a list of some things we did:

Running the Provo canyon, mountain biking on South Mountain, Canyoneering the Subway Canyon in Zions National Park, wake boarding and tubing on Deer Creek, four-wheeling to Daniel Summit, swimming, riding the zip line, lots of great food and eating out, shopping, and time with family, friends, and more family!

What a great summer we had!!

This will be a summer we wont forget and it was great to see so much family and spend so much time together. Thank you especially to both our parents for helping out so much, watching the girls sometimes, planning fun events, and putting up with us! We love you and we are so grateful for you!
I tried to post some pic's below, but I have so many!

Tyler is getting so big (almost 5), isn't she so pretty!

Yup, that is me, repelling in Zions

Zions is so beautiful!

Silly Austin

The rock is so red and really cool how the sand and wind can shape the rock and make it have these grooves and lines in it.

The subway canyon in Zions, for good reason, looks just like a subway tunnel


Just the girls!

Mya, Tyler, Kai, and Afton
(and congrats to my sister for adding one more girl to this mix, born today!)

Tara with Bella, then Austin with Kai, and me with Tyler on the tube at Deer Creek

A giant inflated slide at my Aunt Karen's house for my cousin David's birthday.
This is Ginny, Devan, Sam, Massiel and Kai

Can't forget Tyler and Kai's favorite thing... the zip line! So much fun!

Since Devan and Ginny are living at my parents house, we got to spend a lot of time with them and the girls just adore Ginny!

Look what I caught them doing at Grosi's house.

The zip line again!

Kai LOVED getting her hair cut and wanted to do it again, right after she was done... so exciting, just like a girl!

Four wheeling to Daniel Summit with the Lewis family. We were all together for 3 whole days!

Lewis family pic!