Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Watch Out!..I mean..Fore!

Last Friday I got to go out on a hot date with my husband.  It was SO much fun.  Karl arranged to have Fischer stay at Grandma Christensen's (which he LOVED).  We started our date with dinner at Madalyn's Stake House in Sandy.  If you haven't been I would recommend it.  It was fantastic.  Then Karl surprised me by taking me to a local golf course.  I've always thought it would be fun to learn to golf so I was excited when we pulled up to the driving range.  I've never golfed, let alone held a golf club before.  Needless to say you can imagine my surprise when he pulled out golf clubs that didn't belong to him.  He got me my own set of golf clubs with a golf bag and everything.  I felt so official (I know I'm a nerd).  But I was feeling pretty cool with my own set of clubs.  We had fun whacking the ball around and surprisingly I hit a few good ones myself.  (Yay me!).  I can't wait to go again and get more practice in. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lil' Monster

Yesterday I found this little Elephant like monster roaming my house. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Day of Happiness

Seven years ago today I got to marry my best friend. I am also happy to report that in those seven years we have managed not to strangle each other.  J/K.  In all honesty, I couldn't be any happier.  I love Karl more then words could ever express.  He fills in where I am lacking, makes me laugh everyday, and reminds me of the beautiful woman he sees in me.  I could not think of my life without him.
Karl is still my best friend and I'm glad we can tell each other anything.  I can't think of anyone else I would rather spend my time with.  Thanks Karl for making these past seven years wonderful.  Looking forward to the next many years ahead.  Happy Anniversary Luv.  Philip. 1:3.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pirate Island

We went and checked out Pirate Island for Cousin Ryan's Birthday. The food was good and the kids had fun playing the games. It was hard getting good pictures due to the lighting but all and all everyone seemed to have a great time. 

Hunter was really good at helping Fischer with the games.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I love this time of year.  It's the greatest.  It's the time we're outside enjoying everyone's company.  I've been a little behind on my posting since we've had so much going on.  So please be patient as I try and get caught up on all the fun things we have been doing.  Below are post of just some of the things we have been doing.

4th of July

We had a GREAT 4th.  This is such a great holiday.  I'm so grateful to live in the country I do.  I'm grateful for all the wonderful men and women who serve this country diligently.  This year we were lucky enough to have my sister from Texas in town.  We did lunch at my Mom's and then that night we all got together for fireworks at our place.  It was a lot fun.  Together, with the family and neighbors, we had the best show in the neighborhood.  I think in total we had about 40 people here enjoying the fireworks. 
Alyson with her sparkler 
Watching Fireworks with Grandma
(Katelynn & Fischer) 
Trying out the Sparkler 
Some of the neighbors 
I didn't get a picture of it but Karl and I were in charge of the grand finale.  We had three of the overhead (now legal) fireworks going off at the same time.  It was really fun to see and be that close to them. Thanks to everyone that came, participated, and brought fireworks.  This will definitely have to be the beginning of a yearly tradition.

Guys Night

Watching the  UFC fights with the guys while enjoying the Creamie he stole from his Dad. 

First Camp Out

This year Fischer got to experience his first camp out.  Every year in June my sister and her husband put on a "crawdad fest" where we all camp out above Strawberry Reservoir.  It's usually alot of fun with lots of people, food, and dogs.  It's an event for the whole family.  Fischer had a blast even though we were only able to stay the one night.
Camping isn't complete without fire.  And what is fire without firewood.  Fischer was a great helper in gathering wood. 
Gathering all that wood is hard work. 
 Fischer actually LOVED the hammock.  He kind of took it over for most of the trip.
One of the guys that was at the camp out brought a tight line for everyone to try.  Needless to say all the adults had a fun time trying it out. 
Karl's attempt #1

Attempt #2 
Fischer then decided to show Dad how it was done. 
The dogs had a great time playing and running to their hearts content.  In total I believe we had 8 dogs. 
Enjoying Smores by the fire.