Saturday, June 21, 2008

Girls Camp Fun

Making food fun. The Navajo Taco Man.
Delicious Navajo Taco meal

Masked Maria and I

Lexi eating a roasted Cicada. Horray now there is one less to bother me!

We always have to make Lexi's hair crazy for the skit. This year we went hyena style

The beautiful ladies- Lexi, Hana, Allison and Sharon

We had a great time at girls camp this year as you can see from the pictures. I was so worried it was going to rain when they all went out to set up camp but someone must have prayed real hard. No rain all week! Although it was 95 degrees and VERY humid. Not much fun when you are carrying around a 15 pound heater on your abdomen. I was very happy that the day I went out to camp we went to the pool. It was great. The Navajo Taco meal was delicious! I cant even cook that good when I am at home. Great job Amy and Shelly for all the wonderful food! One of the highlights was that Lexi ate a roasted Cicada (which are these realy annoying bugs that only come out every 17 years). She became famous at camp for eating that delicacy. Yummy!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

PJ Party....literally

Learning how to sew. Look at the intensity in their eyes!
Amy measuring out the pattern

Da girls- Ashley, Bethany and I sporting the Rambo look

Look what we made!! We are good lookin'!

Gotta have a cute foot picture.
It is girls camp time again! This year for our theme we are doing the Lion King. In preparation for camp we thought it would be fun to make "tribal looking" pajama pants that we could all wear together. What better reason to have a sleep-over at my house. I have never actually made pajama pants so I was thankful that Shelly was so patient with me and was willing to help me learn. The night started out with Hawaiian haystacks for dinner and pina coladas. Then we started on the pants and watched the Lion King which really took us until midnight. All the leaders slept in my room which they thought was freezing but since I am preggo I thought it felt fantastic! We really had a great night together learning a new skill. Thanks to Amy and Shelly for taking on girls camp this year! The girls loved the sleep-over. Did I sleep? Well maybe a few hours.... Where was Hans you ask? Sleeping in our good friends, the Dicksons basement :-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

5 Years and Counting

As of May 3rd, 2003 Hans and I have been married for 5 years! It has been a wonderful 5 years and I thought I would make an "Ode to Hans" blog for our anniversary (belated I know) Here are some reasons why I love my hubby.

1. He is a very dedicated individual- when he puts his mind to something he will get it done
2. He can never sit still- This may sound like a strange reason to love someone but he is always working around the house getting things done. Which brings me to my next point...
3. He is never lazy- Lazy people bother me sometimes. I want to say "hello you only have one life here so make it good...and fun"
4. He appreciates the small things in life- For instance, whenever I make dinner he tells me I'm too good for him (even when I am too tired and make mac and cheese for dinner)
5. He is strong- strong in the gospel, physically strong, strong minded
6. He is very honest- he has never lied to me
7. He is thoughtful- he always gets me the best presents
8. He always knows how to get me out of a bad mood- He can make me laugh instantly when I am in a funk
9. He is silly- I like a man that can be silly and spontaneous
10. He is my soul mate- plain and simple

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Florida Trip

Dr. Justin Palmer-He is finally done!
We were trying to make an old fashioned picture where people look serious and dont look at the camera. I love my brothers!

The brothers skim boarding at the beach near St. Augustine

My cute little beach bum nephew Evan.

Eating gator tail at a local seafood place.
Well I went to Florida for my brother's graduation from dental school in May. I can't believe he is already done and moving back to Canada! It is crazy to also think that Hans only has two years left and then we also will be moving. Time really flies. Justin's graduation was really a lot of fun. If you know my brother then you will also know he can make anything fun. It was also nice to spend time with my brother Jared, my sis-in law Kira, my nephew Evan, my dad and step-mom. My favorite part was going to the beach near St. Augustine. It was such a beautiful day! I loved being able to float in the ocean waves. When you are pregnant, the feeling of being weightless is really a treat. I think I was in the water for about two hours and my skin got really burned but it was worth it. I am so proud of my brother for completing dental school and I wish him all the best!