Thursday, July 22, 2010

Toy Story 3...

I have to admit... I've been so excited for Toy Story 3 to be released! It's been a super busy summer and Josh and I kept talking about going. Finally Kendra came up with the idea... and Josh asked if she minded if I tagged along... next thing I know I get a phone call and Josh said "it's going to be a family affair... Papa and Grandma are coming too"! Poor Kendra... she gets stuck hanging out with us all the time, but she is such a trooper... just one of the many reasons we love her! So... here we all are... ready for Woody and Buzz...
You've Got A Friend In Me!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feeding the Ducks...

Kendra and Josh 
Papa helping the cute neighbor boy feed the ducks
Grandma even got in on the action...
Check this one out...  what a jump!

Our next door neighbors have ducks. We're not sure why they have them for pets...  or if they will end up being a "Sunday dinner" in a few weeks...  but they like to roam the neighborhood and Josh has "adopted" them!  Josh and Joey feed them before they go to work in the morning and here we all are after Josh's softball game on Tuesday. Tonight when I came home they must have thought it was Josh because they all came a waddling over only to see it was me.. No bread...makes un-happy ducks!
Quack... Quack!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Boise Family...

 Chef Larry... don't you just love his apron...
and he makes a killer burger too!
My cousin Shane's cute family!
Aimee - Natasha - Shane
Brinley - Kylie
Ann and my Uncle Larry
My Aunt Tammy and Uncle Greg
My mom, Sharon - Uncle Larry and Aunt Tammy
Me - Uncle Larry -Aunt Tammy - my Mom

Pioneer Newspapers (the parent company of The Herald Journal) was having a conference in Nampa for all of the classified managers - which means... Vicki gets a "vacation"... well kinda! When I found out I was going, I asked mom if she would like to ride up and spend some time with Larry and Tammy... she jumped at the chance so it worked out perfect! Uncle Larry and Ann made us all a wonderful dinner and Shane made a super delicious YUMMY dessert! It was so much fun to sit and visit and catch up with everyone! Mom stayed with Larry while I "moved" into the hotel and went to my meetings for 2 days... then it was back to Logan. We need to do this more often...
I love my Boise family!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Fireworks Show

I know I am somewhat prejudice when it comes to the Fireworks Show at Romney Stadium... but knowing that my son has a small part in this amazing show makes me just swell up with pride... and last night shed a few happy tears!  He has worked for Al for the last 9 years... assembling... building... guarding... clean up... set up... whatever Al needed Josh was there and this year was no exception.  Joey and Josh would start out at 7am... doing the yard care business and then would stop early afternoon and do fireworks.  This past week has been especially crazy.

So here is what the "life of a firework employee" is like... I don't think I have ever thought how much time and effort goes into a single 30 minute show...

* Monday it was 7am - 7pm and back again for a few hours after the HJ softball game.
* Tuesday it was 7am - 7pm.
* Wednesday it was 7am - 11pm.  I re-introduced myself to him
* Thursday (set up at Romney) it was 7am until 2am
* Friday (showtime) 7am - 1:15am - he asked if we could wait for him after the show (which meant that it took us 1 hour longer to get home with traffic)... but he was worth the traffic jam.  Other than a quick "Mom, I'm home"... or "Have a good day mom, I love you" was about it for the past week.  When he got home at 1:15...I asked him what time he was leaving for Jackson... his response... 3am.
* Saturday it was up at 2:45... He didn't even get 1 hour of sleep.  At 3:30am... he came in to tell me goodbye and they were headed out.  I did get a text that they all had arrived safe and sound at 9:45am and they were getting the show set up.  I'm hoping tonight after the show and clean up they will get a good nights sleep! They all deserve it!
* Sunday... they have another show to shoot... clean up then back to the hotel for some sleep and then they head home Monday.  I'm sure he is going to be "dragging" for the next week to come, but I'm sure he feels like it will be all worth it for everyone to enjoy this wonderful holiday!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Softball... HJ Style

The guys at work were kind enough to let Josh play with them...  It has been so much fun to watch them!  Here is a little collage of pictures from the game on Monday, June 28th.  Yes... the HJ won!

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