Thursday, July 28, 2011

Message from Kemper: 38 Week Update

I am dilated to a 2 and thinned to 50%.  Baby is low but hasn't "dropped".  So it looks like another right-on-time delivery for this little one who still doesn't have a name.


PS  It is hotter than Hades around here - even though Avannie keeps telling me that she's cold.  Silly girl.  :D

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This is the Place

Just came back from a trip home to Utah. Loads of fun.....

Day One (July 21, 2011): Arrive in Utah after a sleepless night in the Atlanta airport. Rodeo with great bulls and riders.

Day Two: Motorcycle ride through Cache Valley, Idaho, and into Wyoming. Camping in a tiny tent with a little sister.

Day Three: Cokeville, WY parade with the Temple Riders. Ride back over Monte Cristo. Baseball game.

Day Four: Church in Uintah. Logan, UT for family reunion.  Late night bicycle ride around USU.  Distant fireworks celebrating Pioneer Day.

Day Five: Yard work (can I ever go home without doing some type of yard work?  No.).  Lovely dinner with grandparents.  Died my hair blonde.  Another baseball game.

Day Six: Massage.  Outing in Salt Lake with Mexican food and a tour of dad's new office.

Amy Stuart
July 22, 2011

View from the backseat heading up through Oneida Narrows, ID.

Keni cleaning her bike.  What a tough chick.

Dad and mom's tent vs Keni and Amy's tent. 
It was a cozy night in Cokeville WY.

Pops and me.
Cokeville, WY parade. 

Home again, home again.  The riders and their means of transportation.
Mom, "Black-y" V-Star 1100, Keni "White-y" V-Star 800, Amy, "Red-y" Goldwing with trailer, Dad
(very original motorcycle names - dad picked them out)

Nothing beats this - baseball, mountains, and family.
Ogden Raptors baseball game, Lundquist Field, Ogden, UT.

K and A

Logan, UT LDS temple.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day 2011

What a WONDERFUL Independence Day I've had in Boston!  Really, it is one that I will remember forever.  I love America!

Woke up early to run my FIRST ever 10k race.  Though I didn't do too well, I walked about almost a half of mile, but my final time didn't turn out so bad (1:00:29).  The race started outside the Patriot stadium, where the New England Patriot football team plays, and ended on the 50 yard line inside the stadium.  It was really fun.


 After cleaning up at home, I went down the the Charles River where I had staked out a location to watch the Boston fireworks.  Kemper, Joseph, and Avy came from Nashua, NH.  We played cards, visited, ate treats, and guarded our territory from random people.  We had a great time.  Wonderful memories.

A little blurry but this is the best picture I got of the two of us.  We danced to nearly every song and she loved the fireworks.



The Berkshires = Spontaneous Weekend

Holy moly... what a fun and spontaneous weekend I've just had.

Original plans for a beach day in the Cape fell through, but for the better it turned out.  Instead I met up with Kristin and Kalli for a fun-filled weekend in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.  We really flew by the seat of our pants, took one hour at a time.

Late Friday night I packed up my car with a sleeping bag, clothes for any kind of activity, and all the non-parishable foods from my cupboards (granola bars, cereal, and dry milk) and headed out of the city.

In summary we went window shopping, had many picnics, hiking in the Taconic Mountains in NY, dinner at Friendly's (which didn't turn out to be so friendly), visited the Norman Rockwell art museum, watched fireworks in CT, several hour conversation with new friends from church, and sleeping in cars in a random church parking lot.  What a blast.


Kalli eating a pea pod filled with salsa.  We were creative with our food.

Splash, Splish I was taking a bath...
Bash Bish Falls