Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yay for Sun-Days!!

It FINALLY hit the 70's this weekend! Happy day! Dan and I were both so happy about this we had to get out! So seeing as how I have Fridays off we wasted no time! We put on our shorts and headed to Beaver Dick (a little camping ground by Snake river about 10 miles from Rexburg). We laid out a blanket and had ourselves a picnic with sandwiches, grapes, strawberries, cookies, and Dan's Gatorade! (He LOVES Gatorade!) It was so wonderful to soak up the sun! We loved it so much that when we were done eating we felt we were not done with the sun! Sooo...We hurried back home and dressed for hiking!

Where to hike?? We just decided to go somewhere close. Rexburg has an "R" mountain about 15 miles away. It is actually a dormant volcano which I always think is kinda cool. :) So after dressing for the hike and getting some water and camera we were, once again, off to enjoy the sunny day! The hike took us about 2 hours. But we did sit and enjoy the sights a couple times. We had so much fun enjoying each other, the beautiful scenery, and of course the sun!!

This is us at the beginning! We are excited!

Me! About halfway!

Dan the Mountain Man! (Said in a deep mountain man voice)

We were right above the "R" with Rexburg right behind us.

Snake River and Good ole Rexy!

(Am I allowed to show this?)

So as you can see the hike was definitely worth the trip!

Yep! We had a fun day of it! And I now have a sunburn to show it! Happy Spring and Summer y'all!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Love My Mothers!

Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful Mothers! On this day My heart is turned to all mothers and especially the ones I am close to. I think of my two Grandmothers, my own Mom, my Mother-in-law, and also my sister who will be celebrating her first Mother's Day. I love them all so much!

Grandmothers can be such special people. They raised our own mom's and dad's. They are another source of love and comfort on this Earth. I love my Grannie and Grandma very much, and am so thankful for them. They have provided me with so much love in my life. I look up to them both in different ways and appreciate all they have taught me. I hope they enjoy their Mother's Day and feel the love that will be felt for them from me, the rest of their grandbabies, and their own children. I will be thinkin' about ya!

Happy Mothers Day sweet Grannie 'o' Mine! Love you and your smiling face!

Love you Grandma!! Hope your Day is wonderful!

Next I have to wish my Mother-in-Law, Shoney Thompson, a happy Mother's Day! I love that when we are married we get even more family to love! Daniel's Mom is such an amazing lady to me. She is such a good example of love, courage, energy, and commitment to her kids. Whenever Dan and I are visiting her in Texas she always tells me, "I love my kids!" in her cute little accent. And the way she has lived her life is proof that she really does. Daniel has so many good memories of his mom that he loves to share with me. Some include how comforting she has been on several occasions. One instance that stuck out in his mind was of her comforting an older brother through a hard time in his life. She didn't say anything, just held him. She has been wonderful in inviting me into her family. I am thankful for her and for the mother she was to Daniel.

I love you Momma Thompson and wish you the best Mother's Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to my very own Mom. :) My Mom is so very special to me. A mother can be her daughters best friend and my Mom definitely is mine. She has offered me so much in my life. Love, support, learning, comfort, wisdom, and again, love. She is such a fun loving, out-going sort. Thank you Mom for all you do for me and the rest of your family. We all love you!!

Isn't she so cute?? Haha! I love her so much!

I found a couple quotes on mothers that describe my feelings exactly!
Mothers are so special! I love you all! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine-she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights" -Terri Guillemets

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." -Washington Irving

"Is my mother my freind? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly...yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk to openly if I want to."

"The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears succesfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay"