Thursday, August 27, 2009

I yuv you!

I had a wonderful conversation with Ammon as I held him after he woke up this morning:

Ammon: I yuv you a million times, Mom.
Mom: I love you a million times, Ammon.
Ammon: I yuv you a billion times.
Mom: I love you a trillion times.
Ammon: I yuv you a billion, billion, trillion times.
Mom: I love you infinity.
Ammon: I yuv you infinity and beyond!

I like Buzz Lightyear even more now! I'm such a lucky Mom!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aspen Grove

We enjoyed a fun Pearson family reunion (Spencer's Mom's family) in Aspen Grove last week. We're all wearing our reunion shirts in this photo. We love Aspen Grove because we have lots of family time, and we also have time where the kids get to go to different groups and participate in fun activities while the parents get to do their own thing for a few hours each day.
Nathan and Spencer had fun competing in the championship horseshoe game. Nathan ended up taking the win. But Spencer was happy to be the shuffleboard champion of the week. Unfortunately, we were humbled on this trip in our volleyball and racquetball skills. We thought we were pretty good, but we played against others who were much, much better--but we still had a lot of fun playing!
Aspen Grove is owned and run by BYU, so on Sunday we enjoyed a nice sacrament meeting in their outdoor amphitheater.
We were busy the entire week, trying to fit in as many fun things as we could: Volleyball, racquetball, air rifle shooting, shuffleboard competing (Spencer and I competed together in the doubles shuffleboard championship game, but Val and Joyce won in he end), interesting lectures, hiking, ropes course/wall climbing, late-night game playing, no cooking or dish washing, singing in a family talent show, frolicing in the pool, playing family field games, mini golfing, playground playing, etc. We were completely exhausted at the end of each day. I even fell asleep in the middle of the day in a very uncomfortable chair while watching a rousing game of horseshoes.
Talmage was very good at climbing the rock wall. He did the two most difficult climbs and went all the way to the top on both.
The Rollins Family! We loved this wonderful family reunion!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Bangs are Back!

I have resisted having bangs for the last 15 years or so, but I finally gave in and had some cut recently. I had been pondering over this decision since I went to this "fabulous" hair stylist a few months ago, who told me that I might want to do something about that billboard on my forehead. (He is actually an amazing stylist, just maybe a little too honest about his opinion.) I blame my fear of bangs on my hair situation when I was in Jr. High--notice the scary 7th and 8th grade photos! I never wanted to go back to using Aqua Net, a blow dryer and a curling iron every morning. I guess my hair change is not that drastic, but for me it was quite a step.