Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good TImes, Craziness Ahead!

Well, we have had a wonderful last week here in Billings. For the fourth of July we went up to the East Rosebud with Will, Wendy, and the kids and had so much fun! We got a campsite, started a fire, did some fishing, and it was BEAUTIFUL! I was flashing pictures like non other, and loved every minute of it.
That evening we drove to Nye and joined my family at a friend's cabin. We had great food, went for an amazing hike, and watched great fireworks. Amanda drove all the way from Lake Tahoe to join us that night! It was so good to see her and the kids....and we sure miss Kevin!

The next few days we had "girls days". It was such a blast. We pretty much did shopping, shopping and more shopping! We ate out at some D-licious restraunts and spent some great quality time with eachother. We also went to see the movie "My Sister's Keeper". I give it an A+. It is my very favorite book of all time, and I think that they did well when making it into a movie. Make sure that you have, o, probably about a box of kleenex with you, is a major tear jerker.

My mom also taught us how to sew! Okay, so she taught ME how to sew, Amanda is a pro!(Take a look at her blog to see her latest dress for Meggie.) We had so much fun making our table runners, and they both turned out amazing! I can't wait to put it on my table in my new house! Thanks mom!

On Wednesday night Nate came into town, and I haven't seen him for 6 months so it was so good to give him a hug! He has such a great sense of humor that I sometimes forget when I am just talking to him on the phone. Thursday morning we woke up and headed to Yellowtail to go boating! It was an absolutely perfect day. I realized how much I have taken for granted the scenery up there. Every time we headed down another canyon I was amazed at how beautiful it is. We rented a pontoon(I am sure that I spelled that wrong!) boat and had such a relaxing day. We also had our jet skiis up there, so there was some major getting wet as well! Cody and Ian fished all day, seriously, ALL day, and never caught a thing...poor boys!!!Friday was a very special day. My cousin Lacee, her husband, Luke, and their two baby boys, Colby and Kaden, were sealed in the temple so that they can be together forever, even after this life. I was able to go and take pictures of this celebration. The boys were little angels, and both had great smiles...they aren't very coordinating at smiling, unfortunately! After the sealing we headed to Grandma's house to have an ice cream party with the enitire family. It was quite the event! Kids running around screaming, girls talking about girly stuff in one corner, boys talking about who knows what in the other. It was great to catch up with all of my family, I love and miss them all so much!
Now we are off to Nebraska on Tuesday...I can't believe that it is already here. Part of my can't wait for all of the new friends, new experiences, a new home, a new ward, a new city! They other part of me is so sad to leave my family and other friends behind. I hope that we can adjust quickly to our new, and very different, life!


Mark, Stef, and Grace said...

Oh Chels, it looks like you had so much fun with your fam. I'm so excited for you to move to your new place, how fun! If only you were moving back to Provo...=) Miss you!

Dan and Katie said...

Sounds like you had such a fun week! I am so excited for your big change, but I will miss you so much!

Ashley Wray said...

That is one good update Chels! Love the cute pictures and it sounds like you had a fun week. It was so good to see you and catch up. Good luck with your big move, I'm sure everything will be great, but change is a little hard no matter what! Keep the updates coming!

Amy said...

Best of luck on your new adventures in Nebraska! I am glad you had so much time to spend with all your loved ones before moving away. Looks and sounds like your MT stay was spent to it's fullest!

Richard and Carlie said...

Good luck with the move, it is a terrifying and super exciting thing all at the same time. You will get all settled in and LOVE it! I can't wait for updates!

Joan said...

You will be able to adapt to any place you go. You are a natural "people" person. Good luck on everything you do there. You will miss the mountains though, I'm sure.