Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rob and Tasha's wedding!!

This has been such a fun weekend and we were so happy to be able to share in on the dinner, temple, luncheon and reception with our family and friends! Rob and Tash, we couldn't be happier! You are such a beautiful couple and you bring out a great part in each other! We enjoyed dinner friday night down at Market Street Grill and Saturday morning they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Tasha's mom was the sweetest hostess and had us over after pictures for a much needed lunch break :) That night the kids finally were able to come and we enjoyed the reception and Aunt Louise and Uncle John's. It was beautiful! Baylee was soooo excited to see Tasha in her 'princess' dress and was more excited because she thought she was the princess Pocahontas! We loved seeing our out-of-state cousins and friends (Cres and Holly and Ben and Carrie) and their darling boys Joshua and Cody! We wish you were closer! Here's a few pics ...

some pics from the temple

the reception

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

lush, green GRASS!! yay!

So tonight we had a good friend of ours call and offer his beautiful lawn to us :) Anthon is going to be doing a big addition for them and the demo starts tomorrow and a good portion of their lawn would be trampled ... so Jeff knowing we were going to lay sod down let us come steal his! Thanks again soooo much because not only did we steal his lawn, he helped all night to lay it down in our yard! Anthon also stole Morgan to help and even though he's back to school, he willingly came and helped out ... I think Jane might kill Anthon for having him out until 1:30am on a school night! I'll post some final pictures in the morning when I can get a good shot! They did finish the whole front yard though!
Hard at work!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wedding Shower for Rob & Tash!

Mom threw a family shower tonight for Rob and Tash who are getting married on Saturday! We are so excited for them ... after 4 years of dating they are finally getting married! We had an entertainment shower and with a couple games that Jess and I did and lots of popcorn, root beer floats and presents, it was a great time! Congrats again you two!

oh and is there anything better than coming home to this ...
Thanks again Becca! The kids always have fun when you come sit :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

End of Summer Family BBQ

We try to get together with the whole Dunford family the 3rd sunday every month and this sunday happened to be the last official day of summer for most :) School starts tomorrow so we enjoyed the last day off! We had a great meal at Aunt Jane's and Uncle Brent made homemade ice cream to top off the food! Boston kept getting the funniest pucker face eating the raspberry ... we were all cracking up! It was so fun and the kids LOVE to all get together! We are so glad to have family so close (and wish those who were far away, were close too!)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cherry Hill day!

Today was Wyatt's birthday and in celebration we went with them to Cherry Hill! Bay was soooo excited because this is the first time we got to go this year and we usually get season passes so she was feeling deprived! We had a great time! After swimming we went to April and Dustin's for some pizza and cake :) Yum! We hope you had a happy day Wy-guy!!
Opening presents!
Bay and Charly playing tigers on the tramp!
Cake time!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Baby Caroline Grace!

Joe and Jenn had their baby this morning at 9:16! She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20.5inches (exactly the same as Baylee!) She is so precious and we are so happy for them! Jessica and I went down to visit them at the U of U hospital ... there's nothing more precious than a newborn baby! Jenn is doing good and everything went wonderfully! Congrats to the new mommy and daddy!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The new tramp!!

YAY for Mimi and Grandpa! We brought home from Washington their trampoline and after Tone added a pad and net to keep the kids in, it is perfect! Bay and Boston LOVE to jump and this couldn't have come at a better time! Thanks!!

Spur of the moment to Washington :)

I'd been begging Anthon to take a break and head up to Washington for a visit and he wouldn't budge on the fact that he couldn't take work off ... but Thursday at about noon he called and said "how fast can you pack your bags? I don't have to be here the next couple days." Yeah! So off we went! It was such a fun trip and other than a way long car ride up and back ... it was perfect! It ended up being a mini reunion and we spent time with alot of Cindy's family which was wonderful! I met her sister Denise and niece Crystal and baby Noah ... they are wonderful and I'm so glad I was able to spend time with them! We had nice hot weather too which doesn't happen too often :) We did alot of swimming and tractor rides! The kids were in heaven! We spent Friday night going to Grandma Dahlberg's and enjoyed her poetry and Saturday we had a BBQ with everyone down at Grandma Curran's after that the girls had a dinner at the Rusty Tractor ... me, Nicoley, Crystal, Mindy and Whitney :) It was really fun. Sunday Cindy had a great dinner planned and we played games and enjoyed the day together! Monday we relaxed the best we could and went out for some great Mexican food! We loved every minute and it was so good to spend time with Nicole and the kids too! We love and miss you already Mimi and Grandpa and Jess! Thanks again for everything!

some of Bay's moments :)

Bay going on a ride!

Bay and Kamdin

the grand and great-grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa

The boys swimming ... Jesse, Garth, Tone, Danny and Neil

Tone and Dad hitting the trails!

some of Boston's favorite times!

Bos with Auntie Sis!

riding with Daddy on the tractor!

Bedtime story with Mimi

Oh and YAY for my new camera!! I finally got it and it's great :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Adventures in landscaping

We finally are getting some trees in and our landscaping together :) Tone worked really hard and the kids loved being there to help! Bos got himself super dirty and Bay stripped down at the end to get sprayed down too! I'll get the final pics up soon!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Reunion time!

Wow! What a fun weekend! We had our BIG family reunion up in Bloomington, ID this last Thursday, Friday and Saturday ... it is for our super extended family :) We have it every 3 years at the town hall there (for anyone who doesn't know, Bloomington is about 10 minutes from Bear Lake). My Dad has been the President of the Dunford Family Association for years now and usually gets most of the undertaking of this huge project of putting the whole thing together. We have a big potluck dinner Thursday night and then Breakfast Friday morning, we spent all day there at the hall playing volleyball, soccer, swinging making boats with the kids for the big race and trying to find a bit of shade! Alot of the women work on quilts for the auction that night too! I REALLY wanted a quilt but ended up with a Hada Hippo Zoobie for Baylee and a Kojo Croc Zoobie for Bos! They were really cute! We had a great catered dinner that night by the Copper Mill and then family puts on skits of our family history where Issac and Leah started in England and came over to America where they crossed the plains and after coming to Salt Lake were asked by Brigham Young to go back up and settle the Bloomington, Idaho area. It's always been a favorite and it was fun to have my family all there! It was funny because we used to always look forward to playing with our 2nd cousins (which we usually only saw at this reunion) and this year my Baylee, April's Charly and our cousin Brooke's Rilee were playing together and running wild! About 24 years ago, that was us 3! Saturday morning after breakfast they had the boat races in the canal by the hall and the kids did horse rides from Cousin Heber! After that our family all heads over to Bear Lake for the rest of the day. We had a great weekend and I hope my kids will love this tradition as much as I did growing up!

The kids on the beach!

A few more beach pics!

Oh ... thanks again April for all the great photos! I've been bumming pics until I can get a new camera! Soon, I promise!!