Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend at the Cabin

We took advantage of Mason's last weekend before starting dental school and headed up to Mason's parent's cabin on Kolob Reservoir. It was so nice to relax and enjoy the beautiful cool weather up there, I think it was around 110 degrees here in Las Vegas all weekend, so it was the perfect weekend to escape the scorching Las Vegas heat!

There seemed to be a lot more Horny Toads than usual, we caught tons of them. Dane even caught one all on his own! He sure loved those things!

Cooper caught a bunch of Horny Toads too!
I love little boys!

First Day of School

Today is Mason's first day of Dental School. He has worked so hard to get to this day and I am so proud of him. I know that he is going to be a fantastic dentist. Good job Mason, I love you!

Hooray for 4 more years of school

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Visiting Daddy at Work

 Today is Mason's last day working as a Dental Assistant at Anthem Pediatric Dentistry. He starts Dental School on Monday, at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, so he will be a professional student for the next 4 years. Mason wanted to get Cooper and Dane in for a Dental Exam and cleaning before he quits, so I brought them in yesterday. This was Dane's first visit to the dentist, but Cooper is a pro, and set an awesome example for his little brother!

Cooper was perfect the whole time, he let Dr. Cox check his teeth, Mason clean his teeth, Geralyn take x-rays, he even let Dr. Cox and Mason replace a filling that had gone bad  (it had some decay underneath it), Cooper let them do it and held perfectly still without any kind of sedation or numbing. 
Pretty darn impressive for a 4 year old, if you ask me.

Dane held perfectly still for his exam and cleaning.
Good job little man!
Dane let Mason put sealants on 4 of his teeth.
He got a little wiggly by the end, but he did awesome for a 2 year old!
Dane was so proud of himself afterwards.  I can't believe how big my little guy is getting!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Quick Trip to Utah

We got back late last night from a quick weekend trip to Utah Valley. We met up with my family to celebrate my Dad's 49th birthday, and my Grandpa Burton's 80th!  We drove to Provo on Friday after Mason got home from work, we stayed two nights and left to come back home Sunday evening. The 6 hour drive each way wasn't too bad, but I definitely wish that we could have stayed longer to spend more time with my family and to visit our friends in Utah.

Saturday we went to dinner at Brick Oven and we all stuffed ourselves full of yummy Pizza, Salad and Apple Beer. After we ate, we went for a walk up to BYU campus, with the size of our family it felt like we were our very own parade. While we were walking, a storm rolled in and started pouring on us, it was so fun, I love summer storms.

Sorry for the blurry iPod pictures

Janessa, Cooper and Jasmine

It's Raining!

Cooper and Jasmine
Cooper and Grammy
My Wonderful Parents
Jared & Jeremiah
Jason, Jared, and Jeremiah

Thursday, August 11, 2011


We spent a week on a houseboat on Lake Shasta in California with my family, needless to say it was an absolute blast.  We used to rent a houseboat almost every year when I was a teenager, and it is seriously the best vaction ever, I'm so glad that we've started doing it again! You don't have to worry about clothes, makeup and all that stuff. It's such a fun break, you just play every day, all day, from sun up to sun down. I love it! I love getting to spend so much time with my family! 
Cooper & Aunty Jilli are best buddies!
Dane loved going on long rides with Mason
Cooper having a "picnic" with Aunty Jasmine. He had "picnics" with his aunties about 15 times a day.
Dane & Aunty Jasmine

We had to get creative with nap time.
Mason is the best Dad, he's always so patient.
Jared & Dad
My Dad decided to bring one of our surfboards on the trip,  we all thought  it would be a waste of space but it ended up being one of the favorite toys. We all had hours of fun playing with the surfboard.
Cooper with his Aunty Jilli, and Gramps
Dane was a brave boy, and loved going off the slide all by himself!  The slide drops off like 5 feet above the water, so it's pretty intense for a two year old! 
I love Jared!

Dane playing with Uncle Josh
Cooper & Aunty Jasmine
Dane & Aunty Jayla

Cooper "diving."
Cooper liked jumping off of the top of the houseboat into the water just like all of his aunts and uncles.
It was high....Crazy kid!
Gramps got Dane to sleep one day by swimming across the lake and back. What a good Gramps!
Cooper & Dane love their Grammy! 
Gramps caught a turtle just like last year. The boys loved it!

Cooper with his aunties, Jennalise, Jayla and Janessa

We spent more time "surfing" behind the waverunners than wakeboarding. It was fun to have a new challenge, it was really hard to stay balanced enough to get up on that thing.
Cooper and Uncle Josh
Dane & Daddy
Dane & Aunty Jayla
Cooper & Aunty Jilli
Cooper playing in the water with Grammy & Gramps
Jasmine doing sit-ups on the surfboard
Cooper & Aunty Jasmine
Josh did a backflip off of the surfboard, I'm so mad that I didn't get a better picture of it!
Dane & Uncle Josh
Cooper & Aunty Janessa
My brother Josh and me.
He's tanner than me... so what?
Cooper on a ride with Uncle Jeremiah
It's amazing how fun it can be to throw rocks for hours, and hours and....
Off to catch some frogs
My cute sister Jasmine and me.
Janessa & Josh doing flips off the slide.

Cooper & Grammy ready for bed after a long day of fun!
Cooper & his awesome Gramps
Packing to go home :(