Monday, July 20, 2009

Kaylee Baptized!

Kaylee was supposed to be baptized here in Pahrump on August 1st. We knew that we would be gone by then since Doug starts work on August 3rd. After a lot of phone calls, Doug's parents were able to arrange the baptism in Utah. (THANK YOU!) Since both sides of our family live there, we thought it would be a lot easier. We put the program together REALLY fast, and everything came together nicely. Thanks to all those who attended and helped participate.

After the baptism, the Burgess crowd headed to Golden Corral to celebrate. Yummy! I didn't bring my camera into the restaurant. :(

Later that evening, the Farr crowd had a BBQ.

Mason has lots of boy cousins near his age....too bad we don't live closer. Jordan played games with anyone who would play with him.

We all had a good time in Utah even if it was only for one day. (This is my second post today, so please check out the next post too!)


Our vacation this summer was going to Colorado and looking for a house to rent. We actually had a great time. We stayed with my sister Marilee and her family. They live in Louisville which is one hour from where we will be living. We were super busy there and I didn't take a lot of pictures, but I did snap one on the morning we left: (Charles (my Brother in law) was out of town, and Benjamin (my Nephew) was working so they are missing from this picture)

While we were there, we were able to find a house to rent. It is a 2 story colonial home in a
cul de sac. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, and an unfinished basement. It's always exciting to move into a new home.

We went swimming at a rec center near my sisters house. The kids loved it! They had a kid play area with a slide & a waterfall. They had a river raft, diving board, and a huge water slide. Mason loved the big water slide and kept asking us to go on it again. I definitely got my workout in by going up those stairs a million times! We all had a great time.

Marilee watched the kids while Doug and I went out to eat and to a movie. We saw the Harry Potter movie. I loved the movie. Doug recently read the books again, but I haven't read the 6th book in a long time so I couldn't remember what was going to happen next. It was really good.

While we were there, a Greeley Band booster parent invited us over for dinner. She had also invited the Orchestra teacher and his family, and the choir teacher. It was nice to meet a few people and everyone was really nice. The kids did slip n slide with their teenage daughter. Afterwords they had set up an Ice Cream Social outside of the High School. A lot of the students and parents were able to meet us and everyone is very excited. It seems to be a close knit community with lots of support.

The only set back to Greeley is that when the wind blows from the West, it smells like farm. Definitely not the most pleasant smell. For the day we were there, I probably smelled it 3 times. It was interesting to me how the wind was changing directions several times throughout the day. The other set back...was mosquito's. We don't get very many mosquito's here in Pahrump, but we did when we lived in Utah. I just had forgotten. Kaylee was eaten up and felt better if she put bandaids on all of them. I think I owe my sister a box of bandaids. :) We had a great trip.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kaylee's Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAYLEE! Today Kaylee turned 8 years old. Last night her Grandma & Grandpa Farr and her Aunt Heather came to visit for the night. We spent the evening together, opened some presents and had some Birthday Cake.
She received a great present from her grandparents...A purse filled with accessories, including a gift card. She is all ready to go shopping!
Today she is having a few friends over to swim with her. She wanted a small party with some of her closest friends. Her theme is fish. She saw a cake shaped like a fish online that she really liked. I decided to give it a try. It is the first cake I've made with fondant frosting:

Grandma Farr & Aunt Heather helped me do the final details. They had some great ideas!
I'll post some pictures of her party later. Happy Birthday Kaylee!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day Weekend

On Friday, we had originally invited some good friends of ours over to dinner, food, entertainment, etc. But due to illness, they had to cancel :( We still ended up swimming, grilling, and watching the fireworks from our front yard and enjoyed spending time together as a family.

On Saturday, Doug had an awesome opportunity to play drum set with "Razorback". A rock band here in town. Their drummer was moving and at the last minute backed out of a gig they had playing outside of the Nugget.

Overall, we had a great holiday. Happy Independence Day!