Monday, July 26, 2010

bRiDgE jUmPiNg...&...oLiViAs ! 17 BiRtHdAy!:)

This past week our cousins, Lacie and Dawson, came and stayed with us for a few days. it was so fun and we played the whole time! we went to the drive in, rigby lake, bridge jumping, and floated the canal. It was so much fun! then on saturday is was olivia's 17 birthday. Her friends threw her a great surprise party on thursday so we had a little family party on saturday! we hope she had a great day! we love you Liv!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gabi and Daddy's Four Wheeling Date

Super Cute Posing Gabi
Having fun resting on the rocks
Gabi looking ready to ride
Posing for the camera I still can't figure out how they took this picture???:0
Ready Set Go!!!

Daddy and Gabi went on a 4-wheeling date. Daddy took Gabi up by the hills of Green Canyon. They had tons of fun. Anytime any of us girls gets Daddy one on one we are thrilled! Gabi is way different than Issy, she didn't want to drive, there were way to many bugs to eat lunch outside, and most of all after about 2 hours she had had ENOUGH!! Twins maybe but not twin behaviors. Each girl likes different things. Issy outside things and fast moving things and Gabi girly things all types of girly things. But all in all it was a great day date with Daddy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Picnic dinner at Old Faithful
Total goonie birds
one .... two....
Fun family We miss you Elder Carter!!!

More pics from our "BIG" summer vacation

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yellowstone and the Playmill our "BIG" summer vacation

Carter Chicks swimming
Total Cheesers at the Swimming hole
Issy and Gabi were so happy to get a picture with the Beautiful Belle!
Looking happy :) (not really) everyone was mad at daddy for making us eat at this table instead of at the park.

Livy had to sit at the NO MAYO table! She can't even stand to be around it. Poor poor Olivia

Abbie and Brek were coming up to Rexburg to go to Kinzie's wedding so we decided to make it our vacation. All of our hearts were praying for the Sullenger Family because we had just learned that little Preslee had passed away. We were heart-broken and deeply saddened for Ashley and Pat. We were really hoping for a miracle. We know that many miracles happened within our little family; we prayed more, we spoke kinder to each other, we were all hoping with all of our hearts that little Preslee could live. We checked their beautiful blog about every 10 minutes and their sweet family were always in our minds and hearts. We love you Pat and Ashley and thank you for letting us be apart of your story, our family is forever changed for good.

We needed to be happy for Kinzie Hawkins (beautiful bride) so we tried our best to put on a happy face and went to her beautiful reception. The next morning we packed up the car and packed up the kids and off we went to Yellowstone. We were so lucky to see "Beauty and the Beast" and the Playmill. Then we drove to Firehole swimming hole and all the kids swam. It looked like so much fun! Then to top it all off we drove to Old Faithful had a delicious picnic dinner, watched a mountain man and mountain women get married (super cute with fringe jackets and everything :) they kissed each other as man and wife and Old Faithful erupted in the back ground!!!

We love it when Abs and Brek get to come home! We all miss them, but enjoy so much when they come to visit. We had a great summer trip and are very grateful for families. We have learned so much during the last week, family is what really matters! Thank you again Ashley and Pat and sweet little Preslee for changing our lives for Good.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Isabelle's Christmas in July!!!

Isabelle posing on her 4 wheeler! She loves to drive and drive really fast!
Daddy and Issy posing for the camera, they hung the camera in a tree! CLEVER!! :)

Issy sitting on the 4 wheeler just relaxing!
Daddy and Issy looking pretty professional
the 4 wheeler is a little big but Issy loves to drive!
Daddy let her drive the whole time, he said that they only tipped 2 times and he was able to save them from tipping all the way over!!!
On Monday July 5th Issy and her Daddy went on a four wheeling date! Sunday night she couldn't fall asleep because she was so excited! She finally went to sleep and then woke up 4 times during the night because she didn't want to miss her date!
Issy and Dad packed up a lunch in the morning, and then loaded the 4 wheeler onto the trailer and off they went together to Webster's Dam! Just the two of them! To Isabelle this was better than Christmas she was able to do what she loves (4 wheeling) with someone she loves (her daddy)!!
Merry Christmas to Isabelle!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Controlling the fire!!

Dad just LOVES fireworks...

All disgusted at each other because we weren't
allowed to light the fireworks

Evil witches dancing around the "fire"

Posing by the firework.. trying not to start on
fire ourselves!
Millie trying to start the firework..didn't really work!

Poor Sicky Vickey!!:(

Oh cute Issy with the sparkler!

The devil with lighted horns!!

Wow.. what a great fourth of july!

4th of July that lasted FOREVER!!! FOR EVER!!!

As the Carter Family goes we have ideas of what is "we have to" happen on certain holidays. 4th of July is a "we have to holiday." We have to go to the parade, we have to have new 4th of July shirts, we have to have a bar-b-que, we have to watch SANDLOT, and we have to watch the fireworks in Idaho Falls. Well, all the "have to's" didn't quite work out this year and needless to say mom and dad feel like this one day holiday of Independence Day lasted longer than Christmas!
We tried to go to the parade in cute shirts but the twins were asked to pass out fliers and missed most of the parade, the rest of the family sat on our blanket and chairs and tried to watch the parade. Instead all we saw were little kids and their moms because they had to get the CANDY! We couldn't really see any of the parade! Then poor Olivia in extreme pain ending up in the ER as soon as the parade ended. Then a put together quick bar-b-que which was fun because Art and Fran could come over and then sitting on our roof in boring Rexburg to watch the fireworks! But it still wasn't over these events all happened on the 3rd of July. We still "had to" watch SANDLOT on Sunday and we still had a very sick Olivia and on Monday night "we had" to light our fireworks which were total duds! This holiday lasted F O R E V E R FOR EVER just like they say in SANDLOT! Happy 4th of July!! Hooray it's over!!!