Aug 20, 2008

Playing Catch Up

WOW!! Playing Catch Up isn't nearly the right words that I should use! I am such a slacker... So here is the last month - I'll keep it as short as I can - but your know me! I'm full of details!

So....after the whole kidney stone episode - which I am glad to say is now completely gone! YIPEE! - I recovered for a few days and then off to Kalispell we headed. We did some shoppin - bought us a new digital camera, a new area rug for our front room which was greatly needed, and the few odds and ends sort of things! We also met up with some friends at one of the lakes just outside of Kalispell. We had a blast - they let us try out wake surfing - which by the way is AWESOME!! Try it! You have to! We played some Rock Band and lit fireworks! It was wicked fun and we are so thankful to have such great friends!

Wake Surfing! So fun!

And with that, July 2008 was out for the count!

So - beginning of August: We headed out to Stirling to do a bit'a swimming at the Nilsson casa, and Blake started to get a really red eye - and then.... Came the GOUPE!! Yep! You guessed it! Pink eye! It was so sad. He looked miserable, could hardly sleep, and when he did, he woke up with his eyes practically glued shut! It was the sadest thing for a little guy like him to endure! I took him to the doc and got some drops to help and in about 3 days flat - it was gone! I have some extra drops though just in case!

August Long - In Alberta anyways - We headed out to Payne Lake with Tarren, Tim, Ashlee, soon to be Baby Nilsson, Julie, Kendall, and Kyla. Trent, Tim, and Kendall did a bit'a fishin, but came back with a little dinky thing that looked like a fish, but I swear was a mino! (for those of you who don't know what that is - it's a baby fish :) ) Trent always says that he doesn't believe that there is any fish in that lake - but I'm beginning to think that it's the fishermen - note the plural. Just kidding
Anyways, as usual when we all get together - there's definately some shootin' going on. We went and did a bit of gopher hunting on Grandpa Broadhead's land, got a nice sunburn on the right side of my legs, and got some yummy ice cream from the only convienience store in Mountain View. And back to camp we headed for some eatin's and good ol' Roman Candle fireworks! We had to head out early Tuesday morning, because somehow - the bills gotta get paid!! It was a great weekend planned on such short notice!

Well, then came 08-08-08! Trent's 10 year high school reunion! AAHH He couldn't believe it! Thank goodness I still have 4 years to work up the courage to go to mine!

After a great dinner and some long needed visiting with old friends, Trent and I headed to the ig SLC for Baby Erin's WEDDING!! another AAHH! The whole week there as Fabulous! We were jammed pack!

Saturday 08-09 - the fam was so kind as to throw Erin and I a "Bridal/Baby" Shower. Tons of great games and great gift for Blake! *Thanks so much fam! Miss you all!*
And then off to the temple for Erin's Endowment and some eternity wrapped things up! Let me explain! Erin got to share the day of her endowment with my Grandma Coburn! We did her endowment as well, and then had my Papa Jay and G-ma sealed together - which was followed by my mom - which also includes the rest of us - sealed to them as well! It was an amazing day and my testimony gets stronger and stronger every time I think about it.
Then on to wedding stuff for the next 4 days! It was amazing! Congratulations E & E!!
Love you both!

After that came on full and flat out Chill-axin! We hung around the house the next few days doing stuff as a family! Went and looked at 5th wheels with my folks, went to the Brothers' Blue and White football game! Go Greg!!! Go Nate!!! And did some visiting with some old friends from Trent's mission!
All in all - with quite a few details left out- it was a great week and so hard to leave!

The whole Fam! Love you all

Well, we figured to end our August what better way do it then to.... Go CAMPING! (I know surprise surpirse right!?) And so convieniently, It was the Montey Rasmussen Family Safari Reunion! It was great fun! Went on a hunting trip (with stuffed animals - good Idea Ty!), did some fishing, played some animal Charades, and stayed up til all hours of the night talking!

What a great way to end August!!!

The campsite!

Blake's tagged Animal for the hunt

And the whole Rasmussen family - minus 3!

Well! now that I officially have writers cramp - make sure you check out the picture links to facebook to check out more photos of our summer so far!

Enjoy and once again - BLOG AWAY!

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