To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Graduation and birthdays, June sure is the best month

Let's be honest with each other for just a second. If you had to choose your favorite month it'd be June right? Of course right. Who doesn't like the letting out of school and the beginning of summer? Not to mention all the other exciting things that happen. To start out this fantastic month of June Tanner graduated! (Feel free at this point to breath a sigh of relief you've been waiting to breath for three years). His principal made us regret ever thinking about even going to the ceremony, as he bored us with his speech for forty-five minutes. However, it was a great ceremony and Tanner, being the SBO he is, got to sit up front and look important. Because of that his name was read last, so poor Shelby and Brandon sat through all the speakers but had to leave before Tanner's name was read. After the ceremony we rewarded ourselves for surviving by heading to Brickoven to eat some tasty pizza. Here Tanner is looking quite dignified in his cap and gown.

Look at how excited he is. He can smell the freedom awaiting him.

After Tanner's graduation the next big event was my (Kelsi's) Birthday. Sadly, it was on a Fast Sunday, but boy was it still a fun day. The married ones were kind enough to come home and share my special day with me. On Saturday night to celebrate we all gathered around to watch the original Winnie the Pooh. If you are a Hansen and still haven't seen it, we can change that. Unless of course your name is Makana and you hate happiness, I mean Pooh. My birthday was a fantastic day overall filled with family and longings to eat. We also had Tanner's scavenger hunt. Lucky boy found money in a hollow turtle. Who would've thought.

Then six days later came JD's blessed day. We weren't there to celebrate it but I'm sure it was just as wonderful. A happy June birthday to you JD. You're awesome and that's why your birthday is in June. Hopefully the newest addition to the family will come in June to add one more reason that June is the best. Peace out from So Jo, the most righteous city in the world.

He is ready to parT.

As you can see we had a model of dad's head matted on the wall in honor for father's day.

I blew them out in the first try. Bet you can't guess what I wished for. Also look at my cake. My brother-in-laws made that for me and it says Happy Birthday Kelsi. I have great in-laws.

Monday, June 14, 2010

For Memorial Day we decided that we hadn't gone hiking for quite some time and being the adventurous family that we are we decided that it would be a great activity. So we toted all us up there, ninth month pregnant woman included. Despite her protests that she would birth her baby while hiking, Shelby was a good sport and beat everyone up and down the mountain. We all looked like fools. The place we hiked at was the same place we went to everytime when we were little. Everything was the same, except for the millions of bikers there that would run us off the trail every second. Darn people who think they have to exercise all the time. We ate lunch by the river for traditions sake, and Tanner pushed Brandon into the river. We'll miss him. Afterwards we came home and had a barbeque.

The river there was gorgeous! Breath-taking!

Where'd Lexi go? Oh no! Can anyone find her?
Going mountain climbing on Memorial Day with the Family.
What are you doing Brandon? Ha-Ha. Pointing at what?