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

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oh Say Can you See

This fourth of July was rocking. We made our way to Pepperwood to get free breakfast. What a breakfast it was. Donuts, sausage, and bacon, all a fat baby could want. Some of us opted out of breakfast and instead took four capri suns to drink. I'm pretty sure that's what we were supposed to do.

Others that risked the breakfast felt it was necessary to exercise by playing tennis. And play we did, for TWO hours. If you weren't aware tennis apparently is the "it" thing in our family now thanks to Lexi and PK. Everyone had a fun time playing and Daniel and Tanner were caught in a fierce two hour battle. Little side joke that I feel is appropriate at this time.
Dad: Lexi likes tennis so much she was watching Wimbledon when I left this morning.
Cass: Who is Wimbledon?
Tanner: Did she just?
Me: Yes
If you don't get this joke, like a surprising amount of people (including Lexi), ask the next person you see what the Wimbledon is.. not who.

See this bench? Yeah this is where I resided for most of the two hours. But don't worry I did teach the young ones a thing or two about how to hold a racket correctly.

After enduring, I mean enjoying, tennis we got to play sand volleyball! My team won all three times. Less you begin to think that it was because of me we won I'll let you in on a secret. Parker was on my team. We all know there is no way anyone can lose with him on your team. Try it. I dare you. Daniel wanted vengeance, but every demanded rematch his team would lose. Just swap your little wifey for PK, Daniel and you'll be good to go.


This is right before embarassment struck for Daniel

On Monday we had fun blowing up fireworks. Parker put army men on all the rockets to see what would happen when they were lit, while I was a mature twenty year old and threw snaps at Tanner's head, laughing in delight each time one exploded, and Lexi danced around in smoke coming from the smoke bombs. Keep in mind when looking at these pictures, we get weird when fire is involved.

In other news, TDF has begun, meaning dad is glued to the TV for the next three weeks. If you don't know what the acronym TDF stands for, don't worry you weren't the only one. I'll give you a hint. It occurs once a year and involves bikes. Speaking of obsessions, mom believes that Glenn Beck is her secret boyfriend. In more meaningful news Lexi was really brave this past week and gave her friend, Jordan, a Book of Mormon with her testimony written inside. She is a great example to the rest of us. Hopefully we can all take the challenge to preach the gospel. You'll have to call her and have her tell you what she wrote.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Well to start off the Summer we got a 2 week pass to Lifetime Fitness. Mom tried very hard to get us to go every day. The first step was Rock Climbing. Wahoo!! Yay for Rock Climbing! Parker was the champ at it. I think he creamed each of us. He even got to do the rope one too. We would race each other over and over again, until our arms ached.

Next was Raquetball. Gotta admit, really exciting and fun sport! And we even got an action shot of Parker about to hit Tanner smack on. Ouch. Mom was the best at it, and killed everyone that tried to play her. She was a monster! Well, now we're all sad, because are pass has ended. Now what are we going to do?