Saturday, May 30, 2009

What A Weekend!

WOW, What a weekend! My "little" brother Wesley was competing in the state track tournament in which he was the defending state champ in pole vault for the past 2 years. Dawson and I went with my parents over to stay with My aunt and uncle in Federal Way, WA which was very close to where the tournament was being held in Tacoma. We went there and the day started out alright he did pretty well in high jump which was the other event in which he qualified to compete in state. He got 6' and went out at 6'2" which I don't think he was very happy about but I thought was pretty darn impressive!

Chad got there right before pole vault started which we were very happy about.

(Disclaimer: I believe I am remembering this all accurately but it was crazy so sorry if a few details are wrong. )

Pole vault for Wes began with a miss at 13'... AHHHH... I was freaking out, I don't know why because he misses the first vault sometimes because it's like a warm up for him BUT I was so nervous for him. He made 13' on his 2nd try then he skipped to 14' made it on the 1st try. At 14'6" he and one other kid made the vault and moved on the other kid had them move the bar to 14'9 and Wes decided to skip to 15 which ended up being a great move as the kid missed 1-2-3 times. Wes made 15' first try the crowd went crazy for him... then the real fun began he had them move the bar to 15'6" which would be the new state record the people running the event stopped the entire meet for Wes. The entire crowd began to clap slowly at first and progressively faster... it seemed like everything was going in slow motion, I could hardly watch I was so nervous for him. HE FREAKING MADE IT! I could not believe it! Well... I could believe it, but it was so perfect on the first try... AHHH... We were totally jumping around! He got the STATE MEET RECORD which he also previously held. He had them move the bar to 15'8" which at the time we thought was 16' as you will hear in the video, but it was really 15'8". HE MADE IT ON THE FIRST TRY he was on FIRE!!! Anyway, My little bro is the most talented person I know I am definitely a proud big sister. I am so glad that I was able to be there! WAY TO GO WESLEY! LOVE YOU KID!

ALSO today is Lisa's Birthday!!

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Lisa, Happy birthday to you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Grandma! LOVE YOU! Love, Dawson

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Silverwood & More...

This Memorial Day was a pretty good one! We went to Silverwood Amusement Park in Idaho and had lots of fun with a few of our friends! Our friend Ryan is leaving on a mission this week and this was his last wonderful experience before the mission. Anyway we went on lots of rides we even took Dawson on a few he was able to ride the old antique cars and as you can see in the picture I rode with him on the dumbo ride... it was pretty much amazing! He really did enjoy himself and did so well the entire day he just loves being outside! Chad Ryan and Brady decided to climb the rock wall, as you can see in the goofy picture of them. We also were able to go visit my grandma and Grandpa Latimer and my uncle Rex was there too BONUS!! Anyway it was all around a very fun day! I had lots of fun with my two favorite boys in the entire world!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nakey BOY...

I have always been a fan of naked baby pictures... today I set up my studio to do some senior photos for some friends of mine and decided to do a few of Dawson while I had it set up... here is the product... Kinda artsy... I know, but I thought it was pretty cute!
Do I have just the cutest babe ever??!!! Look at that cute little crack!!

Of course when Chad saw this he had to throw in a basketball... I actually think it makes a nice little accessory.
He then of course wanted a few of himself... :) I wont share those ones... If you think these are cute you should see the ones with Chad! HAHA...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My First Mother's Day As A Mother

It was a good one, we went to Ephrata to spend the day with my mom. Thought I'd share a few photos.
Look at those cute little toes... don't mind my dirty feet we were playing outside before this.
I love it when the sun shines through his cute little ears... it makes me laugh.

I thought this was a cute little moment with my boys.

Our first official mothers day last year I was pregnant... NO FUN!

He is so FREAKIN' CUTE!! Love this boy! Not bad photos for my little not so amazing point and shoot camera... I don't like lugging around my nice one too big to take it everywhere.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Tribute to the GREATEST Mother in the WORLD

I know that everyone feels that they have the best mother but I am here to tell you that I ACTUALLY IN REALITY DO! She is so talented, intelligent, caring, selfless, thoughtful, loving, patient, kind, beautiful, Etc. Etc. Etc.
I respect my mom for who she is, what she does, and how she raised me to be. If I could only be half the example of what kind of person you should be for my children that my mom was for me, I would consider my children lucky.
You gave us an appreciation for quality family time.
You showed us by example how to have a great sense on humor, and obviously handed down some good looking genes.
You have always been there when I need you to lift my spirits when I was in need of some support.
You are a wonderful and loving grandmother.

Just look at what you created, with a little help from dad of course.
And look what we've created to pass on those good genes of yours! WOW You are pretty much amazing!

We love you mom! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!