Wednesday, July 28, 2010

24th of July

This year's festivities started bright and early, with a breakfast at Preston's Aunt Wendy's house. It was a fun gathering with family and neighbors. The food was delicious with a huge buffet and my favorite, belgian waffles. 

After the breakfast we headed to Tanner Park with Preston's cousin Jamon, his wife Jen, their little girl Lydia, and their two dogs. It was our dog Canyon's first trip to Tanner Park. The dogs had so much fun playing and Canyon did great off leash, only straying once to follow another group. Preston beamed like a proud dad when Canyon jumped in the river and swam! He was a natural. But of course, we didn't bring our camera along to capture it. Unfortunately, Canyon tore part of the pad on his right front foot, so he has been limping a little this week, and hasn't been able to go on any play dates or walks. It should be healed in about a week, so until then he has to take it easy. 

After Tanner Park we headed off to Preston's Grandpa Foster's for a bbq for his Uncle Ken's birthday and in celebration of the 24th. Two of Preston's cousins had babies within the last month, and it was so fun to hold the precious little boys. They are adorable! I can't wait to be a mommy someday! Of course we didn't take any pictures... I love pictures, I just always forget to take them.  

After the bbq we went to my moms for a quick nap before the fireworks, and then were off to the Butlerville Days with Preston's family and our friends. I LOVE fireworks. The 4th and 24th of July are my favorite holidays. There is just something magical about fireworks.


                  Preston's dad and me at the Butlerville Days

Our friends Russ ad Elizabeth. They are going to have a little baby in January. :-)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Drive-up Redbox

We were waiting in line for the Redbox behind this redneck guy who thought that it worked like a drive-up window. Notice that his car is totally on an angle because he had to drive up over the curb to reach the screen. He was also decked out in his hunting gear and orange hat. Can you say redneck? Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy. It was hard trying to snap a picture without him noticing. Some people just make you laugh.....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July (aka 3rd of July)

On Saturday the 3rd we headed up to Preston's grandpa's cabin for a bbq and then as per tradition to the Oakley Rodeo. One of the royalty queens fell off of her horse. It was pretty funny, and sad. Unfortunately we missed seeing a great firework show this year, since most of the fireworks were on Saturday. However, it was still fun spending the evening with family.  

On the way home we had to stop at a gas station in Jeremy Ranch to  use the restroom, and a few of these were on the sidewalk (what are they?)......... How random.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Preston's graduation!!!

It's finally here! Preston's graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Art in Business Management! He officially finishes in August, but got to walk with his class in May. I am so proud of him! It has been a long road for our family with him working full time and going to school full time, and I am so grateful for his hard work and dedication!

The speaker for the University was Ambassador Huntsman. He gave such a wonderful talk.

Right after the morning commencement for the whole University.

Preston and his parents

The happy graduate. My dad bought him this real lei. It was flown in from Hawaii the night before. It smelled so yummy!

Preston and my family.

The Foster's. After taking pictures we headed off to Gateway to go shopping and then to California Pizza Kitchen, one of Preston's favorite restaurants for lunch, where we met up with his sister and her husband.

April and Nate were able to come to the College of Business graduation. They didn't have any speakers since there were so many graduating and each college is only allowed an hour and a half for their commencement. They ended up reading over 700 names that took up the entire hour and a half!

Preston with his diploma... I remember being so disappointed at my graduation, when there wasn't an actual diploma inside!

Preston's Uncle Matt came for the College of Business Commencement

Since the College of Business Commencement went until late that night, we had Preston's graduation party the next day. We were so grateful that so many of our close friends and family came. It made for such a special evening.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Preston's graduation!!!

So I started blogging about Preston's graduation and had to save it as a draft, because I needed to get pictures from my dad. Well when I finished posting it today, it got put before my recital post because I had saved it as a draft before I had posted about my recital. Does anyone know how to fix this? Please scroll down past my recital to see the post about Preston's graduation. Thanks!