Friday, August 10, 2007


Rachel is so busy, she's getting ready to run!

A super, great time in Minnesota

Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for making our visit so fun. We love you and miss you. Keep checking the mail, we will be writing soon!

The very fast canoe

Grandpa asked Drew to go out on the canoe, his reply was, "oh no, the canoe goes too fast." After some convincing he decided it would be safe.

A visit to the cemetary

John took us to see the graves of his grandmother and grandfather. Aubrey and Drew carry their names.

Happy 9th Birthday Aubrey

Aubrey celebrated her 9th birthday with her uncle Rob (his birthday is the day before her's). It seems unreal that my little baby is so big! How did this happen.

Playing at Grandma & Grandpas Lake House

Playing at Lake Andrew

We all love cooling off in the lake. The best part is that it's only a few steps out the back door.

The Little Crow Waterski Show

Every summer when in Minnesota, we love to go to the Little Crow Competition Water Ski Team's show. This year the jumpers were some of the best we've seen. We all love it when the boats practically fly out of the water!

At a much needed rest stop on the long drive!

We had an absolutely wonderful time on our vacation to Minnesota. It's always great to visit grandma and grandpa Heath. Drew asked several times, "Did we move?"

4th of July

Happy Independence Day!! The girls had a great time riding on the Miss Wheelchair Utah float in the Kaysville City parade. Rachel took her first dip in a swimming pool and the fireworks were spectacular. We all enjoyed being with our terrific extended family.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

John's favorite quote to celebrate Independence Day

"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

Patrick Henry

"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"

Thomas Jefferson

Summer Fun

We had our first Art Camp with all of the older cousins. We tried out a lot of different art forms. The favorites were making tie die shirts and dipping filter papers in food coloring. The self portraits and splatter paint pictures were my favorites. Staying up until midnight in a tent driving aunt Tawnee crazy made for some great memories!