Wednesday, June 27, 2012

that one week my husband was in moab

gordon was in moab this past week with the older boy scouts. they went on a river raft trip, speed boat trip (with a fancy dutch oven dinner!), jeeping, hiking in arches, stayed a cabin, fished...basically had a great red rock trip.

what did i do while he was gone? went running with my sister, volunteered a. lot., took the dogs out for a stroll every night, participated in my work's relay for life event for the american cancer society, ran my brother in law's 5K, and spent some time with my mother in law, and two sister in laws (and the little man and little miss). oh and i didn't sleep a full 8 hours any of the nights he was gone!

he's back now and i'm one happy camper.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

my birthday

so many sincere happy birthday wishes were sent my way. i have the best of friends and family. and that husband of mine...he spoiled me rotten and made me feel extra special all day long. i love him.

Friday, June 22, 2012

social d

gordon recently went to see social distortion live in concert.  he went with his friend chris.  chris is single.  i made the comment (jokingly) before he left to not let any hot punk girls rub up on him...and to send them chris's way if this happens. 

well he tried this.  chris didn't want the girl he was trying to send his way.

it all went down like this:

chris and gordon were talking during a break between bands.  gordon felt someone pinch his nipple.  he assumed when he looked to see who the person was that he would see an old friend ( friends do not pinch each other's nipples but whatever).  instead he saw a girl.  a drunk girl.  who proceeded to harass him.  she tried to link arms with him.  she told him she had a claw (as she stuck her hand out in a claw and caressed his arm).  she wanted him to have her kiss, to which he politely said "no thank you"...and she impolitely said "$@#% you" and walked away.

oh my poor husband.  always fending off the ladies.

he had a similar situation happen to him when he was in moab last summer.  he went to leave a bbq and there was a drunk girl was sitting in his cruiser.  she loved his cruiser and wanted to love him too.  he politely showed her the way back to the bbq and he left.  at least he's polite, right.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a classy know, a car show

it's important to go to car shows with car lovers.  otherwise you end up "that person" who wonders around looking for the best food vendor.

we went to the 25th street car show with a car lover.  my step-dad told us all there was to know about each car.  except the landcruiser.  gordon told us all about that.  i loved that before we met up with my mom and step-dad she instagrammed a photo of the cruiser just for gordon.  i also loved that there was a cruiser at the car show. 

there were so many gorgeous classic cars.  its fun to think about all these cars riding on the streets back in their day.  cars back then were so much cooler than cars now days.  if we had a car collection, we would have every model of landcruiser, a 1960s nova wagon, a 1969 ss camaro, a 1960 vw bus, and a classic triumph motorcycle.

even though we went to the car show with a car lover, i still ended up being "that person" looking around for the best food vendor. and i was successful. in real car show fashion, we ate hand-dipped corn dogs, fresh cut ribbon fries, and washed it all down with some freshly squeezed lemonade. success!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

date night hike

i have never been to the top of malan's basin.

i still have never been to the top of malan's basin but i've been further than i ever have been before.

favorite part of the hike: when we reached the first peak a guy said to us "that sure is a small dog for such a big mountain." small dogs can hike big mountains too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

father's day

father's day
with 3 dads to love and celebrate on this wonderful day,
we had to spread our love over a couple of days.

saturday night was spent with my step-dad
enjoying delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere
laughing and talking for hours!

sunday morning we cooked breakfast for my dad
REAL bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and toast
again, we laughed, got caught up with what's going on each others lives, and spent time as a family
we also gave my dad sugar cookie replicas of his harley
yeah, he thought that pretty cool

after our church meetings and attending sacrament with gordon's family to hear jodi speak...she was fabulous! we headed up
to gordon's family cabin for a hardcastle get-together
family time spent at the cabin is the best!
more delicious food, and even better desserts donuts and homemade ice-cream...wowzers!

we are so blessed to have not one, not two, but three amazing dads in our life
we love each of them to the moon and back!

Monday, June 18, 2012

family bike ride

our summers are spent on our bicycles.
and i love it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

we love our dads!

To my Dad:

To Tim:

we love gordon's dad too, of course.
when i decided to do this for my dads, gordon had something else in mind for his dad.
sorry kim.  but know we love you too, and for many reasons!