Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day 2008

Well, where do I start?!  We had a FABULOUS Labor Day this year!  We started off our day with a trip to the local zoo with some friends and had a ball there.  I'll spare you all pics of the animals, because I already posted animal pictures from our trip to the San Diego Zoo.  The zoo was great and we headed out after it got hot.  The kids loved running around with their buddies and looking at the animals.  I think they had more fun at this zoo simply because their friends were there with them!  Owen was able to see the animals better at this zoo too, because they were closer to the walkway.  Everyone had so much fun that Porter and Owen were asleep minutes after getting back into the car! 

After lunch and a short nap, we headed over to our good friend's parents' home for a bar-b-que and pool party.  It was the PERFECT way to cool off and end our day.  We had some great food, great company, and great swimming!  Days like today remind us why we love Arizona so much.  Gracias to the Matsons for a fabulous day!!

As most of you know, Brandon is helping out on a project up in Rexburg, Idaho and has been coming home on the weekends.  We miss him terribly during the week, but are hopeful he will be able to come home for good sometime in October.  We've been spoiled in August with him coming home every single weekend.  This month will be a little more sparce.  Having him gone helps us appreciate how much we love him, and enjoy the time we have with him when he is home.  School is back in sesssion, so that is
 helping me keep a solid routine with the kids.  I spend my evenings chatting with Brandon on the phone and watching entirely TOO MUCH HGTV!  

Our building permit finally went through with the county and they started on our home last week.  We drove out to see it on Saturday and were excited to finally see more than dirt!  We're hoping to be in the end of November or early December.  We'll keep you all posted on our progress.

We hope everyone is doing well and happy.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA MIKE!  We sure miss you and hope all is swell in Korea.  Happy Labor Day to everyone as well!


The Cowand Family said...

What a great day! It really makes a difference when our hubbies are gone, we truly so learn to appreciate all the help they give when they are home, not to mention how much companionshiop they offer us mommies. ;0)

I always miss P.D., like crazy, when he is gone for work. You are an awesome mom and wife to be able to keep the home fires burning, so to speak, for such a long period of time. If you ever need anything, just pick up the phone and call. That's what friends are for. 80)

Luke and Katie said...

Glad that you had such a fabulous Labor Day! Also, it's great that your house permit went through and they are in the process of getting you into your new HOME! Let me know how it feels to be in a home! ;0) BTW, there is nothing wrong with watching entirely TOO much HGTV!