Friday, June 18, 2010
There he is! That's my dad on the far left. What a guy! It's a few days early, but I've been thinking about Father's Day and how I won't be spending it with my dad. That makes me sad. My parents are serving a temple mission in Madrid, Spain. We are anxiously waiting their return next April. The countdown is on! We miss them. They have already served in Spain on their first mission. They served in Nauvoo and Bolivia too. They have been gone alot. Normally, I would take the opportunity to visit them, but I already did that the first time they were there. It is a beautiful city and temple. As I think about my dad, it makes me happy. I was and still am a daddy's girl! I've always promised not to tell the others that I am the favorite;) What an amazing man my dad is. He seems to balance all of those important things in life. My most precious memories are from the daddy/daughter dates we would go on. We called them "SATURDAYS" . They were usually very simple things which included getting the car washed, swinging at the park and ending up at Friendly's for a huge milkshake. He would push me on that swing until I was sick. Then I would always try to beat him at finishing my milkshake. I don't wonder where I got that competitive gene. I definitely didn't fall too far from the tree. I see so many things in my dad that i see in myself. For sure, I am not adopted. My son Blake continues to ask me if he was adopted.....but that's a whole 'nother story. Blake is one of a kind. But I digress. My dad is a man of many talents. He can sing and play the piano like no other. He really enjoys performing for others and sharing his talents. He also plays a mean game of handball. I'll always remember going out to the track as a family to go running. He has always instilled in me a value of hard work, discipline and exercise. I love that! Finally, so that I don't leave out my mom;). What a treasure it is to see my dad love my mother the way that he does. Happy Father's Day!! I love you dad! Sending my love all the way to Spain! x0xoxoxo
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Can't get enough of the lake right now. Good times! Dale couldn't make it this trip, but his brothers , Kyle and Scott, stepped up to make it a great day at the lake! Chad and Tate come for the "lake treats" of powerade and licorice. Blake, Savanna, and Macy are getting pretty good at wakeboarding. Kyle is the star that can do back flips. I'm a bit more conservative. I've been wanting to clear the wake for a long time and finally did it!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
We all got packed up and headed to the White Mountains for the holiday weekend. We spent most of our time riding quads in the forest. The whole Huish family, excluding Darcey and the older girls and Zobells, were in attendance. BB guns, s'mores, talent shows etc etc. Everyone had a great time with minimal injuries. Thanks to Reed, we watched Alice and Wonderland and Iron Man 2. The weather was perfect. There were a ton of activities at the Torreon clubhouse for everyone to enjoy. We even fit in a little bit of golfing and swimming. The kids made friends with a horny toad. Chad and Tate drank all of the soda pop. Finally, we all had enough of each other to last us till next year ;)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Yes, I needed another excuse to travel. The first night, Savanna and I caught a last minute showing of "WICKED" in Louisville, KY. The next day we headed to Indiana. Carly Cresswell and I grew up together in New Mexico. We did gymnastics together. We formed a strong friendship that has endured the years. Soul sisters. I just love that girl!!! Carly recently opened up her own gymnastics facility in Evansville, Indiana. Since Savanna is a gymnast, I thought it would be a great opportunity to go and visit and train with Carly. What an adventure it was! We hadn't seen each other in over 20 years and it didn't seem to make a difference. It was so fun meeting Thomas and the boys. We played around at the gym and had a great time catching up. The final day of our trip we visited HOLIDAY WORLD located in none other than Santa Claus, Indiana. It was a great amusement park with amazing roller coasters. We had a great time and hope to go back to visit soon!