Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will;
To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Side Note:
The fork. or Also known as "A Dingle-hopper" Reminds me of one who not only had amazing hair (that I would pretend I had as I swam in our pool as a young girl) but also for me represents a young woman who loved learning about everything and anything. Who pushed past barriers and boundaries to find her place in this world. In this industry education is key and you are always always learning. Everyday! And with that requires perseverance to reach goals. The industry of beauty is all about testing, pushing and surpassing barriers and boundaries. This industry is truly SWEET!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pics, Pics and More Pics!

Sweet Tessa and her new trick.
An "action" pic taken by Kaycee. Having fun at the Virgin River in St.George, Ut.
The weather was gorgeous!!!
A family pic at the waterfall. Note: it was very very slippery. But the kids had no problem climbing all over it.
Ashley, Brock and Kaylee building sand castles.
My boys.
Brock very excited to play.
Brock with Kaycee's makeup on. Another mess to clean up but note the mascara he managed to place on his eyelashes. What a goofy kid!
Look closely at Tessa's right eye. She totally has a brown spot at the top of it. I love it. I will be having her eyes looked at just in case but otherwise I hope it stays. It's very original and fun.
Me and Tessa in her red paper hat made by Kaylee.
All the family at Brooke's baptism. She is now an Allen girl as of July 3rd. She married my brother Michael at Laguna Beach in Cali.
The boys rock climbing at the Washington Rec center.
They never got higher than the dotted line but they sure had fun. The rec center was so fun. Kaycee and I did Zumba every week. I LOVE ZUMBA!!! If any of you know of a great place to do zumba in Gilbert or Queen Creek, please let me know!!! (note: the addiction factor for zumba is defiantly based on your instructor. April at the Washington center was awesome! A guest instructor that taught a new song had no rhythm. I admired her courage to do it, but man alive!!! The instructor makes a huge diffrence.)
My new niece Tristan and Brock.
Brock happily swimming at the Rec center. He loved this kids area and was always upset when it was time to leave.
The pool is an indoor and is surrounded by roller walls that are opened on warm days.
There is a huge bucket at the top of the play set that fills with water then dumps out everywhere. Also, a small lazy river, a big tub water slide, an outside splash pad, and a lap pool.
Brock eating a carrot out of Grandpa's garden. We had a lot of fun eating home grown corn, onions, spinach, beets, squash, and even tried chard. Good stuff.
Branson's kindergarten graduation. 1st grade here he comes.
James room.
Branson and Brocks room.
Although these were the rooms painted in the rental that we just moved out of. :( So sad to work so hard then have to leave so soon. HOWEVER, we so do not miss the scorpions!!!!


Michelle said...

Yeah!!! Love the update. Cute pics...looked like you had a lot of fun while you were at your mom and dad's. It was great to see you. Good luck with everything:)

Crockett said...

It looked like you guys had a blast in Utah! And I love the rooms!!! the football and baseball wall is just amazing! Maybe I'll borrow some ideas?

Shane Nikki & Tayson said...

Oh my heck I miss you!!! And the first picture of Tessa makes me laugh. Your boys are so dang cute and your little girl is still just as beautiful as ever.

It's all Good- The Allen Fam said...

miss you the I'm bummed you guys didn't get any pictures with the puppies though. Love you

It's all Good- The Allen Fam said...

okay, in the group pic..look at dads face, then look at Rileys..hum..must run in the family.