Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Fantastic Four(th)

The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday! I love the parades, the sunshine, the bbqs, the family, the fireworks, all the people!! I just love a good party. This year was especially special cuz it was Alysha's first year! Loren and I were so excited to show her everything and see her reactions! I got up early and made us breakfast and then we got ready to leave for the parade. Loren made Aly's hair all spiky and I sprayed it with glitter and stuck a hair bow in. Surprisingly she did REALLY well keeping it in this time. Sometimes she's not as good :). We found a great place to watch the parade. Alysha caught the eye of lots of people in the parade and lots of spectators. It's cuz she's so cute :). Halfway through she fells asleep. I was shocked at how she could sleep through loud music, sirens, and honking horns. We went home and made burgers and had a great bbq with some friends. We decided to go down to the Liberty Festival at the Falls. I got a beloved snocone :) and we walked around all the booths. We went to where we wanted to sit, but just as we got close we learned that the bridge we needed to take was closed cuz it was flooded! Luckily we saw a small piece of grass that hadn't been blocked off by other people and we grabbed it. Somehow we missed the signs that said fall-out zone...The fireworks started and we learned just how amazing our seats were. We felt like we were right in the fireworks. They were directly above us! It was absolutely amazing. Then we realized that sparks and cardboard and other debris was showering down on us. I swallowed part of a firework and when we got home Loren and I both discovered debris in our hair :). But it was absolutely amazing. They were so beautiful. And the cutest part was AlyRae. She started giggling like crazy. I thought she would be a little scared or something, but she LOVED it. At first she just sat there with her mouth hanging wide open, but then she started laughing so hard! It was adorable. I can't find our camera cord or else there would be videos and pictures here, so stay tuned. :) Over all it was an amazing day. I am so lucky to have Loren and Alysha in my life. I am SO happy!

Catch up

So I got my wisdom teeth out a few weeks. I was really worried about it cuz I had never had any work done on my mouth other than cavities and braces. I don't consider that a huge amount of work. But Loren reassured me that it wasn't going to be too bad by telling me, "Just imagine getting hit in the mouth by a semi-truck." That helped a ton :). It was that bad. I couldn't eat real food for a few days because my sockets were so sore. But I think that the worst pain was my jaw. Having my jaw held open for 2 hours made it so so so sore. I was on 800 mg of Ibuprofen for 2 weeks. But it's getting better and I guess it was a good thing that I got it done :).
The day after I got my teeth pulled we headed to Utah to go camping with my family. It was so much fun!! We partied in Payson for a few days. We tried fishing, we took some walks, we played games, and we ate great food! Oh and we battled 100 degree temperatures, termites, and mosquitoes. ew. At one I fell asleep in a hammock and got a stellar tanline on my arm.
On Saturday we left camping and went back up to Logan for Loren's little sister's wedding. In the sun. I thought I was going to die cuz I was SO hot! But it was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to see the siblings :). Only 1 of 12 kids was missing. I met Loren's brother and his wife and kids that I had never met, and now I know the whole family! It was a fun time and then we drove home that night. We discovered that Alysha gets car sick. It could have just been spending all day in the sun, but Loren and I both get sick so I'm thinking that she just takes after us. We stopped to clean her up at 1130 at night and two cops pull up behind us. They were just checking to make sure we hadn't hit a tractor tire that I guess what in the middle of the road? But it scared me to see their lights that late anyway!