Monday, July 28, 2008

Bear Lake

This past weekend we joined my Mom's family for the Slade family reunion at Bear Lake. We stayed at the KOA campground. We had all of my Mom's siblings there and several of my cousins. We played at the Lake and enjoyed boating and wave running. I tried wake surfing for the first time--and I even made it to where I could let go of the rope for about a minute. Here's some fun pics--enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oral Surgery Part 1: The Steel Post

Well, on the 16th of July Trav made the trip to Ogden (courtesy of my Mom--THANKS MOM!) to Dr. Cassidy's office to get a tooth implant (it is a new fancy way to do a bridge that is lifelong (where a bridge only lasts 7-10 years.) For this tooth implant, Trav had to have a steel post put into his jaw. The bone in his jaw is hopefully going to grow into the post and then in 3 months he will have a tooth put in that screws into the post. In the meantime, he gets to wear a retainer with a tooth on it until the post is ready to support a tooth. So, being the lovely documenting wife that I am, I decided to post some pics of Trav the day of surgery (mind you he's still a little loopy in these pics from the sedative they gave him).

Before I Woke Him Up . . .

All Smiles With the Retainer Tooth InAll Smiles with the Retainer Tooth Out! (Did somebody say Redneck?)


AMS at Zion's National Park

July 11th-13th we had the pleasure of joining most of Trav's co-workers in Zion's National Park in Southern Utah. Since Trav works from home, this was the first time that he'd met some of the individuals that he works with who live out of state.

The AMS Team (minus a few)

We stayed in these awesome little cabins. . . .

. . . saw some wildlife . . .

. . . went ATVing . . .

Travis with Parker( (Bryce and Beth's kid)

. . . . and went hiking where we saw some absolutely amazing scenery.

Trav with Parker

Us (with Parker) underneath the "Weeping Rock"

"The Great White Throne"

Overall, it was an amazing weekend full of fun. We are just going to have to do it again sometime when we have a little more time. We weren't able to see even half of Zion's phenomenol architecture. Thanks Terry and Dawn for getting us all together!

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

The 4th of July in Evanston is AMAZING!!!! In the morning they have a bike parade for kids (which we obviously skipped), and then they have a little carnival with all the big blow-up slides, etc. (which we did attend with our friends Kyle and Andrea and their kids). While there we saw this AWESOME motorcycle. . . .

That night had a barbecue with some of our family and friends and then sat out on our front lawn watching all of the fireworks. . . there are no illegal fireworks, so the skies are full of fireworks from dusk until midnight. It is really pretty neat to watch. Last year it took us about 10 minutes to figure out which set of fireworks were the city firework show. We only figured it out because they were going off more consistently.

My brother Rory, sister Megan, and Dillan (Kyle and Andrea's little boy)

Andrea Campbell and Emily Brown

Mom and Dad Allred

Then on July 5th we were invited by our neighbors Randall and Emily Brown to go boating with them and our friends Nate and Lori Sponenbergh up Highway 150 at Sulfur Creek Reservoir. We rocked the wakeboard our first time out this year!!!

Trav Sportin' the Wet Suit

And Rockin' the Wakeboard

Me catchin' a little bit of airMe Rockin' the Wakeboard

I also slalom skied . . .

. . . and then we both went on these awesome tubes. They are bullet shaped and you climb in the middle of the bullet with the point facing forward. While you are being towed they spin and roll--rotisserie style. It is a crazy ride. Definitely an adult style of tubing!

Here's a cute pic of the kids (except Jackson, he was asleep) . . .

Brock, Sadie, and Kyra

Overall, the day was totally sweet! Who can ask for more than good company and a day on the lake!

The Halfway

We went camping the 27th-29th of June to the Halfway ( a piece of property that Trav's family owns just above Montpelier Reservoir in Idaho). We went 4-wheeling and just hung out with Trav's family. It was gorgeous scenery and we had a blast.

Trav's sister Nikki, her husband Aaron, and our nephew Jack