Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Pioneer Day!

Every year we go to the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado to celebrate the 24th of July: Pioneer Day! This year was especially fun because Evan loved the events. Especially the parade. Getting candy is, of course, the best part of any parade. Evan hoarded as much as he could.

He also loved the horses and flags. Here's everyone at the parade.

Other favorite 24th of July events are the many delicious family meals, hanging out at the cabin, seeing all the extended family, staying with Great-Grandma Decker (Wawa), and spending A LOT of time throwing rocks in the river. Somehow we don't have pictures of any of these things. Next year I promise to be a better picture taker.

What we do have pictures of are the results of a very dusty 4-wheeler ride (yet none of the ride itself):

I think we do have some photos on Jayson's phone. I'll try to post them soon. Anyway, we had a fabulous 24th and can't wait for next year!

It's a Girl!

Yes, we are having a girl. I will have to change the button on my blog. . . We can't wait to meet her!

Summer Update

My sister, Erica, says that I never post. I guess this is true. So here's an update of some of our summer adventures.

In June, Evan and I went to Colorado to celebrate my cousin, David, returning from an LDS mission. Then we stayed for a week with Papa and Nana Decker. Somehow we didn't get very many pictures of this event, but here's the ones we have.

Evan loved being at Nana's!

Here is Nana and Evan at the cabin.

Evan and his cousin, James.

We went to the park in Montrose to see the ducks. Twice, because it was so awesome!

Later, Erica came and stayed with us. We played in the pool and went to Wheeler Farm.

Evan's favorite part of the the farm were the ducks.

Erica was here on the 4th of July. In the morning, we went for a long drive into the mountains behind our house. We drove all the way to the top where we could see the valley and the copper mine. It was pretty fun, but the three of us weren't brave enough to get out because of the gale force winds.

Later, we had Brian, Jen, and Isaac over for a bbq and some kid fireworks. Here's Evan and Isaac.

Evan didn't like the loud fireworks.

He is happy with Daddy, though!

Finally, I got a bright blue bike for my birthday! And also a trailer to pull Evan along.