Friday, August 10, 2012

Blessing Day & My Birthday

 Blessing Day for Augie was very special. Not only was it shared with mine & Rees's Birthdays, but it was Clay's first time blessing one of our children. He was very nervous and stressed before the "big" day, but when the time came to deliver he did an excellent job. I was so proud of him and of the man he has become. The men who stood in were: Bishop Giles, Great Grandpa Gianchetta, Grandpa Hall, & Grandpa Stanger, Kip, Bryce, Clint, and Jett. Everyone else there to show support was Great Grandma Gianchetta, Grandma Hall, Great Aunt Genese, Uncle Scott, Maren, and Caleb Brower, Derek, Sarah, Braylee, & Brody Davis, Paul Stanger, Aunt Leejean, Wesley, Lily, Maddie, & Dexter Stanger, and Aunt Brianne, Mayzee, & Rees Richards, and Uncle John, Aunt Martice, & Vanessa Fontes.

Lots of people came to see Augie blessed and we were so grateful for all the love and support. Afterwards we had a luncheon up at Grandma & Grandpa Stanger's. It was lots of fun to hang out with everyone and eat yummy food!!
 The Blessing Day was also my birthday. Every year I usually go to Fred Meyer's to get a very yummy cake (they make the best) the picture speaks for itself. This one was more of a tart with bavarian cream ooohhh sooo good! I loved it, everyone else thought it was too rich, but I loved it. My birthday was pretty low key because of the blessing and it being on Sunday. Saturday night Clay and I + Augie went to Outback and then to the mall to shop. So thanks for all the birthday wishes, another year has come and gone and I could not be more blessed!!!
 The Big 2-7

FHE @ NatSooPah

 On July 23, 2012, we went to NatSooPah for FHE with the Stanger Clan. It was also Grandpa Stanger's birthday, but we celebrated in his behalf because big crowds are not his scene lol. It was a lot of fun swimming with cousins, aunts, uncles, and families. The kids had lots of fun together and the adults enjoyed each other's company too. Augie did much better in the water this time around and was having a great time. I still did not keep him in the water too long, but he was having fun while he was swimming!! I also wowed everyone and did a back flip off the diving board. 7 weeks after giving birth and baby I still got it!!!! I only did 2 and I could feel it in my back so yeah I did not get too carried away! :)

 Rees, Brittley, Augie, Clay, Kip, and Clint (even though they are not looking at the camera :)

 Shelly, Briley, Brianne, Leejean, Dexter, and Mayzee
 Leejean, Dexter, Lily, Rees, & Maddie


Ward Camp-out & Stake BBQ

The Ward Camp-out was July 20th & 21st, but since we had a wee little baby and not to mention our dog was in heat, we decided to just head up Saturday morning and enjoy the fun stuff without the camping part. It was lots of fun and we had a good time hanging out with our families and ward families. This is a picture of the spider-web game. I did not participate due to Mr. Augie, but I enjoyed watching everyone else! They hung up a "web" in between two trees and the objective was to have a person go through each facet of the web with as little movement of the web as possible (there was a bell that would track the movement). Some were easy being that they were close to the ground, but the higher up ones were a little trickier. Tate was used with the High Priests because I guess they could not lift any of their guys up??!! 

 Tug-o-war with a great hunky guy at the end a.k.a. my sexy hubby Clay!! They won, that's right and if you look at the effort he is putting in he was dead serious about winning!! LOL

 They had little jean bags that were called "possible" bags for the kids & adults to decorate and put their "possible" findings in their bags as they camped. Here is Miss Brittley's finished bag that she is modeling!!
 Mayzee & Brittley
 Bow & Arrows!! What would we do without Pinterest?? These awesome things were found of that great website and the kids had a blast! Some string, wood, and pvc pipe is all you need to keep kids entertained for hours!!

 My little bandanna baby!! They gave each camper a bandanna so even though mine is not so great my little Augsters looks so stinking cute in his!! Plus it kept the sun off his little head!

 The Stake BBQ was on the same night and even though it was a long day it was so fun. This is Tate at the dunk tank. He waited in line for a long time, and kept saying, "This is taking forever!" but he was very excited to go. I was going to record him, but he went so fast I missed it. He got up there and BAM first try got the kid into the tank. Everyone started cheering because none of us, even myself, were not expecting him to get it on his first try! So way to go TATE!! I guess T-Ball paid off??!! LOL

 The kids had a blast at the bounce houses!!
 Lily & Brittley

 Lily, Maddie, & Brittley

Friday, August 3, 2012

More of summer sun!

 Pictures from this summer

 Hair cuts from "Aunt" Annie

 Augie noticing what is above him :)

 On July 19, 2012, we went to Nat-Soo-Pah as a family. It was Augie's 1st time swimming at 6 1/2 weeks old and it was Tate & Brittley's 1st time off the High Dive!! No fear whatsoever these 2 were ready to take the plunge!! Brittley spins in the air as her trick and then later asked me how to do a flip! One thing at a time lol!

 Clay does not come to Nat-Soo-Pah with us very often because we usually go when he is at work so I had to capture proof of him being there!!
 Augie did pretty good but it was windy that night so the warm water and the cold air messed with him a little. He became too relaxed and so I got him out of the water after a little bit to make sure he was okay. It scared me a little bit so I just sat with him and watched the kids & Clay swim!