not CAS-A GRAN or CASA GRAN-DE, Casa Grande. It means Big House. I always erroneously thought Casa Grande was just a blip on the map on the way from Tucson to Phoenix. Well Emily came down to Mesa to welcome her friend/missionary, Chase, home. So we decided we need some sister time and we met in Casa Grande. It's about the half way point (Austin learned all about halfway, just see Josh and Amber's blog for an explanation. I still can't believe he is such a little grown up already. By the time we get to Idaho, he will be able to babysit for our future children.) between Mesa and Phoenix. We definately had fun, well at least I did. I love spending time with my sister. She is so much fun. Especial to shop with. She has great taste (most of the time :) ) and can always find something cute. Well, upon arriving in C. G. we discovered it really is a big house. Lots of places to shop and lots of odd places (Pick a Pet, for example, is a tiny pet shop with tons of animals, many of which were very odd). Anyways, I am done rambling. Until later, CAIO.
Remember when I said I would eventually blog about our jetskiing trip in Utah. Well here it is.
drying off after a romp in the lake Max getting ready to take a dip Dad catching some ZZZs, Me, Mom, and Emily (I should've worn my sunglasses, but Russell stole them to jetski with) Randy, Me, and Chonkiri (suprizing, yes I know)
I didn't get any of Russ because he stayed out on the lake most of the time. We all had too much fun and got burnt to a crisp. I hurt for days afterwards. It was a blast though.
Randy started school last month. He is attending NAU here in town. He gets to be in the classroom with the students 4 days a week and then spends the afternoon/evening in class. He is learning and usually really enjoys working with the high school special education class. I am amazed at what a wonderful person he is and how much he cares for these very special children.
We had decided to take a nap/watch a movie, so we pulled the futon out and turned it into a bed. Well, the dog was in the house. We fall asleep, when we wake, we couldn't find the dog. Here is where we finally found him.
Yep, under the futon.
It was pretty funny to watch him get out from under there, he must be half cat to squeeze through such tight places.
I can't believe I haven't posted in sooooo long. Sorry. Hmmm lets see what is happening. I finally ordered copies of all the pictures I wanted to make my collage. I have had this really cool frame for going on 5 months and it has just sat, waiting for pictures. Well last night I got it all put together and it looks so cute. I would copy it and put it on here, but it is too big and by the time I would get it to fit, the pictures would be tiny. So, if you want to see it, you will just have to come over. It is on the wall as you walk through the front door. It is full of pictures of Randy and I in the last 4 years. I really love that guy. I am so blessed to have a husband that loves me and makes me truly happy. Marriage is a lot of work, but it is completely worth it.
Since I can't put all the pictures up, I will put up my favorite.