We made it up to Idaho Friday evening and stayed with my family. My mom surprised me with all these necklaces I've been really wanting and I was SOOO excited (I LOVE jewelry and accessorizing). We spent the rest of the night trying on my new jewelry, looking at stuff for watchbands, and me showing her some fabric flowers I have been making. I have WAY too much fun with my mom, I get a little carried away and forget to get out the camera so I don't have many pictures at my parents house.
Kadence slept in the "Princess Room" that my mom set up specifically for her five grand daughters, it is decked out in pink with doll houses, castles, a tv with all the princess movies they can handle, and these great bunk beds that sleep four comfortably (I KNOW the girls will make some fun memories together at grandmas with their cousins).
When Kaydence woke up she pretty much tackled grandpa, she loves grandpa.
She is also Dane's biggest fan, he is so good with the girls that all his little nieces are just crazy about him. He is so patient and sweet with her and plays with her the whole time, he is going to make one amazing father some day.
Travis and my dad worked on our car to change the ball bearings or something like that and do other fix-it type stuff. My mom, Mickell, and I attempted to go on a walk at Jensens Grove the next day but after a few steps some hail started coming down and I was done (my mom said that Utah has made me soft). My mom was kidding but I know that she would have walked around the whole greenbelt if I wouldn't have been such a pansy. We then picked up Jonathan when the Salt Lake Express dropped him off in Blackfoot. I am so glad he took the trip down from Rexburg, he is one busy guy with full time school, planning a wedding, studying, working, and his calling.
Later that night we went to Showcase, Mickell and Jonathan came along with us (of course along with Travis's entire family, including some of his extended family, it is a big to do let me tell ya).
Jonathan and Travis have so much fun just goofing around and tackling each other its so funny. Here is a picture of them playing around as we were headed inside the gym, totally random but I just thought I would throw it in there.
My sister Mickell is so awesome, she is always so optimistic and sweet, love her!
You can get a taste of why it is so awesome to come see in these videos, although it is ten times better live!
Okay, so keep in mind I was trying to record and watch it at the same time along with finding Kass so it might make you dizzy.
My favorite of the night, I was wanting to stomp along the gym floor dancing too.
THE GIRLS GOT SKILLS!!!
I had to leave during the intermission so Trav taped the last dance, Marley won't take a bottle and she was needing me. Jessica, Jonathan's fiance, came half way through the performances and afterwards they stopped by Rupes for some ice cream (made me so jealous but Travis gave me his when he got to the house). Then we stayed up WAY TOO late making watchbands and laughing (I think I made my favorite bands yet). Travis and Jonathan were wrestling while my mom was trying to protect the house from coming down and threatening them if they put another hole in the wall. I LOVED getting to talk to Jessica and hear more about her and their engagement and dating stories. Travis was telling stories that were making us all laugh, like the one about him pulling out the bee-bee gun outside our bedroom window at two in the morning to shoot our neighbors loud barking dog and our neighbor (who is also in our ward) was sitting on her porch staring at Travis with his gun out ready to shoot. Hilarious. I love hearing him tell our love story, it is so fun to hear it from his perspective. Jessica got a taste of what kind of family she is marrying into that night, luckily she didn't seem too scared. She is a very down to Earth, fun-loving, gorgeous girl and I'm excited to get to spend more time with her and Johnny (I cannot believe I didn't get a picture of them together).
We went to church with Trav's family and it was one packed chapel (a mission "farewell" and a mission homecoming), I got to see some other friends I haven't seen in a long while. It is so funny because our little Marley has got some major chunky legs. When Kim was holding Marley she stood up and had Marley's legs out and everyone was shocked to see how chunky her legs are, she seems to be just as chunky as Kaydence was at her age, our little rolly polley olley girls. I don't know if I wrote this on our blog already but when I had Kaydence we were in the University ward where there were little babies everywhere. You KNOW you have one chunky baby when you overhear someone saying, "Ohhh! you think our baby is chunky you haven't seen anything, wait till you see the Peterson's baby". Yeah, I think some people think I am promoting childhood obesity when they see my babies but I promise its just the milk, as soon as I start introducing foods they start to slowly slim down especially when they start crawling on top of that.
(I just took this picture and I would have done more of a close up on those legs but my battery went dead).
Anyway after church we had an amazing dinner and enjoyed the nice weather for a few hours before we had to head home.
Parker and Kaydence were so cute playing outside together, I had fun playing with them outside they are always making me laugh with funny things they say and do, they are at such a fun age.
Travis playing with the kiddos
Katie Lynn and Jarvis
Tanner bananer and Chandra banandra
I don't think Monte was ready for the shot... either that or he gets tired of all the cameras.
Our little cheese ball and cute little who-hah
Nothing like Otter pops on a nice day
Kaitlin will be turning 19 so we celebrated it together on Sunday too!
Kaitlin got some sweet riding boots to go with her new motor bike that Travis got her, she is so hard core. She also plans on getting her hunters permit and going hunting with her hubby!!! I told you hard core! She wants to be with her hubby as much as possible, they are so cute. I've considered going on Travis's hunting trips with him because I think it would be fun to go hiking and see wild life with him but I don't want to see anything die, I might ruin Travis's trip if right before he went to shoot a buck I ran out of the clearing yelling "RUN BAMBIE RUN!!!!"
By the time we were ready to leave Kaydence was out, she fell asleep in grandma and grandpa's bed.
I am probably one of the most absentminded people you will ever meet, usually I will blame it on pregnancy or hormones, but truly I've always been very forgetful. When we were trying to head home my mom told me I left some things at their house so I had to go over and pick them up before we left then as we were coming across Fort Hall Travis's mom called to tell us I left my purse and camera at their house, so we had to turn around again (I'm grateful that Travis is so patient with his scatter-brained wife who I swear is loosing it).
A couple hours later we were just cruising along the I-15 near Salt Lake where there were five or six lanes of traffic and we were going 80 mph and the truck right in front of us suddenly swerved to the left and by the time he swerved it was too late for us to swerve and we ran right into a queen sized mattress. We hit it dead on, the car was bumping up and down (I think we got some air) and I was sure that the car was going to roll at one point and then we started fish tailing but Travis got it under control and we pulled over to the side of the road. We were so LUCKY that there weren't cars next to us when the car was out of control and we are so blessed that my dad and Travis fixed the thing on the car (ball bearings or something that were in REALLY rough shape). I really felt like we were being protected and I am so thankful that none of us were hurt. It is crazy how you realize how fragile life is in those moments and it makes me never want to take one day for granted.
That about sums it up, Travis has now officially started his Masters and he is off working on a group project right now. I am hoping this whole school thing doesn't take too much of our time together away, but we'll see. It will be worth it either way I'm sure.