Monday, November 12, 2012

Homecoming Dance

Last month was the Homecoming Dance at Sam's school. James asked Sam to the dance at the football game a few weeks before the dance. He asked the cheerleaders to spell out "HC?" with their pompoms and he was standing near them with a big (huge) board that said "SAM" on it and he was holding a boquet of roses. She was very surprised!  The top left picture is her reaction, the top right is James holding the roses and the bottom is (obviously) both of them together.
The day of the dance, our friend, Andrea, did Sam's hair and make-up. She did a GREAT job and Sam looked so nice!

James had a bow tie that wasn't a clip on and he didn't know how to tie it, so Sam looked up a video on YouTube and tied it for him.
Taking care of the boutineer and coursage....

The finished results! They looked really nice and had a great time!!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Neal's visit

The past few days, my nephew, Neal, was here for a visit. We picked him up at the airport on Thursday afternoon and took him to Seattle. The last time he was here, he was really young (3 or 4 maybe?), so he didn't remember any of the visit. We went to Pike's Market and walked along with waterfront. The next day, after he went to orientation for his new job, we suprised Sam by picking her up at girls camp. I thought maybe Neal would like to see a little more of our beautiful state. Sam was very happy (and very surprised) to see us when we got there. Today we just hung out at home in the morning and then took him to the airport in the afternoon. We LOVED having him here. It had been about 3 years or so since Sam and I had seen him. Hopefully, he will be able to come back again sometime with his new job.
Neal is rockin the Jesse hat. haha

The gum wall.....SO disgusting - yet so fascinating.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sun, fast rides and water...

We had originally planned on going to Nevada and Utah for our vacation this summer, but our car had other plans. The week we were suppose to leave, it started acting up, which lead to me having to take it to the auto shop for some work. I dropped it off for the day, but had to take it back the next day again for a different problem. Then a couple days later, yet ANOTHER problem came up. By the time it was up and running again, it was too late to go anywhere for too long. Sam is going to girls camp next week, so we didn't have much time to begin with. Anyway, we decided it would be fun to go to a water park for a day. The weather was great! It was sunny and warm with an occasion breeze to cool us down a little.