Thursday, September 30, 2010

Farewell dear Friend...

This is a picture of my napkin holder that I have had for 5 years, yes you heard me 5 years. Kevin begged me to get rid of it, Tiffany hated it, but as for me..... I loved it. It sat through many parties and was a friend to everyone.
Well this last summer while I was in Utah I played Bunco with some family and what should happen but the prize I won was a new napkin holder. Its not as fun and cheery as this one but its not broken or ripped. So at this time I have to say good bye to my friend and grow up and move on.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Camping and the Lake!!!

We decided to take the kids camping this last weekend, and boy did we have fun. We went with some amazing people that made our little trip a blast. There was great food, lots of swimming, boating, talking and laughing. Oh ya and raccoons!!!
This was the first time that we had ever taken the kids camping in a tent, and they cant wait to go again. the weather was perfect, yes it got a little chilly but for the most part it was wonderful. They even got me in the tube. (OK for like 5 seconds and then I was DONE!!!)

This really was a fun weekend, and we cant wait to do it again...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our Family

I thought I would update you on the comings and goings of the Shipp Family....

Kevin is doing great, he was able to go sky diving this summer which was a dream of his. Him, his dad and nephews went and loved it. He is still coaching baseball for Braydin. Really he is the best dad in the world.

I was released from Primary this summer and put in as Ward Activities leader. Our first activity was this past weekend. I am doing really good, I have lost around 70 lbs. so yes I am proud of myself.

Braydin started at Ruth Doyle this year. It didn't make me happy, he is growing up to fast and there is nothing I can do about it. So yes I cried and it made things better! He is playing football, baseball and basketball. He is getting taller by the minute and is as strong as ever. He makes me proud.

Regan decided that he didn't want to play fall baseball but want to play soccer. So yes we are going crazy with sports right now. But I have realized that its good. The kids are having fun and we are having fun watching them. He started the 2nd grade this year and is doing wonderful. He is my sweet boy that loves to cuddle with me. I am also so proud of him!

Paige is 4 and loves life. She is getting so big and has such a strong personality. She has more energy then most people, but that's OK by me. We have so much fun together, I would have to say she is my best friend. Yes I said it a 4 year old is it, and that's good by me! She loves school and loves her teacher. I will say it again I am so proud of her.

As you can see we are alive and well, we keep busy but always find time for family.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lake Time!!!

For Labor Day this year we went with some friends to Heber Springs. What an amazing place it is, the water was amazing and the views even better. So here is some of the fun that we had.

I wasn't about to get in the water, but Alisha is always a great friend and there for my kids!!! :)

Paige thought that she had died and gone to heaven. She loved everything about the water, even the fact that it washed the blood of her knee when she had fallen earlier that day.

The water by the cliffs was so choppy that I wouldnt let the kids jump unless there was an adult down below to help them.

Nothing but grace right there!!!! Like a swan!

This was the after math of Alishas jump. Dont worry she didn't do this on the way down it was on the way up when she didnt want help from anyone to get out.

Needless to say never be scared to except help! :)
We had a wonderful day and cant wait to go back. The kids want to go camping in a couple of weeks and as much as I HATE to camp I think that we are going to do it...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kevin's Extreme Ride!

So Kevin decided that it would be fun to sky dive this summer with his nephews and his dad. (CRAZINESS!!!) So this is the before picture:

Kevin, Larry, Whitney (friend of the boys), Ryan and Ben

Kevin had told me that he didn't want some big hairy man strapped to his back. I told him not to worry that he was the big hairy man that someone was sad to be strapped too! Nonetheless this is who he was strapped to, kinda hair, but not big at all!!!!

This was on of Larry's bucket list things. He is 77 and bad ankles, not really a good mix if you ask me!

Lindsey went last year and wanted to go again, but she just had surgery on her eyes.

This was our group that went to see the boy "PLUNGE" as I like to call it.

Paige wasn't really that sure that she wanted her dad to jump out of the airplane. She wasn't going to leave his side.

This is my favorite picture Kevin and his dad, this was before the loaded the plane, and as you saw they did make it to the ground with no problems!