Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer? gone.

Ethan is suddenly practicing in his Super League baseball (highest league)

Addie is twirling and dancing in parades and 8AM cheer practices

Talmage is waking up at 6:30am to train hardcore for football season

Emma (and Corkake) have been taking care of their dollies, and their baby, Bel.

Isabel has been cranky and awnry (three months along), but still a bundle of joy.

And it's COLD. Chilly. Windy. After five months of 85+ degrees, it's finally about 65 every morning. Leaves in the park aren't even turning colors, and they're falling off branches. Alpine Days marked the approach for school. Now they're over, and school is exactly one week and four days away.

I'm gonna cry...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No sugar added

July 31st 2009 was my last taste of purely refined sugar for a while. I was planning on going off in July with Liz, but my brother kinda discouraged it and decided him and I would both start in August instead. And it's been five days and I am holding strong. My recent temptations have been sugar cookies, Roxberry's, Wendy's Frosties, Sprite (my ULTIMATE craving!), brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, strawberry shortcake, and lemonade ice cream pie. A lot, but I have been able to hold myself back with fruit. I don't understand it, but suddenly apples and peaches and plums are my way of eating sweet. And it has encouraged me to eat healthier too. It's been REALLY hard, but I can do it! I have faith in myself ;-)

Monday, August 3, 2009

my blog

I have kinda improved. I have gotten a ton more updates on my blog- check it out!
Addie Lu Photography

A good laugh..

Anyone who knows our uncle Matt (McGhie side) knows that he is a truly funny guy. But I am pretty sure this just broke all ultimate records :-)


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wakeboardin' Masters

Tal and I spent every oppurtunity wakeboarding. At first, I admit I was afraid I wouldn't be able to stand up since it's been a year off, but with confidence, both Tal and I were able to get right back on track.
Here's Tal wakeboarding. He's gone pro! He made it outside the wake! We have yet to learn how to get back in. Way to go, Tal! You're the man!

Here's me outside the wake. I finally learned how to jump it (thanks Brian and Kristen and whoever else instructed me ;-)
I like this bottom picture only because it has the houseboat in view, as well. Aw, I love Lake Powell!

Although the boots on the wakeboard still give me a hard time getting in them, it was way worth it.