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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cramming it all in

There has been so much going on, I don't even know how to blog about it all. I can't even keep it all straight in my own head. We are having a good time here in Idaho. The family reunion ended yesterday and some of the family have gone home. I have another week until we move, so the kids and I are just chillin'. Here is some of our happenings from the last week, in pictures.

The Food

Everyone is in charge of dinner one night during the reunion. We eat like kings! Aside from that, there is always a lot of yummy somethings on the counter to munch on. This is Tyler and Jessica making their famous fry bread over the fire. They make the best Navajo Tacos in the world! Ryan and Juliet brought fish from Alaska for their dinner night. We ate out for my dinner night. (Hey, give me a break, I am in the middle of a move, have two kids, an infant and no husband...and the food was awesome!)

The Husband

Good thing we have cell phones. I miss Ben so much and it is good to talk to him.

The Cake

This layer of the wedding cake was rice crispy treat, and it was so yummy!

The Boating

Mary got out on the tube and the knee board this time!!! She loved it and laughed her head off. I was really excited to see my child enjoy something that I love so much. It has begun! Where there is water, there will be Belnaps.

The Swing.

This is a favorite spot for feeding the baby. Cool crisp summer evening, a gorgeous yard to look at, the swinging motion, and family close by. Pure Bliss.

The Watermelon.

Lots and lots of watermelon.

The cool cats.

Tyler and Jessica enjoying their last days with no kids. Jessica is due with a boy in September.

The crazies.

Ezra and Sam...a.k.a. E.Z. and Dam. These two were non-stop energy balls. They are tow of a kind and ALWAYS had us laughing. Obviously, they were totally into dirt, bugs, and playing outside. They became friends so fast, and could always be found with each other. They were best buddies and were rarely apart. It was so cute.

The Shopping

Shopping at Real Deals and eating at Buddy's. Girls will be Girls.

The Shooting

Shooting the potato gun was pretty cool. was VERY loud!

The Parade

Kelsey got to ride on the Junior Miss car as 2nd runner up. She looked gorgeous in her "princess dress." The kids got more candy at the parade than they do on Halloween. It was awesome! We love the Pioneer Day Parade. It is a great way to celebrate the holiday.

The Ride

Uncle Ryan is so cool! Ryan can't sit still, and he is really good at inventing all sorts of cool things to do. This one was a favorite for sure.

The Wedding

Devin and Nichole looked so happy and in love. It was an awesome ceremony in the temple and the receptions and luncheon were a lot of fun. It was 104 in Utah that day, and we roasted, but it was still a great day. I can't believe my baby brother is hitched!!!!

The Baby

He is two months old this week. He has been very content this trip and he smiles all the time. He has also started sucking his thumb. We LOVE him.


Deanna said...

You are amazing...that is so much to wrap my head around, you just wore me out!!! Sounds like things are going well!!! Hope they continue to be fabulous and you and Ben will see each other soon. :) Just had our first LONG day without daddy and it about did me in... LOL!

LOVE the pics of your new little guy...what a cutie!

The Cushing Family said...

I just finished my month without Bryce and I must say I am glad it is over!!! It's hard being a single mom with 2 kids and a newborn isn't it??? Our summers sound exactly alike. A crazy nightmare!!! Glad to see your enjoying family and that your little one is doing so well. I'm even happier to hear you and Ben are reuniting soon!

Adri said...

Love Will's orange tie!

Lisa said...

Wow, what an awesome trip!! I hardly recognize some of your siblings...but I guess it has been quite awhile since I've actually seen them! Life continues to march forward! I can't wait until you're in Utah and I can visit you!! Take care, and enjoy this last lull before the crazy moving/setting up/unpacking/adjusting time! Love ya!

Mama Bear said...

I love the pics. It looks like so much fun. The parade was fun, and she looked so pretty. My girls always love when the "pretty girls' go by and want a dress just like them. William looks so cute and the wedding looks beautiful.