Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lake Powell

During the weekend of 18th the whole Powell Family got together for a fun family trip.
Stefan got really comfortable in his life jacket and was swimming everywhere with it on. Janine of course still doesn't have an a appreciation for water quite yet but she will. Stephanie being 2 wks shy of 4th months was dissappointed that she couldn't try wakeboarding or tube fast. She did however waterskii since she knows how to do that.
Not too much excitement or worthwhile stories to share. The trip was just a great visit with family and really great to have everyone together.
The weather was great except for the last night when a sand storm decided to blow through. Mom and Dad always sleep in the bed of the truck however on this peticular storm they went to a motel. (lol) since it was the last night the boys broke down camp so that nothing would blow away.

Friday, July 10, 2009

4th Of July & Janine's 2nd Birthday!!!!

On this particular day in the allan home we celebrate more than just the 4th of July but we also celebrate Janine's birthday! This year was her second birthday. This year was in the first year since eric and stephanie have been married that they were able to participate in some 4th of July festivities. at 5:00 a.m Stephanie woke the kids up and got everyone ready to go to the "Balloon Fest" which is where you get to walk around and watch 20 hot air balloons fill up all around you and then you watch them one by one go up in the air. Doesn't sound too exciting to some people, but it was really cool. We had a lot of fun. Then we went and walked around a bunch of different booths and saw some different cars. Stefan (almost 4 yrs) wants to be a race car driver and there was this electric powered racer that we took his picture with.
We went home and started setting up for Janine's birthday! Janine loves babies and Tinker bell right now. Every time we sang happy birthday to her she had a big smile on her face. She absolutely loved all the attention that she got. Stephanie made a Tinkerbell cake and decorated with 4th of July colors and green and purple balloons. We just had a small barbecue with family & friends and that nignt we lit some fireworks and then watched the town fireworks go off directly across the street from our house.
we had a great 4th of July. Probably the best one since we have been married without question!