Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Congrats Jimmy!!!

For the past several months Jimmy has been studying for the LEED (Leadership in Engergy and Environmental Design) Test. It's a test that allows his company to bid for work that is environmental friendly. These are building like hospitals, government buildings and lots of other types of commerical buildings. It's a hard test to past! It usually takes 2-3 times taking it, however Jimmy past it on the first time! He is the only one in his company that is certified right now. Congrats Jimmy on all your hard work!!!!!!!!!

Here is what a one of those buildings look like!! Pretty Huh :)

Kennedy's First B-Day Party Invite

Kennedy got invited to her first Birthday Party. It was for Grace Mellen turning 2!
Kennedy loved the Cupcakes!!! She ate 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4th of July

For the 4th of July we went to back to AZ.
The morning of the 4th Kennedy went to help Grandma shuck corn for the BBQ at Derek & Summer's. Kennedy found a new love. She loved eating the raw corn. She sat there with my Mom for a long time just enjoying the corn.
We spent most of the day swimming at Derek & Summer's amazing pool. It was really hot outside!!

Kennedy ate that whole cupcake by herself!
Kennedy's first time going down the slide. She wasn't so sure of it.
What a cutie! She likes the water.
What's a hot summer day without Popsicles?
The 4th evening Rock N' R' Ranch shoots off fireworks in my parents back pasture. So we get front row seats! It's one of the best firework show in the valley.This is Grandma Hoopes holding Kennedy and Aunt Jamie eating a snow cone.
Heather (Jimmy's cousin) let Kennedy have her snow cone! Thanks Heather!!!

Memorial Day

For Memorial Day we went to Showlow for a softball tournament. We rented a cabin with some of our friends, the Navarrette's and the Pehrson's. The boy's played all day Saturday and won 2 out of 3 games. On Sunday we went to church with Jimmy's cousins and then had a BBQ with all the team mates and their families. On Monday the boy's played all day again. They came in 4th in the tournament! WAHOOOO!!! This is a big deal because for the last 3 years they have never won a game. The only bad thing about that weekend was how windy it was! I was so cold!!! Kennedy loved to play in the dirt with other kids. She was content to play all day long in the rocks and dirt. I can't wait till next year!
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At the end of June we meet some of my family members (my parents, Russell & Amber's family and Derek & Summer's Family) up at the cabin. Unfortunately, we could only stay for the weekend but it was still fun! Alpine is the best vacation place!!

Here is Jimmy and Maggie (Russell & Amber's) craw-dad fishing at a pond we found. Maggie was actually really good at catching the craw-dads on her own. There were many times that I was just finishing putting a craw-dad in the bucket to turn around to another one in my face with Maggie saying "Look Aunt Beth I caught another one!".
Derek brought up his latest toy. It was awesome! It fit six people and the harnesses were comfortable. Derek even made it road ready! Thanks Derek!! Dad wanted to find a trail that went from Luna Lake to Terri Flat. So we piled into this and others got on quads. It took us forever to find the right trail but we finally did it!

Here is a Crazy Driver!!!!!!!

The other thing that I like about Alpine is just hanging out and playing games with everyone. This is Krew, Kennedy, Derek and Salior just chillin'.

Visit to AZ

At the beginning of May we took a trip back to AZ. Leeanne (Jimmy's sister) was visiting from Japan! What a long trip for her. It was the first time meeting Jenna (Leeanne's little girl). It was so fun to be around them. Jenna is such a fun and energetic little girl. She could crawl circles around Kennedy. It was also nice to see my side of the family as well. Kennedy loved playing at my parent's house. The only thing she wasn't sure of was Hank (the big blood hound). I think it was because he always stole her food. It was a fun trip and we were sad to say goodbye to everyone...especially Leeanne and Jenna. We can't wait to see them at Christmas.
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