Thursday, July 31, 2008

Girls Camp...

Yesterday I was able to spend the day up at Heber Valley Camp for our Stake Girls Camp.  It was a great day filled with humanitarian projects, certification olympics, mafia (a fun game the girls play), skits, campfire, good food and great girls.  
Don't you think,
this is what Maddie will look like in 9 years?...
Maybe it's just me, but even when I was showing Tony all my pictures he said it looked like Mad before I asked who he thought it looked like.  We had to help the girls put together a skit based off a Mormon Ad.  The group was made up of about 20 girls from different wards and about 90% of them were hyper little beehives which made it interesting.  This little ham wanted to be the main girl in the skit.  At one point I asked her name and she said, "Well my name is Paige but in the skit my name is Kelly."  It was hilarious because we didn't even use names in the skit.  She really got into character.

The campground was absolutely beautiful and huge too.  There were over 3,500 people there throughout the different campgrounds and I didn't see any of them.
This little guy was literally 5 feet away and he wasn't even scared of us.  They say the animals up there act differently due to the fact it is a dedicated area.  There really was a wonderful feeling there and I felt the Spirit strongly all day.
I am so glad I was able to spend the day with these amazing girls and leaders.  I love, love, love my calling right now.  I can only hope that I am having the same positive influence on these girls that my amazing leaders had on me.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Family, isn't it about time...

On Sunday July 2oth my cousins were in town for a quick visit so we made the evening into a Stevenson/Beecher reunion.
This was our first time meeting little Sawyer and Indie loved him immediately.
Mindi taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.  We know a good picture when we see it, right girl.
I told Tony my only job was to bring the chips and the dessert and he said his only job was to make sure all the kids liked him...

Mission Accomplished

Hazel was entertaining Ind for me and doing a darn good job of it, but moments after this photo was taken they both took a nose dive.
Look at these cute little bugs...
Thanks for making the detour and coming to visit.  

Hopefully my plan will work out and we will see you very soon.

Two for Tuesday...

Favorite album right now...

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends



They've done it again, another spectacular collection of songs.  We could (and we do) listen to it over and over.  Every song is awesome.

Check out the song Lost! it is my favorite.

See you in November boys.
Oh and Gwynie, if you could be there too that would be great.  Allie and I would love to see you with Apple and Moses with their little head phones on.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Au Revoir for now...

Every summer for years Tony has watched the Tour de France and much to his delight he has got me hooked as well.  It has become a part of our summer.  Sadly, the tour ended yesterday after 21 days of racing over 2,2oo miles.
It can be so intense especially the last few kilometers.  And after 3 weeks of watching and hearing all their background stories, you really get to know the bikers and want certain ones to win.
During every stage there are a few wrecks which, I feel bad saying this, can be exciting too.  This year a guy hit a road sign and his bike got about 8 feet of air, I'm not kidding.
They race through a beautiful part of the world and the scenery is phenomenal, the best part is they end up in Paris.
We love the announcers Phil Ligget, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll.
Plus you get to see all the crazies.

Viva le Tour.

Happy Birthday Maddie Boo...

Today Madison Belle turned
3
Poor little Mad has been sick and in and out of the doctor's office for the last few days because of her asthma.  Luckily she has pulled through.  Maddie we hope you get feeling better and have a wonderful day.  We love you so much angel.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pay Day...

Cash Kevin Hatch
July 22, 2008
12:22 p.m.
8 pounds 9 ounces
23 inches

My sisters water broke at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning (two weeks early) and by noonish this little guy had his first glimpse of this life...
The Hatch kids..
What a great older sister...
Our baby seems like a giant compared to the new baby...
Baby faces...
Hi Uncle Tony...
Getting ready for a bath...
All fresh and clean...
Grandma and Grandpa Rigby with their first grandson...
Cash Money...
This is the only family shot I got.  A diaper change and a look at the "outside plumbing"...


The best part is Alicia lived.


Monday, July 21, 2008

The Police...

On Saturday night we went to The Police concert at Usana.  
In a word it was...brilliant.
Luckily Tony, Neil and Katy went early and waited in line so we could get a good piece of grass.  Tony likened it to sitting on the surface of the sun and said that he probably lost 5 pounds of water weight.  Thanks for sacrificing yourselves because the seats were well worth it.  We were on the front row of the lawn area.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters were the opening act.  I don't know any of their stuff and to be honest I thought he was some piano playing jazz guy but to the contrary he was rocking out on the electric guitar and I really enjoyed them.  Sting and Elvis did a little duet and sang right to "Allison."
Sting is still as dead sexy as he has always been.  His voice was like milk and honey...so pure.  The drummer was so fun to watch and he even had to wear gloves because he gets so into it.
They had the crowd sing along a lot which was really fun.  They sang a lot of their greatest hits starting out with Message in a Bottle, a classic.
There is something about lying on a blanket under the stars in warm weather while eating really delicious food and listening to amazing music with my favorite person that is so thrilling...so romantic.
I do love a good concert.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

After being told by some dumb-dumb at Swan Lakes that we couldn't go golfing with the baby, we headed to the batting cages at Cherry Hill.  For some odd reason I have been wanting to "batter up" for about 7 years and on Friday night my dreams came to fruition. 

To round out our "weekend of baseball" Jeremy and Britnie invited us, along with Neil and Al, to the Bees game.  They even had tickets for a bar-b-que beforehand and it was delicious.  We sat on blankets, ate dinner and watched the game...good times. 
I swear my daughter is the cutest little narfer ever.  Look at her tiny hand in this picture, I love it.  We saw the bee mascot and Indie gave him five.  Unfortunately, we didn't have the camera at that moment to capture the look on her face, she just stared at him in amazement/confusion. 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Mama Drama...

We just got home from our little hometown "sticky shoe" movie theater where we saw Baby Mama...can you say hee-larious!?!  Granted we are huge fans of Tina Fey (see:30 Rock, Mean Girls) and Amy Poehler (she and Will Arnett must wake up laughing) but we thought this show was great.  We were laughing out loud several times and there were tons of great quotes.

We have going to the Kaysville Theater down to a science.  We keep Indie up a little past her bed time, hit a 9:15ish show, give her a bottle and boom she's asleep in the first 5 minutes.  That's what I'm talkin' about.

Well I'm off to reward Tony with 5 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

There's a first time for everything...

About two weeks ago we spent the evening at the McKean's condo at Snowbird.  While we were there Tony tried his hand at fly fishing and caught his very first fish.  Even though it came from a kiddie pond, I was still proud of him.  The best part was when he yelped like a girl when it started flipping around in his hand... 


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

There ain't no doubt I love this land...

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  The parades, bbqs, swimming, fireworks, family, friends, and warm weather all make for a great day.

This year didn't disappoint.

We started the festivities out early this year by heading to the "Roundy 4th of July Bash" on Thursday night.  We pigged out on swiss burgers, took the kids for rides in the wagon pulled by the lawn mower, watched a movie on their outdoor screen and took the annual walk to 7-11... 

Friday morning we went to the Kaysville parade.  I must admit I got a little misty as the flag went by followed by the marching band and then army trucks full of veterans. 


Red, white and blue bracelets handmade by our cute little back door neighbor Olivia...

My beautiful neices showing their patriotism...


After the parade poor little Ind was all tuckered out and we did our best to keep her awake in the car so she would sleep at Joanie's while we did some swimming... 
video
 She ended up taking a 3 hour nap, boo-ya, a 4th of July miracle if you will.

Normally after the parade we go straight to Grandma and Grandpa Rigbys for the best damn bar-b-que around.  They go all out and the best part is Grandpa's homemade ice cream.  Well this year they decided that they are too old (their words, not mine) to continue this tradition.  So for the first time that I can ever remember, it took place at mom and dad's house.  Despite the change in location it was as rockin' as ever, right down to the homemade ice cream. 

At dusk we, along with about 10,000 others, went to dear ol' Davis High to watch the fireworks.
Indie loved this glowing ball...
and watching the fireworks with Grandma...

We are so blessed to live in this country and to have so many men and women fighting for our freedom.  I want to give a shout out to my cousin's husband Mike, who is in Iraq right now, and to his family who is supporting him from Germany.  Thank you for your sacrifice, I love you guys.