Monday, July 30, 2007

the weekend

So this weekend we went up to Fort Collins and spent some time with Bryan's parents. They had not seen Kambria walking...yes this is something I forgot to mention before...Kambria is walking. She started walking the last week before she turned 11 months...which means I can say she was walking at 10 months. This is important for bragging rights when mothers get together and talk about how wonderful THEIR kid is right? Right! Well it truly does not matter when but that she just is...It makes life that more challenging now that she can go so fast. She is quite good now and such a joy to watch. I feel so blessed to have such a happy and healthy little daughter!

So we went to the Dragon boat festival on Saturday with my family and watched the Asian culture have dragon boat races and booths of fun with all sorts of Asian things. Both Tess and I thought of Colin and how much fun he would have had looking at all the Asian things! We do miss him but know he is serving the Lord right now, and doing what he needs to be doing. We miss you Colin! We stayed at the festival for about 2 hours. The rest of my family went home and Bryan and I stayed to get Kambria's name written in cool writing...see photo below!

Bryan was so intrigued by how they did it he wanted to get one done...but i told him I did not want my name, so when I came up with the suggestion of Kambria he said, "Let's do it!!" In the end I am glad we did! We also got to see a contortionist. This picture below is blurry, but she is holding he ENTIRE body with her moth on the stick with her feet bent over her head!!!! It was a fun show to watch!

Then we went to Don and MaryEllen's in Fort Collins. We did not "do" much other than sit around and watch Kambria walk and be cute and played the Train game. I did not like the ending because Bryan ended it too fast. I was a little ticked off...but then we played oh heck, which is another game I do not TRULY care for but was willing to play. Turned out I won the game for the first time EVER!!! So it made up for absolutely LOSING the train game, which Bryan won. So I think we make up a pretty good pair right? loses and one wins.

It was a great weekend with some fun times and fun pictures taken! I will have to get some of the ones Don took this weekend. He LOVES to take pictures, especially of Kambria!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

101th post with some news too!!

So I was looking at my friends' Jackie's post when she hit her 200th post and I knew I was close to my 100th...hen I realized my last post was the official 100th post!! So I have to celebrate that this is my 101th!!! YEAH!!!

So not much is going on. Just life happening and going forward. I am still reading Harry potter since Kambria distracts a lot of my time. I am enjoying it to its fullest though!!! and Bryan is still going strong on his reading too. I am so proud of him. He is even talking about going back and reading the other Potter books! That is an amazing feat for him to even consider!!! Go BRYAN!!!

So we are going out for dinner tonight because my parents are going to go see the Harry Potter movie and will not be home, and Tess is babysitting Hayden so Nelson and Leah can go out on a date too! So we will be off doing something fun. A movie sounds fun, but unless Kambria sleeps, it would be pointless for me to even try taking her to the movie...I would be outside with her the whole time!

AND some important news from Leah and Nelson....the THINK they are having two girls!!! One is for sure a girl, and they think the other one is too, but the baby was not cooperating as much so it is not a for sure!!! We are excited that they get at least one girl! We cant hardly wait!

Off for now...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter

So this past Saturday Harry Potter book 7, deathly Hallows, came out. I am proud to say my mother finished reading it in 8 hours on Saturday. I am a LOT slower reader than her and it will take me some time to get through it. But what makes me most happy is the Bryan is reading it. He has never sat down and read a book for fun. He reads slow like me and so that contributes to the reason he does not read very often. But since we listened to book 6 while on our trip to Canada, he got involved in the story line and is actually enjoying reading book 7. He even took it to work today and is going to read on his lunch hour! I am SO proud of him!!!! He may yet enjoy reading!!!

So I have a lot to get done the next couple of days. I am in charge of YW on Tuesday, which happens to be pioneer day, July 24th, so I have to get all the old fashion games set up together. I also have been pushed to get the picture cd done from youth conference done that was over a month ago. I am also wanting to read harry Potter and I have been asked to watch our home teaching families kids on Tuesday too...all 6 of them. I do not know if I can get everything done that I want to get done...and then on top of that, read my emails and blog....yeah what am I doing on the computer if I have so much to do! Well Just saying a little blirp...
Oh before I sign off, Bryan and Tess and I went and tried to take her senior pictures yesterday instead of having my mother spend over 100 dollars for them. I think they turned out pretty good. We are going to do a second session some time soon to see what it looks like with her hair curly.

OK now I am off!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy birthday bro!

Just a quick little message to my brother Brady!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Make it a good one!

our trip to canada!

So I want to say lots, but with lack of time and for fear of boring too many people I will keep it short and to the point!

So we left Thursday July 5th around 1:30 pm. We rented a car due to our cars not being THAT reliable...well at least not to drive to Canada and back. So we were in a 2 month old Chevy Impala!!! Man was that nice! We definitely were spoiled! It had remote start and lots of little features that Bryan and I fell in love with. It only had 3050 miles on it when we got it and when we returned it it had 6089 miles!!! We almost doubled the mileage.

So the first day we drove to Sheridan Wyoming and spent the night in an OK motel. Not somewhere I would choose to stay again., but OK for a night. Then we got up and had their continental breakfast, which included waffles!, and then headed out around 7:30 that morning. We listened to Harry Potter and the half blood prince anytime we were in the car and it made the time fly by!!! When we made it to Butte Montana we actually saw Bryan's family driving on the road going into Butte to have lunch when we were heading out of butte from taking lunch. So that was a fun experience...definitely not planned but fun! We made it into Spokane, WA around 6pm that night and stayed at Microtel inn. It was WAY better than the other motel, but the next morning their breakfast was PITIFUL! I guess you have to pick and choose what you want; breakfast or a nicer place.

Then we got up and started to pack to leave for the rest of the way for Canada, only to learn that the tent trailer Bryan's family was carrying needed to be worked on otherwise the tire was going to pop because it was rubbing against the trailer. So about an hour later after Bryan and his dad and his brother Scott worked on it, we were off. (On a side note, I just want to say thanks to Bryan for acting in a calm and collected manner when it was discovered rather than flying off the handle and just becoming frustrated. He did very well and even thought of the solution! I was very proud.)

So we got into Canada about 4 pm, after having no problems at the border! YEAH!!!

And the rest of the week was mainly beach time for everyone but Kambria and Bryan and I. I do not do well in the sun, nor do I care for water. We went to the beach one day and Kambria did not like the cold water and I did not like the sun. So for the other days I found other things to do while the rest of them went to the beach and played in the water.

We did laundry, went to town and went and got ice cream, went to good old WALLY'S world, and we even spent a day walking around Kelowna and the wineries there. We were going to take a tour, but we would have had to pay fro Kambria to go and we thought it was a little ridiculous. So we had our own little outside tour. I wish we would have gone, but maybe next time...

We went and saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the little theater in Penticton, BC. IT was fun to see the movie, but the theater definitely was crappy!
Then Saturday morning, July 14th, we headed home. We spent the night in Helena Montana due to the Fairbanks' having some friends living there. Although, we spent time with them, we did go to a motel to sleep. Motel 8. It was the best of any hotel/motel we stayed in. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good deal and nice place. They even had a good continental breakfast. WAFFLES!!!

So we made it home the next day about 8pm. Two very long days in a car with a 10 month old! She did very well and we only had to pull over once so I could sit in the back with her and play. other than that she played by herself and slept. I was VERY impressed and happy with the outcome!

So that was our trip in a short are some pics for you all to enjoy.
Scott going down the curling slide for family olympics
Grandpa Don going down the same slide
Amanda and Lisa contemplating which team at family olmpics truly won.Erik water skiing for the iron man competition. Yes he won it by 1 second!Family photo day. This is the whole Fairbanks family!Lisa and Madalyn
Bryan and KambriaScott and Jacqueline

Bryan fliping a pancake on an iron griddle. Yes the pancake is there if you look hard.

Grandma and Grandpa with the grandkids at the beach.

Our little family

What a happy girl!

Grandma reading me a story.

This is one of the wineries

Our family at the winery

The over look at the winery

The great hall at the winery.

Monday, July 16, 2007

i am back but WAY busy!!

I did this little quiz idea from my friends. I promise I will post about my trip to Canada tomorrow...
Until then take my "Do you know me test!"

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tag I am it!

So I have been tagged by Jackie to answer these.
Here it goes!!! Only 'cause I like her!

Job's I've held:
K'mart cashier, Target cashier, Jolly Racher Factory worker, Rick's College cafeteria, LoveSac Sales, Johnny Rockets waitress, McCoy Sales secretary, 1st National Bank customer Service. ...yes I know it is a LOT of odd and different jobs...but the BEST job of all is being a MOM!!!!

Movies I Can Watch over & over:A walk to remember, 10 things I hate about you, never been kissed, anatasia

Places I've lived:Salt Lake City, UT; Draper, UT; Lakewood, CO x3; Fort Collins, CO x2; All over the country of Poland; Rexburg, ID

Places i want to visit: Poland, Englad, Ireland, Australia,Hawaii...and LOTS more. I love to travel...but with time inbetween each trip!

Places i have visited:Canada, California, New York, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Poland, Jamaica, Nevada

T.V. Shows i watch: not a whole lot in the summer time...but other than that American Idol, Ugly Betty, Apprentice

Favorite Places to Eat:Texas Road house, Johnny Carinos, Chili's, Chipotle

Websites I visit:Friend's Blogs (WAY too often. lol.)

I tag:Kristy M. Michele G. Aubrey P. Tamie P.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fun and YUCKY!

So this weekend I decided to splurge and go out and buy myself a VERY cute dress. The mother of the baby that I watch was wearing a this cute dress on Thursday and so when she came to see Evan at lunch, I asked her where she got it. Turns out from dress barn. So I made Bryan go with me on Friday and I tried on all sorts of dresses. I tried the one on that Lauren had on and I LOVED it!!! It was a little more pricey than I would normal buy a dress for, but since I NEVER wear dresses and since I am earning a little extra money, Bryan agreed with me that I should buy it! It always helps to have your husband agree that you look cute in it and tell you that even though it is expensive, that you should buy it!!! So that is in reference to my title part of fun...

And my title part of yucky is the way that I felt yesterday from about 10am on.

I had to teach in YW and my dad thought that Kambria needed to stay home since she was not feeling well. So my mom stayed home with her. Which turned out to be the best thing.

I went through Sunday school not feeling so well. SO I thought maybe it was because
I was dehydrated. So I tried to be discrete about drinking water since it was fast Sunday. That made me feel a little better. Then came YW. I was not feeling well AT ALL! The girls were freezing cold with the A/C on so I had them face it only on me. I think that is what got me through the lesson. Then we have sacrament meeting last...

I was feeling dizzy and not good. So we stayed through taking the sacrament and went home. It wasn't but two blocks form home and I started feeling VERY nauseous. It turned out I was. I ended up pucking. And I had diarrhea the rest of the day. THANK goodness it was on a Sunday when people were around to take care of Kambria and I did not have to watch Evan.

Today I am feeling SO much better and things are going well...I am now on the count down to CANADA!!!! Thursday we are leaving around 1 or 2 pm and headed to BC Canada for Bryan's family reunion. We will be gone for 10 days...I love going and it should be so much fun to show off Kambria and become reacquainted with all of Bryan's cousin's. So three days and counting!