Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spring City with Rigbys

On September 17th we went down to Spring City after work.  Sylvia, Lynn, Yates, Gordon, and I all went down there for a super fun weekend.  Lynn and Sylvia pulled their trialer down.  We pulled Lynn's 4-wheelers down behind Sylvia's car.  We got there kind of late on Friday because the trafic was hideous!  We had dinner and talked, laughed, ate, then talked, laughed, and ate!!  Such fun people!  Yates had to go home, but Allans and us slept out in Rigby's yard in Allan's trailer. 

In the morning the Backuses (from our old Geneva Heights Ward) came with their kids (and a friend) and 4-wheelers.  We loaded up 8 4-wheelers with snacks and gear and headed out for the day.  Lucky for Gordon and me the Allans are generous in letting us use one of their 4-wheelers.  We started out from Rigby's yard and rode up over the mountain down into Joe's Valley.  It took us a full 8 hours to go and come back.  It was unbelievably fun.  That was heaven for me!!!
Here were are taking a little break and look around up on top on Skyline Drive. 
Gordon, Kelly, Lynn, Sylvia, Sherrie, and Ed Backus.  Gordon was nice enough to let me drive the 4-wheeler all day long, so I'm sure I had much more fun than he did.  I LOVE 4-WHEELING WITH ALL MY HEART AND LIVER!!!!

Sylvia, Sherrie, and Lynn on the left.  Kelly and the Backuses over on the right.

Sylvia and Sherrie looking over the cliff before we started to descend down into Joe's Valley.

Me on the left all decked out having the time of my life!

We stopped a little secluded lake and pulled out our lunch and ate on a tree stump.
Lynn, Holly Backus, Sylvia, and Sherrie

Me chillin' on a tree stump by the lake.

Ellen, Holly, and Brady Backus.

A special thanks to the Rigby for the party, Ed Backu for the trial directions, and the Allans for the use of their 4-wheeler.  What a fun time we had!

September, Shayla, & Lexie birthday dinners

On September 13th we had our Brown Family September birthdays picnic at Springwater Park.  As usual it was very fun.  Everyone brought food to share and it was yummylicious!  I accidentally deleted a couple of pictures from this picnic (dang it!) so these are the ones I still have.  Here is Scottie, Cora, and Jamie.  Not very comfy seating but I guess the grass was wet and the sun too hot at the tables.
I really don't know who the girl is that is laying down (sorry!)(I think she came with Greens.)).  Jessica, Gabraylie, Ellary, and Lily enjoying the picnic.  What is funner than getting together with good food, good weather, and good people?!?!?!?

Cute girls!!!  Kailey, Lexie, and Emma.  (Lexie went and got Emma from her dorm so she could join us.)  Going down the line . . . . Karl and Renae, Lynn, Cory, Shayla, and Deskin.

Emma brought me these beautiful flowers for my birthday.  Thanks Em!

On September 14th we decorated and set up the deck for Shayla's birthday dinner.  It was perfect weather and fun. 

I love my Fiesta Ware.  It makes every Fiesta a party for your eyes!!

Jojo is sitting at the kids table with her two "babies".  So cute.

Shayla with her gift from Goldings.

Shayla has a lame mother, so her birthday cake was actually birthday baby donuts!!

Jojo helping her mom open her gifts. 
Our family was truly blessed 29 years ago when Shayla was born into our little family. 

On Lexie's birthday, September 19th, we again decorated the deck for her birthday dinner.  Rachael Miller shares Lexie's birthday, but they couldn't come to the dinner.  Lexie's friend Gloria gave her these giant "20" balloons that added to our decorations.  So cute.

Goldings, Allans, Botts, and Emma all came to make it truly festive. 
Such beautiful girls.  Shayla, Lizzie, Lexie, and Emma.

Lexie got an actual birthday cake (thanks to Smiths!).

Jojo tried to help Lexie blow out her candles. 

Goldings brought these super yummy cup cakes that Renae decorated.  (I'm told that they were super yummy!)  Thanks for bringing them Goldings.

Awwwww cute!  (And the girls are not bad either!! tee hee)

Jojo sure enjoyed Nae's frosting!

Chelsea needle-pointed this cute duck for Lexie.  Lex loves ducks and the color orange, so Chelsea hit the nail on the head with this gift. 
Our family was very blessed to have Lexie born 20 years ago.  I can't believe it has been 20 years!!