Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Top 20....Round 3

Dun-Dun-Dun. Okay so I was looking over my list and there may just have to be one more after this one. We'll see how long it takes me to download my pictures tonight, especially since it's already 11:30 p.m. and yes, that is late for me. I know I'm getting old.
  • Hot Dog Roast with Peterson Crew

So it's tradition in my family, especially on "moon night", to head to the hills or out to Big Rocks for a hot dog roast. We sometimes try and guess where the moon will come up on the horizon and sometimes break out in the song, "When the moon comes over the mountain..." If you don't know it, which most of you probably don't, it's okay. It's a Peterson thing:) We were in Utah for my brother, Michael's, wedding, and were lucky to get a good roast in. We had a beautiful sunset and nothing beats sitting around a camp fire with this great crew. And the kids can't get enough of their cousins!


  • Michael and Lindsey's Wedding & Reception

In May, my little bro married the girl that he has been in love with since the 8th grade! They are such a great couple and she is hilarious to be around! Speaking of....they are in California right now celebrating their 1st anniversary. sigh. Consider this post a celebration of them! Anyway, it was wonderful being in the temple with my family and the reception was beautiful! Her colors were a turquoise blue and chocolate brown. I loved the center pieces. Lindsey and her mom painted all the apples. Such a cool idea. Brooklyn could not stop staring at the beautiful "princess". We had a great time and even busted a few dance moves! Oh, and check out the photo of the boquet being tossed. My niece Brinlee caught it. All I have to say is, "Yeah right, Brin, not for at least 15 years!!"

  • The 4th of July

We ventured out to watch a parade and enjoyed a favorite little street carnival afterwards, where the kids had a ball getting their faces painted, playing in the jump houses and slides, watching the balloon man create something for them, and eating popcorn, sno-cones, and cotton candy. All for FREE! For the fireworks that night, we went to a little waterfront park on the Sound and prepared ourselves for what we thought would be an incredible show. Let's just say we were so far away from the action that we could barely even hear the big boom noises from the fireworks. We instead, were entertained by Brooklyn and Isaac dancing for us and playing on the lawn. We did have a great view of all the fireworks across the sound, all along Whidbey Island though. It was just a little quiet, that's all!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top 20...more or less...of 2008...Round 2

Here we go with a few more of the Top 20 for 2008. (Editorial note to any readers of my blog: I know this may not be very exciting and you're probably thinking, "What the heck! Get on with 2009 lady!" but let's not forget this is my personal journal/scrapbook/history and once again, I don't want these events to be forgotten in the cyberspace of my computer! So bear with me. And besides, who wouldn't want to see more pictures of my cute kids, no matter what year it is!)

  • Memorial Weekend at Ensign Ranch

This is the place that made it's debut on my very first blog post almost two years ago! And once again, we had an incredible time and only a little rain! My brother Ryan, and his family were staying with us at the time while he was doing an away rotation for school so they got to join in on the fun. I can't believe that was a year ago! We had a great camping spot and had a blast canoeing, riding horses, eating smore's, playing bocce ball and town ball, tubing on the homemade water slide hill (which for some reason I don't have pictures of) and just hanging out with all our great friends by the camp fire.


  • Belnap Family Cabin

It is always such a blast when we spend time at Papa's Cabin. We played our hearts out in the snow and discovered a new favorite; being pulled behind the "mouse" on the sleds all over the mountain. I think we could have done that all day long. We loved spending time with family. (and are so giddy that we get to do it a whole lot more often! WooHoo!)

So, many moons have gone by and I'm still working on this Top 20 list. I think I'm only up for one more round. There's already way too much to blog about in 2009 as it is and I think I'm ready to move on.

P.S. Is everyone else as blown away by Adam Lambert as I am? Amy, I know you're with me :) Is there anything that kid can't sing? Love Him!