Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Rare picture of Devin-he never gets in the photos he is always taking them. The camera went off when he was setting the timer mode.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
For the past three years our family has gone to the local air show in Rexburg. A local aviator, John Bagley, puts on the air show all at his expense. John has a lot of WWII air planes that take flight and roar in the sky as they buzz the airport every year along with friends that have planes that come and join him. This year as I was sitting in my lounge chair watching the airplanes fly by and do all their amazing tricks as I looked around at my boys-Ry, Garett, and Easton, along with Chelse and my husband Devin I realized how come I love coming to the air show and always feel a peace and sense of calm. My Dad was a pilot and enjoyed flying and taking people to places for the weekend. I always knew when my Dad was home from a trip because he would fly over our house-or buzz the house to let us know to go to the airport and pick him up. The level of excitment would raise as we would here the roar of the plane flying over head. We lived next to a mountain so it was a little tricky for my Dad not getting to close but close enough that he would have a ride home. I remember time after time driving across town to get to the airport and the excitement of picking him up. In January of 1979 my Dad left for a usual trip to California only this time he was never able to buzz the house again. His plane crashed just after take off at the Spanish Fork Airport. So as I sat at the air show on June 20 I got the feeling again and again that my Dad was coming home. It was like I got to spend the day with my Dad. I love the sound of an airplane flying over head. Thanks Dad and I love you!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
This is Ry and Chelse getting ready to start their adventure. Chelse finally gets to see what Ryley has up his sleeve. They decided to ride Devin's motorbike on their date. Ry made a scavanger hunt going places that they had been on dates and other fun things they have done together.
Chelse gets her first clue. Ry made he hike all the way to the top to get it and then take the long road to hike to the bottom
The splash park-yeah she had to go down the slide to get it-good thing there was no water or should I say ice-dang its cold here.
The next clue was suppose to have a tandem bike to ride for the next half of the adventure but they were all rented out-that is why the sad face.
SnowOasis-Chelse's next favortrite spot. A true Idahoian can eat snow cones even when it is freezing outside! Did we mention that Chelse is from Bear Lake, Idaho.
Ryley made Chelse a long board that he hand painted-the picture was one that Chelse had doodled clear back in September that Ryley had kept.
Ry and Chelse eating their food finally after he proposed-the proposal is on a video. They are sitting on the blanket that Ry made for Chelse with her favorite pair of jeans being sewed to the center because they were beyond repair. Ry put the ring in the pocket of the jeans and she felt the box when she sat on the quilt.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hayden turned 18 on April 22. This slide show is dedicated to him. I am going to warn you that Hayden has never taken a bad picture-he is photogenic. We love you Hayden and can't believe it has been 18 wonderful years, we are going to miss you this summer as you leave for your great adventure in Juneau, Alaska.
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is Hayden peacefully sleeping on April 22nd the day of his 18th birthday but he is about to be woken up for the traditional breakfast in bed. The menu for Hayden was crepes of course.
This is where Hayden choose to go for his birthday dinner-yes the "Taco Wagon". It sits in the middle of a parking lot and the wind was blowing so hard we ordered and all went to our separate cars to wait for it to be made. The following pictures will let you know just how redneck a birthday can be in Idaho. We all ended up eating in separate cars and just smiling and looking at each other as we enjoyed that birthday dinner together!
Hayden and Greg. Greg invited all of Hayden's friends over for his birthday. They made waffles and rode skate boards on the half pipe in the back yard.
This year we did our Easter Egg dying on Thursday before Easter because on Friday Danny and Branae were leaving for Philadelphia for the summer, and Ashley is leaving for Provo on Sunday. Wow are things changing at the Shaum's. We had our first official cookout with Chicken and grilled veggies. Yeah I can't wait for summer it was so yummie. This year I bought two dying kits so we would have plenty and not wait for a color. Easter egg dying is always interesting at the Shaum house it doesn't take long for the tape and glue gun to get out and the creative juices start flowing.
Danny is starting to get into the swing of things. Some of the eggs he made said philly and APX of course-go Danny go!
This was the finished product of Ry that started cracking when he tried to pull off the glue. I think it looks pretty cool.
Ashley is the master artist recreating the famous painting of "A Starry Night".