Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The pile has begun

In 11 long days, I will be sippin pina coladas with my ma on the beach and dancing my butt off in the disco with Michael in Edy in COZUMEL, MEXICO!

My family is having our Tate, Hodges, Sanchez, Taylor reunion at an all inclusive resort. Ohh yess. My goal was to get in ultimate beach bod shape before this trip by Zumba-ing twice a week with Alex+basketball. But having two sprained ankles for the past 3 weeks has not helped the cause. I'm super sad because Dave and Matt won't be able to come due to work. :( But I could NOT miss out on this. My uncle is trying to convince me to go sky diving. N.O.T. going to happen.

The clothes-going-in-the-suitcase pile has begun! I called Granny, and she said she's been packed for 3 weeks already! Love that lady :)
My blogging skills have been lacking since I now work at least 55 hours a week.

The breakdown is: 40 hrs. a week nannying+5 hrs. a week cleaning a house+1 to 2 photo shoots per week+hours editing pictures=tired Rachel.

My inability to sleep at night has magically been cured. I hit the pillow, and I'm out! Lately, Matt has been building his viodegraphy portfolio. He comes with me to my engagement shoots and weddings, and records videos for my clients! We are building an empire basically :)

We are speaking at church on Sunday AND teaching teenagers about dating on Saturday at Youth Conference. Woooo!

Ok. I'm tired.

11 more days...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Memorial Weekend

For the past two years, we have gone up to Matt (and now Mikey's) boss' (Dale) cabin over Memorial Weekend. Mikey got to join the club because he is currently dating Cree, Dale's daughter. It was freezing, so the extent of our outdoor activity was going 4-wheeling. After our 4 wheelers got stuck in the SNOW 4 times, we decided it was time to head back to the cabin. There is never a dull moment with the Phillips family. From late night talks about ALL of our first kisses to dancing to J.Bieb, it made for a hilarious weekend. Just to give you an idea what their fam is like: Dale and Jackie adopted 5 black kids...and let's just say I'm pretty sure we were all friends in heaven.

In addition to the cabin, the Phillips' take us to the PlayMill in West Yellowstone. The PlayMill is a theater where they put on 2 musicals and one comedy play every year. We saw "High School Musical" over Memorial Weekend and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" last weekend. If you live within reasonable driving distance to W. Yellowstone...go to the PlayMill! You won't regret it!

Just got back from riding! Our matching green hoodies were legit.

Isn't Cree's hair awesome???

We take the same pic in the same spot each time we go to the cabin.
This is year #3!
Mud in the contacts=not fun.

Now these two will have to carry on our picture tradition! Cree wrote Mikey his entire mission, and now they are inseparable!

Before each play, the emcee asks if there's any birthdays in the house. It's usually Matt who has to go up (even though it's not even close to July 27th), but since Mikey was the newbie, it was his turn. Besos!