July 21, 2007


So we went to Chicago! It was great. We filled our week up. We flew in Saturday Night and flew out Thursday afternoon.

Monday (7-16-07)we went on an awesome tour around and in between the city and finished the night up with a ball game. We took the L train and it was packed. Seriously the whole city goes to the games. There are Cub shirts everywhere you turn. The cub fans are awesome. It was an awesome old field. I have never seen anything like it.

Tuesday(7-17-07) we did the zoo.( Well it took us forever to get to the zoo because my brother could not parallel park to save us.) While there we peddled around a small lake too. That was pretty cool to be in the middle of the city and see the huge buildings behind tall trees while in a dinky boat. We played around in Lincoln Park. The kids loved chasing all the butterflies. We went and saw the play Wicked that night. It was amazing. I loved it. I would see it again. The theater was incredible. We took a taxi and that was pretty fun too.

Wednesday(7-18-07) we did Navy Pier. SO fun. The childrens Museum is there along with rides and shops. We ate at a Jazz resturant. Fun atmosphere. A lighting and thunder storm chased us out by the end of the night.

On our last(7-19-07) day Romney and I rode bikes around and went to a yummy Chocolate shop called Ethels. It was divine. Every time I go to Chicago I want to go there and I finally did. I think I sampled everything there. It was such a fun week to spend with my family. My dad and brother Derek and his family didnt make it out. We did miss them though. All the nieces and nephews and brothers and sister are great. It was awesome.

July 6, 2007

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!!!

Happy fourth of July!! We had the best day! It is Romneys family tradition to go to the University of Redlands for the 4th. We wait in line in the blazing heat and at 5pm they open the doors. It is held out on the football field. We set up camp and bring our coolers. We eat our dinner on our blankets and wait for the sun to go down. We play card games and wait some more. While we are waiting for the firework show planes fly overhead doing different things. There are skyjumpers who also put on a show. IT is so fun. The atmosphere is just great. Every year we bring more friends and they keep coming back. Happy 4th to all!!!

Here is Romneys brother Roger and his wife Lyndzee and their kids Charliee and Jett

This is Romneys sister Penny and her husband Jared with their kids Keegan and Ellie

Mom and Dad came and they thought it was pretty fun too.

Charliee was so excited to watch the airplanes and skyjumpers!

The skyjumpers are crazy. A whole buch of em jump from 10,000 feet and make there way down to where we are sitting. They land going about 20-40 MPH. It is so cool to watch them do flips in the air. The last jumper came down with the flag attached to his leg.

Here are the planes that go back and forth and do different things. It's really fun to watch and see all the kids go nuts for airplanes.

This firework show was so awesome! It went for about 30-45 mnutes. They shot off the fireworks and it went along to music. The ending finale was to the Star Spangled Banner. Everyone stood up and sang along and it was amazing. The whole sky was lit up.

What a fun fun day!