Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ok, ok.

"Blog-lazy" would be a good way to describe me the past month. Not a lack of material or lack of time. Honestly, I think about posting almost daily but I get distracted very easily by the evils of craigslist or sometimes I'm just content to blog stock. But tonight I have got the urge to actually post, soooo, I'm going to try to sum up the past month (or two) in one incredibly long post or possibly a couple posts. So here we go.....

Lets start with the 4th of July/my 21st birthday.

First, a scary picture of me. I call it the 'I'm 21 and really excited about wearing a pointy hat' picture.

We went up north to Jo City/ShowLow, as most of you know. I love this tradition and think of the 4th as my second favorite holiday, right after Christmas of course. I just love all the fun stuff going on, the traditions and of course having my birthday right around there isn't all that bad. I love being able to be with all my family on my birthday. I kinda like my birthday, ok?

Anyway, we spent the day trying to find something to do, which can take all day in Jo town, and then we went to my (used to be) favorite mexican restaurant up north. El Ranchos. The service was sloooow and the food, not as good as normal. But I still got to wear the sombrero so thats all that matters.

After all that fun, we went to the most happin-est place in Holbrook; Alco. This place has cured many bored day with its rack of magazines and interesting customers. Like him-

He and his friend needed some money, but instead my dad offered to buy him some a hamburger and fries at McDonalds. He said "How bout a steak burger?" and after that was met with laughter he said "How bout a number 4?"

Then we went back to Grandmas house, hung out , and ate this-

It was delish.

The next day, we headed up to Show Low to hang with the Fish's. We met them at the Showlow parade which was verrrrry exciting.

I would have been ok with it except for the immense amount of horses in it. I'm not a fan of the horses. Most of you know they sorta scare the crap outta me.

Then we went and took Fish family pictures, which were long overdue. And the turned out very nicely thanks to April (and her assistant).

This one was supposed to be our "Band" shot. Its pretty freakin hilarious.

Then we went to another Mexican food place and ate. Then we came home to....

Mike and Kathy's 30th Wedding Anniversary Surprise 70's themed Party!! (whew!)

That was a mouthful.

We, meaning Evan, Cara, Trevor, Brennon, and I, along with many cooperating aunts, uncles, sister, moms, ect., put together a little party for them. It turned out really well and I wish I had more pictures from it. Sad. But it was really fun and they actually had no idea it was coming! Go us!

I do have this scary picture that looks like I'm pregnant, but I'm not, I assure you. It was just a Savers/70's costume attempt gone terribly wrong.

I'm sorry you had to see that.

I also have this in the moment shot of Mike and Grandpa Fish.

Later, I got another birthday cake which was also delish.

That night, we headed over the the Heber for the best fireworks show EVER! Seriously, I look forward to this every year. The Tenney's house is the perfect spot to watch them and it is always sooo good to see everyone. The fireworks are like right above you and the canyon makes them echo. Really, its the greatest thing ever. Ok, I'll stop obsessing.

This is the only picture i have from this blessed night so thats all ya get. Sorry. Oh, and I'm also looking a bit prego in this picture, but again, I assure you, I am not.

Ok, I was gonna do more but I am sleepy so this will have to do. Mexico is comin up next!


bet said...

NEW BLOG NEW BLOG.....i have a new blogspot

Blake and Celeste said...

You guys look like you are having fun! Show Low is a pretty fun place!

lindsay said...

Seriously Dani, you DO NOT look pregnant at all. I've learned, as I just turned 24 last week, that the older you matter how hard you don't get the pleasure of eating whatever you want and have nothing happen to you. It totally stinks and is not fair. Exercising and eating right is where it's at!!

Glad you had an awesome bday. Heber fireworks ARE THE BEST!!! I have gone to Heber for the 4th SO MANY TIMES with the Tenney's since Debra Jo is my best friend and I have NEVER been disappointed. I feel you.

Keep the posts comin'!

Bethany and Cameron said...

Woo hoo! Danica's back on the blog!! Great pics from up north! Happy belated b-day!

katielizabethawkes said...

i love the last picture....of your and your sisters. Holy cow your family is getting old. Weeeird...