Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pictures from Our Lake Powell Trip

Here are some highlights from our Lake Powell Trip! It was crazy fun!

This is the houseboat we stayed on. We found a nice quiet cove and just played all week long!

Between the jet skis and Grandpa's boat, we all were on the Lake pretty much all the time.


Some other fun things we did were fishing, jumping off the side of the boat, going down the slide, swimming in the Lake, playing the Nintendo Wii, and just lounging in the sun.


We all had so much fun wake boarding, wake surfing, tubing, knee boarding and skiing! I think after a week, we all became pretty good! (And very very sore!)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Elise's First Day at Work

She's only been here 7 days and she's already, looked for, interviewed, and landed a job! Impressive! She has TONS of stuff to memorize for her new job. She has to memorize all the Aveda products plus all of the spa services they provide. So we made up some flash cards to help her memorize them. They are hilarious! We had a lot of laughs putting them together.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Elise's First Piece of Furniture

Funniest thing Happened today. I went to get the mail, and a few doors down, I saw a beautiful oak piece of furniture with a sign sitting on their lawn. I was curious, so I walked over and I was shocked to see that it was free! I ran to the door and said I'd take it! Elise and Shane helped me bring it over and put it in Elise's room.

It's beautiful. I can't believe it was free. It's solid hard wood and it fits perfectly in an empty spot in her room. I was wanting to get a bookcase for that spot... now I don't have to!

Funniest timing! The shipping truck with Elise's stuff unexpectedly came today! It came 3 days early. Great timing. Now she has plenty of space for her books and pictures.

Saturday Bike Ride

We went for a fun family bike/roller blade ride today. This little bike trail is right behind our house. The thing I love about Tennessee is being able to not have to go too far to see beautiful trees and greenery!

The weather is sooo great! It's hard to believe just a few weeks ago it was in the 100's!

Gotta love Saturdays.

Jada loves riding with her daddy.

My biker babe.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Elise Gets a Job

Elise Gets a Job!!

Elise has only been here for 5 days, and she already has a job! Go Elise! She got a job at an upscale salon/day spa as a receptionist and sales person. She's going to do awesome!

Happy Birthday Shane!!

Happy 32!

For Shane's birthday, we had his favorite cake... chocolate, layered with chocolate, with more layers of chocolate, and chocolate frosting! It is to die for... Jada helped with the candles... pink of course.

He got a season 6 of Smallville, our favorite show. We had a Smallville marathon pizza party! The new season starts next Thursday. I just realized Shane looks a little like Clark Kent. Maybe that's why I like the show so much!

Happy Birthday Babe!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Powers Family Adventures

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Jada's Birthday Bash

Jada's 3!

We sure partied hard! We danced, played, ate, sang! Hey... you're only 3 once, right?

Elise did an awesome job on the streamers

Singing and being silly

I brought up our ball pit and slide from downstairs and we had a blast...

Even mom had fun sliding into the balls

This expression was too funny. She was waiting... waiting... waiting... for everyone to gather around so we could open presents. It's so tough being a kid.

She was Princess Jada for the Day.

I can't wait to take her skating tomorrow! She loved her skates.

Here's a video of us Jamming to Jack Johnson

If this next clip doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what will!

Here's Jada blowing out her candles. We put lots on so her friends could help.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Elise Comes to Tennessee

Elise up all night packing

Leaving for the airport

We're going to have a blast hanging out while she's here!