Monday, July 27, 2009


Another journal page for the Garland family:

July started off with a downer of me turning 30. The nice part was that I got to spend it with my family. All my family was here except Whitney. We had breakfast with our ward and Cole was in bike parade.

My grandmother sent me the letter "C" in a painting to go on the kids wall and it was all in popcorn and Cole and Xander had so much fun with it.

Later in the evening Cole was so dirty that I threw him out in his diaper with the hose and Xander joined in and they filled their diapers up with water. We made a bet to see whose diaper would fall off first. Of course Cole won.

Sunday the 5th Isabel was blessed so some of Elliott's family was there, my grandparents and uncle, and Elliott's co-worker and wife came also. She looked so cute in the dress.

Then my parents took us all to Branson. My parents left Friday afternoon and we left at 5am on Saturday, hoping the kids would still be asleep and since it was cooler. Didn't work, they stayed awake for awhile.

  • Saturday evening we saw a kind of chuck wagon show. It rained everyday we were there.

  • Sunday we went to church and tried to play games, but it was difficult with 5 kids under 3.

  • Monday we went to Silver Dollar City. The first day was frustrating because Izzie wouldn't eat or sleep so she cried a lot of the time. If she wasn't eating the other 2 babies were, so we didn't get to do a whole lot. I did get to ride this ride called The Swing and it was so much fun.

  • Tuesday since it was raining in the morning the boys couldn't go golfing till the afternoon. Us girls got to have a massage which was very relaxing.

  • Wednesday my family went to see church history sites, but my family and Lindsey went back to Silver Dollar City. It was so much better this time because I found a nursing room that was so nice and cool and Izzie actually ate and slept. We got to see a great stomp like show, Cole got to ride his first ride, and I rode another fun roller coaster.

  • Thursday we went to the lake and swam and rode the jet ski. We all got burnt and I was sore from tubing.

  • Friday we drove home.

One of the days we were in Branson we went down town and went shopping. I got some fudge and saltwater taffy and we went to the 5 and 10 store and it was so neat to see all the junk there, we spent $60. We stopped by the Bass Pro Shop and the boys got to watch the fish. Elliott spent a lot of time there that week because he tried to go fishing like 5 times and never caught anything. He was so frustrated.

Sunday Lindsey left back for Utah, after a long hard decision she took Cole with her on the plane. I was so nervous and cried when he got on the plane.

We left on Monday and drove to Utah. Isabel did really good and so did Giovanny. We got to Provo on Tuesday afternoon and hung out at Brycen's. We ate out at my new favorite restaurant. Zupa's. It has such great salad and sandwiches, just wish they had one in Texas. While we were there Whitney did my hair we went shopping and we stayed with Zach's wife's family and absolutely loved it. The bed was so comfy and had the best breakfast with them. I didn't want to leave. Thursday night was Whitney and Rob's reception. It was nice, got to see a few old family friends. Cole loved to play on the playground in front of Lindsey's apartment, it was right on the foothill of the mountain.

The drive home was actually pretty good. I was really surprised Cole did good. In his sleep he was dancing though, it was so funny.

Thanks Mom and Dad for the wonderful trips! I didn't want to come home.