The Zoo!

This monkey was just checking us out.

We actually went to the zoo a few weeks ago, but I haven’t yet posted about it. We had a fun time, Avery really liked the animals (Darren too, he’s an animal nerd. guaranteed he will read this post and complain that I called this animal above a “monkey”, and not say what kind of “monkey”). It was super hot that day! We were happy to leave a little early.

Tina and Avery on the elephant.

Looks pretty close to me! Maybe too close? Darren said, “I have him on height, but he has me on reach”. Are they going to play basketball together?

Madison and Avery.


You are Cinderella!

Jen had this quiz on her blog, so I took it.

You Are Cinderella!

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Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don’t. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you’re still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.

A gentle and soft spoken manner?  That doesn’t sound like me!
Which Disney Princess Are You?

Jen gets married

My friend Jen was married this last week. I met Jen in 8th grade French class. Her last name was Hodges, mine was Hickman, and we were seated alphabetically in class, so we were next to each other. It was the beginning of a life long friendship. She has always been a bit more mature than me and has taken care of me. It seems strange that if we had different last names, who knows what would have happened.

This is my friend Kimmi and her husband Doug with Jen. I can’t really remember when I met Kimmi, I have known her forever. We grew up in the same ward. Our relationship has been many different things at different times. Early in life we were just church friends. The very end of our senior year we became good friends. We went to the same college and our friendship continued to grow. Our third year of college we were roommates and had some great times together.

I am blessed to have such great friends and enduring friendships.