Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School!

First of all, I will start by posting this cute picture of the last fun day of summer! We spent a few days in Twin Falls last week and the girls got to play with their cousin Piper! She is such a cutie! They had so much fun swimming, going to the movies, and out to eat! It was the perfect ending to our summer!
Now for the excitement of the first day of school!!!! First of all, the girls were so excited about going to school that they were ready for bed by 8:00, and lights out by 8:45 (miracle). They finally fell asleep about 10:45!!! Enough said.... they tried hard! I'm thinking that they will be good and ready for bed tonight after their 7:00 a.m. wake up call! I always loved this time of year and was always ready to get back to school, I guess my girls are the same way!

Here is Maylie the 2nd grader!!! Her teacher seems really nice and she has quite a few friends in her class, which is great since this is our first year at our new school! What a cutie-pie!
The girls were excited to wear their new school clothes! So cute!
Don't worry, we got all of the tags off before we ran out the door (I think!)
Brianna is a kindergartner this year! Her teacher was super nice too! Brie has been dying to learn how to read and has been working hard the last few weeks to be ready for school! She is going to love kindergarten! I must admit, I didn't really think about how sad I would be when she would be in school because she was so excited, but, today when I dropped her off, I did not want to leave!!! I called and left Ryan a message about how cute the girls were and everything and half-way through I had a melt down! (Sorry for the lame message Ry). It's all good now! You just want to make sure that your kids are okay, you know!!!
The braid!
I think Maylies bag weighs more than she does!!!!

Can you just feel the excitement!!!?
It was a rainy day, but I don't think the girls were too sad that they got to wear their new jackets!
Ashlie had fun too! She pretended like she was a puppy all morning, and what a cute little puppy she was!
Well, we made it to the first day of school with only one breakdown, which was performed by Me! What a fun time of our lives! I suppose I should wait to post this until they come home to see if anything exciting happened today! I guess we will see!
Love, Jules

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Magic Valley Jamba Juice!

We are excited to announce that our Twin Falls Jamba Juice is now open!!!! It took a long time and a lot of hard work by Ryan, but, everything turned out great!!!! The buildout was as stressful as anticipated, but, when it was all said and done, I was shocked to hear Ryan say, "I love this store!" He loved how it all came together and it functions really well. Phew! We also were lucky enough to snag my Brother-In-Law Brad Roper to be our General Manager, he just graduated from BYU-Provo with his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, and we are going to put his skills to the test. So far, he has stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the ball park for us! Thanks for your hard work Brad!!! We also got an awesome Assistant Manager, Heidi, and tons of great employees! That sure helps take away some stress. We've had a lot of fun traveling back and forth this summer to be with Ryan and with Shanna and Brad.

Shanna was due the day of our opening with her first baby. By a miracle, she had him a week early, which meant that Brad could spend a few days with her and little Landon in the hospital before he had to hit it hard at work. Shanna had a crazy labor which ended in a c-section, but, she and the baby are healthy and happy. He is such a sweet baby! He's got me wrapped around his finger, for sure!
Well, we are so excited that the store is open and things are going well! If you are in the neighborhood of Twin Falls, make sure to stop by and check it out! (Corner of Blue Lakes and Pole Line) We also have Flat Bread Pizzas there that are delicious and healthy! We are going to start selling them soon in Idaho Falls, they are so gooooood! Anyway, we are lucky and blessed to be part of such a great Franchise. Thanks for working so hard for our family, Ry! We love you! Love, Jules

Salmon Fun!

Ryan is from Salmon, Idaho! It is one of the coolest places on Earth! I fell in love with it the first time that I went there with Ryan. We love to go to visit his family, it is like a little retreat every time! We went rafting down the lazy part of the Salmon River with all of the kids this last week. It was so fun! Brock, Lori, Bo, Brynn, Amy, And Annie and Papa came with us!

It was Lori's birthday! Happy Birthday Lori!!!! You are the best!

The Wolff clan! Plus, Ryan's Mom Erlene, who we call Annie!
Ryans Dad jumped out to help hold the raft. He lost a river sandal and only had 2 pregnant women and children to help him in, so it was fun watching him try to get back in! He's a good Papa! After this, he decided to float with Ryan on the tubes... good call.
Ryan and his Dad, Loren (Papa) had fun floating down in tubes!
Ryan is a Dare Devil! He did a back layout into the River off of the Bridge! Perfect "10" honey!!!
Good times! If anyone is ever going to Salmon, call me and I will tell you all the cool places to go!!!! Thanks for a fun weekend Annie and Papa! Love, Jules

Moving on...

Thinking about moving on... to the next life.

This past month, my Dads parents both passed away. My Grandma Laura Grace Pratt Call, and Grandpa Charles Frank Call, Jr. moved onto the next life together only 30 days apart. They both were wonderful people with extraordinary love of life and family. They always had great stories to share and it makes me laugh just thinking about them! Their legacy will live on forever! My Grandpa was in the Navy and served in WWII, they did an awesome memorial for him at the gravesite. It was really touching.
My Uncle Adrian and my Dad, Charlie were presented with the flag that was placed on my Grandpa's casket.

My cousin Parker's wife, Carolina, drew these pictures of my Grandparents when they were young. The illustration was amazing!
I thought these pictures were beautiful!
On my last birthday, my Grandma Laura wanted to talk to me on the phone (she was in a nursing home and in ill health). I thought she was going to wish me a happy birthday, instead, she said, "I have a story about your Dad that I want to share with you. When your Dad was about 12 years old, he went up to the attic and found a book called, "What To Teach To Your Teenage Daughters." and he read part of it, then came down the stairs and announced to his sister Kathy, "Haa! I know what Kotex is, and I'm not going to buy it for you anymore!" (You sure told them off Dad! lol)
My Grandma and Grandpa always shared a story or two every time we saw them. I'm so glad my Grandma shared this last story with me, it was the best birthday present she could have given me. My Grandma and Grandpa loved each other very much and I know they are so happy to be together again! I love you Grandma and Grandpa!
Love, Jules

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sister Pics!

I just thought I would post some cute pictures of the girls from the past month. They are so cute together and get along really well (for the most part). Wherever they are, they always try to have fun. I just love all of them and am so excited to add another little cutie to the clan! Sophie Jemma (I think?) will be popping in on September 30th!!! Only 4 1/2 weeks to go and so much to get ready! (unfortunately getting anything ready for baby Sophie has not even made it onto "the list" yet!)

I love fixing hair, but for some reason my girls don't trust my skills. Confession... I've even had to pay them sometimes so I can fix their hair how I want to! Sometimes money won't even change their minds! Fortunately for them, I was the same way when I was a kid ( Me,"Pigtails are for babies, Mom!" Mom says, "But you look so cute with them in!") So, I guess I understand! However, here is Brianna's cute hair that I didn't even have to pay her to let me do! See kids, I do have skills!!!!
The girls goofing off on the tramp!
My mom took the girls to the zoo, they love hanging out with Grandma Colleen. She always makes everything fun!
I thought I would post a prego picture. This is at the Blue Angels Air Show which was amazing!!! I was 28 weeks along. I am way bigger now at 34 weeks! I feel really good and the baby is moving a ton, I think I can handle another 4 weeks! I think I can... I think I can... I think I can!

I loved this picture of Ashlie looking at Brianna through the binoculars from up close. You never know who's watching what you do!

What can I say, I love my girls! They are my best little buddies in the whole world! Thanks for being so great! Love, your "Big Mama!"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Pics!

I wanted to post a few quick summer highlights I thought would be nice to remember!

We had our Arfmann Family Reunion in I.F. and Jackson Hole. We had so much fun being together with all of our cousins! The kids had never been to Jackson Hole, we went swimming at their indoor pool (which was so much fun), then went to the shootout (the kids loved it), then we bought them all pink cowgirl guns and spurs!
Here is a picture of all of the cousins together! They were pretty tired at the end of the day!
Here we have the three muskateers! They were using their 4th of July glow sticks for swords! We had a really fun, and busy 4th of July because we sell smoothies out of our Jamba trailer down at the river all day and night until the fireworks! But, the kids were great sports and managed to have a lot of fun!!!!
Shanna (36 weeks), me (26 weeks), after watching the parade we decided we should have a photo shoot! (isn't she such a cute pregnant girl) well, now she's a cute mom! She had Landon Bradley on July 30, 8 lbs, 21 inches! He is such a keeper! Way to go Shan!!!! I forgot all about having babies, nursing, recovering.... help!!!!
Maylie played her first season on a girls (coach pitch) softball team! She did great and had a lot of fun!!!! When I asked her if she wanted to play softball she said, "I already told you, I want to play all of the sports!" (This made Ryan's day)
Well, that is it for now. I will post more of our summer's adventures later! Needless to say, we have had a super fun summer and I feel so blessed to be able to spend so much time with my girls! (and hubby)
Love, Jules