Wednesday, July 29, 2009

24th Celebration

This past weekend Cade and I headed to Panaca for the 24th of July celebration we have there. Cade, my two brothers (Chris and Scott), and cousin Lance were all on a team for the traditional 3 on 3 basketball tournament. They did so good and were undefeated.

3 on 3 ChampionsCade, Chris, Scott, Lance
The Parade
This is Cade's adopted son for the weekend. He loves Uncle Cade!!! Nathan was usually right there by his side and when he wasn't, Nathan was asking "where's Cade?" So cute!

Here is the Mathews Farms float ha ha. That's what ya get in a small town. Our float took grand prize. You can't really tell from this pic but it was pretty good. They had corn poppin up in rows and everything.
Just chillin...waiting for the parade to start

Dutch Oven Dinner

Every year after the parade we have a big dinner at the church and the whole town comes. This year my dad was Chairman and he decided to have dutch oven dinner. It was so good! I'm proud of him for pullin that off. It's not easy roundin up 150 dutch ovens and cooking chicken, potatoes, baked beans, biscuts, and cobbler for 700 people. Nice work pops! The not so sweet part is I ended up helping make 700 biscuts...uggh!

Some of my family came and here we are hanging out on the porch. I wish we had a pic of the green fields that surround my house. They are so pretty in the summertime, especially at this time of the day. Good old Panaca...sometimes I wish we could live there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


July 5th was our one year anniversary. I can't believe how fast one year can go by. I feel like I was just barely planning my wedding. Yet other times I feel like I've been married forever. Weird how that happens. We really couldn't be happier. One year down....eternity to go...We went to Vegas to celebrate. Cade surprised me with reservations to a hotel a few months ago. What a nice guy! We had so much fun. We hung out by the pool, ate really good food, went to all different places including the shark reef at Mandalay, and finally we hung out with some of our family for the 4th. It was such a nice and relaxing weekend away.

Cruisin the strip

Shark Reef

Watching the fireworks on the 4th of July.
We had our own little party with my brother,
sister in law, and my 2 nephews. Chris was in
charge of the fireworks and surprisingly no one got hurt. Jk Bro!

On a side note, I also have to point out that before our trip started I came home to these.
Sometimes Cade is so sweet. He surprises me more and more everyday.