Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Sayings

I say this every month.... but last month FLEW by! Really though... where did August go?  Holy smokes. Fall is in the air, people....
Ellie turns 5 in less than two months, and she already has her birthday party planned out. This girl is ambitious, creative, filled with endless energy, and hilarious. We love her to death.
As of late, she loves to wear her mermaid costume every single day... without fail, she likes to go grocery shopping with mommy, she likes to wrestle with daddy, (complete with Mexican wrestling masks) and loves to test our patience in many ways. ;)
Here are some Ellie quotes from the month of August.

Ellie saw one of my bras and said, "Are these boobie goggles?" 

Ellie and her cousin were having a lemonade stand outside on the front lawn and a car drove past and didn't stop. Frustrated, Ellie threw down the lemonade sign and said, "DARN PIGS"

"The North Pole is really far away... People can't drive there because they will get really car sick"

"I just can't believe it!!!! You're such a cutie!!!

Ellie had to go potty and as she was walking out of the room she yelled, "I'll be back by noon!!!"

She is the best little hiking buddy

She lets mommy do her hair... once in a blue moon ;)

Her and her friend Klancee... Ellie is always dressed up these days!

Visiting our friend Whitney at her stable job :)   (pun)

 Matching braids with mommy!

Ellie now has lost BOTH of her front teeth!

Snapped by Spencer Cope- I love this picture of my cute family!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Weekend in Pictures - St. George

This weekend we headed down south to St. George Utah with a bunch of friends to go climbing. 
Road trip!!
p.s. have I mentioned before that we are dorks?

Climbing photos overload!!!   Get ready. (most were taken by Ryan)
We started bouldering in Moe's Valley, where we also camped. 

Kels and I scoping out a route

Master Dane


Carly killin' it

The next day, we headed to the Prophesy Wall where Ry & I did a few pitches together. It was the best climb, making it the best day!! I love these moments with my bestie. 

Dane, Kels, and Junie pup on the drive home. 'Twas a successful trip!

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Our Weekend in Pictures

Last weekend, we went up to the Uintas in Utah with some friends to camp and climb. It is sooo beautiful up there right now! We are so lucky to live in such a pretty place. 

It was our weekend to have Ellie, and we were so excited for her to come on an adventure with us!

We went to a place called Ruth Lake- it is one of our favorite spots because it is only about a mile hike into the lake and there is some climbing spots nearby. Ellie hiked both ways like a champ!

We LOVE our new Langly camera bag.
Photo by Ryan Cope

Early morning campsite

Gorgeous, right??

My fisherman

Oh, and did I mention that he cooks too?? (super dad)

My two loves hiking up to the climbing spot

This was one of my all-time favorite routes to climb!

 Ry-Guy killin' it

We have the best friends

 Another one of Ryan because his backside is so good looking. ;)

Ellie did awesome while we climbed! Thanks to a fairy party that she went to the day before, she wanted to make a "fairy house" where she collected leaves and flowers and glued them to a wooden house. I love this age because she is so creative and imaginative!

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Our Weekend in Pictures

A couple of weeks ago, Ryan's brother Conner got back from serving his LDS mission in Nicaragua! He lost 50 pounds on the mission, so he was like a new man when we saw him. It is so fun to have him home!! 

The Cope Clan

The next night, Ryan and I went up to the Utah Olympic park to watch the Psico Competition! I got him tickets for Father's Day, so we have been waiting to go to this for a while. 
The Psico comp consists of of 30 foot climbing wall that is placed over a pool of water. So you climb until you fall, or you climb to the top then you jump! Either way you are going in that water. It was so entertaining to watch! Professional climbers all over the world were there to compete. It was fun to see some of our heroes in the flesh!

 We got a picture with Christ Sharma before he competed! THE Chris Sharma.  So rad!

 Here is a picture that I took of Ashima Shiraishi... only 13 YEARS OLD!  She is amazing.

 Another one of our favorites- Sasha Digiulian

The next day, Ryan's family all went boating. Look at these cute twins!!! 
We have the cutest niece and nephew. ever.

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