The past few months have been busy, just for a change of pace..
We packed up the house and moved 35 miles north, wondering the whole time if this was really worth it. (drive 80 miles in traffic on I-15 for a few days in a row and I think you'd reach the same conclusion we did!)
So we're now settled in our cozy little spot in the salt lake valley, with a great big view and a tiny little backyard. We unpacked the important stuff and then strangely ran out of motivation and left the nonessentials in boxes in the storage unit, I mean, garage.
Otherwise, the summer has been full of kiddie fun. Grandma came to visit for a week and we loved having her here! Lots of swimming, bbqs, and family time.
Here's a pic-loaded rundown of our latest adventures!
Micaela and Rachel have taken up a restaurant game, and I'm usually the beneficiary! We like to encourage service.. :)
Lizzie turned 7 and had a lowkey mid-move birthday party..
We squeezed a 12 foot trampoline in the backyard - it barely fit wall to wall! (thanks, Grandma!)
Lots of swimming and splashing, of course
We got to see our good friends the Kemps for a bit as they came through Utah!
And of course, the summer basics - we visited Mars
And held a 15 foot snake
We've been enjoying the view from our patio:
and the view from up high
Since this is utah and pioneer day is as big as the 4th of July, we had to make a stop at the pioneer park - the kids had a blast, and then we spent the night recovering from heat stroke. :) It was 103 that day - good planning on our part!
Joseph had to ride in the handcart
All in all, a successful summer so far!