Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer (mostly) fun

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.. :)
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Lizzie turned 7 and had a lowkey mid-move birthday party..
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We squeezed a 12 foot trampoline in the backyard - it barely fit wall to wall! (thanks, Grandma!)
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Lots of swimming and splashing, of course
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We got to see our good friends the Kemps for a bit as they came through Utah!
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And of course, the summer basics - we visited Mars
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And held a 15 foot snake
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We've been enjoying the view from our patio:
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and the view from up high
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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!
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Joseph had to ride in the handcart
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All in all, a successful summer so far!

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Oooooh, what cute pics! I miss you guys!

And We Sailed On said...

It looks like so much fun! HOw are you feeling? We need to catch up!

Stephanie said...

Such great pictures! I love that pool! And your trampoline. We need to make that investment, too. That snake picture is great--where was that at?