Sunday, October 1, 2017

Bear Lake and 4th of July!

2 years in a row to Bear Lake for the 4th of July. I'm hoping to keep it a family tradition. I absolutely love Bear Lake and I loved this trip too! 

Our van was PACKED. Next year, I think we'll need a car top carrier...

 We camped out at the KOA for 3 nights. Poor Ivy didn't make the cut this time. Thank you to her amazing Grandma Dody for keeping her for us!...
 King Tut over there is looking like he's getting some great sleep on his cot! The rest of us slept on the ground because our van didn't have enough room for padding. I will add that Bud did offer the cot, but it's hard as a rock so I was happy to sleep down with Eliza...
 Delicious breakfast in the beautiful outdoors...
 Janie loved collecting shells...
 It was cold the first lake day, but they made the best of it...
 My guy...
 Not a care in the world...
 Writing messages like, "I LOVE MY MOM!".....
 The perfect skipping rock...
 I am the luckiest...
 We missed Ivy, but had a minute to talk to her on FaceTime...
 Relaxing...
 He was hot and it was sunny. Not the best combo for a red head...
 Some shade time was fine with us!...
 You bring me an ice cold Diet Coke with a smile and you'll be my favorite child forever...
 These bikes are so cute. And SO HARD TO PETAL!...
 I'm trading them places next time...
 We spent a little time with the Taits...
 Had some homemade ice cream and a couple rides on the golf cart...
 Waiting for Minnetonka Cave...
 It was so cold! And so awesome...
 The kids loved it...
 Back to the lake where you can see Claire paddle boarding...
 We did a lot of playing in the sand...

Bud just enjoyed life from the canopy...

 Time for dinner and ice cream...

 Saying goodbye...
We made it! What a fun trip! I can't wait to go back...
 Right when we got home, we picked up our favorite Ivy and headed to our favorite 4th of July fair with friends!...



 Lainey Smith and Claire...
 We saw a few famous people there,(Steve Young helped me with watermelon) but I had to get a picture with Kilani Sitake(Head Coach of BYU Football) for Charlie...
 Rilee Breinholt and Janie...
 I tried...
 We had a wonderful time and it was HOT HOT HOT! Gosh we are thankful for our freedom, family and faith...
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

June 2017

The beginning of a beautiful summer! It was so fun and busy and also hard for mom! But we made some wonderful memories!

FHE treats in the backyard. There is nothing better than warm Utah summer nights...
 She was just being cute... like always...
 Splash Pad fun...

 Cheering on Grandpa John at the end of his marathon...
 Fun day at the park with friends... Claire and her oldest friend, Krew Marsh...
 Yogurt...
 Cheeeeese...
 It was one heck of a day, so I sent them outside with the sprinklers and an entire bag of Popsicles so I could get a few minutes of peace and quiet. Ivy walked down the street (3 houses down) and an angry neighbor picked her up looking for me. She managed to yell at me and her husband actually screamed at me and told me how I was a terrible mother and how my daughter should not be outside. I laughed out loud and agreed and ran home. Buddy went over and stuck up for me. It was weird. They were terrible. I was secretly glad that Ivy was soaking wet. I hope the lady that picked her up thought it was pee. This is the first and last time I had ever seen this neighbor.
 After the crazy incident, I called my mom to tell her about it. I couldn't hear(loud children) so I locked myself outside while they banged on the door. I'm a child magnet when I'm on the phone.
 Later in the week, we went to a fun fair at Welby...


 We also threw Courtney Smith a fun pool birthday party. I love my amazing friends! Angela Pedersen, Jen Jackson, Courtney, Cammy Rasmussen, Jaime Varner. They are amazing women whom I love and adore!...
 Just my cute baby with her baby... Also, my mom made me that blanket with the eyelet trim and my Aunt Emily made me the blanket above her head...
 She fell asleep eating an apple...
 Starting to be good pals...
 Summer fun on Claire's new ride...
 Helmets on babies... CUTEST...
 Goggles on babies... CUTEST...
 Daddy Daughter Night...
 We made our own Olympics with our friends. It was so fun and Buddy and I won the 3 Legged Race Championship!...




 Summer night at Grandma and Grandpa Bennions...
 What's the magic word? I don't need one when I have such accessible arm pits!...
 I do a babysitting trade with some of my friends. We had a packed house this day...
 Getting big enough to watch our neighbor, Dave taking out the garbage...
 I love her so much...
 Ivy has been falling asleep while she eats lately. It's hilarious and adorable...
 Last day of school! Hooray!... I feel bad that these two aren't in many pictures this month. They are always busy with friends!...
Getting spoiled(again) with painted nails(purple of course) by Grandma Dodo...

I'd say it was a pretty great month!