Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our summer in a nutshell....

Bachelorette parties, graduations, concerts, birthdays, 4th of July, a wedding, camping trips and much, much more! To say that this summer was busy would be a huge understatement! I feel like we have barely had time to sit down and catch our breath...and now summer is over and school is just about to start!! I have not been very good about updating this blog because our lives have been so hectic...I will do my best to recap the summer.

June: Kathleen came to live with us for the month of June. The kids always love to have their Aunt Leenie come and stay! I'm sure after a month of hanging out with our 3 hooligans, Aunt Leenie was ready to go home and get some peace and quiet!! :)

One of my favorite memories in June was taking the kids to the Randy Rogers Band concert at the River Festival. They are huge fans..and so are Trev and I!!!

Kristen's bachelorette party was in the beginning of June...We went to Kansas City for the weekend..it was a blast!!! As part of the event, we took a pole dancing class. It was sooo much fun, and Kristen is a natural..hehehe. I would love to post a bunch of pics..BUT, I think Kristen would kill me!! :) Here is one that is probably acceptable.

June was also the last month of Trev's residency. I can't believe how fast the last 4 years have gone!!!! We attended his residency graduation on June 25th. It was a great night and I am so incredibly proud of his hard work and accomplishments.

July: Oh, July. The busiest month of all. We took the camper to Lovewell Lake for 8 days, celebrated the 4th of July and 5 birthdays, attended bible school and went to Nebraska for my little sisters wedding. Phew..makes me tired just thinking about it all. Here are some pics to recap the month.

Our trip to Lovewell Lake was lots of fun. Lovewell is only 10 minutes away from where my parents live so they were able to come and visit every day. Nana and Papa even made a trip up for one day to hang out! It was fun showing them around the lake that I grew up on. A big thank you to The Rott's and Papa&Nana for letting us borrow their boat for the trip. We spent a lot of time boating, roasting marshmallows, playing bocce ball and having water fights. It was a great trip!

This year the kids were super excited about the 4th of July. They LOVED the fireworks. The 4th also happens to be Uncle Garrett's birthday. Its hard to believe, but this year he turned 17!! We went out to Nana and Papa's house to celebrate Garretts b-day and shoot off fireworks. The favorite fireworks this year were smoke bombs, sparklers and snaps. We also were able to take our 2nd annual, 4th of July kids pics...and this year we had 2 more kids to add to the picture. They are so stinkin' cute!

July is known, in our family, as the month of many birthdays. Garrett, Brady, Kylie, Trever and Ela!!!! That is 5 birthdays!!! That also means a lot of cake and ice cream!! This year was Ela's first birthday. I can't believe my baby is 1.

July 30th was Kristen and Brock's wedding. It was soooo beautiful. She was the most beautiful bride...and Eva and Jak were the cutest flower girl and ring bearer. We spent the hours before the wedding drinking mimosas, having our hair done and taking pictures. It was a super long day for the kids. They were up really late the night before, up early that morning and had NO NAPS. That is a recipe for disaster...at least for Eva. :) They both did a good job taking pictures and at the ceremony, but by the time the reception rolled around she was in the middle of a complete meltdown. Thank goodness Nana and Kylie were there to take her back to the camper and put her in bed. That was a HUGE job!!!

We did find some time inbetween all the chaotic weekends to go camping at Cheney Lake. We love to stay at Smarsh Campground. There is always fun to be had there. Swimming in the pool, eating push-ups, helping prepare our "gourmet" camping dinners, playing in the creek, waters fights...the list goes on and on!

Wow, that was alot...and that didn't even include August!!!! I will take a break and update on August some other time. I hope everyone had an awesome summer!!! NOW...BRING ON FALL!!!!!!


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