I thought I had given up on blogging because with all the other ways to post pictures these days this was just taking up too much time, but I realized I want the girls to be able to look back at the blog and see all the things we have done...so I'm back at it. And since I haven't blogged since like June or something, there are tons of pictures on this post! We've had a great past few months, we've gone on lots of trips, sent Ethan on a mission to Korea, and celebrated my mama's 50th birthday! I mean her 30th! ; ) Anywhoo...here's our summer and fall so far!
On Pioneer Day we decided to go on a hike...this day we discovered just how tough our girls really are. What we thought was going to be a nice family hike turned into 3 hours of wondering if we'd ever make it home alive! It was a good experience and we actually did have fun, but we won't be doing that hike again soon : )
We went to Colorado a couple times for a family reunion and Ethan's farewell. The slip n' slide we made out of painter's plastic was all the rage this summer. My dad even got in on the fun
I love this picture!! They're not related or anything
The Squidge turned 19 so we celebrated his birthday at our favorite place to eat, Mimi's Cafe.
We got to go boating and we had a blast! Boating is my favorite summer activity ever! I forgot to post this picture but Bridget went wakeboarding! She had help but she did it! It's a good thing I wasn't on the boat because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have let her go
Jake went camping one night so me and the girls rented a movie and had lots of fun painting nails and eating pizza
Ethan left on his mission for Korea!! We're so so proud of him and we miss him so much! I'm so glad I got to be here to say goodbye to him because when Bennett left, Jake and I had already moved to Japan. I love having a brother on a mission.
Our big trip for the summer was going to Lake Tahoe with Jake's family to see Jake's sister Ashley and her family. We had a great time! There was so much to do and it was beautiful. We did lots of swimming, hiking, and sightseeing. Bridget and Hadley had a great time with their cousins Soren, Svea, and Liv.
This is like my favorite picture ever! The girls love each other so much!
My dad came out to Utah for work so he got to spend sometime with us at our house. Bennett came too and we had an awesome weekend!
The boys played a game where one person would throw the frisbee and the other guys would slide and try to catch it...
We went to see Brave outside with our friends Brian and Amber and their kids...since this picture they've added one more kid to the bunch, little baby Rockwell..so cute!
I took the girls to the zoo with some friends, this warmer fall weather has been awesome!
We had my cousins Joslin and Dusty and their kids over for Halloween and had an awesome time! Bridget and Hadley were clowns this year, of course Hadley would only wear half her costume though : )
We were so lucky to be able to go to Colorado to throw my mom a birthday party! We invited all her friends and family and had the party at one of the funeral homes. It turned out great and it was so fun to see how many people love my mom. She's an amazing woman and I love her so much!
The only thing that could have made it better would have been to have Ethan there, but he's where he should be : )