What a month!We spent almost every weekend driving up North. We started the month by spending the fourth of July weekend with Jordan's family. The boys went on a backpacking trip to White Pine Lake up Logan Canyon. The girls and grandkids, went swimming, spent time at the park, watched fireworks and had a sleepover at Bryan and Sheena's apt. Then on Saturday, we all met up at Bear Lake. By the time we got to Bear Lake my youngest kids were exhausted and spent the time sleeping. We then had to drive home (5hrs) in a Truck that had no air conditioning. We had fun time with cousins. It is just a hot time of year to travel.
These pictures are before we left for the fourth. I got a flat tire on the van just moments before we were to leave on our trip. I am grateful it happened when it did and not when the car was packed down with people and things. We drove the truck instead which had no air conditioning. Before we left I took Josie to her online preschool graduation. Upstart was a great program and Josie did so well. She is definitely ready for kindergarten.
I continued with my science camps at the library. My favorite one was the physics, where we made artbots!!! Camille has come and helped me and my friend Gina has watched my kids in exchange for her kids attending my science camp free.
I woke up from a nap and found my kids playing in the curtains reading books!!!!!
With Bonnie's rent money from last semester we bought ourselves a reading couch. It has been so fun. We spend lots of time on it and it makes our front room complete. It even rotates!
The challenge of the summer has been trying to potty train Dylan. We have had too many accidents and it seems to never end. So glad I have Jordan and Camille to help me clean him up.
Jordan got this book for me for my birthday and it came this month. It has been such an interesting book and I find that it has helped me figure myself out and try to understand others. It is just like taking a personality test but on a different level. A more spiritual and deeper understanding of who we are and what are talents are.
These are some photos that my sister Camille has taken of my kids. Love them.
For FHE another week we drove out to Huntington Lake with several other families in our ward. Our kids all fell asleep on the way. Beautiful Reservoir.
Living with Camille has been a good eye opener to how beautiful this world can be. We look at sunsets almost every night. This one was one of our favorites, where she and I ran down our driveway to get a good photo. We went grocery shopping and got snowcones from a fundraiser outside the doors. It was a good distraction for the kids while we loaded up.
The kids love our friends John Deer truck even though you have to push it.
I was able to go up to cache valley and go water skiing with my cousin Julia and our dear friend Mike. Just like old times. We got rained out for a few hours but were able to get a few good runs in. I have not skied in 7 years but was able to get up. It was a blast, although the water was 60 degrees and the air was 50 degrees. We also got to visit with Mike's parents at the farmhouse and eat the famous homemade bread. Jordan was a blessing and drove me up and took my kids so I could enjoy some nostalgic time with my friends.
We have been going to school lunch each week after scouts. The kids love it and so do I. It is free and I don't have to worry about lunch. Josie can't wait until she can go to school.
Johnny and Leigh came and visited and attended my science camp them spent the afternoon playing and visiting. It was so good to have them come down. We love visitors.
For the 24th we drove up to Huntsville to Jordan's Yates' extended reunion. We got there early and spent time playing at the park which happens to be my favorite park in all of Utah.
Maudie played in a leaky faucet and these pictures capture the true joy she experience as we let her get wet.
We stopped by international days and let the kids play on some toys, ate a picnic dinner while we listened to a band play. Afterwards we went to where they were showing the outdoor movie. The kids played on the grass for a good hour before the movie started. We watched paddington the bear under the blue moon and enjoyed the evening.