I'm not sure exactly what has happened these last three months, but I know that things have been crazy busy. Sending the girls back to school and working part time a the Preschool has changed so much, not to mention the girls starting up all their extracurricular activities again.
Alright, so we'll head back to July and hopefully get caught up again.
We spent a few long weekends at the cabin in July. We found out that there were some plumbing issues going on so my dad and my brother set out to fix them. Here they are looking under the cabin . . . creepy!
We spent a lot of time relaxing, and the kids played in the creek.
Tobi hates the water
The next morning they got to work building up the dam.
Here papa is chasing Jarom. When the kids are being stinkers they go in the water. We all chanted "in the water" while they are being chased and dunked!
Goob is my reading buddy. We like a lot of the same books. After he finished the Percy Jackson series I got us matching shirts!
Playing cards at the end of the day
Then we headed back downtown to watch fireworks at our house.
I hear most dogs are afraid of fireworks, but Tobi didn't mind at all. He sat out on the front lawn with the rest of us at watched. I claim it's because he grew up on the streets hearing a lot of gunshots. Hahaha!
Papa played the national anthem to get us ready for the big show!
I think this picture is upside down?
My sister had a few weeks off during the summer and we took the kids swimming one day.
We also went bowling. We had us two adults, 10 kids, and a baby. We really need to open a daycare or something. :)
Cali and Hannah did a farm camp for a week over the summer. They said they had a lot of fun, and it was fun going to the farm.
Gabe met a new friend
The baby goats were so cute!!
We also did a little bit of Geocaching. It was hot outside, but we still had a lot of fun!
We stopped to catch a few Pokemon on the way
Getting ready for the big weekend by making shirts, and get my toenails painted!
Hannah did an awesome job on my toes!
Then we headed up to the cabin for the big 24th of July weekend. It was very eventful.
Look at all these cute faces! I'm very lucky to have them all around.
More campfire cones!
The kids got up the next morning and did some awesome dances for us!
Here comes the parade!!!
And there they all are!
My favorite part of the day, time for a shaving cream fight!!!
Time to clean of in the creek
At the end of August Dan was working in Burley Idaho. I decided to take Emma, Hannah, Gabe and Sierra up for the weekend to stay in Twin Falls. We had a fun adventure!
First we stopped at Promontory Point to see where the railroads met.
These three silly kids all slept in one bed. Me, Dan, and Hannah all slept in the other.
Beautiful sight as you drive into Twin Falls!
Took the kids to a museum
We walked across the giant bridge
Then we found a few more Pokemon
On Saturday Dan joined us as we drove out to Crates of the Moon National Monument. It really does feel like you are in another world!
A very old volcano
Looking down into the volcano
Me and my honey!!
We swam a bit in the lake above the falls
When we got home from out trip, it was time to celebrate a few birthdays.
For the Hastings' Family Reunion this year we headed up for a day at the Jordanelle Reservoir. It was a beautiful day spent with great people!
Hannah and Aunt Kathy spent a lot of time out in the water. So cute!!
Before we knew it, it was time to head back to school. It was hard sending the girls off after spending the last year together. We had such a good time!
Tobi got cut somehow when we were up at the cabin that weekend, and had to get stitches. Poor little guy!
Then it was back to real life again. Tobi thinks it's ok to sleep on my new table.
I took the girls to see Beauty and the Beast at Hale Center Theater. It was a fun night!
My Emma celebrated her 14th birthday this year. I can't believe how fast they grow. I'm very proud to be her mother. I got her a ukulele for her birthday, and she loves it!
Happy Birthday pic
Dan has spent the past few months on the east coast with his job. It's a promotion he took to help us finish the basement. Hopefully, we will be starting the basement soon, and by the end of the year Dan should be back home with us. We miss him so much and are grateful for all he does for us!!
And that is it for now. Things are still moving along too fast, but I'll just keep trying to enjoy it all.