Monday, August 7, 2017

I love this tradition with the Brown's. We picked a total of 25 pounds! I didn't have any plans the rest of the day so I made the jam with the raspberries (we saved a bunch to snack on and for crepes) and froze the blackberries to make a pie. :)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

I totally spaced getting tickets to tour the renovated MTC, so when my visiting teacher, Mari, offered me her extras, we dropped everything to get there! And I'm so glad! It was awesome for me to see, but even better for the kids! I have two cousins that have their oldest children that recently arrived at the MTC and we scoured the place for them, but didn't ever see them. The MTC was amazingly beautiful with the most amazing artwork! It was so cool to see hundreds of missionaries with smiles on their faces and so eager to work and spread Christ's message!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

We spent a few hours with friends at Manila pond. It's a pretty cool place and the kids are well entertained for a few hours! I love catching up with friends in the summer!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kenadee is spending so much time with her friends lately! It's weird to not have her around much, but she's been having a good time. 

I screen shot this from a video my mom sent me. She went to the Neil Diamond concert with a few of my cousin in Portland. I loved seeing the video of my mom and she had the time of her life! 

We've spent lots of time at the pool! I love the Lehi outdoor pool! It is so close and convenient, plus the kids always find a friend there! 

The new horse, Gus, had some goop eye so we were up there 1-2 a day giving him medicine. Kolbi was the only one home one evening, so she went with us. 

I got invited to play volleyball with some neighborhood ladies. I didn't dare commit to playing every game so I'm just a sub, but I am loving it! I haven't played in lots of years and have forgotten just how much I love it! I made a lot of digs and came home with bruised arms more than once. I even played against Trisha Millet from my home town! It was a shock, but was also so good to see her for a few minutes!

Just a random pictures of brothers sitting on the deck. 

I worked some in the summer lunch program that the governments provides. I worked a few days in American Fork, then 3 weeks in Orem. These positions go fast when one opens up and it's hard to get into, but I don't think I'll do it again. The kids were old enough for me to be gone, but I hated being gone that long! I felt like I lost 3 weeks of my summer, too. I got to work with Heather for all 3 weeks in Orem, so that was great. Jana even got to work with us one day.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Taylor took Jackson on a little over nighter campout and hike to Lake Hardy the next morning. I was totally jealous, but so, SO happy that Jackson got that opportunity!! It looks like they had a blast!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pioneer Day happenings... 
my cousin posted this and it made me so happy. :)

We went to the Thomas' house for a bbq and fireworks. They always put on a good show and we love catching up with our friends. 

Taylor had to work on the 24th, for the first time ever, so I made plans with Gwen and we went to Wheeler Farm for the first time. The kids all enjoyed having a friend which makes it much more fun for everyone!

We decided to make a day out of it and got treats at the dollar store then to the dollar theater. Fun and entertaining day!