Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What a month!

No, I am not dead, but some days I feel like it! It has been a crazy month! I have been busy helping my sister plan her wedding (1 day left!), celebrating two birthdays, traveling to California for my class reunion (let's just leave out how many years it's been...), housing and visiting with family from both sides, more wedding planning, and trying to squeeze in all of the regular things in life that keep me busy on a daily basis. Here are a few highlights from the 2 months...

Way back at the beginning of June, we went to the open house for the Oquirrh Mountain Temple with the Fosters...We had a great time touring the temple and grabbing some dinner after.

Tyler worked hard all year to earn his Soaring Eagle award at school. Here he is with a few friends who also earned it.

Eric was so excited to go to preschool this year with his friend Tysen. Here he is at his preschool graduation with Teacher Salli.

One of my many acts as Matron of Honor for my sister's wedding was to throw a bridal shower for her when she was here at the beginning of July. Good times! Couldn't have done it without help from my sister-in-law Amy!

The 4th of July was great fun! We hit Lagoon with several of Paul's sisters, his parents, and one brother that we haven't seen for many years. The kids had a blast at Lagoon-a-beach and riding all the rides with their cousins.

Jordan's birthday snuck up on us! I can't believe he is 12! He was excited to take a bunch of friends swimming for his party before his birthday and even more excited to go to California to visit Grandpa for his actual birthday!
The real reason we headed to California was to go to my class reunion. Wow...it has been a lot of years! We will leave it at that! So fun to see good friends and visit my dad. We don't get to see him often enough. Here are a couple of photos of some of good ol' "Yuba Duba's" finest...I wish I had taken more than 4 pictures all weekend! Oh well...

This one is for all of you out there that might actually know someone in the picture...get out your magnifying glass!

We all had a great time visiting with Grandpa. He has several beautiful dogs, and the kids love to play with them.

And last, but not least, the weekend of the 24th of July! We had a great time celebrating with cousins from both sides. On the 24th, the boys went laser tagging with all the cousins and aunts and uncles from my side. Then we had dinner and fireworks with the cousins from Paul's side. We finished the weekend off with a full day of fun with Paul's family. Here they are down below...notice the lack of girls!

There are things I've missed, like Paul's big birthday (we have no photos as he was in Pittsburg for work), and Brett and Justin heading off to EFY for the first time! Tons of fun. They can't wait for next year, and maybe then I will remember to send a camera with him!
Sorry to all who had to endure the long summary of our lives this summer! It's been a good one so far. We are looking forward to another full month of fun this summer!