Monday, August 21, 2017

Teenager in the House!

I have a teenager. I am old. She is happy.
Megan had a great birthday. We had fun getting our hair cut (finally) and then having family over for cake and ice cream. She was super happy to finally get the camera she always wanted. I'm totally laughing that it's a glorified Polaroid camera from the 80's, but at least they're cuter.
The next night she had some of her good friends over to giggle, eat, and giggle some more. It was an eye opener for Toby into the world of girls.

She's going to hate me for posting this, but this is what she looked like after 12 hours of water skiing with her friend.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bear Lake

We did it! We actually made a short vacation with ALL my family happened! It's a Christmas miracle! Especially when you consider Mel's baby was only 1 week old! She's amazing. We stayed in a great house with an amazing view of Bear Lake. It had a hot tub on the deck that was utilized quite a bit, and a pool down the road. We were not bored! My dad's neighbor's also let us come hang out at their lake front property and use all their kayaks and paddle boards. Uncle Randy is now the new favorite uncle because he provided a wave runner for everyone to have fun with as well! We even managed to be there for the Raspberry Days Parade - it was awesome!
 No one complained about our view during dinner!
 The kids had fun on tandem
 Playing with the babies was also fun
 We had awesome FHE lessons every night. All the older grandkids talked about one of our ancestors.
 Cousins + Pool = Lots of Fun!

 We tried all the different shakes to offer. The consensus was Zipps was the best, then La Baughs, then Hometown.
 These swings are sooo comfy!
 Ice Caves!

 It felt soo good in the cave! And yes, that's snow!
 The house we got to hang out and swim at.
 The boys LOVE kayaking

 Max is real good at catching bugs

 Megan talking about Linz in Linz's England hat and scarf.
 Glow stick night.
 We got a pretty intense double dutch tournament going.

 Tether ball got pretty intense too.
 The parade!
The final campfire.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Until Next time

We ended our stay with pretty much the same thing we always do: Snoqualmie Falls, lake swimming and more lake swimming. It was sad to leave as usual but it helped a little knowing we would be seeing the Balls in a month! With their new baby!

 Sam either held hands with Landon or put his arm around him. So cute.
Proof that not only is Marcus taller than me, he's WAY taller than me. Which I guess doesn't take much.
 Chism Beach

 There's 5 kids in that dog pile.

 Randy's new Endodontic practice!! He was showing us where and how the bathrooms will go.
 One of our favorite shows is Treehouse Masters. We made it to their Bed and Breakfast where they first started building them! I had a better picture, but I like this one of Max's bum and Landon's nose.
Walked by to see this happening. Love it.
 Yeah, it's totally normal to see a helicopter land at the house right next to you.
10 kids on the slide! Best way to end our trip! Can't wait until next time!