It was a GOOD summer. I spent time looking back over the FEW pictures I took this summer and teared up because life is good, and time REALLY DOES fly. My one regret.... I wish I was better at living in the moment or appreciating the PRESENT without wishing anything away. That being said, here are a few highlights (for my own documentation) of what happened during the summer of 2012!
The kids were hyper with excitment to wave their signs and ring the cow bells at the first sight of him. He finished in 31/2 hours. He's amazing. It was his first marathon- I can only dream:)
This is the ONLY picture I have of the entire week long trip. I could cry. Why on earth I didn't get my phone out to snap more pictures I do not Know? We LOVE these cousins and always have the best time when we're together. We spent a day at Disneyland (tram ride above) went hiking, enjoyed frozen yogurt in the town square, BBQ's and swimming in grandpa's pool, and a couple great days at the beach. A trip to California is the perfect way to kick off the summer. We had a blast!!!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that somewhere in that first week our oldest cousin Clark Julian left on a mission. It was a treat to pick him up at the airport and take him to the MTC in Provo. The kids ADORE their oldest cousin...it was a special goodbye.
Then we had a few weeks of just plain old summer. Ty attended another BYU Sports camp, the kids played with neighbors, swam, set up the slip & Slid, went hiking, and we celebrated the 4th of July in all it's "granduer and glory" in our new neighborhood.
which was followed by a neighborhood breakfast. I was really fun! It was also cool to have Kevin's Brother Steven and his wife Melissa and family come spend a few days with us after the 4th- do I have any pictures? No..but I still want to remember that they came and it was awesome:)
We rode bikes, went hiking, took a ferry boat ride, gathered rocks on the beach, ate fresh berries and Pie and watched great movies like The Music Man and Fly Away Home. In addition to all that we spent every free minute jumping off the dock and hanging out at the lake... which happens to be the perfect activity and place to enjoy the sun set on a wonderful summer.
I regret not taking more pictures, but am grateful for a heart that's full of summer memories.