Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Summer Catch Up!

Today is THE DAY! Yes, today I am finally catching up on more than two months of blogging. First a month had gone by, and I was so busy. Then the guilt set in, and I thought I would never be able to catch up the way I wanted to. So, more time went by. Anyway, here I am doing one big summer catch up post. I just didn't want to skip over what fun we had this summer. It all started with a trip to California in July, where we spent some time at my parent's house and Craig's. While we were at my mom's, the girls mostly spent time riding horses. This was Megan's first year riding a horse all by herself. Both of the big girls love it.

We also had a great time with Jason and Jen and their kids, and Kyle and Amy and their kids. Neil and Sherrie came over to visit as well. We thought it would be fun to take a grandkids shot, since all nine were there. As the pictures show, it was not really all that fun. I'm not sure why nine kids under ten couldn't just sit still and act cute at the same time!!

The girls have a tradition at Carla's house. Every time we are there they paint the playhouse. And every time they paint the playhouse, the "washable" paints always completely ruin some article of clothing. It's inevitable. I know this, and yet I cannot say no. Who can say no to Carla anyway? This was the first year that Carly was an active participant.

After returning home to Utah, we spent two days doing laundry and packing up to go to Flaming Gorge with the Henderson side. We spent a long weekend boating, skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. Ashlyn and Megan both tried waterskiing for the first time, and Ashlyn actually got up for a few seconds. The lake was beautiful, and we would love to go back next year.

Snowbird was up next during our summer of trips. We were there July 26 to August 2. We have a condo for a week each summer. The Walker side (my mom's) has been doing family reunions there for close to 30 years. We stay at the Iron Blosam Lodge. We always swim and hike a lot. Pictures below include the girls in the pool, and hiking to Cecret Lake with our good friends the Stepans, who came up for the first few days we were there.

Marissa, Megan and Ashlyn, Best Cousins Forever!!

1 comment:

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

Nice catch up Julie! I'm so proud of you...the pic at your parents with the three girls riding their own horses is SO PERFECT! I love it! Now it makes me feel like I should go back to your parents and actually try and ride a horse by myself...we'll have to see though, I'm such a chicken!