July 28, 2010


That's about how I'm feeling about blogging lately-blah, blah, blah. So, here's a little update on our July. Since the 4th, we've had Oliver in swimming lessons just about every day. He's feeling so much more comfortable in the water, but not yet a full-fledged swimmer. Next summer, hopefully. Anyway, we have been going to the pool every day so he doesn't forget all that he's learned. We discovered the Veteran's Pool in Provo that is so great- slides and a huge splash area for the kids with an immersion entrance so I can watch him without having to get all the way in (i.e., lay out). Amelia is also loving the water, if we can manage to keep the sunblock out of her eyes. If we're not at the pool, we're at the library or hanging out with Julie. We went to a BBQ for the 24th of July (Pioneer Day in Utah) with some people from Christian's work and then headed to Farmington for the weekend. As soon as we get to Grandma's house now, it's as if we don't exist- he follows Grandma around everywhere and talks her ear off. He loves his Grandma! As for me, I've been running again after about 3 weeks of physical therapy on my knee. It feels good to be back at it, though I've lost a lot of endurance. Christian's still working hard and getting things done. Anyway, like I said, "blah, blah, blah."

Julie gave Amelia a haircut and it's so cute. We're twinners.

July 24th weekend. Someone stayed up too late watching the fireworks.

At the pool during a lifeguard break.

See what I mean about the sunblock? Ugh- it's so sad!

July 12, 2010

July 4th Weekend

I kinda loved that July 4th was on Sunday this year so that we could celebrate on Saturday AND Monday in different places and get to enjoy 2 parades and just basically have 2 days of parties. So, it started out at the Kaysville parade on Saturday morning. I know you're probably thinking, "Kaysville parade? No thanks." Well, I'm here to tell you that Kaysville was where it was at. We walked away with so much fun stuff including a yo-yo ball, a t-shirt, a handsome tie, bead necklaces, and a bag full of candy. Plus, if you stick around til the very end, huge water-squirting trucks come by and "cool" everyone off. It was seriously a really fun parade, only made more fun by the fact that we got to be there with tons of family. After the parade, we went to my sis-in-law's parents' house for a pool party. Then, we went to the Bell's for a yummy BBQ, s'mores, and fireworks. On Sunday, we had my siblings and their spouses over for burgers (note to self: never make turkey burgers EVER again, esp. when Christian's going to be eating them). Sunday night we went down to University Ave. where the Provo parade comes through. Beau and Amy had gotten a prime spot and were camping out overnight to secure it for the parade the next day. So, we hung out for a couple hours, played some games, roasted s'mores, and ate way too much candy. The next morning, we joined the campers just in time for the parade. It was really touching to see all the veterans and families of soldiers killed in Iraq. It really made us appreciate the freedom we enjoy because of the brave men and women that are fighting/have fought for our country. After the parade, we went to Amy's parent's house for gourmet burgers and swimming.

Oliver and Abe ready to score some serious candy at the Kaysville parade.

At the Kaysville parade, eating lunch with Amelia.

Sporting the red, white, and blue.

Some of Christian's blogger friends were in town so it was fun to finally meet them.

Greg and JoLynn riding in style in the Provo parade.

Random... Christian thought it'd be funny to load Amelia in this bag and tote her around for a bit. She loved it and actually fit quite nicely inside.