Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Updates!

I feel like so much has happened this summer already and I have yet to blog about ANY of it!

After we got back from our houseboat trip my uncle Brett and aunt Sheri and their 3 girls were coming to Utah to visit for a couple days!!!! I was SO excited, I really hate being so far away from my family so having them come here was just so exciting for me! I really miss seeing them :( 

There were coming because Brett and Shari were running the Utah Valley MARATHON!!! Crazies....

They stayed at a hotel close to the finish line so they could catch the bus at 3 IN THE MORNING to the start line... did I mention they are crazy? So we went and met the girls that morning to cheer them on!!!

Brett and Sheri officially started at 6:00am so we got to the line at about 9:30! And can I just say how much I love these girls? They really are the best and I love them so much! I had such a blast seeing them again, I hope if I ever have a girl she turns out JUST like them! 

Brian got us some fries and drinks while we were waiting and I felt so fat eating my fries while watching all these marathon runners pass the finish line haha.... but they were delicious fries... Boss loved waving to all the runners too and cheering them on! We saw a few people being carried across by medics and I gotta say it kinda turned me off running for like... ever haha. 

But then we saw these two lovebirds crossing together!!!! Look how happy there are, they just ran 26.2 miles people!!! They are so amazing!

After they went back to their hotel and rested a bit, we went to the trampoline park which was kinda hilarious because Brett and Sheri could hardly even walk after! But Boston and the girls had fun! They were all very cute to watch! 

Boss was able to climb up to the top of the ramps all by himself this time and slidded down... for the most part haha. 

We did a bit of shopping and went to P.F. Chang's (one of my favs!!!) and then said goodbye already!! I cried of course... I hate saying bye to my family. But they had to get back by Monday so that Elizabeth could go on her school trip to the Calgary Zoo. haha I thought that was the cutest thing ever that they drove all the way home so she could make it. I still remember my school trip to the Zoo though and it was pretty amazing so I don't blame her... I just wish I got more time! 

But then Ron and Laurel came and we had a fun weekend with them too!!
They took us to the "This Is The Place" Heritage Park in SLC and it was so fun!! This train takes you all over to the different sites and the boys LOVED it!! Boston is obsessed with trains. 

It first took us to the Brigham Young lake house and no one wanted to go but I made them haha. I like museum type things and learning about all the old ways but Boston hated it because you couldn't touch anything and it was boring for him (and Brian and Ron haha) so he was pretty cranky, but it was pink and it was cute!!!

Then the train takes you to an old village and you can go in all the houses and shops and it is so cute! They had a petting zoo and you could ride the ponies!!!! Boss fell in love with this horse named "Chip" and I couldn't help but be a little sad that he won't get the chance to ride horses with my grandpa :( Those are some of my favorite memories and I sure miss him and my horsey Blue. 

Banner and Laurel were good sports to sit and watch! haha This kid loves to just sit and cuddle so he loves when Grandma comes!

The petting zoo was a big hit too... except that he tried to pick up every animal he came across haha. I am quite surprised we had no biting incidents! 

But in the middle of the village there was a splash pad!!!!!! Absolute heaven for this little boy!!

You can hear Ron say in this video "much different from the Brigham house" haha. No truer words... it was like night and day from a super whiney, cranky boy to this crazy, fun, happy kid! We spent a looong time here :) 

Banner loved it too... he was doing this hilarious crawl/walk that he had never done before! But the splash pad was a definite hit! I need to find one close to home we can go to more. 

Laurel and I walked to the ice cream shop and got some yummy ice-cream cones!! We love summer time!!! 

Last stop was the old fashioned candy store wish was AMAZING!!! We got lots of goodies :) 

We found this trapper hat too which I kinda fell in love with but it was too small! So we didn't get it :( 

But we enjoyed all our treats on the train ride back! 

and then ended the day with a picnic at the memorial! 

We always have so much fun when Ron and Laurel come to play and we really appreciate all the cool things they take us too! 

We have had an amazing summer so far and it's only June!!! 

I never even blogged about Father's Day either! I am so behind... 

We woke up early and made Brian and healthy, well-balanced breakfast of bacon and white cholcolate brownies hahaha. The boys were being such goof-balls so we woke him up and he never actually got it in bed but.... I think he still enjoyed it! 

It was Brian's cousin Tynan's home coming that Sunday so it was really fun to get to go to a lunch with his family before church and then hear his amazing talk on Father's Day! I love homecomings they are so happy! 

After church we just relaxed and gave Brian a few little gifts. I made this cute little "pop" basket...

...and the boys gave him this sign we made together! There is some blank space on the other end for some more hands ;) 

But now we are just catching up on some housework, we painted our front door and shutters and now I am working on the boys new super hero room which has been so fun for me! 

And I am just counting down the days until my family gets here for a whole week! But not before our weekend in St. George for July 4th! 

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