Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Monday, September 29, 2014

Life during the summer...

Summer time is my favorite season. The warm weather, the delicious fruit, BBQs, play dates outside with friends, pool days, beach days and the greatest adventures always seem to take place during the summer which I just get so happy and thrilled about. 

We have had non-stop fun lately and it's time to remember the good times during our summer.

Laylie had her first dance camp this summer and had a wonderful time learning new techniques and dances. At the end of the week we were able to watch her perform and she did such a fantastic job. She had Boston as a teacher who has been a long-time friend of ours - Boston was our flower girl in our wedding and now she is teaching Laylie wonderful things. 

We went on a super fun week get-away to Palm Desert with our good friends the Williams. We stayed in our annual time-share at the JW Marriott and truly had an awesome week. We spent hours upon hours at the pools, relaxed in our condo, watched movies, laughed a lot and ate delicious food. It was a joyous week!

Special events happened during the summer, like Rael's first haircut, Laylie lost her 1st tooth, and 1st day of Pre-K - and, as always, having a good time outside in our front-yard.  

We had another extremely fun week long vacation to Zion!! We loaded up our car with every piece of camping gear possible, a big cooler of food, our tent, and bikes. After a 9 hour non-stop car ride where the girls did fantastic we arrived at beautiful Zion. We met our life-long friends the Clarks and the Barrons - what an awesome week we had. We went on long hikes, played everyday at the river, went on bike rides, went into town for pizza and ice cream, and stayed up late by the fire with good conversations. There were tears when we had to say goodbye, but we really did make some unforgettable memories in such a glorious place. 

After arriving home from Zion we were on our way to Malibu, CA for my cousin Chapman's wedding. We all dressed up, hung out with tons of family and ran around the beautiful outdoor wedding to see Hannah and Chap make their sweet vows. 

We are looking forward to Fall and Winter and enjoying each day~