Saturday, August 23, 2014

Highlights of our Summer

It's hard to believe that the kids have been back in school for a week now.  Where did our summer go?
I'd like to think we had a fun summer, although we didn't go on any family vacations we did have fun spending time with each other.

We enjoyed a week at Fort Benito's Cub Scout Day Camp. This was Kendall's 2nd yr. and I volunteered as the Athletics leader, Shelby volunteered in the kiddie corral and Kaelyn went along as a kiddie corral attendee.  It was a long and busy week, but very fun! The highlight was the family picnic at the end of the week when all of the different dens shared skits or songs.

Kendall turned 9! He is a huge Lego fan and has also started getting into Pokemon. I made him a Lego table but I have decided that it is too small and he needs a bigger one, so maybe for Christmas.

Next up in our Summer of fun, was our boating trip with friends on the 4th of July.

Shelby goes to EFY
This year Shelby went to EFY in Santa Barbra. She drove down with friends and they had a great time! It was a fun road trip for these 4. I love that she has such wonderful friends! She was even able to see Randi, who was in a different age group this year.
Gotta love Free Slurpee day!
We did a lot of Swimming!
Both Kendall and Kaelyn had swim lessons this summer, so we made sure to do a lot of swimming!

We even hit the Beach!
Shelby's last year of Girl's Camp has come and gone. I was very sad that I never had the chance to go to camp with Shelby. But I did get to drive up to Camp Ritchie on the last day to drive the girls home.
Shelby celebrated her 17th birthday at camp this year. The Cookies were kind enough to bake her a cake to help her celebrate!

A week later we celebrated Shelby's birthday at the beach with a bon-fire. The kids roasted hot dogs and made S'mores.
So, there you have it our Summer of fun has come to and end. Now we are back to schedules, homework and stricter bedtimes, but our fun times will continue! I Love these people I call mine!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Long Over Due Post

I wanted to be better at keeping up the blog, but I haven't done that. So here I go at another attempt to update the happenings of our family.

We have been back in our own (rented)home now for 8 months and it has been great! We are so thankful for the jobs that James and I have so that we are able to be where we are now.  Since my last post, our Bankruptcy was finalized. and now we are working on building back our credit.

Samuel was able to come home from BYU for the Christmas break and it was just wonderful having us all together. We dipped chocolates, went to the movies, played at the beach and were even able to have a real family photo taken.

Now that we are in our own place it has been nice being able to do the daycare gig in my own place. I am way more productive at home, so my house isn't being neglected. Kendall is able to ride his bike to school and I am always here when he gets home. As for Kaelyn, she loves having kids to play with every day!

Kendall earned his Wolf badge in March and enjoyed a trip to the police station with his den.

Shelby has been very busy with school. She is in her junior year and enjoys it very much. She is on the improv team, the drama club and just finished performing in the school play: Bye Bye Birdie. She also had a lot of fun this past weekend at Mormon Prom.  She is growing into such a Beautiful young woman and we Love her tons.  She isn't driving yet, but she has been cleared by her Neurologist to get her license. So, when she gets a minute she will begin the process.

This Summer it will have been four years since our last family vacation (minus Samuel he was on his mission or away at school). For Spring Break we took a road trip. We drove to Idaho to take Cameron back to BYU-I.  It was such a fun vacation. We were able to play in snow, see cousins, aunts and uncles from the Wright side of the family, go fishing, see waterfalls, swim and see 5 Temples. We had such a great time! Long drive but so much fun!

Well, I guess I'm all caught up now.  I have said it before and I will say it again, I will try to be better at posting but I am not making any promises :) It seems to be easier for me to just do quick posts to Facebook but this blog is more of a journal so I should be better at posting here. Especially since the kids are getting older and growing up so fast. I need to try to document for myself so that I can remember the fun times and the tough times that we have shared as a family.