As the summer slowly comes to a close (I still can't believe it!) - I have many random photos that I wanted to post of fun summer memories. (Not necessarily in the right order.)
We went with Kip to The Banana Leaf for dinner. All of the meals are served on a banana leaf and when the kids asked if they could take one home - they gave us this big huge long one!
Isaac demonstrating his climbing skills - in his church clothes!
The summer held many, many trips for shaved ice!
We absolutely loved seeing Wicked at The Capitol Theater.
We went on a fishing/hiking excursion up the canyon and Addie caught this snake!
Hollyhocks are one of my favorites flowers. Partly because they remind me of my mother and the hollyhock dolls she used to make for me. We finally have some hollyhocks blooming in our yard and the girls had fun this summer making dolls.
Cate's hair after the Maui braids.
Addie's hair after the Maui braids.
I got called to be the Personal Progress Adviser in our ward and to kick things off I sent the girls home with a "Personal Progress Prescription: Take 1-2 by mouth as needed to reward your efforts in Personal Progress."
The girls made this for Isaac because he was having a really hard day.
Wes and I got invited to a friend's 40th birthday costume party!
Sarah and Cate in their lovely dancing outfits.
With glitter stars on their cheeks.
Addie went shopping at DI with some friends and texted me this picture. She ended up coming home with that hat and the striped baseball uniform that is piled on the floor. She wears the uniform to bed!
Wes went on his every-other-year backpacking trip with his brother and his friends. They packed in the Wind Rivers area in Wyoming. Believe it or not - this was the first catch of the trip!
While Wes was on his camping trip - Addie, Isaac and Cate were lucky enough to go on a camping trip of their own! Grandpa Dave and Connie took them to Big Basin. Isaac and Grandpa Dave made the difficult hike to the top of Wheeler Peak - elevation over 13,000 feet!
We were lucky enough to spend Family Home Evening with Grandpa Great, Grandpa Dave and Connie. Isaac gave the lesson and then we performed a musical number.
Our friends had us over for a Pioneer Day celebration. We swam, had a BBQ, played games in their sport court, watched the kids put on a musical review and then when it got dark...we swam again! But this time - with glow sticks! That was the coolest thing ever!
We celebrated the safe return of Elder Max with our dear, dear cousins.
Hooray for Elder Max!
A couple of summer memories were not so fun...
My sister was in a car accident and fractured her cervical vertebrae. She has been in this neck brace for weeks!
My mom gave us a scare when she was admitted to the ICU with urosepsis for almost a week. We broke the "2 visitors at a time" rule when there were 5-7 of us in her room at one time. At least all the company made her smile!
Fortunately she is home and recovering!
It has definitely been a summer to remember!