For anyone who actually reads this blog, the entries this summer have been few and far between. I haven't even logged on the last couple of weeks and just found my 4th of July post sitting in my drafts waiting for some captions before it goes public. So, along with that entry and an attempt to bring those avid followers (all three of you :-) up to speed, here is the low-down of our not so lazy summer happenings:
Youth Conference, Liza's swim lessons, Special needs girls' camp, tennis lessons, tennis tournaments, tennis league, BYU tennis camp, Ryan's High Adventure, Island Park, Girls' camp, FRIENDS, track team, book groups, Bear Lake, FAMILY, Temple walk with Caroline, hikes, morning trail runs, toilet paper clean-up, spectacular SUNSETS, non-stop feeding of people, teen late nights, swimming at the club, Jordanelle, sleep-overs, neighborhood fun . . .
and an overload of pictures:
Joyful scene: Lucy chasing the kids as they rip down the hill on their scooters
Liza and friends Ellie and Chase pulling weeds for our friend/neighbor Joe who is in the hospital
Caroline and ward friends - youth conference at Bryce Canyon
Ya, the kids get creative during the summer :-)
Utah Arts Festival
Last day of school chalk art courtesy of Caroline
Riding horses at youth conference
Ryan and crew heading off for some fun on the lake
Ryan and the three other 16-year olds in our ward
Ah yes, spending a day on the lake tubing with the ladies
Ryan and friends at midnight premiere of Harry Potter
Liza and friend Gracie at the club
The teens goofing off in Millcreek Canyon
Sophie's last soccer game of the season
Neighborhood kids taking it easy in the shade
Sophie and friend Emmie during a grueling 3-hour tennis match
Caroline and neighborhood pals
Bear Lake with cousins - watch out for these two CRAZY waverunner drivers!
Cousin Rachel and Sophie
Finding some quiet time to read . . . loving our mother/daughter book group
Track meets - Sophie lining up for a race
Competing in the 800m - GO SOPHIE!
We have been blessed with several magnificent sunsets this summer
We sometimes do take a minute to slow down and take in the view . . .
Note: all teen pics were snatched off their facebook pages - thank you to their friends for keeping mothers up to date on our children's happenings :-).