Monday, July 18, 2011

Lazy Days of Summer?

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 :-).

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Ah Julie... you should have a bumper sticker that says, "You can sleep when you're dead!"
LOL. You're amazing the pace you keep! It honestly makes me tired just reading about all you do!

LOVED the novel. Finished it last week. So good. I'll have forgotten it by the time we meet though...