Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer Highlights

Summer went way too fast. We were able to have some fun times, here is a taste of what we did:

We went with some friends and had a BBQ at Rigby Lake. The kids loved playing. They have made some nice improvements there. Hannah had fun throwing mud and running into the water.

Drew and Jed swam out and did the water slide. That is Drew on the slide and Jed right there in the water waiting for him.

Drew and I were working on this sand castle--which was futile. Hannah enjoyed personifying Godzilla and made sure we did not make much progress on the castle....

We drove out in the desert and with some time spent on the bumpiest road ever, we found a lush little campground infested with mosquitos!! We pioneered some herbal mosquito repellant--we will not make that mistake again! But we did have a really fun time. Jed is starting a fire without matches which he did successfully! Very impressive! ;)

Two cute little girls enjoying the campfire.

Just a cute picture of Jed with some of his girlies.

We had a good share of exhausted kids this summer. Lily is having a shnooze while the rest of us played in our pool. I just love her suit!

Hannah exhausted in the car.

For family home evening one night, the kids and I went to the zoo with some of Jed's family. We did this while the men were out of town drilling wells.

Madelyn feeding the goats.

We ventured out with our family to hike Cress Creek and Grandma Donna and Grandpa Jody met us up there. It was a hot day, but we had a lot of fun. The kids were very preoccupied with the treats they packed on the way up...

until we found this...

everyone got their turn holding the lizard.

A lot of fun.

Ready for some hiking!
Jed's been cruising this little puppy around our house with the kids, which of course they all enjoy. If you look hard enough you can see that it put Lily to sleep!

What a maniac! Caught like 3 feet of air that time... :)

Madelyn doing her swimming lesson assessment. She did really well this year.

Drew did really well also. He has gotten so much more brave in the water. They both really liked it and we had a lot more fun in our swimming pool this year too.

Well, that about wraps up the highlights....the computer didn't upload all the pictures I told it too. Oh well, I'm sure it was enough! We had a good summer and made some good memories! Now we've put away the pool, put away the popsicles and traded them in for books!! I love fall too!!!


  1. Happy Birthday tomorrow Jeannette! Have a fantastic day! I'm happy to see you and your wonderful family are doing so well!

  2. Dear Jeannette,

    Today is your birthday! I hope your cute little family makes it really special for you. Your kids all look so great. 28! It feels kind of old, right?

  3. Hey Jeannette!
    I love all the cute pictures. Everyone has already grown so much!! I can't believe that lizard let you all hold it and take its picture!