Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Summer Highlights (Beware, lots of pictures)

We seriously had the best summer. I love summer anyway, it is totally my season! But I think we really lived it up this summer! Part of what made this summer awesome, I think, was our new house with the pool only a few steps away. I really don't think a day went by (that we were home) that we didn't visit the pool. I don't think my kids ever got sick of it! I know I didn't! I wish I had more pics of us at the pool but I didn't want to get my new phone wet!

In June we went to our cabin/Yellowstone with our good friends the Stimpsons. 

4th of July! We actually stayed in town because we had just been home to Idaho Falls 10 days before after the Island Park trip. (I was there a week waiting for my gas tank to get fixed.) So we enjoyed all that Boise has to offer.  And seriously Idaho Falls people- never call the I.F. 4th of July parade lame ever again until you go to the Boise parade. It was like plumbing trucks, politicians and a few beauty queens. Nery a horse or float to be found.  Our friend Fitz was in town and we went with our friends the Bankheads. We had a little BBQ in our backyard after. :) I LOVED having a backyard this summer for the first time since having kids!

At the Statehouse after the parade.

 Italian Soda's for $1? UM yes please!

Backyard BBQ

Potato stamps with Fitz

Our other big trips were the Flake Family Reunion in Arizona which I already kind of blogged about but here are a few pics.
Bahama Bucks. Best snow cone place EVER. And it was indoors! (Since it was like 120 degrees in Mesa.)

 Poor Deacy's mosquito bite eye. ARGG.

We went on a little hike to a lake.

Always striking a pose!

In front of James Madison Flake's home in Snowflake.

Piper was so happy playing in the sand/dirt at the Ranch.

Seattle Trip! SOOO fun. The Hale family (minus Gregg and Marthea) spent the first two days at a beach house in Seabook, Washington. It was cool and foggy the entire time we were there until the last day when we were getting ready to leave! One of the coolest things was this little "gnome trail" in the middle of the forest. All these people have set up little houses and fairies and gnomes and you can walk through and see everything. Loved it. There was also this house made from a giant tree trunk. We spent time on the beach even though it wasn't sunny. The best part was looking for sand dollars.  Then we moved on to Seattle. It was tricky keeping the whole family together in the city, so we usually split up and met up throughout the days. I love Seattle though! So many fun things to do and see. And they have Diet Dr. Pepper right there on the pier. What?!

I took Deacon and Piper on the giant Ferris Wheel.

In the butterfly garden inside the Pacific Science Center.

EMP Museum

"Hop in the Wagon!" -Piper.

1 comment:

Rainie said...

Looks like so much fun. To bad summer's over. Boo.