Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer Recap {a long post}

I like to get the kids an end of school year gift... this year I decided on this huge inflatable ball from Costco.... just wanted them to have something to play outside.  It was fun for awhile (until it split at the seam and couldn't be repaired)

The boys also got new battery operated squirt guns.
The first weekend of summer, we went hiking on the Dixie hill.  I had accidentally left my phone at home, so I have no pictures to share... while we were gone hiking, my van window was broken and my purse was stolen.  Not a very good start to our summer.

 Brenner joined the summer swim team.  He had practice 4 days a week for an hour and attended 2 swim meets.
We tried to have weekly outings with our friends.  This is the first one... to Ivins reservoir. (We only ended up going there twice)
 
Another outing was the skim park.  The boys have a good time there.
We went camping at Tropic reservoir with Lucas and his family, Grandpa and Grandma Blake and Craig Degen's family.
 We bought passes to 7 peaks, so we headed up north.  We went to a park in Daybreak.  We also went to a BBQ and saw lots of friends from our Oquirrh Park neighborhood.
 The boys had a blast at Lowes with their cousins.
Another friend outing to Veyo Pool.  We spent as much time swimming as we possibly could this summer.  We also went swimming a lot at a lady's house in Ivins.  She would let us use her pool every Wednesday afternoon.
 For the 4th of July, we went to Kanarraville.  Our theme for the parade was "America is Sweet"
 For the evening, we headed back to Ivins and set off fireworks at Grandma and Grandpa Blake's house.
 On July 9th, my sweet mom passed away.  She had been battling cancer for 5 years.  Her body just couldn't fight it any more.  Even with Chemo, the cancer was growing rapidly and had spread into her brain as well.  I think this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.  I miss her so much every day.
 Since we had family in town for the funeral, we had a Sunday BBQ up in pine valley and grandpa took us fishing.
 Another outing with friends... bowling!
 We headed back up north to spend another weekend with cousins.  We went to the Discovery Gateway children's museum.
 We also went to 7 peaks again.  I don't have any pictures because I didn't want to carry my phone around with me.

We have always loved the day of 47 parade float preview.  We were able to go to the preview before we headed home.
I was in charge of our ward's primary float for the 24th (that's the reason our 4th and 24th floats were relatively the same). 

 We had our annual Scholes family reunion in the city of Tropic, UT.  We mostly got rained on all weekend.... but when it stopped raining, we were able to get a couple of hikes in near Bryce Canyon.
 Rain=muddy 4-wheeler ride.
 The day we headed home, there wasn't much rain.  We were able to stop at Red Canyon and go on another hike.
 We got home from the reunion and had a day to pack for our surprise trip to Disneyland!  We hadn't been to Disneyland since before our kids were born, so it was about time we go:)  We spend 3 days in Disneyland and had a blast!
 We were able to hit the beach on the day we headed home... wish we could have stayed at the beach longer.... the kids had so much fun there.
 Now, school has started again... I'm grateful to be back to routines....

1 comment:

The Flight Attendant said...

Well I'm proud to say I just read your whole summer recap. :) You are such a good mom to do so much with your kids.