Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summer 2016

I can't believe the summer is over. Apparently we were having so much fun I forgot to blog about it! June brought the start of some major changes in our family. In early June I quit my job ... with a company I've been with for almost 9 years. I've taken something else - but for much less time each week and completely from home. I struggle with change, but I've been ready for a while, so I'm very excited. I'm officially done and settled into my new role and it's been a great change overall for our family. 

My cousin got married this June in St. George. We went down for the celebration - it was so fun! I also love the boys seeing good examples of getting married in the temple. It was such a fun weekend spent with family, friends and dancing!!

June also brought Girl's Camp! I was asked to be the Camp Director this year. I haven't ever done it, and I HATE to camp so I was really, really concerned. The planning and organizing were super stressful, but once we got there it was so much fun! Jeff came up to be priesthood for us, and really enjoyed it also. It was such a beautiful place, and I'm so grateful for what I learned along the way. 

The rest of our month was spent swimming, playing and just having fun! 

In July we went to Turks & Caicos! What an amazing and beautiful place. The beach is exactly what I picture when I think of "paradise" - it's shallow, with hardly any waves and beautiful white sand beaches. The boys fell in love with snorkeling! It was SO cute to watch them - they were seriously little fish out there. While Jeff and the boys were busy snorkeling I enjoyed reading on the beach - it was heavenly! The boys also could have spent every waking hour in the beach house pool. 

We also went to a local fish fry, walked around town and went to Iguana Island. The very best part of the trip (other than all the time together) was Parasailing! We took the boys us with us and it was AMAZING! Such a cool thing to do together, and a really amazing memory to share. 

Once we got back we tried to cram as much "summer" in as we possibly could - swimming, playing with friends and staying up late! 

Now school is back in session and football and soccer are in full swing! I'll blog about that soon, but for now here are some pictures of our amazing summer vacation!

They were really excited about the airplane rides!
For a first timer he was a CHAMP!
Preparing the land in paradise!
Such. A. Stud.
Me & my main squeeze!
"Our" beach for the week ...
His smile + those freckles = love
Local fish fry ... don't worry, I didn't actually eat fish ... 
Sandy toes
Local pirates ... beware
Seriously ... they lived like this 
There are no words :)
We found the chapel and went on Sunday!
My tribe ... 
Those smiles ... pure happiness!
Is there ANYTHING cuter?!

Aaaaand ... Mic. Drop.

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