Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summe 2013 in a Nut Shell, We had a house full ALL Summer. we Maybe had 5 Days through out the summer where we didn't have company.  We had Regie (Student/Nanny) Living with us for a month til she got hitched. We enjoyed her with us, especially the perks that went along with having her here. We hosted two ladies from Costa Rica for an international choir festival that Pocatello hosted. It was a fun week with them. My kids enjoyed the comings and goings of these Ladies. Saying  Hola and Chow, with a kiss.  They will surely be life long friends.
 We had our dear friends the Fagan's come and spend a couple days with us, while the girls were in Cd'A. Jay LOVED his Boy time with Karsten and Justin. digging for dinosaur bones, and making crazy hot dogs. They had a camp out complete with "mini olympics" and a smore's cook off. Oh we miss them, but cherish our time when we are together


 We spent a week in July up north with family. And then we had some special company for the month of August. Cousins came from Texas to spend time with us. We did LOTS. Lunch in the park, Walked dogs, Played with neighbors, went to Lava, went on a snake hunt, Made flubber, Jay taught Jaiden to ride a two wheeler, bike rides,Went to the Library,went to the park, played in the rain, gathered worms, tie dyed shirts, had a camp out, and lots of "playing" with our food experiments, and playing games Oh goodness, we tried to do it all. we still didn't get to some things on our list. We slept well each night. We were so happy that they came. It was sad to see them go. We made lots of GOOD MEMORIES!
Jay Had a Birthday!! The Big 5
I spent a week at Girls Camp. And drove the Girls up in our 15 passenger Van. It was pretty Fun to have everyone in one car. singing at the top of our lungs and waving to everyone we passed. Jappy handled all seven kids. And the house was clean when I got home. But he was relieved when I pulled in.
We bought a new car in July and have already put 3000 miles on it. We LOVE it!! It's our 4th car we have bought in a year. I should get my dealers license. We have been on the go constantly,  and the month of September is showing to be just as busy as  August, with less kids. We just finished an Alzheimer's walk in Ogden, and in two weeks we do the 5K in Logan for Juvenile Diabetes. I did a 5K with a bunch of Friends called the Color Vibe. We had the BEST TIME. Every half a mile or so was a color station where we were doused in Color. If one ever comes to your Town Sign up you will not regret it.
Jay just started soccer. We are hoping he starts getting in the groove. He is unsure and timid still which is SO not like him.  He's confused with us telling him to take the ball from the other team.
My oldest Brother got married to a lovely girl.  We couldn't be happier for them.  The wedding was beautiful. We went back to Coeur d 'Alene for the reception. I played bar tender at the Italian Cream Soda Bar. I LOVED mixing drinks.  I got a chance to talk with everyone.  My kids spent most of their night at the S mores Bar.  They consumed more than their share of CHOCOLATE.
We had a fun Summer with lots of Great memories. We haven't felt like school is in session yet. It seems like we are still in the Fun summer mode.... Is that a Bad thing?


cathy said...

Good work updating the blog! I'm impressed! I didn't realize that Girls Camp was in the thick of the month of 7 kids! Way to go Jap! Can't wait for you guys to come visit us! We miss being able to just drive up to Pokey and see you! I hope middle school gets better for Mady!