Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer Excursions

This has truly been a summer full of excursions. I never thought that I would say this but I am actually a little happy it is over and we can relax and be home for more than a week. I will go in the order that the pictures are in. First we have our trip to Arizona. My sister and her husband who got married about six months ago recently moved there. Her husband was going to be out of town and so was mine so I packed up the car and headed over the scorching heat. It was so much fun to see her new married apartment and get to spend the time with her. I also got to see my good friend Sharisa and her son Merrick. Davis and Merrick were BFF. We took them the children's museum and he was all over the climbing stuff. He is amazing at anything athletic. He is totally a future X gamer. Oh and don't worry and rode his 7 year old brothers two wheel bike at two years old. He is awesome. So while there it was pretty much a girls week of food, laughing, shopping, blue bell ice-cream and a little gossip. Justin was actually there on business so we did get to go to dinner with him one night. That was really fun and we got to have dinner with a great family.On one day Danielle and I headed out to Scottsdale and did some shopping(love lululemon). There happened to be an awesome splash pad in the middle so I stripped Davis down to her undies and let to go to town. She had a blast, and since a billion degrees it was just what the doctor ordered. We topped it off with a nice cranberry cherry limeade from sonic MMM!!!

Here is Davis with her Uncle Jason. This little girl loves her uncles!! It was so cute how she lit up when he got home from his trip.
Showing off her muscles with aunt Danielle at the museum.
Cheesing with some random girl from the museum
While Merrick was building towers and dumping out all the bins of blocks Davis was singing into her pretend microphone.
She wasn't always the Happiest at the museum. It might have been a little bit over her age.
Sharisa on the bed of nails.
Merrick on the bed of nails.
Danielle on the bed of nails
I was telling them to put their hands down. Such great listeners.
Ps. Just before this they had wondered over the this huge telescope thing and started to fight. Davis did a bulldozer push move and Merrick retaliated. We kinda just watched until we saw it was time to intervene. They do love each other.
Tug O War
pre-bulldozer move
Splash pad. Don't judge me I don't carry her bathing suit with me at all times. Plus those are cute Paul frank undies.

This is the start of our Utah trip. Another trip where Justin had to work the whole time and we got to play around with friends. Justin's dad and his sweet wife Gayle are living in our house so when we visit we get to see all our old friends too. It was so great to catch up and be reminded why we want to move when the time is right. We spent every minute visiting and hanging out with people that we love. Of course We saw our adopted family the Schaffner clan. Which includes the Maltbys and Ten Boches. Also the wonderful Kohlers. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful on our lives. I didn't get any pictures but we also got to see Uncle Daniel.
Ebony and Ivory. These two melt my heart.
We got a spend a whole day with my brother Michael hanging out and walking around BYU. He showed us his physics cave where he spends the majority of his life under ground. We went to the bookstore and looked at all statues on campus. The highlight was the duck pond of course like it always is.
She had Uncle Michael wrapped around her finger her got her a lollipop and a t-shirt. He is such a great Uncle.

Future Cougar!

While we there we got to see my bother be the stud that he is and win his volleyball tournament.

Davis and I drove up on the 4th of July and stopped at my grandparents house in richfield. I adore them they are the cutest old people ever. Davis was so good and just had a blast with all my grandmas stuffed bears.
4th of July on the porch eating pop corn and watching fire works. Their little town by the way has the best fire works they were amazing and lasted a half hour.
Wonderful man and patriarch
I love this picture
Also this Summer we did some bonfire at the beach. Our beach is one of three beaches that you can drive onto and have a fire. So we did foil dinners one night. They turned out great and Davis loved it.

We have had a lot of fun this summer while missing Justin every second. He worked his tail off and we love for all he does. I could not ask for a better partner on this journey.


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