Monday, August 29, 2016

Ericson Summer BBQ

Since we had everything already set up for the Livingston BBQ, Steve thought it would be fun to move the Ericson's bbq the following night to our backyard. It turned out to be a lot of fun! We set up the waterslide and although it was a little chilly, the kids loved it. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Livingston Summer BBQ

We hosted Josh's mom's side of the family for the summer bbq. We spent all day on Saturday getting ready for it and enjoyed having everyone over on Sunday evening. It was fun to see all the cousins running around playing and the adults enjoyed visiting with each other.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Oxford - Day 3

Today we spent the day relaxing and playing games at the property. It has been so fun to play with cousins and catch up with all my siblings and their spouses. My mom brought some glitter tattoos and the kids went nuts for them. Of course they stayed on a lot longer than the 1 week it said on the box! After dinner we quickly packed up and headed home. I'm playing the piano at Stake Conference in the morning so we had to head home a little early. But we had SO much fun and can't wait till the next one!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Oxford - Day 2

Today we headed up to Lava Hot Springs to join in on Ryon's company party. Josh had never been there so he wasn't sure what to expect. My family went up there over every Memorial Day growing up so it was fun to be up there again with the fam. The kids absolutely LOVED every minute of it. Josh had to do some work, but he managed to have plenty of fun in between phone calls. We got tubes and floated down the river twice, then spent the rest of the day at the waterpark. The little girls could've stayed in the pool all day!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Oxford - Day 1 (Brooklyn's Birthday)

My family planned to spend a weekend at Nate's family's land up in Oxford Idaho. We headed up in the morning and it took about 2 1/2 hrs to get there. The drive wasn't bad, but it's never great. The land they have is beautiful. Lots of space for campers and tents, a pavilion with tables, fire pit, ball hoop, and an old house with a few bedrooms and a kitchen. There was plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable and have fun. We all arrived at different times and just hung out and relaxed for the day while we waited for everyone to get there. The first day we were there happened to be Brooklyn's birthday, so we tried to make the best of it and celebrate. We let her open her bigger gifts before we left, and brought the rest of her presents with us to open there. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sammie's Birthday

We celebrated Samantha's birthday and did the butterfly release last week when Benji was blessed. But on her actual birthday we met up with Sean and Rachelle at the cemetery to spend some time together remember her. It is always neat to share stories and remember how special she was. We miss her so much and our hearts continue to ache for Sean and Rachelle.