The month of July has been jam packed with fun! We have a summer bucket list and we’ve spent a lot of time getting everything on it checked off. We went and fed the ducks and had a lemon freeze which was a delicious summer treat! Both of the boys loved feeding the ducks and Wells even said Duck and Quack while we were there! He also has started to say cheese, water, Graham, dog, woof, and the list goes on. We went to the Aquarium with Courtney and Tommy and the boys loved every second! Wells spent most of the time with Courtney, looking at fish and pointing at them and making sounds. They loved it so much!
We went to Bear Lake with my family and it was a blast!!! We rented an AirBnb and stayed with Ben and Kim in the house. It was a sweet little country house. We spent most of the time up at the camping ground with the RV. Graham loved running around in the forest, playing with Walkie Talkies, stickers, making bracelets, etc. We went on a great hike, ate delicious food, played in the dirt, played games, threw frisbees, etc. The next day we went out to the lake and the boys had the BEST time at the beach and in the water. We paddle boarded, kayaked, and had truly the best time. It was amazing to spend all the time with family and eating smores around the fire. Graham cried the night before we left because he was so sad about having to leave and go home. He said he always wanted to go camping. We took a scenic route home and loved driving trough the open countryside and mountains. It was a vacation we won’t forget!
We had a great fourth of July weekend/week with lots of family and fun. At the Kaysville parade a little girl was killed on a float and that was horrible. It made the day feel somber as we thought about our privilege to have our family and how to better appreciate each other. It made the day a more thoughtful one, but I was grateful for the way our community came together in the wake of a tragedy.
We started the day with a patriotic breakfast while Randy ran the 10k and took SECOND. So proud.
Then off to the parade, a family BBQ, and the fireworks. It was a different year but the boys had SO much fun playing with friends and family, seeing fireworks, and eating delicious food. The hometown 4th of July is one of my favorite things!
The week after the 4th Randy didn’t have to work so we went to Cherry Hill, the Children’s Museum, and got to spend lots of time together. The boys have LOVED Cherry Hill this summer and are pros at our weekly excursions. The Children’s Museum was so fun and full of great activities the boys loved.
And I finished my MBA! I started in January while Randy was in busy season and plowed through, finishing in 6 months. I loved my courses, particularly learning about Accounting, Data Analysis, Marketing, etc. Randy was amazing and so supportive whether helping me with homework or taking care of the family. I’m so lucky and so proud.
The summer has been so good to us already and I can’t wait to see how the rest of our summer goes. It’s already moving too fast and I’m just trying to soak in every last moment.