Summer Visitors

August 5th, 2014 in About Me

YOU GUYS! Summer is crazy! We aren’t even doing vacations, not even *A* vacation and it is still jam packed. Also Reagan is on a mission to break one of her bones or crack open her head every day. So I can’t take any time for a hobby. When I leave her with a babysitter this is how the instructions to them go: “If you go outside, she will try to run into the middle of the road. If you try to play in the front yard, she will try to jump into the window wells. If you go to the park, she will climb to the highest part, and try to fly off. If you go to the pool she will try to go as deep as she can and throw herself under. If you do not block off the upstairs she will try to swim in toilets. If you are not STARING RIGHT AT HER she will try to climb on the stove and turn it on. She will in fact climb onto the kitchen table and hang off the chandelier. Any knives in the house or scissors she somehow will find and try to make music with them. Basically if you are not staring right at her, she will be trying to hurt herself.” Then I leave and pray that she survives someone else watching her.

So I don’t have too much of what you would call free time. Or what you would call down time. During her naptime  of course I am very productive and gets lots done. I cry. I breathe. I collapse onto the couch and cannot move.

Oh but we love her, she is the life of everything. But the family blog has been pretty empty because I just have -0- time.

A highlight of the summer so far has been the California cousins coming to visit. Usually we go to see them, this time we got lucky and they came to us! The girls got to skip the last few days of their school year so they could spend time with them.

I think what I loved the most is that everyone is at the perfect stage and ages right now. Cameron and their youngest that is a boy still play together really well. Abby and their daughter just are best friends. Both of their teenagers are in fun sweet teenager stages. We love being around those two. (These two were one of the biggest reasons I married Tyler, I love these two so much!) And look at how sweet they were with my babies:

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Daybreak is a really fun place to live. So we went to the river, ziplining park, canoeing on the lake, walks to the temple. Such a perfect place to live for when you have visitors in town. Free things and not long drives, can’t beat that! Whenever we go to California Tyler’s brother plans a fun camping trip for us. So when they came to visit us we wanted to do something. Although camping would be way too much for me to pull off! So we just rented some wave-runners and went to the prettiest part of Utah (we think!), Eden.

Tyler and his oldest nephew had a ball. It was fun to see them have so much fun. I tricked kids into getting onto the wave-runners and having fun. I got everyone to go on and everyone had a great day. The babies went from wading in the water to eating pirate booty non stop in their chairs.

pineview jetskiing

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nicoleandreagan

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I think we have spent the last four 4th of Julys together, I love it, I want to do that forever. Our favorite parts of the 4th were watching Uncle Ryan dance with the fireworks. And sweet Shae’s reactions to the fireworks.

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We had such a wonderful time with everyone. But that isn’t even the most exciting thing that happened during that week. I will be back to tell you what that was soon!

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4 Responses to “Summer Visitors”

  • Linda
    August 6th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Thank you for all the pictures and the stories with them. I have been waiting very patiently to see them. :-).
    By-the-way, Reagan looks pretty calm and in control. Don’t know what you are talking about. :-)

  • Emily
    August 6th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, you’ve been busy. And that Reagan is so giving you a run for your money!

  • sarah
    August 8th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’m in love with these cousins

  • Rebecca
    August 11th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    You have the best pictures!