Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
We had a great independence Day even if it was here in California. Its the only day the whole year that I wish I could be in Utah instead.
We started the day by running the 5K. Lizzy of course did amazing and beat us all. I thought I would do better than I did, but it was hard! I'm hoping to do even better next year!
These kids. I still look at them and cant believe they are all mine!
After the parade we went home and spent the afternoon making patriotic crafts. I thought the shirts would be a lot easier than they were, but the stencils were hard to make and it ended up taking the whole afternoon to make them. We were going to have a barbecue with my parents but Lizzy was all bummed that we weren't having friends over and invited her friend and then her family just decided to have us over, which I feel like we invited ourselves. But it ended up being so fun, it was hard to drag my parents along because they get so funny about stuff like that, but they came and had a good time.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Every summer we make a bucket list of things we want to do in the summer and then I try my very hardest to get in as many as I can. The kids always like having picnics and we like to try and find new fun parks that we have never been to before. I had it all planned and then Lizzy and Nellie got invited at the last minute to go roller skating. Jane was a little bummed because she always wants to be clumped with the big girls but that isn't always the case. So we met Kevy at a new park and we had a great time together. Jane even had fun.
Friday, June 30, 2017
It was Lizzy's first year to go to girls camp. She was so excited, and I was so excited for her! I have a bit of a complex relationship with girls camp. I only went three years because I started working really early and had jobs when it was girls camp. The years that I did go were a mixed bag. My first year was not great. I know now as an adult that it was mostly my own doing. I had a hard time getting along with certain people and I know it caused a lot of trouble with the leaders. Its good to know as an adult that I have outgrown a lot of the bad tendencies I had as a kid that made my life difficult. I am so grateful that Lizzy is nothing like I was at the same age. She is so happy and friendly and gets along with everyone. Oh how I still strive to be more like her!
Our stake decided to shorten girls camp so we dropped them off on Wednesday morning and they were home by Saturday at noon, I personally think it is way too short of a time to be there. It is barely more than two day that they are actually there!! I am hoping next year that they change it and make it a day longer.
The kids were so entranced when Lizzy got home about all that she had done and wanted to see everything she got there. She also taught them all the really obnoxious camp songs she learned so they could drive Kevin and me up the walls one every drive we went on. Haha!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
My sister Janae and her boys came to visit, which is alsways so fun! We love it when family comes to visit us, even though it isnt often enough. We are so lucky that we have so many cousins and we have such a good time when we get to see them! We try and take our visitors to do fun things when they are here so that they will have a good time and want to come back and visit. I had seen pictures of a friend I know that had gone to Empire Mine and it looked really cool so I wanted to take everyone. It ended up being such a fun day!
It was fun that Judy and Grandma could come on our little day trip with us. We love having adventures and I am so excited for many more things to do and explore.
After the mine it was lunchtime so we went into Grass Valley to eat. I wanted to be adventurous and eat at a local place but when we went in and Janae and my mom saw the prices, (even though they weren't that much) they said no, lets find a Subway. The thing that sucks is that by the time we buy food for everyone it ended up being super pricey even at subway. Oh well.