Monday, July 30, 2012



The Olympics are on! We watched every second of the Opening ceremonies, and have been watching lots of different events. My favorite is the swimming.  We will be glued to the TV for the next few weeks if you are looking for us.

In Olympic spirit I have seen several cute and fun Olympic things to try. Here is what I might try and attempt over the next few weeks.

Luke and I are going to try this: Looks fun (and messy)!

Toddler Olympics (ring painting)

Maybe do one each morning for breakfast with a different fruit?

How cute are these? ..... Olympics for Kids: Fruit Filled Olympic Rings

Making Metals would be fun!

Anyways, we are in full Olympic mode over here, and are loving every second. Go Team USA!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Park City, Utah

This summer we went to the same place we ski in the winter. My parents are driving and visiting all over the western half of the US so we brought my brother and decided to meet up with them in Deer Valley for a few days. It is in Utah and is absolute beautiful. I have never been up there in the summer before, and I can't wait to go back! We enjoyed our vacation so much and it was a great break from this crazy Texas heat. The highs were in the 70s, so wonderful! Get ready for a photo dump... lots of pictures coming your way.

This mule deer was right outside the house and came at the same time every day!

We enjoyed the hot tub and played lots of "catch me".

The guys went fly fishing one morning and had a blast. The all caught several fish!

One morning Andrew, Luke, my brother and I went hiking and rode the lift to the top of the mountain. The views are amazing and really reminds you how creative and magnificent God is!

Luke loved riding in the backpack. We also saw some horses and Luke wanted to chase the horses so bad!

One evening we went to a resort down the road that was having a family friendly concert. There was a playground and sandbox in the concert area, so Luke was loving playing and dancing. He even found some friends to hula hoop with! 

There was also a crazy blonde lady that kept trying to dance with Luke. It was really awkward, and I didn't know how to rescue Luke. Ha!

Luke spent lots of time running up and down the drive way, and being thrown up in the air. He could of done that for hours.

We also ventured out to Olympic Park. It has a practice area for skiers to do tricks. It also has an Olympic museum for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic games. 

The last day my parents had to leave early, so the rest of us went to a fun pond and fished and played. No fish were caught, but we had fun trying! Luke wanted to hit the water constantly with the pole, so I am pretty sure he scared off the fish.

 Traveling pals! My brother and Luke are 2 peas in a pod. They were loving each other. I am pretty sure Nelson taught Luke several things he shouldn't do & say, but that's what Uncles are for...right?!

It was a great vacation with my family and we can't wait to go back!

Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of July/ Harmon Staycation

This year for Andrew's family vacation we decided to stay here and go to the lake for a few days. With 4 cousins under the age of 4 it limits where we can go, so staying here was simply the best option. We had a blast! Luckily the weather was great and it didn't get up into the 100s until the last day. I don't have many pictures, so you will have to trust me that it was wonderful.

Granbury puts on the greatest fireworks show, and we ride on the boat to go watch it. It is great!

You can't have 4th of July with out a flag dessert.

Boating with cousins...

 Afternoon rest time with cousins...

PJ time with cousins...

 The kids had a blast together. Sometimes it was hard to teach them to share and play nicely, and by the end of the week they were close to strangling each other, but they had so much fun and want to do it all over again! We love the lake and our family. I love these times and the memories that are made.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wedding Time!

Last weekend we went to Abilene for our friends', Logan and Taylor, wedding. Andrew and I have know them for a long time and we were both honored to celebrate with them!



It was a beautiful wedding and a very fun party! Andrew and I loved being able to spend time with our friends. With Luke, we don't get to do it often enough, and we are very thankful that my parents watched Luke so that we could be with our friends.
Logan and Taylor are perfect for each other, and we wish them all the happiness in the world.