Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Farewell to Summer of 09'!

Well, technically, summer isn't over. But since school started on Monday, it may as well be. Just thought I'd review some of our summer highlights....it went by so quickly!

**Loved our trip to Moab at the beginning of summer!

**My cousins, the Johnson, invited us to Prescott during the 4th of July. How could we refuse getting out of the heat and heading over to beautiful cool Prescott! We had so much fun hanging out with them and Steve's commentary during the parade was immensely entertaining. They've invited us to make this a yearly tradition with them -- how could we refuse!

Yummy berries Joseph picked...and ate....and picked....and ate....
Cousin Bert teaching Emi how to make flower necklaces....

Joseph sitting with cousins waiting for the parade to begin!
Starr, Jessica, and Emi ...waiting...and waiting.....
My aunt Jackie and Mignon say "HELLO"!!!

**Also, during the summer, Jeff took some golfing lessons and was practing his skills on the course at least once a week.
Jeff looks a little like Tiger Woods in the picture, doesn't he?

**Aaahhh....can't forget the Eagle Project....the summer long on-going project of Jeff's. This kept us plenty busy with Jeff and I out soliciting donations from businesses plenty of hot afternoons and then Steve and I hounding him to finish it before school starts! Almost done... he's having a hard time getting a hold the hosp. coordinator to drop them off, but is almost finished with his write-up. With any luck he'll be an official Eagle Scout by mid-September.

**Last, but not least....our trip to San Diego to see my sister and her family. The trip my kids look forward to the VERY MOST!!! They really do adore their cousins that live there -- okay, and the beach!

The "boy party" the boys plan and do every year....Krispy Kreme donuts were the featured attraction.

Now the "girl party"...chocolate dipped goodies and soda.

We LOVED Uncle Tim's tacos!!!!

The kids swimming at my sister's pool!

And we spent one afternoon park-hopping. This is Starr jumping up catching bubbles.

Tate and Jeff
Starr's riding in on a wave. (Personally, you couldn't get me in that water -- it was freezing!)

Fun in playing in the sand.
This is what Joseph spent most of his time doing. A boy's paradise!


Barbara said...

Thank you, Teresa, I was so excited to find the summer "catch-up" pictures. It all looked like such fun.

Anonymous said...

I almost sent you that picture of Starr jumping up for bubbles, couldn't remember if I got it from you or if it was mine. But that girls got some vertical going on!

I like the summer wrap-up, it will be fun to look back on.