Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More of Lake Powell

 This year since the water is higher than it has been for a long time, we took the boat ride out to Rainbow Bridge. It was my first time and it was beautiful. We stopped on the way back to swim in the shade and then later at the Marina where Grandma Summers treated all the kids to ice cream.
That's my man.

Trent's parents with all their grandchildren and Grandma and Grandpa Summers

Henry driving the boat with Grandpa.

Photo Challenge: Sunset

This was at Lake Powell

Saturday, July 23, 2011

sorry, i'm just not that cool

Should I be worried that I can't finish a simple task like posting one photograph on my blog a day? I will continue until I finish all 30, but I guess just in my own time frame. I lost all motivation for blogging the last week. It comes and goes. I still have tons of fun pictures from Lake Powell to share, but I haven't been pulling my camera out every day lately.

Henry and Tucker both have birthdays next week. I have their gifts, but no idea how else we will celebrate. it is a big birthday for Tucker as he'll be 8 this year! More on that later.

I have a to do list a mile long it seems. Getting school clothes and supplies, prepping for birthdays, things to do in my house, get my cat spayed, pack up all the clothes that don't fit the kids anymore and pull out the hand me downs from the older kids, get back into an exercise routine, schedule dentist appointments, etc. ..

I'm hoping once school starts up next month that we'll all slip nicely into a routine and I'll be able to get things done. But who am I kidding?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Photo Challenge: Day 10

Childhood Memory
Every time we pull out the tubes at Lake Powell I am reminded of being 12 years old. We lived in Utah and one of my best friends was Downi. She had a big family like us. Sometimes they would invite me to the lake with them. We would pile into their 15 seater van and our anticipation would swell. We would pile on to two tubes behind the boat and battle. We would occasionally try to kick the other tube to knock each other off, but mostly we would just hang on for dear life as her dad whipped us around and around making giant waves to bounce us over. I remember my legs flying high above me as I squealed with delight.  
It is so fun now that I will get to watch my own kids being tossed all over the lake every year!

 Not to mention, my nieces and nephews :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photo Challenge: Day 9

Someone you love

There are so many. But since I am lazy, it's pretty lucky that 5 of them live with me and 4 of them spend all day, every day with me. Tucker already headed off to a sleepover with his cousin, so I had a mini session (very mini) with the other 3.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lake Powell 2011

 We had a great week in Lake Powell with all of Trent's immediate family. Monday- the 4th, we broke up our trip up by staying in Flagstaff with Aunt Kim, Uncle Dan, Deret, and Tristen. They grilled dinner for us while we camped out in our front row spot for the fireworks. The next day we all headed to the lake for the rest of the week. I have so many pictures I don't know where to start. Here are a few from the first couple days.

Aunt Kim and Tristen

 His tooth is finally coming in. What a cutie.
 My handsome husband.
 Henry "belly boarding" on the knee board. He was so funny leaning his head side to side trying to move.
 Paisley insisted on trying it too.
 It wasn't quite as fun as she imagined.
When Uncle Bart's water trampoline finally wore out, we decided to all go in on a regular one.

Picking up- Photo Challenge: Day 8

A Bad Habit

I have many, including wasting time on the computer, procrastinating, not folding laundry, soda drinking, snacking. I could go on.  My current weakness: Stacy's Pita Chips with hummus. This hummus is jalepeno cilantro. Yum.

Monday, July 04, 2011

So, I'm like a week behind

I've been slacking on the Photography Challenge. Woops. In the mean time, we have been having fun with Aunt Emily who came down for a few days and having good, cheap fun with dry erase markers. Other than that we have been getting ready for our annual trip to Lake Powell. So long for now!