Friday, August 26, 2016

a little peek into the end of Summer....

so many great people came to support Tanner!
We had a whole day with all 10 kids (last time in 2 years),
including our married daughters & their hubbies.
We had family pictures taken and had a lovely day!

Corina was napping -- it's exhausting being pregnant!
Aren't these girls lovely?!

some of the friends that came - love these people!

Tanner's best friend since 4th grade came from
Arizona and surprised him
 (Josh Pratt on the left)

Dex & Akayla drove all the way from Vegas just for a couple days...
we sure love and miss them!

Tanner's best friend Emily....gonna be hard to leave her!

Our fruit trees are producing like crazy!
Dave threatened our cherry tree last year that if it 
didn't produce this year it would be cut down!  
We had cherries coming out of our ears this summer!!

 Mason loves to hold his baby cousin Evelyn!

Picnic at the park with friends from Illinois & Dave's brother Jim (and family)

Tanner's first time through the temple.
We chose the Logan temple because the
Idaho Falls temple is being remodeled.
It was a wonderful experience!

 Mason with toothpaste in his hair....long story!

4th of July!!

We couldn't get enough of these this summer
so we finally bought our own shaved ice machine.....
it's better than you can get anywhere!!

Mars & Elli had a lot of fun together 
this summer marking off their bucket list!

They went and found wildflowers and made their own flower crowns!!

just have to add this picture with Mariah's beautiful red hair!

Tanner has spent a lot of time this summer
preparing for his mission.
He's been working tons and has done some
pretty amazing projects (I'll do another post on that).
Gonna miss this boy!


2 weddings in the family this summer 
only 2 weeks apart!! 

my little sister Carissa & her new husband Rick
I'm so happy these 2 found each other - what a joyous day!

so happy these 2 made the trip out this summer!

love my girl!

my 2 oldest beauties!

preparing for the reception -- such good helpers!

it was an exhausting day --
Mason didn't make it through the reception

my baby brother Foster & lovely wife Kenzie

cute little cousins!

I love this picture with all the kids --
these 2 are so great with all the nieces & nephews

Just enjoying the beautiful summer nights!

Anna & her 2 best friends - CJ and Megan

dad helped the kids build an awesome fort!
they slept here for at least a week and told lots of "scary" stories!

 Adri worked at Zion's National Park 
for most of the summer - we were all super 
happy when she finally got home!  

I got lots of snapchats of Adri with different cute boys -
she went on a lot of dates this summer!

Adri went on lots of great hikes - it's her favorite thing in the world!

water fight!

playing "Down by the Banks" for family night

Cool Rain in the park with the Fire Department!

starting soccer
Landon, Lea & Mason invited their cousins
(Jacob & Alex) over for a sleepover in the tent!

that's my grandbaby right there!!
celebrating our 22nd wedding 
anniversary with a weekend getaway!

Mars got to spend a week at her 
cousin's house in Utah- we missed her 
soooo much but she had such a great time!!

gotta spend a few afternoons watching Netflix and bingeing on popcorn!

Anna & Mars went to Girl's Camp!

Steadman's Farm waterslide!

Just a few more parties before school starts --
Adri & her boys!

Back to School shopping & lunch at Panda Express

Youth Temple Trip
Tanner got to go and do some of the baptizing.
Annalisa said it was awesome having her brother 
there doing the baptizing - 
it made the experience even more special!

5 lovelies on the first day of school!
I will admit I cried for a few days, 
but things are going well.
It's going to be a great year!

Annalisa is a freshman at Highland High School
and she gets to be in seminary with her daddy!

good things:
livin' it up!
school clothes fashion show
family visiting


jenny b said...

I love this have a wonderful and beautiful family

Heidi said...

So many fun memories to read through, I can see why there's no time for separate blog entries :) I'd love for you to stop by the next time you're headed up for a temple trip. I could watch your kids for you and then do lunch. Or I may travel down to buy apples from you if they don't come up here!