Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sunshine and Fun...

Well now that summer is half way over I thought I'd post. We have had a crazy busy summer so far . We have done something every weekend and keep ourselves busy every day until late in the nights. Our girls barely know what decent bedtimes are anymore and as for naps well those are something of the past. But even though we are all busy we are all happy and doing well. We finally bought and moved into a house over Memorial Day weekend. (Pictures of the new house soon to follow). We love having our own home again and more room. We do miss our little park we had right out our door, here is a pic of Jake and the girls taking advantage of it one last time.

Saying goodbye to our apartment. (ours is on the second floor)

After spending all day on Memorial Day cleaning our apartment we decided to head to a park to cook hamburgers and play. The girls had fun loading up these spinning seats with wood chips and then letting them fly. Oh the simple joys in life.

The first weekend in June we had the chance to go to a family reunion with my mom's family. Its things like this that we missed while living away and seeing our girls play with their cousins and to be able to spend time with our grandparents makes us even more glad to be close again. This is the only picture I really got but it was a whole lot of fun for all of us.

After the reunion we met up with Tanner and Leisha and Holly and Adam for dinner and then crashed at Holly and Adam's house for the night. Its always a good time with them and it was fun to compare tummies with Leisha who is due 6 weeks after me. Not the best pics of me but we sure had fun taking pics and you get to see cute prego Leisha.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Jake's had the opportunity to play a little golf this summer finally and let us tag along one night while he hit a bucket of balls. The girls were begging to hit some balls too so being the great dad he is, Jake let them take a few swings and they loved every minute of it.

Jake and I headed to San Antonio for his company's annual Leadership Conference this year. It was a lot of fun. We stayed at a really nice Resort, we ate a ton of delicious food, played Amazing Race, did a service project, had our fill in Bluebell Ice Cream, had a couple of private shows at SeaWorld and had a chance to reminisce about the things we loved about Texas. The girls were able to stay with Grandma Lynda and had a fabulous time. (As soon as I get pictures from their stay I will post them).
One night during dinner they had Armadillo races going on. They sure are ugly little things.

Here we are right before the Shamu show

Heading back went by too fast, but we sure were excited to see our cute girls.

We were lucky enough to have Stacy and Nathan and their kids come for a visit as our first house guests in the new place. We had so much fun with them and are so glad they took the time to come see us. Our girls love to play and get along so well, Stacy and Nathan are always kind enough to indulge in our need to play the "bean game" and we were able to hold and snuggle adorable Jaren. We decided to take them to Flaming Gorge and let them experience the Great Dam Tour. I think fun was had by all.

Look at all these cute girls. We were asked numerous times if they were all ours while Stacy and Nathan were out in their van...I can't imagine...six girls, but they sure are cute.

We decided to cook tin foil dinners after and had a good time visiting and walking to the overlooks while they cooked.

Silly girls.

Since we had just got back from Texas and were visiting my parents on Father's Day we didn't feel like we had a chance to really show Jake how much we love and appreciate him so we celebrated again the next Sunday. We tried to spoil him with his favorite foods and give him lots of loves. Here he his with his girls that love him more than anything else. He really is the best daddy.

Molly has been riding a tricycle that is way too small for her for way too long. We finally got her a big girl bike and she is loving it. Annie is also very happy about the whole thing because now she gets to ride the tricycle and loves to cruise along behind Molly everywhere.

We decided we really wanted to do something fun over the 4th of July weekend. And since we didn't feel we could make the 10 hour drive to the family reunion with me being 36 weeks pregnant we decided to head to SLC for the weekend and do some fun things with the girls before our lives all change again in a couple weeks. We had so much fun and are so glad we went.

We went to Toy Story 3 in 3D and here are the girls wearing their glasses on our way to eat lunch at Red Robin.

Then we headed to Temple Square because Molly wanted to see what it looked like with all of the flowers. It was so pretty and we were able to see the new display of the Temple in the visitors center.
I love these girls so much.

We also went on the tour of the roof gardens on top of the Conference Center. It was a first for all of us and was very beautiful.

After Temple Square we headed to Gateway and let the kids play in the fountains for a bit and then headed back to the hotel to swim in the pool. I think that was the funnest part of the whole trip for the girls. They beg to go swimming everyday and haven't had a chance once this summer until now. They had so much fun that Annie was even heard to say "isn't this so wonderful?" while splashing in the pool.

The next day we headed to Hogle Zoon and it was the most perfect weather. The girls love going to the zoo and couldn't wait to see every single animal. Molly kept looking at the map to make sure we covered every area of the zoo and didn't miss anything. Here they are in their cute 4th of July dresses. Every year I say I am going to get them something cute to wear...and this year I actually did it.

Oh how she makes me laugh.

I love this sweet girl.

And isn't he hot? 

We have a ton of prairie dogs around our house so the girls thought this was lots of fun to get to be prairie dogs themselves.

Well I know it was a lot to take in all at once, but with pictures of the house coming soon and wanting to be all caught up so we can post as soon as our baby girl is born it had to be done. We are getting really excited to meet this new little one on July 20th. The girls are counting down the if we can just think of a name to give her that would be great...oh well, details... right? Well until next time.


Stacy said...

They look so adorable in their 4th outfits! Your little trip sounds fun. Hope you are hanging in there okay. Two more weeks!

The Pingels said...

You look great Hannah! I'm so excited to see pictures of your third adorable girl.

Slyck and Slim said...

Loved the post -- your girls are adorable and getting so big. You are tiny to be having that baby girl on the 20th. Good luck, Hannah! Let us know when she comes!

Wendy said...

Did they add more apes to the measure up sign at the zoo?
Wow, you guys are doing so much! I loved reading about it!

Jill Oyler said...

Cute, cute pictures. They made my day. Thanks for sharing!

123 checkoutourfamily said...

Your girls are getting so big. You're not big at did you pull that one off. I turn into a whale. :)

We spent a month in Utah but morning sickness hit me about half way through so needless to say I didn't get to do all the things I planned to.