As much as I hate to admit it, Summer is coming to a close and we are officially back to school. I say it all the time, but this summer really flew by so dang fast!! We were constantly on the go and trying to fit in all the things, which I love, but I swear it made it fly by even faster!! So since we did so much that I didn’t even have time to really share, I thought it would be fun to do a little summer cat up recap!
We love our summer birthday boys!! In July we celebrated our little Houston turning 4 and insisting he is NOT A BABY anymore. I am so big mom! You can check out some more updates on him and funny things he is saying here. Then in August we celebrated our Hudson turning 10!! He is so sweet and also such a big helper! I shared a few of my very favorite things about him over here. I can’t believe how quick they are growing up!
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We spent a lot of the summer traveling! Although being cramped in the van together may not be my favorite thing in the world, making all those memories together as a family was so worth it!!
So our first big trip was to California for Hudson’s baseball tournament. Harper was quite the terror in the car, so we made a pit stop at Nana’s house to calm us all down and take a breather. Then it was on to California! It was full of a lot of baseball games, but we managed to squeeze in some fun in the sun and yummy food too!
At the end of July we headed up to Idaho to spend some time with Joe’s family. It was so fun to just relax and catch up with them! Then we continued on up to Yellowstone for a little vacation with my sisters. We stayed at my brother in law’s family cabin right on Hebgen Lake, and it was stunning. We loved getting to go out on the boat. The bigger kids got to try wake boarding and surf for the first time and LOVED it! I even showed my stuff and proved to them I could ski! I’m pretty sure they thought I was too old to do anything cool. haha!
We spent one day in the park too to check out the sites! It is such a gorgeous place and we couldn’t believe all the amazing things to see! Our favorite spot was Grand Prismatic because the colors were unreal!!
Our last trip this summer, Joe and I took a little weekend trip to Boston. Neither of us had ever been, and we had so much fun! We loved seeing Fenway, shopping, and eating our way through the city. You can check out all of our favorites as well as a ton of recommendations from you guys over here.
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:: NEW PROJECTS
And of course it wouldn’t be summer without a few home projects to make us crazy?! So call us crazy, but we decided to add on a home gym on the side of our house, and Joe convinced me to do a pool in the backyard!! We did the majority of the gym ourselves with the help of my brother in law and it is just about done!!
As for the pool, it was full of a lot of delays thanks to the weather, but just in time for the last week of summer we got it done!! As a result, the kids have spent basically every minute possible in it and we are already loving it so much!!
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That about sums up our summer! So as much as we hate to see it go, we are ready to take on a new school year and some more routine in our days! So I wanna know, what was your favorite part of summer?!