Labor Day in Parowan is always fun. This is the iron county fair so there is lots to do. This year Dakota and Paris danced in the parade. They did so good. They were like # 74 in the parade and they were very patient waiting their turn.
For the past couple of years, we have been going to Yankee Resevior after the parade for lunch and a little hiking with our friends, James and Ali Threet and their family. We always look forward to this and the kids love it.
So it has been a few months since I've updated my blog. We had a long summer full of lots of fun things. We went to the beach, had a fun family reunion, Rich's dad got married, we went to the mountain with friends, then school started and everything got extra crazy. With 5 kids life can be busy. So I'm just going to add a few pictures of the summer stuff.
My awesome sisters-in-law. We had a great girls weekend playing at Bryce Canyon and Brian Head!
The 4th of July parade in Parowan. That is Grandma Cheryl walking in the parade in Red.
Playing in the mountains with some good friends.
We picked a great day to go for a picnic. There was a big thunderstorm with hail. Luckily we were under the shelter!!
The kids by the fire, trying to warm up. We had a great time playing in the rain!!!
So Rich and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on June 10th. I can't believe how time flies. Rich surprised me with a trip to Las Vegas. He was so sweet and tried to take us back to our wedding day. He booked us a room at the hotel we stayed at the night of our wedding, Alexis Park Resort. Then we went to the temple. He also took me to see Phantom of the Opera and that was really good. We had a nice relaxing weekend. My brother and his wife, who are living with us, stayed with our kids. So nice of them because my kiddos are a handful. This was the first time Rich and I have been away together since we had Tyler. I'm grateful for my husband and for all he does for me. We have had a great 10 years and are excited to see what the next 10 bring us. (we forgot the camera so there are no pictures!)
So our family ventured to Alabama for a week with my family. We had a great time. The car ride was really long (about 36 hrs one way), but we survived. I gave each of the kids a roll of quarters and took them away one at a time when they were not behaving well. They did so good. Then we spent the week on the beach. It was so beautiful and we weren't ready to come home. Thanks mom for the condo and the fun times. Here are some pictures from our trip.
So this is kind of a brief catch up of what's been going on at our house! I've been terrible at blogging. My family keeps me busy. We have gymnastics, karate, dance, scouts, callings, book group, school and lots of other things going on! I love my family and am so grateful for them. This has been a really great year so far!