Summer Catch Up and Fun Wreath Idea

 Our Summer officially started when my sister and her family came for a visit!  
 Just two of her kidlets...don't you love that toothless grin?

 We went to the local Discovery Museum...the mini grocery store was definitely a favorite

 Norah with her "bag of kitties" on the way to Reno
This girl LOVES her kitties!
 We went back to Reno for 4th of July festivities.  It was our first time back since moving to Idaho.  It was so nice to see familiar faces and reconnect.
Fires everywhere in the west in case you haven't heard.  Nevada was no exception.  We limited ourselves to bubble wrap (the kids LOVED it for about a minute).... 

 and my brother brought his small arsenal of party-time poppers and pop-its.  A good time was had by all.

How cute is this? This was by my parents' front door to greet all of us.  My mom found flip-flops for everyone (including adults) who came to celebrate.
She took it apart on July 4th and we all got to wear our new flip-flops! So fun!

 Lake Tahoe is just about 45 mins. away so we got to spend a day with the Stevensons and the Youngs for a Reunion 
 Jeff and his brother Ben...loved seeing them together.

The water is cccccold but so refreshing. :)  The view was AMAZING as usual.

 Grandpa is the funnest!
Heavenly day for this little guy!  He loved it!

Of course the Paper Doll Coloring Books didn't get done until the week we were all supposed to be out of town so thankfully they were shipped to us there in Reno.  Camille worked so hard to get as many out as possible while we were "on vacation".

We got to celebrate Great-Grandma Dahl's 94th Birthday.  She really was happier than she looks here.  I love her so much.

 My brother Tavan's kids.  Seriously some of the greatest kids.  We've had two summers in a row of  a whole week of quality time with them. I love how much they love Ollie. :)

It was so fun to go but it is so nice to be back!  What exciting adventures have you been on this summer?


  1. Looks like fun! I see so many fun things to do in Boise...Settler's Park, and the Discovery Museum. :) Your girls and Ollie are just darling.

  2. I love the one of Laurel bending over to use her goggles. So cute!

  3. They are all such great pictures! What a fun summer you had so far!

  4. How I love your family, dear Hannah!


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