In August, Matt and I paused long enough to tell each other Happy 14th Anniversary and then got back to life. We really did schedule so much fun last summer that we had to work really hard in the down times to feel justified! The weekend after Jackson Hole, we spent a day on the beach at Bear Lake. The kids love this--especially Paige! She asks for it all year long. So we decided to go for her birthday. We had great weather the whole time we were there. After we packed everything up, we drove to a yummy little "greasy spoon" and ate our food while watching a HUGE storm blow in over the lake. We drove home in pouring rain! It was a great day--but not too surprising to anyone who knows Bear Lake.Our budding artist. She used herself and anyone who would hold still as her palette.
Our Paigie bug turned seven on August 8th. When I asked what kind of cake she wanted? "Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!" She comes by that honestly. We love you, Paige!
Here is a picture of Nicole at her end-of-summer violin recital. She's really getting good! A while ago I was in my room and she was practicing in the kitchen. After a few minutes she started fiddling and I came out to see if it was still her playing or if Matt had taken the violin from her--it was that good!
Alas, all good things must come to an end, and our summer vacation was no exception. But to be honest, I was so tired that I was looking forward to the "slower pace" of school, homework, music lessons, etc. We had just returned a few days previous from our family reunion in Colorado (See below--I had a fluke moment where I WAS on top of things for a minute and posted the pics from that trip.) and the kids were ready to go!