Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Catch Up

Time to clean up pictures from my phone.  One of the last things we did this summer was have an awesome weekend with the Toone family.  Cora and Leah had been trying all summer to get together with Emily and Maycie to go tubing and bridge jumping.  Between everyone's summer camps and reunions it took forever.  Finally a day was found.  We invited the rest of their family to meet us at our house for a BBQ after.  I had so much fun.  They are such a wonderful family and it was fantastic.  Just what I needed.  

They ended up inviting us back to their place a few days later.  We went up to what they call 'The Hills'. It is a beautiful spot.  Dave had been there lots as a kid, but it was my first trip.

Our strong husbands.

Toone and Puzey girls.

Blake testing out the new bridge.

Love these girls.

Blake and Avery.

Those dots on top of the ridge are the girls.  They came down a different way and we couldn't find them for awhile.  But here they come.

When we showed up at their house, Natalie said she had a gift for me.  She surprised me with a flyswatter.  It was perfect and funny.  She thought I might need it after we had so many flies get in during our BBQ.

Blake enjoyed going with the 11 yr old scouts this year on the day camp.  He took a friend with him and they loved the zipline.  Thanks Amber for the pictures.

Cora got one more ski in with the youth activity.  She has been helping Dave out with some project, trying to get money for school and mission. 

Dave's work party this year was at the Corn Maze.  Always love the corn maze.  This was my favorite party so far.  Barely had to talk to anyone.  :)

My kids tease me about making them pose, so they decided to really pose for this one.

We have been switching phones around.  I thought I had everything off my old phone that I gave to Leah.  But I did not.  I forgot to upload their first day of school pictures. She asked if I was ready for her to reset it.  I said yes.  Whoops!!  I made sure to get some today, as it is picture day at school.  That's close enough right?

Leah is doing fantastic with seminary.  No complaints, no lateness.  Not what we expected at all.  Hope it lasts, especially once basketball starts.


  1. A great end to the summer, a campfire in the hills!!! So fun! And great picture day pictures!

  2. Cora’s first day picture is definitely my favorite haha

  3. Great pictures! So great the girls are close to the Toone girls. So fun since they are "3rd" cousins. Love the pumpkin picture - haha!

  4. And you got to meet my cousins, Betty and Marie......They told me about you being there. The hills is the best place. So many fond memories of weiner roasts up there with Uncle Henri and Auntie Gwen, Joe's grandparents.

  5. Thanks for the catch up. Sometime those are the best.