I feel like I have been so busy lately- but then I think back, and I try to figure out what I have been 'busy' doing.??
We had a great 4th of July. We headed to Tower (as tradition continues) and watched the parade with gramps, and Uncle Rob/Tina & Jordan. We also met up with the Johnson's, dear friends of Erin/Bill who traveled over from Washington. Sawyer wasn't too into the parade, but he was busy being cared for by Uncle Robert- who took him and played with him in the shade. That afternoon, we headed to help our sweet cousin Stacy celebrate her 40th bday. It was a great surprise and was so nice to see her so happy- and in complete shock- as she walked in the door. We love you, Stanny. ;)
Yes, back to the Johnson's. I have heard many stories of all these Alaskan friends that Bill and Erin have made. I was so happy to finally meet Josh and Stacie and their family~ it felt like I already knew them. We were able to spend some time on the lake with them, as well as some time visiting at the house. They were a blast to get to know- and I am hoping we can see them again soon!
We've spent LOTS of time out at grandpa jimbo's house the past week. With the hot weather, we've been getting in lots of boating and swimming. Sawyer is not sold on swimming yet. I am hoping that by the end of summer he'll enjoy floating with the rest of us, and if not, there's always next summer!
Our latest purchase is a fancy sailboat that we bought from the Fogelberg/Lavine crew. We are having a BLAST using it... ok, I've only gotten to go on it once, but the boys seem to be getting out there LOTS, and it's only been in the water about 2 weeks! We love our new toy- and I can see that we will get a lot of use out of it. It even has a little cabin underneath. How cool is that?
Saturday, Kraig, Amy and the boys were here for a quick visit. It was so fun to see them AGAIN. We are lucky to see them 1x/year-- but now we've seen them 2x/month! We took the sailboat, big boat, and pontoon up to Twin Islands for the afternoon. We had a picnic lunch and watched the guys jump off the rock. The babies played in their rock pool and enjoyed sampling some blueberries. It was also Erin's bday- I think she had a great weekend. ;)
Sat. night we headed up to Orr to have dinner with Jesse's parents, sister and her hubby. We had some tasty enchiladas and enjoyed watching Sawyer play in buckets of water. It was a good evening, and it sounds like we will be heading over to stay with Scott/Annie at the end of July.
Sunday we headed back to the lake, went for a long boat ride, and hung out with Lo and Miss Kate for a bit. Later on we dropped sawyer off with Uncle Pa and Auntie Sharon for a couple hours while we headed to a movie with Erin/Bill. I hadn't been to a movie since I was pregnant-- and i think it was something like The Terminator(not my kind of movie!). This time we saw Grown Ups... and I thought it was cute.
So- I guess I have been busy... just enjoying summer. :) How's your summer?