July 2009

July was full of fun in the sun summer activities. It is amazing that summer "break" seems to be often times more busy than other time of the year. With three kids at home we seem to not have many "breaks" during the summer months, July was no exception!

We kicked off the month with Riley and Cayli attending a week long gynamistics camp. They spent three hours a day at AIM Gymnastics having a blast! They are already talking about next years gymnastics camp.

Fourth of July weekend was spent with family and friends. We had a barbecue at our house to kick off the weekend. Our guests were the Utters, Lloyds, Stanleys, Carvos, Dishons and the Hestons. The kids played on the slide and the big kids played ladder golf. On Saturday the fourth we played on the water with the Lloyds and the Stanley's, it was a lot of fun. The Utter's provided the food and docking station for us all, thanks a bunch. We went out in the boats to watch the beautiful show of fireworks surrounding Moses Lake. It was a great display.

We took the kids to the aquatic center in Moses Lake and spent one day at the Ephrata Splash Zone. The kids had a lot fun trying out the various attractions at each park. All of the kids seem to never have enough time spent playing in the water! They are always asking for more!

We decided to try something new so the usual group of us headed to Soap Lake to try out the roller skating rink. It was a blast. There were many wrecks, laughs, tears and sore feet! It is definitely something the kids both big and small look forward to trying again!

Cayli did a dance camp where she learned a new hip hop routine. She had a blast with her friends Jillian, Cassidy and Allison. They are all quite the little show stoppers!

On the 19th me and kids along with our friends, Tifiany, Jillian and Alissa headed to Montana for a week long vacation. We were going to Eureka to celebrate Jonni's wedding on the 25th. Justin and Brett joined us later in the week. We had a great time in Montana enjoying the small town atmosphere, relaxation, swimming, eating and spending time with family and friends. We spent one entire day at the Waterslide Park in Columbia Falls, we had lot' s of fun!

On the 25th my little sister Jonni celebrated her marriage to her wonderful husband Rob. It was a beautiful luau themed celebration with beautiful flowers and great decorations. Jonni was absolutely gorgeous and everyone had a great time. The entire celebration took place at my Grandpas bar. There were so many people who helped make it a great week for Jonni and her family. Thanks to everyone.

We took the last week in July to chill out and relax. We did some school clothes shopping, some swimming in Moses Lake and hanging out with friends. I had a doctor appointment for my 26th week appointment for my pregnancy and all is going well. We are so thankful that this pregnancy has been blessed with no concerns or major issues. We are looking forward to bringing home our baby boy! We are eager to see what August brings for excitement, entertainment and fun!

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