Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heres to a busy summer!

Summer at times can be a little overwhelming for me, with how busy it is. This one in-particular was probably the most craziest, stressful, of our many summers... it being full of applications, secondary applications, and then the waiting game of hearing back from Med Schools for Andrew to come interview. Oh! And then of course family in and out and in and out all summer long... makes for craziness and business! But looking back at our summer adventures, I think I'd do it again  :) (minus the Andrew applying to med school part... to much work, and too much money!) We're both very grateful, he has at least 1 acceptance so far so we know we WON'T have to go through the process again :) Anyways more about that later, for now here are some of our Adventures... 
I ran the Wasatch Ragnar with my sister Amber, and others whom I did not know, but made for awesome teammates! We ran in behalf of Huntsman Cancer Institute to help raise money for Cancer research. It was a fabulous experience!
My cousin Kaitlynn and her cute little family lived with us for a month, which was a treat!! It had been years since we hung out because of the distance between us, but because of a job her husband Jordan got her in Utah, we got to catch up on life and introduce our baby boys, while they looked for a place to live in Salt Lake area. It was a so fun! 

Summer would not be summer with out Hokulia Sno Cones and my niece Courtney coming to stay with us! I know, I know I look really hot in this picture :s

 As well as my niece Camry and her cousin Ashlynn whom we claim as our niece too!! :) (wish I had a better picture of these two cute girls, darnit! This will have to do) They're in the back middle! And thanks to the Smith's for letting us swim in their beautiful pool, many times throughout the summer!!

Our very first garden! Thanks to the Smiths again for letting us use their planter boxes to create our garden :)

 Some goods in our garden growing! It was so fun, but got a little behind on the upkeeping... its ALOT of work especially when its a 30 minute drive from home! But our first experience and we did get some yummy food from it. 

Parks got to have his good friend Sam for a week during the summer while his family went to Lake Powell! We sure love you Sam!!
Couldn't miss the Pioneer Days Celebration in Snowflake!! Love it! (at the parade)

Parks loved all the apples that had fallen off Grammy and Grandpa Hatch's tree in AZ

Went to a few Rodeos over the summer, this one in-particular was the Heber Rodeo, thank you Amber and Glenn for taking us! :)

Went to our Hatch Family Cabin in Colorado for a Lewis reunion, lots of fun! Thanks to my brother Jarom his wife Katie, and my parents for making a trip there to clean up the place and make sure we had enough water for the weekend!!
 Almost all the Lewis nieces and nephews as well as my niece Courtney on top of the water tank at the cabin.

We had a Paulson Reunion which is Andrew's Grandmas siblings and their families... First year I got to experience it! Lots of people, lots of food, and lots of fun! And we even got matching reunion shirts... Andrew was too cool for his, thats why he's not in the picture, terd!
  One of our last adventures of the summer we got to go to Idaho with these ^two cute babies and of course Finn's parents (pictured below), to the Smith's cabin! Thanks again Phil and Shani! We love you and we love your home!! Thanks for sharing with us :) 
 Headed to the pool!
 This picture cracks me up! Not only Brocks crazy face, but Finns tongue reaching for some food, I think he's hungry!! :)
 We went to Music on Main, and let me tell you it was quite the experience! Here we are in teeny tiny town of Victor Idaho and yet there were SOOO many people at this shin dig! It was AWESOME!!
 Nesha and I rockin out... the best was this 60 year old barefoot hippie with dreads swaying back and forth to the music! So awesome!!
 OH the pool, the beautiful pool, so relaxing!!
We even played some Tennis, and after playing I was wondering why the heck we weren't at that tennis court everyday we were there?! So fun!

 We even took a day to go to Rexburg and reminisce on the good ol' days when I lived there!! We ate at one of my favorite sandwich spots millhollow, visited BYU-Idaho campus, drove around the great town of Rexburg, and got a few things at walmart. I loved every second of it! Doesnt ^Parks crack you up in this picture?! Gee I love my little man! And my hubby too of course!! they are the best!!

 We played a lot of scrabble! Look at this scrabble board... most incredible scrabble experience I've ever had because of this! Awesome!
 We always eat very well while we are at the Smith Cabin, because the kitchen is so fun to cook in and we all love to cook! One of our yummy dinners!
 Buddies in their Bumbos!

Everytime it comes time to clean up and leave the cabin, I get a little sad, I dont want to leave. I love it there, and I love Victor Idaho!

And last but not least... My sister Kalicia came and visited with my parents. Our babies are 4 months apart. She has a girl, I have a boy so why not switch their outfits and take a few pictures?! I know Parks is going to hate this when he is older, but we couldn't resist!! Such cute cousins!!

And that concludes our summer!! And to think we're halfway through fall, gee time goes by much too fast!! 

I just want to say how proud I am of my husband and all his hard work!!! Med school here we come! (next fall).. As of right now its Arizona, but we are still hoping to hear from a few other schools that we'd like to go to! Options would be very nice, but of course we are very grateful that Andrew has 1 acceptance under his belt right now!! We feel so very blessed for our friends and family who have helped us get to where we are thus far! You know who you are and we love you so very much! 

My head hurts, and I'm hoping after this is posted that it makes sense cause I feel like I've been sitting at the computer for 3 hours now just rambling. Such a long post, I apologize! Until next time... hopefully a little sooner than 5 months, this time around :)