Tuesday, August 21, 2012

our summer fun

We've done quite a bit in the last few months.  (I've been putting loads of pictures on FB of it all.)  The first week of June we went to Orlando for a week long vacation.  Our first family vacation ever!!  It was awesome.  We were able to cram into Tyler's work car (free gas!) and drive to a little town house I found on Groupon.  It was a perfect set up for all of us, and it had awesome pools that the kids loved.  We hit up Disney World for free one day (thank you Bryce!) and had a good time.  (but we wouldn't pay to go back...way to expensive and way too many people!)  We went to Sea World two days and LOVED IT.  Tyler says if we lived there we'd get season passes...it was awesome.  The other days we hung out and did a lot of swimming.  Honestly, one of my favorite things was going to the Orlando temple and taking pictures of the kids.  I love visiting Temples when we go places.  :)

We ended up going to California to visit my wonderful home one last time before my parents move to Spokane this fall.  I made a schedule before we went (yes...I was that dedicated to seeing and doing EVERYTHING one last time) so we were able to fit a lot of awesomeness in.  Which included a lot of awesome and fatty food.  :)  (I cry when I think that I will never eat Chocolate Malted Krunch ice cream EVER again.)  Again, my favorite part of the trip is that we were able to go to the Oakland temple with the kids, a week short of our 6 year anniversary of being sealed there.  It was actually closed for some indoor cleaning/stuff so we didn't do a session, but we were able to take pictures of our family outside.  It worked out PERFECT.  No one was there because it was closed, so we had the entire grounds to ourselves.  I got to take some shots of the Temple like I've ALWAYS wanted to do (I've never loved any of the Oakalnd Temple prints) and my mom got some awesome pictures of our sweet little family, 6 years later, with 3 awesome additions.  :)  Ahhh, it makes me cry just thinking about it.  :)  Now I just need to get the pictures printed and on our walls!

Then this morning Carrie and her kiddos left to go back home after a 13 day stay here with us in hot-lanta.  We didn't get out of the house too much (5 kids 4 and under is a little hectic!) but we still had a lot of fun.  Which again, sadly included a lot of awesome fatty food.  (Godiva cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory!  Don't ever look at the calories when you eat it...it'll make you cry.)

AND one of the biggest milestones of my sweet little Kendalynn's life, (and mine!) she went to her first day of school on Monday.  It's only pre-k, Mon-Thurs 9-12, but still!  I have been prepping her for months and months, and she did fantastic.  Went in without looking scared at all, and said she had a fantastic day.  I'll totally admit that I cried, but only a little.  :)

So we finally feel like we're settling back into "normal life" after all this stuff we've been doing.  Tyler and I are convinced that we're going to turn a new leaf and start exercising 5 times a week to make up for all the crap (awesome crap) that we ate.  We have a bowflex that we LOVE, and I have loads of workout videos but we haven't felt like our schedules were constant enough to figure out a good time to do anything.  So we're starting this Friday (he's gone till then) that we're going to wake up at 6 each weekday morning and workout before he goes to work.  I'm actually really excited.  And I figure if I write it on here for the world to see, I'll be more dedicated...right?  :)  So, any healthy tips would be appreciated!

Other than all this crud, things are going great.  We both LOVE our church callings.  I'm still in YW with the Beehives, and now just got the Music Chairman calling as well which I'm stoked about.  Tyler is still 2nd Counselor in the Bishopric and really loves it.  He's still a little nervous about conducting Sacrament meeting, (even though he does just fine) but he LOVES the fact that he's getting to know everyone in the ward so well.  Kendalynn is loving school, Logan is crazy without her, but a lot more manageable I think!  Camrynn is just plain awesome.  She's crawling like a crazy person, and walks all along furniture and walks great with her walking toy.  (compared to the other two, who still weren't even crawling at her age.  it's weird.)

Well I think this is enough for today.  I'm not sure people really read these posts, but I figure I'll do it more for the sake of keeping a journal.  (which is another one of those things I need to start doing....)  But anyways...life is good.  :)


David & Audrey said...

I read it!

Katie S. said...

I can't believe she started school already. Time flies by way too fast!

Gamal Fuad said...