I’m a bit late in posting this, but July was a month of fun with summer in full swing. We got moved into our new house, which was very annoying and stressful and overwhelming. Moving is the worst. But we are so happy to be in our new place and we just love it! It is amazing to be so close to everyone!
We went to Rockport with a lot of Dan’s family on the 4th for some water fun. Dave has waverunners so we had fun with those after a big breakfast. Some of the family camped, but we opted to drive up and meet everyone after a good night’s sleep!
We tried getting him to nap in Debbie and Marty’s RV, but he wasn’t having it. He finally fell asleep on Danny later in the day.
We had a BBQ at my mom’s house around the 4th (can’t remember exactly when), and we tried some fireworks for Owen’s sake. He didn’t mind them, but he was much more interested in the poppers. He loved throwing them and saying “whoa!!”
Towards the middle of July, we embarked on our annual Yellowstone trip with the Hill family. We loaded up the truck and drove to Shelley, ID to pick up a trailer that we rented. Owen loved my sunglasses and would put them on and say “Dad, dad, dad” so Danny would look at him. He was a trooper on the drive and did awesome.
Yellowstone was tons of fun, and the family had several trailers, RVs and a tent. Dave has an RV, Debbie and Marty have an RV, Julie and Jon have a trailer and we had a trailer. Mike and Hailey had a tent. Owen loved “Dave’s bus” and “Papa’s bus” and all he wanted to do was drive it.
Owen got his own cute little camp chair! It tipped over easily though so we had a lot crashes when he tried to climb into it!
Owen had lots of fun with Brioney (she is 5 months older). They just loved each other and he would yell her name over and over. They took turns pushing each other in the strollers.
Owen wasn’t too happy to be in the cold water with Dan (above), but when it started pouring rain at the Old Faithful Lodge, he was in heaven running around in the rain! He was squealing and jumping and all the people taking cover under the front porch area got a kick out of him. He is the cutest.
We went to Mt. Washburn again and hiked a bit further than last year. We knew we wouldn’t make it the whole way and Owen didn’t love the backpack, so we took our time and let Owen explore and play and then we were done. Some of the rest of the family went the entire way to the very top!
We got home from Yellowstone to find out fridge had not closed tightly when we left so everything inside was warm and had to be thrown out. I was so ticked and disgusted by how much was wasted as I threw away all our condiments and fridge items. Luckily it was fairly empty since we were gone, but all the staples had to be tossed, then we had to go spend over $100 to restock the basics. We have hated that fridge since we moved in because it’s weirdly too small for the space and doesn’t have a place to get cold water, but now we really hate it! We will hopefully buy a new one soon!
Danny put a fence in around our yard! His dad came and helped with the leveling and I’m so proud of him! He is such a hard worker and it looks so good! Now we can let Owen roam free in the backyard without worrying about him taking off!
We had the Waites over for dinner and Reese and Owen hit it off. They are the biggest cuties on earth and I hope they fall in love! So happy we only live 5 minutes away from them now!
My sister is in charge of event planning at her company and she had a big company party in Provo that she was in charge of. We went even though we’re not employees! It was really fun and there were food trucks, bounce houses, a petting zoo, games, etc. It was really awesome and fun and Owen just loved petting the animals. Strangely he didn’t want to ride the horses even though he rode on one about 2 months ago.
Owen came down with a pretty high fever and we still aren’t sure why, but I think it was teething. He had some molars come in and he was super tired and blazing hot. He just wanted to sleep with Dan or I holding him. Tylenol brought the fever down, but it would wear off and he would be hot again. We geared up for a rough night, but he slept 13 hours and was better the next day! What a relief! He has never been sick in his whole life so we really weren’t sure what to do. Sick babies are the worst.
We drove by our old house on the way home and it was really weird to see it and the differences. It still felt so familiar and I swear if I walked inside, it would look exactly like it used to before we moved. It’s a very weird feeling to make so many memories and move from a place you love. We love our new house though and are excited to continue to make it our own. It feels very comfortable now and we are happy that we found it!