Wednesday, August 13, 2014


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!

IMG_3547 Owen wasn’t a huge fan of the water and didn’t play in it much, but he loved driving the waverunners (or at least sitting on them pretending to drive). 

IMG_3544 Papa took him and Ryan on a little spin and Owen was in heaven!


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.

IMG_3554  Mike and Hailey were rocking their patriotic shirts for the 4th. Walmart special.

IMG_3564 IMG_3561 IMG_3560 We had a BBQ for dinner and everyone contributed. Most of the family was there and it was a lot of fun. It was so nice to be about an hour away from all the fun, so we didn’t have to drive too far!

IMG_3558 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.

IMG_3594  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.

IMG_3596 We spent some time driving around the park, but also spent a lot of time just chilling and relaxing and enjoying the beauty.


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!

IMG_3606 I love my little Sarah buddy. She has always been my little buddy and I still just adore her. She is the most loving, cuddly thing you will ever know and I love watching her grow up!


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.

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IMG_3644 Old Faithful!

IMG_3635 This cute little bear was outside a restaurant and Owen loves bears. He was so happy to be riding it and kept leaning down to give it kisses and hugs. So sweet.

IMG_3658 IMG_3654 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.

IMG_3648 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!

IMG_3699 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!

IMG_3722 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.

IMG_3743 Brioney turned 2 and they had a fun water party at their house in West Haven. There were pools and a sprinkler under the tramp. Owen really loved it, especially the tramp!

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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!


Nicole S. said...

Looks like your July was so fun-Love it! I have that same hat you wore on the 4th! I love mine!

Shell said...

What a good month! You guys had tons of fun. That Owen boy is so cute! It makes me so happy to see him wearing some of the clothes you took! Yay for a fun July! Oh, and remember how we didn't take one picture together while I was there. lame.

Amanda said...

You have us on pins and needles wondering what happened to your fridge?