There are a whole lot of photos in this post.
Yes, MM had on her swimsuit backwards. She didn’t mind. After that, my sister’s kids came and stayed with us for a few days. We went to Farm Country and the dinosaur museum.
We also got together with my friends from high school (Esther, Lindsay, Melanie, and my sister Liz) at a splash park. I don’t have any pictures of them, but they were there. It is good to live next to them again, at least for a while.
And we went to barbecue for my dad’s work, where my kids decided to wade into the lake, even though they weren’t supposed to. Then they rolled in the sand. They like having adventures. Those were only part of our adventures. After the family reunion, we also had a birthday party for my twin sister and I. It was our first birthday party together for a long time. It would have been more fun if my daughter wouldn’t have walked through pine sap in her bare feet. Pine sap is the worst mess ever. We’ve gone to another museum, parks, to the swimming pool with Grandpa, and on walks and bike rides. I’ve played volleyball and gone to the temple, and my kids did a fishy craft at the library. We visited Grandpa at his work and gone to lunch with him. And even more–I’ll post some pictures later of fireworks and such.
I have been with family every day lately–because I live with my parents, of course, but I’ve also seen a lot of my siblings too. It feels mostly like a vacation–and I don’t ever want to feel permanent here because we need our own home soon. Dillon is still job searching and has traveled a lot for interviews–to Arizona and Nebraska, for example.
Summer is fun. Exhausting, since I can’t seem to go to sleep before 11:00 (part of that is my baby), but still incredibly fun.