Friday, September 10, 2010

Summer come and Gone, part 1

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So summer for us was a little busy, but oh so fun. Especially July.. i was gone so much. It honestly felt like i was living out of a suitcase for a month. And then August and now were into September. It's been so long i dont even know what to write.. finally i have been able to upload some pics.. i have been having major problems with my photos changing color when i upload them onto my blog.. but i think i am good now that i have switched to flickr. cross my fingers.

For the most part our summer was spent at Echo Lake.. mostly at my parents cabin but also a week at the Cooper cabin and we also had Barnwell Days.
In July we spent a good couple weeks at my parents cabin in Montana. Most of my family all made it out, so it was ALOT of fun. Jer had to work so could only make it on the weekends. For the most part we just played, and played in the sun.Tubing, wakeboarding, boating and even Elias did the skiier for the first time, he loved it so much. He was such a show-off trying to turn and waving at everyone on the shore as he went by. He even jumped off in the middle of the lake, just because he wanted to.. i thought he fell, but no he is just our brave little guy. He even would go tubing with all the big kids.. and he loved it!! I also got in my one wakeboard run of the year, ya know just to see if i can still get up and move across the wake..haha. Tubing with all the gang was the best, and we all had sore necks to prove it. So fun and so worth it!
Nixon was a champ in the water, loving the slide and sandboxes, but still clinging to me for the most part. The guys did a lot of fishing as well, well mostly my diehard Dad, Elias caught quite a few fish and was in heaven.
My mom made us all family reunion t shirts that were so cute! And we had a mini Olympics tourney.. with obstacle courses and games..  Overall a great couple weeks.
We also had a ton of fun with the Coopers, Elias can't get enough of playing with his cousins.. i barely saw him all week. He actually gave us quite a scare when he followed after the "big boys" and then got lost and was 7 cabins down the lake.. we were searching everywhere.. i was kinda freaking out a bit.. and thank goodness a man stopped him when he noticed he was all alone and trying to climb his fence to get around to the other side of the lake.. he was so determined that his cousins were over there. Elias hadn't noticed that his cousins had only gone next door and then back again and his cousins hadn't even known Elias had been following him.. anyways to say the least it was a relief when we found him, beyond relief!! anyways here's some of the few bizzilion pics i had from these good times..
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my fam, what a bunch a nerds, tubing it up.
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Elias caught his 1st fish and he was beyond happy!
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Elias went on the skiier for the 1st time and loved it! 
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Nixon and mommy
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burying cousins in the sand, always fun.

Barnwell days was really alot of fun, the parade is small, but you get alot of candy and know everyone in it. My dad has a construction business and his name is Bob so he was "Bob the Builder" in the parade and Elias got to be his little "builder helper". Let's just say he couldnt have been happier dressing up and getting to throw candy to everyone passing by.. we also played in the family softball tourney and lost by 1 point in the finals.. went to the late night movie in the park and enjoyed the dinner and dance, overall great times!
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so cute, elias and papa.
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love this pic, i happened to catch elias mowing the lawn with his toy mower with Jer.
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and lastly my cute monkey enjoying playing outside..

*More to come soon, Waterton, Cornfest days, our new little addition to the family and family photos. 


missLaura said...

cute pictures! sounds like you guys had a blast. I know how hard it is to blog about things that happened months ago but I'm glad you did.
Your hair looks good light, I almost didn't recognize you.
New addition? a dog or a person?

krystyn said...

welcome back to the blog world. we've been around and pretty much done nothing all summer and i'm STILL bad at blogging. so good for you! Love all the pics, and i tear up a little every time i see echo in the background. glad you had fun, and love the last one of nixon so much!

Life Is Golden said...

I LOVE Bob the Builder! I can't tell you how hard it is on me every year that I miss Barnwell days.
I could die over that picture of Dad and son mowing too.
I got your message today on facebook about a photo collage. I'm more than happy to tell you how I do it (I'll email you... or we could ichat) and I do use photoshop.
I'm so glad that Jer is loving work (Kwynne told me so).
Talk to you soon.

Sharon said...

talk about a cliff hanger? i had so many things i wanted to comment on but when you said new addition, that's all I could think about. i'm ready for part 2 NOW :)

Summer is the best! Did you dye your hair or was it all the time in the sun?