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Saturday, September 16, 2017

A "Beaching" Good Time

We got super spoiled this year when Grandpa Mar's work threw not one but two work parties. The first one was at Provo Beach. None of us had ever been there before and it was a blast.
 Spencer and Grandpa Mark did the ropes course
 She loves merry-go-rounds as much as her mom does
 Spencer, Julianna and Aubrey also did the Surf-rider. There was a learning curve for them but they all were able to stay on long enough for a picture
 They all had a couple of bruises but loved it
 While Daddy was getting changed, I took the kids around to games and we ended up at the bowling alley. Spencer joined us right on time to add his name to the game. I had been wanting to take the kids bowling for a while but didn't want to spend a lot of money and then have them not like it, so this was perfect. It turns out... they didn't like it.
 That's not true, they DID like it but they got bored. Ten frames was a lot for them and they were done around frame 4. Spencer and I each took one of the kids turns and played by ourselves while they played Angry Birds on my phone.

They had a giant Ms. Pack Man that Grandma and Grandpa loved
 Daddy took the Little Guy around to play some more games and Katelyn and I had another turn on the merry-go-round
My review of Provo Beach is that it would be super fun (albeit expensive) for a date but not great for family night. We loved that everything was free but I don't think we would have liked it as much if we would have had to pay as there was not that many things for the kids to do

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today We Celebrate our Independence Day

As I say every year, the 4th of July hold a special place in my heart. Not only because we celebrate the freedoms that we have in this amazing country, but it is also the day that Spencer proposed to me (read about it HERE)

We stared the day with a game of tennis (go read the link above). It was so hot! Seriously SO HOT! we were only able to play one set (in which Spencer killed me by the way) and made the kids sit on the grass drinking water and cheering for us rather than play in the park like they wanted to.
 Look at my cute little 4th of July family!
 We decided to have backyard BBQ with our friends the Harris it was the best decision we could have made. The food has so yummy and the kids had so much fun!
 We set up the pool for the kids and they had a ton of fun going down the slide over and over again
The kids also loved playing with pop-its. It was Katelyn's first time and we had so many for them to do (I actually still have some left over)
It was really a perfect 4th of July