Sunday, September 28, 2014

Summer recap

It was raining all day yesterday, and we were stuck inside, and I was lamenting the end of summer.  Franz and I were wondering how we survived the winter with kids in years past...

Anyway, I guess that means it is time for me to recap summer.  We had an epic 40th party for Franz in June, a Teton adventure in July, and Lake Powell and Boston trips in August.  We did spend some time doing fun stuff at home - here is a recap:

It's not a purse, its a carry-all!

Great Grandma Karen and Walt took us on the Heber Creeper!!

Who says you can't have a vacation moment at home?

Playdate with Olivia

Day at Utah Lake with the Rossiters

Cabin bonfire

Goggles in the tub!

Ice cream break

Neighborhood fire station visit and candy shop visit:

Seeing Paul in concert with Kallee!

Walked to the library and stopped at the park for a reading
break on the way home.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Red rock to Red Sox

Lake Powell and Boston might not seem like it should go together, but in August we had a busy vacation week - starting in Lake Powell with the kids and ending in Boston without them.  Here is a  recap:

We were lucky to be invited to Lake Powell with our neighbors and good friends, the Rossiters.  We got to stay on their houseboat, and despite my constant anxiety running around after Elliot, we loved it.  Isabel made some big strides and swam in her lifejacket with her friends , which was HUGE for her.  Franz learned how to get up on skis and learned how to cross the wake.  I was reminded how amazing Lake Powell is - beautiful scenery, warm water, plenty of exploring and relaxing.  Friends with boats are the BEST!  We hope we get invited again someday.  :)

View from the houseboat

Candy treat on the houseboat 
Elliot enjoying time with the kids

Franz showing off his skiiilllls

On the last day in Powell we were exploring on the boat and we were hit by a massive rainstorm.  We were in a canyon and saw hundreds of waterfalls off the cliffs.  We were freezing and warmed up by jumping in the water, and swam under the waterfalls.  Of course no one had a camera, but it is still a great memory.

On to the East Coast!

Franz and I left the kids at home (thanks grandparents!) and went to Boston for a long weekend, primarily to go to my friend, Zach Burgess's wedding.

Day 1 we used the free hotel bikes and rode to Harvard 

That night we walked through Boston.

 We did a Freedom Trail tour later in the weekend

Zach and Bridget got hitched on the Charles River at the Museum of Science.  I called it the perfect nerd wedding - but it was a very posh-science-y theme, which I loved.  

 We did a boat tour on Sunday followed by some kayaking in the same spot on Monday (again, free kayaks from our hotel - awesome!)

The weekend was extended specifically for the Red Sox vs Angels game.  Fenway was amazing, and even though the Angles won, we had a great time.