Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Fun

Can you believe school will be starting up in 3 short weeks?! Wow this summer hasn't even felt like a summer to me. We kicked it off with a little vacation to Gridley California where Colt's grandparents live. It was soo awesome, and so much fun! They have a pool, so we laid out, swam, played ping pong, took nice naps, and ate until our hearts content :). About two days after we got there and had time to re-coop from our travels we drove to Fort Bragg, where Jayne (Colt's mom) rented a beach side house. Except it wasn't really a beach it was more of a cliff-- but it was soooooo BEAUTIFUL! I have never seen anything like it. There were big huge rocks all over the place, and when the tide was low we were able to climb down to the tide pools, many fun treasures were found :) It was such a amazing experience and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of it! After Fort Bragg we drove back to Gridley and just relaxed, and hung out with family for a day before we began our long voyage home. It was so depressing to come back to reality-- as a matter of fact we are just BARELY getting out of the vacation blues funk. Hopefully we can go back sooner than later! Here are some pics I was able to snatch.

These boys and their ping pong matches, countless hours were played that week! 

Family BBQ everyone waiting for the food...

Because this is what little brothers do.. Torture you when you are driving long distances :) 

The glass beach at Fort Bragg. Yes people I am standing on the softest, most beautiful glass pieces! :) 

Colt at Glass Beach-- no it isn't sand it is glass every color, every kind! So Pretty!

Gutting their tide pool finds for an appetizer- no thanks! ;)

The back yard of our beach house 

Poor little creatures..

Rocks behind the house when the tide was low

Back of the house- Every night we sat in the hot tub and watched the sun go down on the water- it was breathtaking!!

Beach at Fort Bragg, If no hat- shirts work just as well to cover your face ;) 

Love my sweetheart 

Could have laid there all day! 

Malificent who?

Some of Grandma Jenkins brag worthy flowers in her yard- too beautiful not to snap a picture of!


A Garden amist a bunch of little shops in Fort Bragg, so pretty!

We SOOO did not want to come home-- we were not to happy when we got home :( 

It literally took weeks to recover from our vacation blues, jumping back into work and real life. After California we went home on the 4th of July to help the family in the fireworks booths-- usually we only have two booths but this year my parents decided to take on ANOTHER one so they were so busy trying to make sure all three ran smoothly. I wish I could say it was a relaxing weekend, but it was so super busy and went too fast! Now I am doing pedicures at my salon two days a week- so it is really nice because I can make my own schedule on those days-- I love living in the same town as my sisters- I feel like we are always together! The other day Jess needed a break for a moment so Jordan and I took the kiddos to a matinee, and then this new place called fizz and fries. They were in HEAVEN. I think the pictures speak for themselves. 

Their favorite thing in the world is fries, they LOVED it!

Ky is into this weird smile phase right now, she was cracking us up!

Love my Ky Bug

During the summertime Meme always comes to stay with Jess, so we just play play play- and I think it is safe to say we all want our Meme time! She is growing up way too fast- I cannot even believe it. So grateful I could spend some time with her while she was here, man she is turning into a beautiful WOMAN (WEIRD!!).

Since when is it okay for your baby sis to be taller than you??!!!

My most best friends.

Anyone who knows me know that my nieces and nephews are my WORLD. I am so so sad that we live so far away from Colt's nieces and nephews, hopefully someday I can see them just as much as my side. this last month we celebrated a birthday, Kayson turned 6-- man time flies! I can remember the day he was born like yesterday, 9lbs 13 oz of squishy yummy smelling innocence. When he was first born, I got the opportunity to babysit him everyday while Jess went back to work- so we established a bond right from the get go, I like to say I am his second Momma-- he holds such a special place in my heart. Strongest little guy I know, he looks up to Colton so much too- I love seeing them together. 

Now. My big 6 year old!

Then- my chunky Monkey

Since yesterday was Pioneer day, Colt and I both had the day off-- it was literally the best day. haha We slept in until our hearts content, and then drove to Bear Lake to enjoy a little sunshine. I laid on the beach while Colt swam- it was so nice! We then got to explore Bear Lake a little more-- went and ate at Cafe Sabor- a MUST- drove home, took a nap, then went to a BBQ with some friends in the ward. After that we lit fireworks at my sisters house. It was just so nice to relax- and be together all day. Sometimes we get caught up in our everyday lives and don't make time to do things like this, so it was so so nice. We have lots to look forward to the next month-- family farewells, homecomings, girls trip, and a fishing trip for Colt. I absolutely LOVE fall- and can hardly wait!