Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cabin weekend

Right after we got home from Bear Lake, we repacked for the cabin and off we went.  It was sprinkling and this gorgeous rainbow appeared.

Shelby shaking hands with Jackson.  He is the best dog.

Tucker's dad was up there. 

Mountain man and woman!

Campfire selfie!

Keaton found this walking stick that he uses up there all the time.

They also like to play in their fort in the front of the cabin.

I did some reading for was a great weekend.

Bear Lake

My friend Crystal invited us to go with them to Bear Lake for raspberry days.  Her husband had to work and Tucker had to work so it was just us and the kids.  We had the best time!
We left early Friday and went straight for the beach.  Chloe, Ruby, and Stella all like to play together.

Shelby was content just swimming by herself with a boat.

Kingston and Keaton had fun playing together and digging a big hole.

I love this picture.  Stella decided that she was done with her swimsuit.

Cute little BFF's.

After the beach we went to Bear Lake raspberry days.  We got lots of tickets for the kids to play on the bounce houses. 

Crystal's family have property up at Bear Lake with a bunch of trailers so she let us choose one to stay in.  We also went for some golf cart rides, which the kids loved.

The kids were most excited about being able to sleep in bunkbeds!

The next morning we ate breakfast, went on another golf cart ride to the park, and then left for home. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Beginning of August

Chloe is working towards her back handsprings at Tumbling.

We celebrated Harry Potter's birthday at my parents house.  Addy was the cutest Harry Potter that I have ever seen!

Cheryce sent me this..Look how cute I was as a baby!

Keaton built this cute little block "temple."

We had a little water party with the slip n slide and the water table.

I accepted a position at Sunset Junior High.  I am really liking it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

End of July

I was so excited to come home and see my babies.  I missed them so much!

We went to Cherry Hill with my family.  We had tons of fun.

Chloe got to go with her cousin for her birthday to get a treat.

I had massive amounts of homework to catch up on after my trip.  It wasn't fun.

Keaton loves snuggling with newly shaved Seymore.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Days 8 and 9: La Spezia (Florence) and back home

Back to Italy!  I'm pretty sure that Italy will forever hold my heart.  Everything about it was so beautiful.  We booked an all day excursion to take us to Florence-which was about a 2+ hour drive from the port. 
I couldn't get enough of the Italian countryside.  Stunning!

We had a guiding walking tour through the city and enjoyed all of the sites. 

The Piazza del Duomo was astounding.  It was huge and so intricate.


These gold doors were beautiful that were on the Florence baptistery.

This was on the bus ride, I of course had to bring my baguette with me.

I loved the narrow roads.

This statue was pretty random.  A man riding a giant turtle.

This was a replica of David...we walked right past the museum that has the original David in it, however, we didn't want to wait in the long line.

Ponte Vecchio

Basilica of Santa Croce...We also had 3 hours to shop and tour the city on our own.  Our only goal was to find the leather market.  The tour people told us that it was shut down, however, a local said that it was still there.  We found it and I bought a beautiful mint colored purse!

The Carrara mountains, where much of the world's marble is taken from.

We got back to the boat and had a lovely last dinner.  Our view that night out our balcony was surreal.  The picture does not do it justice.
Saying goodbye to our room the next morning.  The room never felt cramped and seemed quite large, especially for a cruise ship room! 
We flew from Rome to Chicago to home.  One of the best trips that I have ever taken!