Monday, August 17, 2015

Mumford and Sons in Walla Walla

This weekend our small town of Walla Walla held a music festival and it was so fun getting to be a part of it. Mumford and Sons and Foo Fighters were the headliners but lots of other bands showed up to play and it was a great weekend to be with family and friends and just enjoy life. Dave's mom offered to take the kids for the weekend which was wonderful. Our friends Shane and Courtney came from Lynden and Taylor came too. Marni and Chris and my mom and dad came too and lots of fun was had. I laughed a lot, stayed up way too late, did so much walking and loved every second of it.
 Enjoying some sushi, a few drinks and good times with friends.

 Court and I! Friends since my sophomore year in college. It was so much fun to spend a weekend together without kids.
 My fun, awesome family!

 These two were quite the party animals!
 We celebrated 12 years of marriage on August 2nd so this weekend was our celebration.

 Little sissy and big brother in law.

Meanwhile our kids were being well taken care of by Memah and Co.

 Trip to the trampoline park with cousins.

 Case, Evie, Sam, Colbi, Camryn, Nora, Colt, Calvin and Jax.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cousins birthday celebration : Evie, Colbi & Nora

We went over to Kennewick to celebrate Colbi and her cousin's birthdays today. We had a pool party at Kenzie and Andy's and as usual it was fun and the kids had a blast!
 Memah got the girls birthday outfits. Colbi's birthday is not till August 25th but she had such a great celebration her actual birthday is going to be very small and quiet.
 Katie made a cake for each girl.

 We had pizza, watermelon and salad and did a lot of swimming. The kids were tired by the time we left and they all fell asleep on the car ride home.

 Colbi and Nora (1)

 These girls are so cute. Evie (3), Colbi (2) and Nora (1)

Such a fun party. Thanks Katie for doing all the work. I'll gladly let Colbi crash your party any year.:)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Camping in Leavenworth

We headed to Leavenworth on Thursday to meet the Stacy's for 4 days of camping. 4 adults and 6 kids made for a surprisingly fun and relaxing trip.
 Dave stopped at the gas station and got Colbi a sucker, he said she needed something in her mouth so she would stop talking.
 A full car but very excited kids!
 We had a small cabin and 2 tents.

The scenery did not disappoint!

 The rock next to our campsite was a big source of attraction for the kids.
 Lots of bike riding, they had some fun kids trails and it was a quick way to get to the pool.

 Dave brought his hammock and slept in that in the evenings.
 The kids would play in it during the day.

 For those of you that know Colbi and Case this picture explains it all.

 Mornings were spent relaxing, drinking coffee and hanging out enjoying the cooler weather that we don't get in the summer here in Walla Walla. Leavenworth was amazing that way, it cooled down every evening.
 We also had a pond and a huge field right by the campsite. Perfect for the kids to run around and play.

 Colbi loving on Jax.

 Court and I! 
I made Dave take one picture of us. So fun seeing her and getting to hang out and talk.
 Colbi pitching to Colt and Colt being very patient with her. He is such a great big brother.

 Good friends, the outdoors and wine or beer make these two happy.
 Shane, Kendall (5), Courtney and Zak (2.5)
We floated down the river on innertubes, we were a little worried about how the younger kids would do but all the kids did great and it was fun and relaxing.
Family picture before the big river float. Case fell down right as we were getting ready to take this picture so he was a little upset but he got over it and all the kids really enjoyed the river. Even Colbi was the perfect kid for this event.
 The pool at the campgrounds was really nice and a great way to cool off during the day. Jax and Case are both able to swim on their own now which was fun to watch them gain confidence and get farther and farther away from the edge each time. Colbi was happy with her water wings and playing on the stairs.

A morning run with these two in the cool weather was a great way to start my day.
It wouldn't be a vacation with Case if he didn't fall asleep early and be out for the night. After running around for 3 days he couldn't hang anymore.
We are already planning on coming back next year. It was a great 4 days with good friends and enjoying the outdoors.