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Bear Lake

The last week of June, we headed up to Bear Lake with TJ’s family for a little vacation. It wasn’t warmest week up there so the water was still pretty cold, but that didn’t stop us from having a great getaway!

The first evening, we explored town a bit and spent time at the park right there on the lake.

Wednesday, we hit up the beach right away in the morning where the kids played in the sand and we kayaked some. At lunch, Finn loved sitting outside because he was able to watch all the trucks and cars go by. He called each of them out, obviously. Then I took Finn on a drive where he napped for an hour and I drove around the whole lake. It was so beautiful! That evening we went to the park again and then enjoyed s’mores on the beach. The wind was nuts, but the views made it worth it!

On Thursday, TJ’s brother’s family arrived and we had another beach day. The kids loved collecting little shells and splashing in the water. We rented jet skis that afternoon for a few hours and we all took turns taking them out. I was so happy Eva loved it (Finn tolerated it). We enjoyed raspberry shakes together in the afternoon, then went to the pool for a bit, and that evening we all went out for pizza.

Friday, we rented RZRS and took them out all afternoon. I had to take dramamine, but it was such a blast! We saw a moose and were able to explore up in the mountains a bit. While we took turns taking them out, my mother in law helped them make necklaces and do other crafts. We wrapped up the trip by having a big BBQ with all of TJ’s extended family and had a big Hillbilly Golf tournament. The weather was perfect that evening, thankfully so it was such a pleasant night outside with everyone.

I can’t write the whole post and not write about how Finn experienced, what we think was, night terrors for the first time. Of course, it happened while we were on vacation and sharing a condo with our family. Honestly, I’ve never seen him like that and it was terrifying. He was up screaming his head off for hours for the first few nights but by the end of the trip did better. It made us all really tired but I kept telling myself we’d just sleep when vacation was over. It definitely wasn’t ideal, but he was happy during the day making us be able to handle it enough.

We had such a great trip and sure hope we can return again!

 

Wrapping Up June

Here are the rest of the photos from June that didn’t get their own posts!

Eva has playdates at our house at least once or twice a week and their favorite thing to do is make a “picture sale.” They make lots of pictures and try and sell them for astronomical prices to our neighbors.

We love going on walks in the neighborhood and right now, there’s tons of construction going on which Finn loves checking out.

We got to go to the opening of R&R BBQ for a free dinner… it was SO good! Can’t wait to go back!

We went to Coconut Cove a few times in June. It’s our favorite indoor play area. SO clean and fun for all ages.

Concert in the park with the kiddos while TJ was out of town. Finn put on our neighbor’s boots and thought they were the best thing he’s ever seen. He was such a ham that night and making all of the families around us laugh. 

We hate two days of 100 degrees but both days we had like 10 minute thunderstorms in the middle of the day. It was so fun… we don’t get many storms, let alone rain, in Utah. So, we went outside and played in the rain! 

We still go to the library at least once a week. Finn found lots of dinosaur books this time and can’t get enough. They had a thing going on this week where you could bring in your cans of food and trade them in to pay off your fines. It was the best.

Father’s Day 2017

Father’s Day always is around TJ’s birthday so usually it’s just a special celebrate TJ weekend! This year was no different. The Sunday after his birthday was Father’s Day. I made breakfast for him and then we had a BBQ at his parents’ after church. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we love you, TJ! You’re such a great dad and wonderful husband. Thanks for putting up with us.

TJ turns 30!

Last week was TJ’s Birthday and I had a big day planned for us! Breakfast at Kneaders, chalk art festival at the Gateway, then a movie in the park for dinner. But alas. Life doesn’t go as planned. TJ had to work half of the day unfortunately, then by the time he was off, Finn was too grumpy and ready for a nap to go up to SLC. So, we went to see the movie Cars 3 instead and just ordered in once the kids were in bed that night. But the next day we went to Top Golf with his family and ended the night at Slapfish. It was a complete blast and so fun to get out with his family without our kids so we could actually hang out and talk. Happy Birthday, TJ! We love you so much! Hope the 30s treat you well!

Eva’s Dance Recital

Eva had her dance recital in June and danced her little heart out! She is obsessed with her costume and loved the song for her dance (it was from Trolls). I’m so proud of her and love watching her grow. It’s bittersweet for sure, but so exciting to see her talents blossom!

A Saturday at BYU

My friend Hannah was in town a few weeks ago and she needed a few things from the BYU bookstore, so we all headed down there and walked around campus reminiscing. It was the first time Finn has walked around campus, and I loved thinking about him and Eva one day going to the same college their parents went to. Go cougars!

HIGH Classes

Here’s a glimpse into our classes! They are still pretty small for the most part, but it’s been fun to meet new people and practice so much! I’ve learned that sore is the new normal for me because four classes is A LOT but I love it!

Lagoon 2017

My father-in-law had a Lagoon day for his work so we all got to go to the amusement park for free the first Friday of June. It wasn’t terribly busy and the weather was just perfect. I didn’t ride much since I had that stomach bug earlier in the week, but we all still had a blast. Probably the best part was when we went on the water rapids ride. We all fit into one big float thing and we even took Finn with us. I don’t think we really thought it through because it was so heavy from six adults and four kids, we got SOAKED. Finny was in shock and definitely wasn’t a fan, but he lived and at the end kept saying, “All done! All done!!” Too funny! Thanks for a good time!

HIGH Fitness Lehi Launch Party

My friend Holly and I now teach four HIGH classes a week at a dance studio here in Lehi and to kick it all off, we had a launch party on June 1. We made the playlist weeks in advance so I would have to time to learn the songs. I practiced my heart out, we advertised like crazy, and had it all scheduled. I felt prepared but then the night before I started feeling sick. I threw up a bunch that night and then didn’t eat much at all the next day. I thought it was food poisoning but I’m pretty sure it was a short 24 hr bug now because TJ and Finn got the same thing a few days later. Anyway, it was pretty disappointing. I almost didn’t even go. I cried so hard that night… all of my hard work! I had friends who were coming just for the support! I couldn’t NOT go. Thankfully, I felt decent enough even though I felt very weak, so the show went on! We had a huge turnout and it was such a great time. I nearly blacked out a few times and had to sit to the side a few times (which was completely embarrassing at the time, but whatever!) but overall, it was great. Thanks to everyone who came out that night. It meant so much to me! Come again to another class 🙂 M/W 9:30 am, Th 8:30 pm, Sat 8:30 am… find us on Instagram at HighFitnessLehi.