Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am the worst blogger ever...

I probably check other people's blogs every other day... and how often do I update mine?! This is ridiculous. It's not like nothing is going on because there are lots of things happening... I just would rather update facebook because it's easier and less time consuming.

Highlights of the summer

  • school got out (yay! I survived my first year!)
  • Ryan went down to Cedar City for 10 days for 3 masters classes at SUU. I got to visit him for the weekend and hang out with the Dawes from our old ward in Provo. They have a little boy Trey a month older than Dylan so they had a fun time.
  • Seven Peaks water park with friends... Dylan LOVES water and splashing around in it.
  • BBQ's at the Bergerons. We love going and hanging out with the Bergerons at their new house (not that we didn't like hanging out with them before). Dylan and Izzy have a fun time playing with each other and it is just nice to relax and hang out with good friends.
  • Trip to RI- We flew out to RI to help my parents with house stuff since they are going to be moving next year. It was fun to be with family and to go to the beach. I love RI and I will miss it a lot when they move to Virginia.
  • Plane rides with Dylan- this was NOT fun... he is a very active little boy and being on a plane for 5 hours was not good times. I also hate the Vegas airport- which we were stuck at for several hours.
  • Boating- we only went boating once with Matt and Angie this year... unfortunately I had been up puking the night before (I'm NOT pregnant) and was still quite sick that day. I took drugs and laid on the front of the boat. Ryan had fun though and Dylan loved watching the water and feeling the breeze in his long luscious locks.. haha
  • ALASKA- we went to visit my brother in Alaska WITHOUT Dylan. He stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Chambers in California. We were gone from Utah for a total of 18 days... 7 in Alaska and the rest in Cali. It was so nice to get away from it all and be in the wilderness... haha. We flew to Fairbanks- hung out there for awhile and saw some sites. We went to my Dad's sister Elaines house and had moose stroganough (sp?) which surprisingly wasn't that bad. They also ate King Crab legs which I didn't partake of. We went four-wheeling through the Alaskan Wilderness which was a lot of fun. We then drove down to Denali and went white water rafting and saw some pretty scenery and went on a hike. We also saw some dogs that they use for work in the winter... they were so excited to get to pull a sled! Just like a bunch of kids saying "pick me! pick me!!" We then drove down to Anchorage. Ryan went fishing and tried to catch Salmon... but instead caught some trout that he just released since we can get those in Utah. Now he wants to go back just to go fishing so he can bring home 60lbs of salmon. We were supposed to go Sea Kayaking in Seward but it was stormy that day and they were expecting 6 foot swells so it was a no go. All in all we had a great trip and Adam was a great tour guide.
  • Now it is back to school already and summer is practically over! It is sad looking back and seeing how fast it went by. Hopefully the school year will go by fast too and it will be summer before I know it!
  • Here are a few pictures to prove that we actually did some things...
Dylan at a cool pool in St. George. The whole place was inside. He loved the little kid play area.

At Sandy Point Beach in RI. He liked the sand... but liked playing with the chair better.

He desperately needed a haircut, so we finally got it done. He is so darling and looks like a little boy! I am so glad that we decided to get it cut.

Daddy and Dylan at the beach in Newport Beach, CA. He liked this sand a little better (not as many shells) and he loved grabbing sand and throwing it into the water. He thought the waves were cool too- esp when they would come and get his feet wet.

Ryan in Alaska showing off his bear claws... they were actually individual bear claw magnets. He has a good imagination.
Me and Ryan with the REAL Santa Clause. He signed a book for Dylan and is a very convincing Santa.
In Denali national park... as you can see I dressed in LOTS of layers.

Dylan and Daddy... he is such a happy boy. I just love it when he smiles like that!