Sunday, July 17, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

4th of July BBQ

 We had some friends who hosted a BBQ on the 4th - and all the cousins (including Bekah - the adopted cousin) were there for the fun.  Heidi was not a big fan of the sparklers & fireworks so she headed home early.  Allison stayed later and LOVED the fireworks which went on for over an hour.

Special Sand

This girl loves Miss Jodi's house - and all the fun things to get into.  Including special sand to play with.  She also might have found some push pins and spilled them everywhere and slipped past her 'babysitter' when she was playing outside.  Have to keep an eye on this one!


 I headed back to Ireland in June - it was my first summer trip and it did not disappoint.  The weather was fabulous - low 70s / high 60s with a few showers.  The trip was long enough we managed to see a few sights - including the Trim castle (above) where Braveheart was filmed.
 We stayed at a castle hotel just outside of Dunboyne and walked to dinner every night.  Very tasty dinners at that.

Wrapped up the trip on the west coast with a stop at the Cliffs of Mohr.  

Zoo Day

We took a family trip to the zoo on my birthday - it was perfect a perfect day - just about 70 with a few sprinkles!

Allison's Baptism

 Allison was baptized at church - on her birthday.  We were so proud of her for being so brave!

Little Busy Body

Wrapping presents is this little lady's favorite activity!