Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Busiest July Ever :)

With Martin staying with us during July we planned a lot of fun things to do.  I told Paul it was our family "stay-cation."  Here's a list of what we did:

  • BBQ at our friends house who also was hosting a french student, Marie
  • We had fun learning about French baking from Martin
  • Going to a Bastille Party at my HS friend's house
  • We went to the University of Utah campus to see where Brooke is going to live 
  • We went to the new Natural History Museum at Research Park
  • Played a super fun outdoor laser tag game
  • Celebrated Martin's birthday by going to Cafe Rio and to the drive in movies
  • We watched my nephew Jaxon play baseball
  • We  went bowling
  • We went swimming
  • We put up the giant slip n slide for the youth in our ward
  • We went to Butlerville Days on July 24th
  • We went camping at Washington Lake
  • We spent a few days at our family cabin
  • Watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics
  • Met Martin's parents
  • Attended Justin's mission president's homecoming, a friend's son's farewell, and another friends' son's homecoming
  • Watched Taylor's summer select soccer team play in the Roy tournament and win in the championship game that went to a shootout
  • Giving Taylor his FIRST driving lesson around the loop up at Brighton
  • And watched lots of movies - usually late at night
Now that I've got a list of all that we did I can use that to do the rest of the posts to add the pictures that we took.  It was a really great experience having Martin stay with us and now we really miss him.  He quickly became part of our family and now we've had another family member leave us :(


RyanE said...

It is exhausting hosting, but it's fun, too! Love the list!

Susan Byers said...

What a fun experience for your family. Now my kids want to do the same thing.