Monday, August 31, 2015

August Catch-Up

Through the better parts of July and all of August, Trevor was overseeing the construction of the 3rd office soon to open in Graham. The build-out came with a ton of hiccups and aggravation due to contractors missing deadlines by weeks and basically not showing up to work. Trevor hired his friend Jeff and they had to do a ton of the work themselves just to speed the process up and ensure good quality work.  It was a headache.  But by the end of August it was coming together finally (a month past due).

We had a booth at the Pierce County fair this year and the kids had a fun time visiting it one evening and riding a few rides.

Here's the front desk area mid-construction.  Love the art work and sign and acrylic piece on the desk! Looks soooo good!

Addy attended two horse-riding camps.  She got to learn how to ride as well as how to clean horse stalls and feed & groom the horses. 

We held our second annual Primary slip and slide activity.  Happy to have cousins Claire and Graham join.

Snuggled on this sweetheart daily.

Carson pulled out a whopping 9 merit badges at the Court of Honor.  Baby-stepping to that Eagle rank!

Root beer floats on the deck on one of the record-breaking heat wave days.

Doting on Ivy while watching the kids at the wave pool.
 Carson came home from scout camp excited about archery and used his own money to purchase a bow and set up a target in the back yard. 
 Went to a friend of a friend's above ground pool with a bunch of ladies from the ward. 
 Ivy started playing with her sophie giraffe. 
 One Saturday Camille & Bryce invited us down to play on the lake at Bryce's parents' home.  Kids had a great time on the paddle boards and boat. 

 This time Ry easily got up on the knee board. 
 Addison on the knee board.
 And miles too!  He was so brave!

August just flew by because we jam-packed it with so much fun.  We knew the end of summer was on the horizon, and we cherished every minute of that golden summer! 


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