Friday, July 31, 2015

July Wrap-Up

We were hardly at home in July, but the few days we were we didn't let pass by.  July and August were one of the hottest months on record for the PNW and we couldn't have been happier (and were so grateful for AC!)

Carson headed to Scout Camp the day after we got back from Utah.  We had him all packed before we left, so everything was ready to go. It wasn't easier on mom to see him head out! We missed him!!  (Thankfully he was able to turn his phone on at night and check in for a second or two. But his texts are always VERY brief). 



 Trevor was able to go up one evening. 


Troop 574! Such a great group!

We loved the Stewart Heights pool and went to a couple of the evening sessions on some warm nights. 






A round of private swimming lessons for Addy, Rylan, and Miles...with this baby in a wrap.  Love her!


She's getting so big!  This sleeper gown was worn by all 5 of my kids! 

Cleaning out my closet and Addison begged to try on my wedding dress. I'm amazed at how good it still looks after all these years. 

Checking out the new splash pad in Downtown Puyallup.



And an "Amazing Race" to celebrate a couple friends turning 40 (including my BFF, Jen). 



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