Monday, August 18, 2014

end of summer

With so much filling up our summer days, I have lots to update. Most recently...
At a family party a few weeks ago, George hit his eye on a marble fireplace at his cousins' house. We ended up in the ER, but it was quick, thanks to our in-laws' in-law, who works in the ER and was also at the party. He called ahead and got us right in, with no wait. We were also very grateful no stitches were necessary - only glue.
All the kids have been in school for several weeks now, except for Hank and George. They start preschool in September and are getting pretty excited, although I don't really think they know what to expect. New backpacks are in order and that is worth getting pumped about!
 Jonah and Grace are in junior high together this year.
Owen is alone at the elementary school in 3rd grade. He loves being the only one, which I thought would be an issue for him. Not even a worry. He's already sad that next year Hank and George will join the carpool.
Sweet niece Madalyn (in the middle) left for her mission to Rome, Italy! 
My side of the family had a fun reunion at the Nielsons' cabin in Pinetop, AZ. We were all there, which was awesome in itself, but my mom planned so many fun things for everyone and it made it that much better!
The swings were a favorite pastime. 
My brothers.
 Mummy wrapping game.
 My sister taking a test jump at Sunrise Ski resort. We did lots more of this at more thrilling heights, but I must get video from Mark to prove it. So fun!
My cute niece, Alice turned 5!
 Walks around the almost dry lake.
 Crafting creations.
 Marshmallow gluttony on our way to church.
And finally, we left for Pinetop with our bathroom like this:
And returned to fresh new paint, (Lower bathroom cabinets are soon to be painted white)

And our newly planked entry...
...was painted too.
And almost the whole house got a fresh coat of paint, including all the doors and trim. Now the house looks so clean and fresh. I love it! If only it could stay that way.
I can't wait to get everything back in order and take some better pics to share.


jamiebarazoto said...

Your house looks amazing!! Love the planking.

Emily said...

It looks so great, Sarah.

abby said...

The planking!!! I mean, wow.

abby said...

Also love your reunion pics. Wish they were in the vid. And I'd been anxiously awaiting Grace's Herschel pick, per your Pinterest. Great choice!

Gray Family said...

Your house looks FANTASTIC!!! Love it! We also love the new addition to carpool...things are way more interesting with Jonah's take on the day!

amyegodfrey said...

I love every photo! I screenshot the one of Ryan and Neil-love it. You actually did half the work for the reunion, so take some credit. And your house looks great! Take it from me who has seen it.

Jennifer said...

This is so fun to see all your family! Your mom looks GREAT! I'm not surprised she planned so many fun things--she was always that way, such a good mom. Your kids are darling and when did the boys get so big? Love the bathroom! Glad you had such a fun reunion and also glad that George is okay. :) Megan ran into the corner of a marble coffee table when she was three and had a bruise for six months. Been there...