Our Summer (So Far), at a Very Quick Glance!

Wow...I don't even really know what to say here, except that I have thought at least a hundred times, "I should update my blog", but here we are 3 months later and I haven't updated once!  Then, to top things off I got on here and started fiddling with the settings and the site won't let me add any cute backgrounds, so I apologize for the boring look.  I may keep trying to figure it out, but I'm pretty sure I might have a panic attack because it's making me so mad, so we may just have to deal with it. 

We have had a pretty eventful summer, which is just the way we like it.  I won't pack every little detail into this post, but I will try to at least add some of the highlights. 

First up - Coop absolutely TORE IT UP on his t-ball team.  It was pure entertainment everytime he had a game!

For the 4th of July holiday, we took a long weekend and went camping at our friends' property in Long Beach.  We had a BLAST!  It is so refreshing to wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.  I think what made it so fun was that our entire family was there.  It's been a long time since we all went on vacation together! 

One other really fun day, me, my mom, my sister Kristal and the boys all took a day-trip to Portland.  We went to the zoo and to OMSI.  It was a very long day, but it was worth it because we all had so much fun.  The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed being together.  I think we'll try to do a trip like this every summer. 

The boys also had swimming lessons this year.  Their teacher Breanna was wonderful with them, and they have since become quite comfortable in the water (which is a great improvement over last summer when they were afraid to get water in their faces)! 

I guess that leaves us with this last weekend, which was BY FAR the most fun we've ever had as a family:  a night and two days at the Great Wolf Lodge, and a 4th place finish for Dave's softball team at the State tournament.  I really can't say anything bad about the lodge, it is just a super fun place to stay.  And even though it was a bit on the expensive side, it was absolutely worth every penny to see the looks on the boys' faces (and Dave's for that matter) when we walked into the place.  It is gorgeous.  Speaking of gorgeous, the fields where the tournament was held were the most beautiful we've ever played at.  It was a LONG weekend, but we had so much fun.  I am so thankful to God for weekends like these, where we spend time together doing fun things, making memories we'll all treasure forever.  I will end with a picture of the boys at Cabela's in Lacey.  Coop's face totally reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield movie...