Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Fun

I feel like I need to start this post with a bit of a disclaimer. :) I did a horrible job of taking pictures this summer! We really had such a wonderful summer and I think we were enjoying it so much that I didn't want to stop and take pictures.:) If this were a summary that one of my students wrote, they would not get a very good grade.:) Our summer started with a quick trip to Cali. My dad became an elder at our church in June, so I flew home to surprise him and be there to support him and my mom.
Karson and I then met up in Taos at his parents' cabin for a week of relaxation. We had such a fun trip. Kerry and Marilyn are the best hosts and we did a whole lot of nothing, which was perfect! I don't have any pictures (probably due to the fact that we/I sported the pajama and no makeup look for most of the trip), but Karson thinks he has some somewhere, so maybe that will be a later post!:)
We then went to Cali together to spend time with my family. It was such a wonderful trip.

My parents took us out to a fun little Cuban restaurant for my birthday. Fun times! I love this picture of my mom!
Karson and my mom love to cook together. They made homemade pizza one night. It was delicious!
We also went to Laguna Beach for the Pageant of the Masters. It was so much fun. I highly recommend going to see this sometime if you are ever in Cali in the summer. The only picture I have is of the trolley ride to get the the theatre. :)
Later in July, Karson took me to the coast for a little romantic getaway. We had so much fun spending a little time together, just the two of us.:)
On the way home from the coast, we met up with Elena, one of my high school besties, and her sweet daughter Isabel. We hadn't seen each other in several years since we live so far away, so it was such a special treat. We also got to see another very sweet friend of mine, Kimberly, who also lives on the Cali coast, but I forgot to take a picture! Kimberly, it was so good to see you too!:)
When we got home, Haylee and Eleanor had planned a little German themed birthday celebration for me. Karson and I were in Germany last summer with Matt and Eleanor on my birthday, so she decided to bring Germany to us this summer. Isn't that the sweetest thing ever? And Haylee made the cake...she is so talented! Love these girls so much!
Lane, who has been like a sister to me since First Grade, came into town to visit. We had so much fun! I love this girl!
I know I left so much out, but we really felt so blessed to have such a great summer with family and friends! Here's to a new school year!:)