Have I told how much I love June in Utah? 

It’s our first full month of summer.  

The weather isn’t too hot or too cold.  Although this year turned out to be the hottest June in history.  

Not that I’m complaining though.  

When we can’t take the heat, we just retreat inside to enjoy our air conditioning.  

I love that we always have plenty of friends to pass the perfect sunny days with.  

Last summer we were looking to move, but never found anything that was just right for us. 

I don’t know what we were thinking!  So glad we decided to stay, there is no one I love to spend lazy summer days with more than these people.


I also couldn’t imagine chasing Ruby anywhere else. 

We’ve of course been busy soaking up our vitamin D with lots of water time.  

And can I say that the pool is about a million times easier this summer than last!!  I can actually take all 4 kids! A big part of that though, is because I have the best friends around, who are always willing to hold a baby or take kids on the big waterslide.  

We don’t tend to be inside much in the summer, because by 9:00 am my house always looks like this and I start to get crazy.  

Plus, Ruby is always getting into something or finding something new to climb.  

I do love that we can enjoy our evening shade and eat dinner on the deck, where I don’t have to see the disaster that is my house.  :)  

Besides, they usually seem to get along better while out and about.


The mountains provide the perfect retreat when the heat rises and give the kids plenty of open space to go crazy in.  

Summerfest was once again a hit. 

We had decided to skip the craziness that is the parade this year. But once the boys were in bed and Macey asked so nicely if I could take her, I could’t turn her down.  So, we walked over to where The Everetts were sitting and I enjoyed my least stressful parade ever.  

I also love June because it happens to be my birthday month.  

Paul threw me an impromptu surprise party.  

And then took me shopping at City Creek.  Can’t beat new clothes and make up to make getting older easier.  

Emmie also had a birthday and Julianne of course threw a very entertaining party.  

Lorinda and her kids came through and we loved getting to spend some time with them.  Cutest cousins around.  

Other Happenings:

We babysat the Rensink’s fish and my kids were in pet heaven.  

Ruby even learned to say fish ( “ish” ) while they were here and had to greet them first thing every morning.  

I got to go to the Cub Scout Day Camp with the Activity Day Girls.  

They had a blast shooting bb guns, rafting, doing archery, and just being the crazy girls they are.  

And it wouldn’t be a monthly blogpost without a picture from Thanksgiving Point. :)

I’m pretty sad June is already behind us, but good thing there’s still lots of summer to go!