Thursday, August 19, 2010

Trying to Remember



Right now, I am trying to remember that we spent THREE WEEKS in cooler weather this summer. It is REALLY hard to believe because my garage door is still broken and I am still parking outside in 106+degree weather. We haven't seen two digits in weeks, and it is starting to get to me.

I swear at some point I was cool this summer. I swear. But right now I don't seem to remember the feeling of cool air.

I am dreaming of escaping, but, the kids are in school now and although I would love to take off for some cooler weather, it seems as if we are tied down for now. Until fall break that is. In the mean time, I have decided to finally down load my summer pix and think it is time to share. Maybe looking at them will make me feel cooler.

When I look back, I cannot believe I spent 48 hours driving from state to state to state to state largely on my own this summer. I did have Lisa with me for a couple of legs, and I think we cured her from any kind of driving travel for the rest of her LIFE! Most people call me crazy and for the record, I think I am crazy to. But I can either be crazy, or stay in Arizona for 7 weeks without a pool during the summer. Sounds about even doesn't it?

I didn't think I had posted any pix of the summer, but then I found this post. Seriously one of my favorite days from the summer. If you didn't read it because YOU were enjoying YOUR summer vacation, you can READ IT HERE. That last picture is priceless no?


I would be NUTS if I didn't go spend as much time as I could possibly muster at my in-laws house. I guess I should say, as much time as THEY can muster. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this every day.








I just swung open the door, and there I was. I can almost feel it now, if I close my eyes, lay under an air conditioning vent and put Kaylie in the bathtub so I can listen to water lapping. Can you feel it now too? Thought so.

Life with the In-laws is NEVER dull. We were sent an "agenda" before we even walked out the front door. One of the items was the Pirates of Couer d'Alene Cruise. It was a LOVELY adventure.


There was an on board sword fight, a damsel in distress, and pirates run amuck of course.



Leave it to Abby to be feeling the DRAMA.






I think it is safe to say everyone had a great time.
If you didn't get a chance to check it out this year, be sure to put it on the list for next.



If you knew how hard it is to get a picture of this guy, you would really appreciate this picture. Thanks Grrpa. We had a fantastic time.



6 comments:

Natalie said...

I AM SO SORRY about your garage!!! I know how leaving your car out in the heat feels and unless you live here, you can't quite comprehend why it is so miserable. After seeing pictures of where your inlaws live, i am wondering why you haven't just moved in, or at least pitched a tent in the back yard. You should, at least until your garage door gets fixed:)!

Lauren in GA said...

Whoa. That is way too hot to still have a broken garage door.

I am glad you were at least able to remember your in-laws house. It looks like it was HEAVENLY there.

I love how Abby is making that face in the cut out picture.

jessica said...

I still can't believe your kids are in school...what do they do during recess in that kind of heat? They should have a slip n slide for PE.

Jill said...

Summer has been fabulous, but I am so ready for Fall. The heat just drains me. I can't imagine what you have to endure. gag.
And that view from your in laws house. DROOLING. That's a little piece of heaven. And the pirate adventure looks like a blast. Tanner would have been in HEAVEN!!!

Arian said...

Hey, with your love of the Bachelor, I thought you'd get a kick out of what a couple of my friends are doing...
Check out:
http://themormonbachelorette.blogspot.com/

My friends, Erin Elton and Amy Clark, are crazy fun and I wouldn't be at all surprised if this thing turns out to be absolutely hilarious! :)

Jeanelle said...

It rained ALL day here yesterday. I love the temperate weather but I am not ready for summer to leave us yet. It's supposed to be 77-83 the next couple of days and then rain on Sunday & Monday. Happy labor day to us.

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