A couple days after school got out we lucked out and got to escape the heat up in the mountains at Dave's sister's cabin.
We love that place.
...and there's not much better than being in a beautiful place with people you love.
All of Dave's living-in-the-desert siblings came up with their kids too.
So there were cousins galore.
...and adult conversations galore.
...and beauty galore.
We checked out the new house they are building up there.
I loved the light in that place:
We happened to be there for the opening weekend of the summer, so they had a bunch of fun things going on...like a bbq for lunch.
Let's pretend like this picture of this sweetie isn't blurry:
He is one cute kid.
The teenagers sure have fun together.
...and so do the adults.
We had some rocking games of "Ripple" late into the night.
On Sunday we went to church up there. I love going to wards in different areas.
Had to snap and iPhone pic. of these cute boys:
We couldn't resist taking pictures when we got home...and this time it wasn't even my idea (at least not all the way.)
All the girls:
...with the littler boys:
My blonde girls:
(Grace is by me right now and says "blonde" sounds mean, but you know what I mean, right?)
(or do I call them "dirty-blonde"?)
Max, as you can see, had enough picture posing in the first group.
Dave's parents were in town so it was fun to soak them up.
They did a little "fireside" for everyone on Sunday night.
Claire's age kids were in charge of leading the song.
Love these guys.
(And I'll have you know that light is forgiving...that sucker is not fading any way you look at it. )
We spent Memorial Day playing tennis, volleyball and swimming.
Have I mentioned Dave's family is really competitive?
Just making sure.
The boys got to do a little volleyball tournament.
All in all, it was a pretty darn good way to kick off the summer.
Thank you Christy & James!