Sunday, August 6, 2017
Our big trip this summer was to Utah. Zach, with his friend Jude, participated in his first soccer camp away from home at BYU so we thought we should tag along, in case something should come up. Plus we have so many friends and family in Utah that we decided it would be fun to visit them all.
My birthday fell at the beginning of our trip and our best friends from dental school, the Broadbents, had us over for dinner and cake. It's always fun to see them and spend time with them. We just wish that we didn't live so far away from each other.
We also got to visit with Great Grandpa Van and see Grandma, Grandpa, and Ashlee and Paul and their kids. We spent the day together at Cowabunga Bay Water Park. The kids had an absolute blast! I was really impressed with how brave Ryan was. There was not a slide he did not go down.
We stayed with Jeff and Britt but failed to get a picture with them. After Zach's camp was over me, Preston and Zach headed down to San Diego to attend the Surf Cup. Justin stayed in Utah for a couple more days with Ryan and Kate. Justin has been reading a lot of books about Prophets past and wanted to go visit the SLC cemetary. He took the kids with them and then went to Temple Sqaure. Ryan has a new obsession with all things Temple, especially Moroni!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Preston, today you turned 1! It was a gorgeous summer day and I was so excited to celebrate you. And finally a birthday we can celebrate outside! We took you for a swim at our good friend, Ashley Thelin's house in the afternoon and invited family over for cake and presents. You had a great time until Dad decided he would help you dig into your cake. Once that frosting hit your lips you were not happy. Good thing I had a cute friend make you birthday cookies. You liked those!
A little about you...
You are the sweetest baby,
You have the cutest gangly teeth,
You suck your thumb(shh don't tell your dentist),
You love when Zach, Kate and/or Ryan want to play with you,
And have brought lots of joy to one of our most chaotic years to date!
We love you Preston Lee Marostica!
Friday, July 14, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The fourth of July is becoming one of my favorite holidays. We took the kids out to breakfast at biscuits, then headed over to Oak Hills for the neighborhood parade and returned in the evening for Aunt Heather and Uncle Steve's neighborhood BBQ. We finished up the day watching the fireworks show up at the field, and then lighting some off on our own. Ryan was old enough to understand what was going on this time, so fireworks were pretty fascinating for him. And as you see by the last picture in this post he had a pretty active day. That's how his legs looked before we made him shower...so dirty!I love the traditions we are creating each year on the 4th and I hope the kids remember these fun days with friends and family for years to come.