I don't think we had a more intense summer as the summer of 2016! It was the summer to see family, and it will be remembered. We started in California to see Smith cousins and extended cousins there and then down to Disneyland (see previous post) and then a month later we were out to Iowa to see our Smith cousins. We had so much fun playing together, swimming together and making memories. After a few days in Iowa we continued on to Illinois to visit the Trost cousins. We played, swam in the pond, ate bunches of fresh blackberries, caught fish, went to Nauvoo and celebrated Ammon's 3rd birthday! It was a blast! Then we went home and started camping. We camped with the Weisenbeck cousins at little Moab and hiked on the rocks and drove on Uncle Dave's four-wheeler. Then it was camping with more Smith/Beach/Beesley cousins at Bear Lake. The Lake was beautiful, the water warm and weather perfect, the nights were cold! The first night was in the 30s and we were cold, but we adjusted for the 2nd night and it was a great experience. We sure loved to see all our cousins inside and outside of Utah. Family is where it all counts! Can't wait to do it again.
With Iowa cousins: Ammon, Micah, Audra & Eden (above), Alma, Ava, Alyia, Enoch and Jonah
With Illinois cousins: Camron, Joey, Alex, Enoch, Eden, Kori, Jesse, Micah
We took a picture here last time we were in Illinois, but now there are 5 kids! It's fun to see how we have grown.
Making a giant sand castle with grandma Sarah: Luke, Eden, Ethan, Enoch, Aubrey, Madilyn, Grandma
Ammon with his favorite cousin Aubrey, these two were inseparable
Micah with his T-ball team, he is the second one on the left
Camping at little Moab: Eden, Lynsie, Enoch, Camille, Micah, Karla, Alma, Trent and Ammon
Aaron's summer project now done! His giant swing set, this sure has been fun for all of us!