Friday, August 7, 2015

Four more months.

Now that you've had a break from me for a few days, I'll tell you about the next four months so that you will be all caught up on my oh-so-exciting life.

After moving/painting/cleaning/repairing the 
new/old house, we needed a vacation. Conveniently, 
Casey's sister was getting married in Seattle over Easter weekend.

So of course we made a vacation out of it.

We were lucky enough to be there during the beautiful Mount Vernon tulip festival.

We also were able to hang out with (and stay 
with) my mama while we were there!

We visited Deception Pass. (I love this picture.)

And together Kennedy and I re-defined "cool."

Happy wedding, Morgan & Jason! 


The only thing worth noting for the entire month of May is the fact that I did this:

No lie. I freaking re-upholstered a chair. 
Four of them, actually. And I never want to do 
another one for the rest of my life, so don't ask.


June started out with sunshine at the Pride Festival!
(Yes, Kennedy is a banana. Because why not?)

Kennedy turned 11! (I'm still crying. There's no way she is that old.)

And can I just say... she is the sweetest, most loving, 
generous, talented, intelligent, beautiful girl I have ever 
laid my eyes on. And I love her. SO much.

She has been obsessed with sports lately, so she had
a sports-themed birthday party, and of course they
played "Pin the basketball on Michael Jordan's hand." 

And as luck would have it, the weather was perfect, so we
were able to have a swimming party!! (She said it was
her best party ever. Good job, me.)

And, once again, my besties helped me out. This time 
with Kennedy's birthday party. I just love these two.

Next, we went on a couple's trip to Cancun with some of our closest friends!
We stayed at the same hotel where we spent our Honeymoon.

We spent the majority of our time at the beach. Obvi.

But we did take a day trip to Isla Mujeres. 

Las chicas hermosas - waiting for the ferry.

Los hombres guapos. Also waiting for the ferry.

We rented golf carts and drove around the island. SO much fun.

And stopped for some scenic photos.
(Yes, the water was really that color.)

*Sigh. Paradise for sure.

We also stopped by this colorful wall, because we felt like it.

Other than that, we played at the pool, ate a lot of food, 
karaoke'd, shopped, played beach volleyball, and relaxed. 
And ate more food.

And took a million pictures.

I am so glad we have such AMAZING friends who like to travel as much as we do.

Lastly (yes, we're still in June), we went boating with some of our other
really good friends at Echo Reservoir. Summer is pretty fun. Especially with friends.


We went camping near Yellowstone for the 4th of July.

Breathtaking, right?

Maddie was in doggy heaven.

Doggy. Heaven. I have never seen her so worn out.

We saw a huge moose while we were playing in the river!
We kept our distance and backed away slowly.

It was seriously gorgeous. (If you could ignore the mosquitoes.)

...and we couldn't ignore the mosquitos. So on the
second day we all packed up and drove to a friend's
house to "camp." And watch fireworks.
It was a blast (no pun intended).

 On the way back home, we stopped to see the majestic Mesa Falls.
'Twas majestic indeed. And there were no mosquitoes. Bonus.

Kennedy has been practicing her mermaid skills.
(This tail is WAY harder to swim in than it looks. Just trust me.)

We visited the animals at the zoo.

This is the only gorilla I would ever dare poke in the eye.
(Ok, I actually meant to pick his nose. But I didn't see
where my finger was. Oops.)

Bald eagle!

I also made a spontaneous 2-day trip up to Seattle to
surprise my brother and his family. They were so excited.

We got a new nephew! Welcome to the world, Beckham!
(I'm already his favorite aunt, by the way. He told me.)

Also in July, we had the Price family reunion! We loved 
having a bunch of the family stay with us from out of town. 

We are kind of obsessed with this niece of ours.

And we had our 1 year anniversary. 
Awwww. 1 year-old frozen cake. 

And you guys- he got me roses. I heart him.

Also, after living in our house for 4 months, 
we FINALLY got some artwork up. (Thanks for
the help, mom!!)

Lastly, I made my first caramel apple pie for Pioneer Day. 
Not to brag or anything, but it was amazing. Sorry I didn't save you any.

And whaddya know? Just like that, I'm all caught up. *Whew. 
Maybe next time it won't take me 8 months (and then 10 hours) to update my blog. 

p.s. I miss all of you fellow bloggers and blog stalkers. <3


Jennifer said...

So many gorgeous and breathtaking photos!I could really feel the love and fun. Those chairs are beautiful too, amazing job! And that caramel apple pie...Wow!

paul said...

Thankyou for this blog. It was great. I've been trying to post one for a while now but my new carrier won't let me move my pictures from iPhoto. I'll figure it out someday. In the meantime keep those post coming. You're a fun read and it's nice to keep up.

Raising Helm said...

Wahoo! what a beautiful life! full of fun, family, friends and you gotta love...a trip or two:) love it Ash

Brandon said...

What a fun time! Amazing job on those chairs, too! So glad you came up to see us. And your house looks amazing! (Nice tree art, by the way). ;) Can't wait to see you in another couple months!

Desiree said...

loved all the pics! This is my kind of post. And you look smashing!! Seriously.
Now addressing the mosquitos-try these

We wore them day and night and swimming and everything on both our camping trips and didn't come home with a single bite. In fact, I don't remember even seeing a mosquito on either I'm thinking they work.