Thursday, August 28, 2008

Life in the Summertime

Yesterday was such a fun day! My brother Todd flew in from Iowa for a visit. His wife will be here today. We are so excited to see them. They moved in January and this is the first time they've been back. To celebrate Todd's arrival yesterday, my whole family got together at Kristen's sweet party house to play volleyball and eat dinner and hang out. It was seriously so much fun. I forgot that I do actually like to play's been so long.

Here's me and Bran playing volleyball.

Todd helping Amy with her serve.
Roasting marshmallows in Kristen's sweet firepit. That little guy with Brandon is Jack, the last time we saw him he was an infant and now he runs around all over the place and is so stinking cute.
We have a bunch of fun stuff planned for the next 4 days while Todd and his family are here. I am so excited!!!
A few other things we've been doing...

A night walk on the Provo River Trail.
I have a little obsession with the trail right now and can't spend enough time walking or running on it. I've been trying to go running on the trail every morning this week. I only failed once so far...Here's a picture of what it looks like in the mornings. It's the best way to start your day. I love it!

My pathetic attempt at taking a picture of the awesome sunset while we were driving home from the Provo Temple on Tuesday night.

And another not so great picture of Brandon playing softball. He plays on Tuesday nights which is the same night I have Young Women's so I don't usually get to go watch him play but I did this week. He doesn't usually play catcher...he spends most of his time making awesome plays in the outfield that for some reason I never see... I'm bad at paying attention at those games. But I'm working on it...
Stay tuned for documentation on our Labor Day fun!


smarts said...

Looks like you have been having FUN!! Love the summertime, hope you have a great time with your family.
P.S. I LOVE the new picture at the top way CUTE!!!

Tara said...

A) Nice new header (picture) CUTE
B) I love that you love the Provo River Trail too!
C) Were there any 'unrelated' males at that party at Kristen's...and DID YOU GET A PICTURE? Hello! I examined the ones you posted very carefully and don't think I saw him. (was that too obvious?)
D) Miss you guys! I almost DON'T want to know what you guys do on Labor Day...because it will make me sad! But still write about it, cause I really DO want to know.

Lauren Conrad said...

Stephanie! You blog is so so so cute! We miss having you in young womens but it's great that you have your own house now! Glad you're having fun!

Jess said...

That's awesome for running.

You've been tagged by me so join in!

Jessica said...

Fun! I love your new picture at the top. You guys are too photogenic!

James, Cameo, and Jacob said...

Gotta love summers!! I have to agree with you about that trail - I sure loved it when we lived there!! That is one huge thing I miss here in Texas. Anyway, I'm glad you found our blog - it's the best way to keep updated with people!!

Kris said...

I love that picture of the Provo Trail - so beautiful! I love having family in town, it looks like you had a blast with them. I was going to call you on Friday to go to lunch, it was even scheduled in my planner, and then both Ben and I crashed with the flu Thursday night and were recovering until Saturday morning! I was so bummed! This week though, let's do lunch for sure.

Blake ~ Amber ~ Noah ~ Jade said...

Holy cow, i remember todd and his wife from Ricks, Crazy!! Looks like you have had a fun summer!!