…family can be good friends too, right?
We got to continue our annual Lagoon tradition with Dave’s sister Julie and her family.
We love these guys so so much and are so grateful for the good times we’ve had staying with them each summer for at least a couple days accompanied by Lagoon.
In my biased opinion there aren’t many amusement parks better 🙂

Our numbers have ebbed an flowed over the years because everyone is growing up, gosh dang it.  Max missed for his mission, now Elle’s in Jerusalem and their first two are serving missions in Spain and Argentina.

But we soaked up the rest.  It was extra exciting to have Grace there since she had met us from work back in the desert.  I had sure missed that girl!

We thought, for a smidgen of a second, that maybe Lucy was branching out from her only ride she likes at Lagoon when she agreed to go on this one:

We told her it was like “Jello” (how Dave drives them home from church on Sundays), and she was all-in.

But sure enough, she was mad as a hornet when that thing got going faster.

So it was back to the swings for us.

 She can’t get enough of those things!

Over all those years we’ve spent at Lagoon we haven’t seen this little pioneer house, that was for some reason moved to Lagoon to display.

It is my great, great, great (not really sure how many greats) Grandfather’s house.

Pretty sweet, right?

We are always pretty tuckered out after all that walking, but I did convince the kids to come out and soak in the sunset with me when we got back to Julie and Seth’s.

It was too beautiful to pass up, especially as it lit up from the outside all these beautiful kids who, in my opinion, glow from within.

Post-Lagoon braids:

After that it was late-night talking again, after more card games:

…and showers and tucking the littles in bed.

I love Julie and Seth. We’ve had so many good discussion wrapped up in their family room late at night over the years.

We got to go check out their warehouse where they have spent a lot of time this summer the next day.

Loved being there with them and seeing it all in person after hearing so much about it.

Then we packed up to head to Provo to celebrate the 4th that night.  We left with big hugs and hearts full of love for that great family we get to be related to.


  1. I was curious what you do to protect your images online and such. I only ask because in recent weeks I have had several new followers on my bloglovin' account – where I follow this blog among some other family blogs. Judging by the screen names of these new followers, I have no doubt that they are not there to enjoy these blogs like I do – to get new ideas and learn from other moms. I would classify them as "creepers" Currently there is no way to block a follower or delete them according to bloglovin. I noticed that it seems I could copy or save any of your images off your blog with just one click. I am not tech savy, but have heard there are ways to keep this from happening. Just curious if you do anything to protect your children's photos from getting into the wrong hands.

  2. That pioneer house was also my great great something grandpa’s house 🙂 my mom read me an article a few months ago + it said the amount of descendents he has now. I can’t remember the exact number but it was crazy high, I’m sure almost everyone in Utah is included hahaha! But hey we’re cousins 😉 -shayla

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