I’ve never been much of an early bird, so my 8am class this semester nearly killed me. And Ellie. That girl does enjoy sleeping in (and I don’t mind one bit!) After a semester of early morning classes, evening classes, and online classes, summer break has arrived! WAHOOOOO! I had lots of help this semester from Brian, family, friends, and our crazy awesome neighbors and their four kids who watched Ellie most mornings and smothered her with so much love.

Since I haven’t had to worry about school, I’ve found myself taking advantage of my “summer vacation.” Meaning, sweats have been my outfit of choice and I’ve stayed up way past my bedtime, because I can! And then Ellie runs into our room in the morning and I totally regret staying up so late to paint. Oh well.

We’ve been planning a few summer trips, including a few events up in Nordic Valley. (My dad has been up here working on the ski resort so we get to see him more than usual. Ellie LOVES having Grandpa stop by!) Our fence is up in our backyard and I’m dying to pull out the kiddie pool, if only the weather would cooperate!  Soon, soon.

Speaking of vacations, Ellie and I took a super quick trip to St. George to see Gram who was visiting from Hawaii! Ellie has the coolest (and most tan!) great grandma :)  We took at quick, 30 second, four generation photo. We all look scarily alike! You can also tell which two live in the sunshine and the other two who could stand to work on their tan ;)


And thank you Erin for capturing my favorite photos below.