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August 2017

Our August started out great since we were relaxing at Lake Powell.  

The day afer we got home we got to visit with my cousin who was in town visiting.  

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We went on a family hike and it was nice to see the reservoir filled!

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Then some swimming!

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The kids were fighting so much so I made them come help me with dinner!  It worked!

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We went to Monterey to the aquarium!

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We got a bowling summer pass and so we went quite a bit.  Super fun!

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Great America!

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Our Sunday walk to church.

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Our annual last day of summer lunch with dad!

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And the first day of school.  All my kids are in school!  I can hardly believe it.

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For FHE we picked up some cigarette butts at a bus stop down the street from us.

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Then ice cream!

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We are ready for this school year to start but not ready for it to fly by like it usually does!

Lake Powell

Connor grew up going to Lake Powell and he loved it.  We knew that we wanted to take our kids someday but they were too young.  This summer we were given the opportunity to go with his family and even though there were still some concerns with their age, we decided to try it.  The kids were so excited and after our motorhome trip the summer before, Corbin thought we should call ths the boaterhome!

We drove part way the first night and stayed in a hotel.  Kinsley really wanted to bring her own suitcase.

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Corbin and his reading while walking.  I had gotten them new books and he couln’t put it down.

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Stopping for gas and treats!

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Since we were going to make it to Lake Powell before Connor’s family, we decided to make a couple pit stops.  One in Bearizona to see Connor’s grandma.

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The next day on our way to Lake Powell we drove to te Grand Canyon.  Connor and I have never been to the south rim and were were just blown away how beautiful it was.  The kids were less impressed but did scare me to death trying to go near the edges.

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We then drove to the Glen Canyon Dam.

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Then we finally got to get on the houseboat.

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We spent the night on the boat still in the slip and headed out to find our spot in the morning.

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With Kinsley still not being the best swimmer and Cason with his seizures, I was super nervous unless they had their life jackets on.  But everything went fine!

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The kids really wanted to bring this captains hat and soon after this picture it flew off and was lost in the water.

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I was trying to think of how I can caption all these photos but basically every day on the lake was pretyy much the same.  Playing in the water, eat whatever we want, play, eat, play, eat, play some games, eat and sleep!

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We had a great time and then we had to make the drive back.  About an hour or so after we left, we got a flat tire, in the 100 degree heat.  Connor changed the tire and then we drove into Kanab to get a new tire.  Luckily some family met up with us for lunch.

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The drive home is always harder.

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We stopped in Las Vegas for some Cafe Rio.  It was 120 degrees outsde.  Crazy!!  The last couple times at Cafe Rio havent been my favorite and I got something different and fell in love with it all over again!  We need one by us!!!

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We had such a great vacation and can’t wait to do it again!

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