summertime rolls

we have been enjoying our summer to the fullest. we've been to southern california for a week and to pinecrest twice already. we have our annual flagstaff trip coming up in a few weeks and another southern california trip for my good friend's baby shower. school will be back in session in no time. it's sort of amazing how quickly this has gone by! now i will spend an entire school year again looking forward to summer!
our trip to so cal was a blast. we watched stasia and ava in a dance recital, which was adorable. both jake and annabelle loved watching all the dancers.

we spent time with poppo, hobbie and bapu, and the aunties, uncles and cousins. we got to go to some of annika's end-of-preschool activities, which was really neat, and just spend time with all the girls. we swam, went to yoga classes, went to the Y, and even got to see the beautiful and pregnant kara and have lunch with my very best friend, hayley. we even managed to squeeze some time in with abby and her gorgeous boys!

i spend a lot of time with each of my sisters, which was so much fun, and not enough time with my parents! :(

3 days after getting home from so cal we left for pinecrest for 5 days with ben's parents, sister, her husband and their adorable little girl. it was so relaxing and beautiful and fun.

we kayaked, walked, rode bikes, and caught up on all the sleep we lost in so cal! i love it up there. i wish we could have stayed an extra week.

we came home from pinecrest to mom, steph and her girls staying with us for a few days over the 4th of July.

it was a lot of fun to have the girlie time and we all had a blast together!

it was just sad that cat wasn't with us.

so to get more of my cat fix, we headed back up to pinecrest this past weekend to celebrate her birthday. we hiked around the lake, kayaked for hours, and roasted marshmallows over a campfire in back of the cabin.

between the two pinecrest trips my wonderful friend jamie gave birth to her second little boy, and we've been so lucky to spend a lot of time with them!

we've also caught up with our good friends hannah, tyler and julianna, as well as my pal sal, silly sara, andy & brooke, and some of the old st. philip moms. we have really tried to cram in as much as possible!

wow. it just does not do any of it justice to give these little tiny blips about our adventures this summer! there's far too much to write so hopefully i'll get some pictures up one of these days and you can see for yourself!