Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Overdo Post-Trip to Utah

So, I am so behind in my posting.  By looking at my post it appears like we didn't have a summer at all.  Summer went by so fast and now that Jake is back is school it sure feels like it!  However, we DID have a summer and we went to Utah for part of it.  Here is what the Utah trip consisted of:

The Utah Mountains.  Man, I miss those.

An early morning race.  Cole and Mandi look about as excited as I felt that morning.

 Two parades

 Miss Mckena Time

Miss Lucy time

 Fancy Food, thanks to our gracious hosts, Scott and Lindsey

And more good food with the people we love.

It's always a treat to be with family again..excuse the pun, I couldn't resist. There was a boating trip and a trip with my fam to my aunt and uncle's cabin in there too...I'm not quite sure why we don't have pictures of those.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

*Warning* This is going to be a long post

So...the summer just seems to have past us by.  There has been so much going on that I really haven't taken the time to update the blog about it, but now Jake is at a Super Saturday and I am alone on a Saturday night,'s time.  Rather than give a play by play of our summer pre Utah trip I will tell the story in pictures and some captions...starting...NOW!
We kicked off the summer by pulling our grill out...for a day.

 Mandi happened to be in Niagara Falls for a night as part of a school project.

 My sweet husband knows how much I love colored glass, so he surprised me with a trip to the Corning Glass Museum. 

 There was some cool stuff made of glass there...

 AND I got to make my own glass, which really just consisted of blowing into a tube, but it was still super cool.

 We went on a day trip to Bennet Beach in South Buffalo, which consisted of sitting on the sand with a ton of other people and watching this guy... It was a great time.

 Went to the Greek fest, which consisted of navigating through this crowd of people to get our hands on some really great food.

 On a Friday night when we had absolutely no plans we went to a Buffalo Bills game.  It turned out to be the right thing to do because we were handed some free extra tickets and it happened to be Star Wars night.  Oh yeah!

 We went to the Allentown Art Festival again this summer.  It consisted of navigating through this crowd to look at some local art...

And to watch this guy...

 And to see this...

 And this...

And to attempt some artistic shots of the back alleyways of Buffalo.  I have to say that the city is growing on me more and more all the time.

More to come of our trip to Utah