June always starts with a bang at our house because it's Nate's birthday!
Lucky for him, it fell on Saturday this year, so I gave him the best present ever and let him sleep in. And sleep he did, that's for sure!! When he woke up, I made his favorite breakfast, crepes, and we had a plethora of deliciousness for toppings: Nutella, powdered sugar, lemon juice, sugar, raspberries, strawberries, and cool whip. Yay birthdays! Later that day, we had friends watch Evan and I surprised Nate by taking him to see the new X-Men movie. We never go to movies anymore, since the child came along, and that is one of Nate's favorite things to do. We enjoyed being out together, and really liked the movie, too! We came home just in time to have roast and potatoes for dinner before friends were going to show up for treats and games, and found this in our kitchen!
Nate got a new backpack for hiking, since he is using the same one he received when he was 12, a Dilbert book from his parents, a Jack Johnson cd, and lots of cards and phone calls from loving family members. We enjoyed banana cream pie and orange dream cake with our root beers, and played some games. Nate says he has now "officially reached his prime". I just think he is old as mold ;)
The party continued with Stacey arriving the next day for a California vacation! We spent a few days in Ridgecrest, relaxing in the sun, blowing bubbles, shopping at KMart, getting frozen yogurt, and obviously, feeding the burros.
We then headed down to the "land of milk and honey" where my other sister lives, so we could have some real California fun. :)
Landry had a pretty bad cough when we arrived and we would often find him like this at the end of the day, completely exhausted.
Some of us headed to the beach one night, because (in the words of my mom) "why be in California if you're not going to be at the beach?!"
We had lots of fun having visitors and visiting, but shortly after we returned to the Ridge, Evan came down with the same fever and cough his cousins had, and the weather finally hit triple digits. It's been a miserable couple of days.
I have also been getting my craft on (I go in major spurts), and along with some wreaths to add to my ever growing collection, a friend and I put this together:
We are looking forward to a yummy Father's Day, (let's face it, the best thing I can give Nate besides sleep is food) but not looking forward to Nate leaving for Scout Camp next week. Spending time with my sisters' this last week has me counting down the days until we get to go home to Utah and Idaho for a visit. Can't come soon enough!!