Monthly Archives: August 2018

The last few days of summer vacation also happened to be bring-a-friend-free days at both Hurricane Harbor AND Six Flags, so I took my whole gang plus my 4 babysitting kids the two days before school started. We met up with my mom, my sister Laura, and my sister Cecilie plus her whole family at Six Flags, so we had enough adults to have a big-kid-ride group. And we ran into lots of friends at Hurricane Harbor, which made it even better! Long live summer! #partyof16

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The last few days of summer vacation also happened to be bring-a-friend-free days at both Hurricane Harbor AND Six Flags, so I took my whole gang plus my 4 babysitting kids the two days before school started. We met up with my mom, my sister Laura, and my sister Cecilie plus her whole family at Six Flags, so we had enough adults to have a big-kid-ride group. And we ran into lots of friends at Hurricane Harbor, which made it even better! Long live summer! #partyof16

My parents are leaving to serve an 18-month humanitarian mission in Mexico, so my siblings and I threw a backyard taco party! The yard was newly renovated and looked fabulous with brightly colored pom-poms hanging from the tree, paper picado and patio lights strung from the pergola, flowers on the tables, and the vegetable garden/jungle looking vibrant green. It was wonderful to see friends from over the decades come to wish my parents well as they embark on their journey. I hope they know how loved they are and how much they will be missed!

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My parents are leaving to serve an 18-month humanitarian mission in Mexico, so my siblings and I threw a backyard taco party! The yard was newly renovated and looked fabulous with brightly colored pom-poms hanging from the tree, paper picado and patio lights strung from the pergola, flowers on the tables, and the vegetable garden/jungle looking vibrant green. It was wonderful to see friends from over the decades come to wish my parents well as they embark on their journey. I hope they know how loved they are and how much they will be missed!

My dad’s childhood home. It sits right on the main road and backs up to the levy, which my dad would walk along with his dad during rains, watching for swells and weak spots. The orange trees are some of the tallest I’ve seen! My Grandma Bain told countless stories (and repeated them countless times) about this home—hosting Primary for years before she was even a member of the church, my dad chasing chickens in the yard as a toddler, cooking big holiday meals… I wish I could remember them all! It would be amazing to see this home restored someday. It has so much charm and is likely one of first homes built when Nicolaus was settled 150 years ago.

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My dad’s childhood home. It sits right on the main road and backs up to the levy, which my dad would walk along with his dad during rains, watching for swells and weak spots. The orange trees are some of the tallest I’ve seen! My Grandma Bain told countless stories (and repeated them countless times) about this home—hosting Primary for years before she was even a member of the church, my dad chasing chickens in the yard as a toddler, cooking big holiday meals... I wish I could remember them all! It would be amazing to see this home restored someday. It has so much charm and is likely one of first homes built when Nicolaus was settled 150 years ago.