Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crazy Summer

Here is a review of our crazy summer:
After saying goodbye to all of our friends as well as to New York and New Jersey in May...

We stuffed our selves in to our Carola and drove across the country (with a stop at our friends Garrett and Mindy's house in Detroit, thanks guys!)...
Garrett has grown another foot since the last time we saw him. I think he has an overactive gland.

We made it to Colorado,
and signed for our new house on post.

The move-in date wasn't until July. But while we were in the Springs, taking care of some business, we had fun checking out the area:
We rode a cog-rail train to the top of Pikes Peak, 14,110 ft up. It was a beautiful, fun, and relaxing way to climb a mountain! It was cold and windy at the top but they had a gift shop (of course) that sold some really deliciously memorable hot chocolate and nutmeg donuts.

Carlee made some friends on the train.
We also visited Garden of the Gods, a place of spectacular rock formations.

Then we drove to Utah and had fun with family and friends.

This is at my Parent's cabin in Scofield, Utah:

This is the Nielsen Family Reunion in Bear Lake. I think we all agree that is was so much fun!

This is at my brother' house. So fun for all of us, but Carlee was afraid of the pool.
All of my siblings, some of the kids, as well as my dad, hiked Little Wild Horse Canyon. So amazing!

Big thanks to my parents for letting Carlee, Dani and I stay with them for the 5 weeks that Matt was gone to COT. We also owe a big thanks to Cory, Kara, Quinn, Dylan, and Trevor for watching Carlee and Dani while I went to Montgomery, Alabama for Matt's COT Graduation. It was HOT and HUMID!

We are now in our new home trying to get settled. The weather is great. The house/garage/yard/washer/dryer/dishwasher are also fabulous.

This summer will be remembered as being full of changes and Fun!

The end.


NatureGirl said...

Looks like a bit of craziness...but the good kind. Nice to have you back west again. Hopefully there will be some good family thing soon!

Angela and Kevin Reese said...

few! Wow you guys were busy! Matt-Emily didn't recognize you with your military haircut.

Alyssa said...

Lots of fun and change. I am so glad we were able to see you while you were here.

Elisa said...

Your new house looks so nice! I bet you are so excited to finally be in a real house. I am so glad you were able to stop by and hang out with me for a few hours. It meant a lot to catch up with you. Your girls really are the cutest things ever, cute in pictures, even cuter in real life. Xander loved playing with Carlee. Keep in touch!

Wendy and Spencer said...

So much fun! and you left out bathtub :)