Wednesday, April 9, 2014

May-August 2013

So I don't really like playing catch-up, but feel compelled to do it before I can write more relevant posts. It turns out I don't have the time, or the patience, to write a detailed description of every month, so here's the condensed version of May through August 2013. Condensed versions of September through December 2013, and January through April 2014 will soon follow.

May 2013

We took Logan to his first sporting event: the Men's Volleyball National Championship on UCLA's campus. BYU vs. UC Irvine. Go Cougars! We didn't win, but sure had a great time. Notable moments: President Samuelson said "hi" to us; taking selfies between matches; and the nice family sitting next to us gave Logan a mini volleyball to take home.

Logan's first baseball game: Angels vs. ...?? I can't remember who the Angels played, or who won, but it sure was a lot of fun. Our good friends had extra tickets and invited us along. The seats were amazing, and we couldn't have picked better company. We even got free Angels hats. It turns out Logan loves baseball as much as his dad, he sat still through most of the game (wow!)
Logan and Bryan went on their first father-son campout--camp evening, really.

June 2013

We met Bryan's mom and stepdad in Vegas.

 Logan and I shared our first frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 (we tried to go to the one in
 New York, but limited time and a 3-hour wait dissuaded us).

We spent much of June exploring SoCal.

Hiking somewhere near Laguna Beach

July 2013

We flew to St. Louis to spend the 4th with Bryan's sister and her family.
Waiting for a cute 4th of July parade in St. Charles to begin
Logan playing with his cousins after the parade

Later in July we made another Utah trip where we saw all of Bryan's siblings and most of Logan's cousins.

Logan's cousins took good care of him.

While we were there, Logan and I went on a quick trip to Rexburg (no pics) to watch my sister Amber graduate from Nursing School.

August 2013

We must have spent a lot of time at the beach because we have tons of pictures there. Here are a couple of our favorites:

My sister Shelley and her Husband, Josh, visited from Minnesota. Unfortunately, I don't have a single good picture of them from their visit, just this one of Bryan, Logan, and me in Disneyland; imagine Josh and a cute pregnant Shelley sharing our cage in this Ferris Wheel pic, because that's where they were! Maybe she'll send me some pics I can upload later.

During their stay we also spent a weekend in Big Bear (again, no pics) where Bryan and Josh accidentally stole a canoe (apparently it belonged to the cabin next door, even though it was attached to ours) and fished unsuccessfully. My sister Rachel and her then-fiance-now-husband, Joey, made the trek from Apple Valley to visit with us for an evening.

At the end of August Amber married Shane! We love them together, and I'm happy to say that we've welcomed yet another awesome brother-in-law to the mix. Stacey and Lizzy (my youngest sisters) are perhaps the luckiest, as they now have four brothers-in-law to tease them, which they do mercilessly. Bahahahaha.

Keeping Logan entertained on the beautiful grounds during Amber and Shane's reception.
 I spy two little horns. Perhaps a foreshadowing of things yet to come?