Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yep, We're Still Here

I might have just taken my longest blogging hiatus to date. It's been a strangely short but busy summer for us, and I can't believe September is right around the corner! While I never like to see summer come to an end, this time around it's not as bittersweet because school won't be starting up again for me this fall! Here's a little recap of what we've been up to this summer:
-I "officially" finished my last internship credits for school and have been working full time since June
-Nick finished up spring classes in June and spent the next month and a half studying to take the DAT 
-Nick also started a job as an assistant at a dental office in American Fork and he really loves it. We get to drive to work together now, which is great! 
-We just got back from a trip to Hawaii with my family which was a perfect ending to our summer -- more pics to come from that

And now for some picture recaps:

My baby brother graduated high school and became an Eagle Scout. He started college at U of U this week -- I can't believe he's all grown up! 

The Yagers came to visit! We hadn't seen them since January when the moved to Sacramento. It was so fun to be reunited again -- one day we'll get Chelsea and Nathan here so we can all be together again! 
 We met at The Pie in SLC for dinner

And then went to Kiel's mom's house to make s'mores. Check out these GIANT marshmallows! 
 We got a little snap happy with them...

I found a new... well, additional favorite treat location in Provo (in addition to Yogurtland, of course) - the Awful Waffle! They have the most authentic crepes I've been able to find in the valley. Nothing can really beat eating a crepe in Paris, but these taste pretty similar :)

We finally got to go boating this season! With our crazy summer last year, we didn't make it out on the lake, so we were so excited to be out in the sun this time around. We even brought my dog, Kona, for her first boating adventure! 
I love my dog -- I wish I could keep her in Provo! 

My best friend, Lindsey, got married! All five of us met at her family bridal shower and then did some shopping and got dinner in Salt Lake. We hadn't all been together for a long time and it was so fun to catch up. She was a beautiful bride!

My sister came to visit! Her little family drove out from Wisconsin for Dan's month-long break from medical school. She hadn't been to Provo since spring of 2008 and it was so fun to have her here.

We ate at one of my favorite restaurants in Provo, La Jolla Groves. The interior is so unique and the food is always delicious. We definitely don't get enough sister time living so far apart, and even though she was only here for a day, we loved it!