Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Week 25

It's been really nice and relaxing coming back from vacation and still having a few days off before heading to work, but the party is over.  The kids are now in summer day camp, and we have bills to pay so John and I are hard at work.  At least this coming weekend is a holiday weekend and the weekend after we have a long weekend for a camping trip so we're still making the most of our summer.  Our home atmosphere is a lot more casual too because there is no afternoon homework or school issues to deal with.  We can just come home and chill--mostly  in our pool ;0)

Now for last week's pictures, half of which were taken while still on vacation--

Day 169- Saturday, 6/18/11
Tyler took this picture of us while on our last hike in Utah.  I love the background.  We're on the Mossy Cave trail in Bryce Valley.  Tomorrow we start our journey home by heading back to Vegas.

Day 170- Sunday, 6/19/11
Happy Father's Day!  We made it to Las Vegas, NV and checked into our hotel before heading to a Sports Bar for dinner.  John and the boys loved it here so it was the perfect place for Father's Day Dinner.

Day 171- Monday, 6/20/11
New York, New York hotel was our home base for the two days we spent touring Vegas.  We took in a couple shows and checked out many surrounding places.  The roller coaster at this hotel and the Tournament of Kings dinner show at the Excalibur were favorites.

Day 172- Tuesday, 6/21/11
Home sweet home with our greatly missed dog, Bella, and a few loads of laundry to work through.  You know it was a good trip when you unintentionally bring back dirt, in this case, red dirt!  We flew in early this afternoon and have been slowly unpacking.  Thankfully I still have the rest of the week off to help get us back into the swing of things.

Day 173- Wednesday, 6/22/11
The best part about being gone during a heat spell was coming home to a perfectly heated pool that we can finally use.  The boys spent the next few days here enjoying themselves in the summer heat.  The pools on vacation were nice but there is nothing like your own pool at home.

Day 174- Thursday, 6/23/11
John heads back to work today so I quickly snapped a shot of this Father's day gift before he took it to hang in his office.  The boys and I had these pictures taken the Friday before we left on vacation and he had to wait until we got home to see the results but was pleasantly surprised.

Day 175- Friday, 6/24/11
Yep- the official start to the end of my vacation.  It's time to get back to reality and take care of some business like balancing the checkbook, paying bills, filling out forms for summer camp, and stocking the pantry.  I'm ready for another vacation!

One more shot! It's time for . .

June's Family Photo

It seemed only fitting that this month's photo be taken in Utah on one of our many hikes.  My mother snapped this shot on our last day with them.

Thanks for stopping by.
See you next Tuesday!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful family vacation. It is a dream of mine that, once we have retired, hubby and I can tour the US. Your pool looks stunning, perfect for your little swimmers! :)

  2. Hope you had a great time on your trip! Looks like it! I also love that you said "June's Family Photo" are you doing this each month? That's awesome!!

    Also really love the action shot in the pool! Great job!

  3. Looks like you had a good time on your trip. How was Vegas? I've never been but would love to go!