Friday, March 27, 2009

Antsy for Summer!

I am SO ready for summer it's not even funny! We had some awesome weather last week but now it is cold and blah again. I was thinking back to last summer and all the fun times we had and decided to post some pics to help me get through until spring and summer are here. These are some of the highlights and some of my favs.

Coach Webb's Wedding

My coach from college got married last summer so Jake, Owen, Mom, Dad, and I packed up and traveled to Couer d' Alene for his big day. I wish I could say it was a blast, but it wasn't really. No, it had some fun parts but Owen was so sick the whole time with hand, foot, and mouth and it kind of made it miserable for all of us. However, it was awesome to see a bunch of teammates and friends from the Northwest days and fun to have that time with my parents.


Jake and I both have our birthdays in July so that is our favorite month. Expensive...but fun! (: We have lots of other family members with summer bdays and it just fun to be able to get together so much.

4th of July!

Another reason why July is the best month! I love the 4th! We went to a parade with our friends and then hung out at my parents all day with good food and fireworks that night.


I know this makes you itchy Em!

Woohoo! I can't wait to go boating! Last summer was the first time I wake boarded and it was so much fun. I should edit my video clip so it looks like I am this awesome, amazing, coordinated wake boarder...but lets be honest, I'm definately not. This was one of my more graceful wrecks though. ( I had to keep some of my pride!) Notice how compassionate my fam is in the background. (:

Ogden Canyon Vacation!

Jake's Dad and Stepmom took all the fam to this fun timeshare place in Utah. We had the whole week in some condos and it was such a good time. We went swimming, did some shopping, went to Hogle Zoo (spelling?), and battled a nasty ear infection with Owen. That last part not so fun.

My Family from England!

My mom is from England and her brother still lives there with his fam. They ALL came to visit last summer and it was such a blast! The best part was when we rented a cabin in Island Park so we could all be together. It was absolutely crazy but so much fun. We also went boating and did some sightseeing while they were here. I miss them and wish they were coming back this summer.

My Little Fam!

This was our first summer with Owen as a little family. I will definately remember it as one of the best. Although Jake and I were both pretty busy with school and Owen had issues with ear infections all summer long we still managed to have some really good times. Owen learned how to crawl on June 25, his Grandpa Walker's birthday and never stopped cruising from then. We went to the Rexburg air show which I would recommend because it was so fun. Everything else was just little things here and there, trips to the park, playing tennis, and going for walks but I think those were some of the best times. I know this summer will be fun and different in its own way and I am so excited!!


  1. Hey I found your blog through someone else so hope you don't mind that I'm checking. It's fun to see what you guys have been up to.

  2. I love all those pictures! My favorite is of your mom playing the Wii. I miss your family! I am antsy for summer to be here too and I agree that the small things like walks and trips to the park are the best. Hopefully you'll find enough things to do in Wyoming. ;)

  3. Oh..I wish summer was here! Except I am kinda sad that we won't be able to go on some of our morning walks with you and Owen. Mia totally missed out on that! But I will tell her all about it!

  4. Gretch those pictures are way fun! I really like the video too it's classic. It's weird to think after looking over pictures of warm weather stuff that anyone could get sick of summer. Andrew and I agree that it is the best month of the year too! Hopefully this year I can catch ya on your birthday. . . but the track record isn't looking so good for us :) Anyways good times and I love reading your blog!

  5. No more summer pictures!!! So, it is snowing today and on Sunday my car got drifted in...

  6. What are you talking about...enough fun things in Lovell?? This is going to be your best summer yet!! We are so excited to play in the sun with you guys! Hopefully you don't get too sick of us. Thanks for making my weekly trips to the doc with me, it makes them way more fun!

  7. I love the summer blog. I also love to boat, but I am a water-skier. I really stick at wake boarding. It made me want warm weather!

  8. Ahhh summer! I don't think it is every going to come. Especially since it snowed here this morning! Yuck!!!! I loved the pictures!!!!

  9. Gretchen! Hey! I found your blog and wanted to say hi! You look great in those pictures!! How are you guys doing?