Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer in Three Parts - July


Oh July. You had so much planned for us.

Of course you brought with you the Fourth with it's tradition Nielsen Family sleepover and Breakfast.

And then came the Ormond family BBQ. Oh July you showered us with an over abundance of yummy food, blue eyes, watermelon, adorable kids, and a little red wagon with a little bit of yoga thrown in for good measure.

July you also gave my two oldest brothers, Roger and Brad, a chance to have their log saw over at Provo's freedom festival. In honor of 100 years of Scouting. My brothers are really big into Scouting. So of course it was a must that I take mom over so she could scope out the situation. And Jona and George even agreed to help out for a while.

And once you got going there was no stopping you. Next on your agenda was Girls Camp. Oh how I love girls camp. That was one thing I did get the chance to blog about.

After girls camp came more good times swimming in general. And July, you even gave Jillian the courage to take on swimming lessons. Which, by the way, she rocked.

Then, July, you treated us to a wonderful show of Willy Wonka with my awesome nephew A.J. playing the part of Charlie.

He. Was. Awesome. There will come a day when I will be saying "I knew him before he was a big star."

McKenna wanted a picture with Mr. Wonka.

Of course you couldn't leave without the 24th. The kids and I went up to Salt Lake to the float preview.

We saw this most awesome of vehicles on the drive up there.
And then there were Eagles,
And Scriptures
And Donkeys
And Dragons

And a large amount of Crickets
And a VERY large fish
A crazy (and slightly terrifying) Mountain Goat
Joseph and the Pharaoh were even there!
Of course there were Cacti
And Rattlers
And Sego Lilies
An owl
And it wouldn't be complete without a crazy Seagull
July, you also brought us a fun trip up to Snowbird to spend time with Ty's side of the family. We love family. And the kids love to play up at Snowbird in the pool with their cousins. They also got a chance to climb the rock wall that is up there. And they love their Grandma and Grandpa.

And then, Oh July, THEN you ended on a lovely high note with the first annual Nielsen Family reunion...

Thank you July. It was a blast!!
Can't wait for next year!


Barbaloot said...

Dragons on the 24th parade? I'm not following...

Love the sunglasses picture with the 4th of July reflection!

Looks like a fun/busy/crazy month:)

the fowlers said...

the month of july looked like it was FANTASTIC!! i'm glad i got to be there for at least a little part of it.
i also love the picture of nate's sunglasses! oh, and gramma on the four-wheeler, of course. :) you really capture the fun.

Kristina P. said...

No wonder you haven't been blogging. You've been having too much fun!

AS Amber said...

Looks like you had such a great time! I absolutely LOVE July!!!

Your pictures are great!

Missy said...

WoW! July was a blast!

M-Cat said...

You were a busy busy girl in July

Amander said...

Did I see karaoke??????

You kind of make me miss July.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

What a fun summer! And I love the action flip shot in the pool, that is awesome!!

Tammy said...

Sounds like an amazing month! If I ask pretty please would you be willing to send me a disk of the reunion pics? Or short of that, email me high res pics of the family by the barn and in the meadow on the hike? I want to put them on the wall. Thanks! Tammy

Teachinfourth said...

Wow! A summer of fun in a month! I especially love the photo with the reflection in the glasses.


That Girl said...

Yeah - the sunglasses one - you should enter it in something. Amazing.

Also, do the Nielsens adopt? Cuz I totally want in.

tiburon said...

Looks like you and July got along swimmingly.