Summer has begun!

Darin finished his first year and we got to spend a few weeks with him! We took off to Kansas City for a week to visit the Evans and Grandpa and Grandma Payne. Landon graduated from high school…YAY! First nephew to graduate… so we had to celebrate! Of course being the great photographers that we are… I have zero pictures of most of the Evans’ …just Ethan, in a box, gotta love it!
e in a box eating carrots sliding
Luke had a blast playing with everyone, getting treats from everyone, and trying to make everyone laugh! He especially loved walking the dog Diablo and trying to catch a glimpse of the meow-meow that hid very well throughout the house! Although I didn’t take a lot of pictures, I got some cute videos for you to check out here!
The next week, Darin was off on his own vacation with the boys to California to play some NICE golf courses…
pebble golfing house
From what I gathered, he LOVED it. They played 4 courses including Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Spanish Bay, and The Santa Lucia Preserve (for those of you who might know these hot golfing spots)… not sure which one was his favorite. They were definitely tough and wore the boys out. They had to spend the evenings soaking at the gentleman’s club while JoJo brought them waters and towels! Although Dad took home the trophy, Darin felt like a winner just being out here! Thanks to Jeff for planning it all and Brent and Christy for letting them stay a few nights in their beautiful home and feed them delicious food!
The last week he got spend some time around the house. We worked on lots of projects, and had a lot of fun. Of course we went to the zoo…
zoo water spray elephants
While Luke liked watching the elephants, he loved playing in the water & playground area even better! Darin starts back to school tomorrow and Luke and I will miss having him all day to ourselves!
I also got a sunburn on Memorial Day and painted my toes… so summer is officially here!


Year One In The Books!

Well, I did it. I made it through my first full year (3 semesters) of PT school…pending I didn’t fail any classes this semester, which I don’t think I did. It is a pretty fantastic feeling! The school year went by wicked fast, which means these next 2 will go by even faster because of the clinical internships I will be doing. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be in school, and count it as one of my many blessings…although sometimes, I will admit, I curse it to no end. But now, its summer vacation for me. This includes spending time with Nada and Luke, traveling to KC for Landon’s graduation, and of course, PEBBLE BEACH. I am looking forward to not having to worry about homework/exams for a month. I think it is a much needed breather! I am looking forward to the aforementioned activities and doing some straight-up RELAXING!