Sunday, June 30, 2013

Beach Week 2013

So I came home after 4 days at Girls Camp long enough to do laundry, shower, pack up the car and head straight to Laguna for our Brian Family beach week. It was a quick turnaround! I was so tired that we only got as far as Vegas. But we had to make time to stop in St. George for a few Swig drinks and cookies. And, wouldn't you know it, Jill and Jay Clark were in line right in front of us! Jill had obviously rushed home from Girls Camp and back out the door too. 

We got to Laguna in good time Saturday. Everyone had already arrived. Indy was so anxious to get out the door to go surf that I don't even think he changed his clothes!

Lauren, Savy and Emerson taking a break from moving.

Darin and Pete had to be moved out of their house the second weekend we were there so it was a little chaotic. It was also Savy's farewell that Sunday. Poor Darin----one of those things ALONE causes a ton of stress. Then add company the entire week.... I would have had a nervous breakdown!

Can't beat those ocean views.

Beck, Emmy, Reese and Kamae

Yummm Thrifty's ice cream!

a little beach find

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Montana arrived in Seattle yesterday and is in her first area in Issaquah. No pictures yet... But here's her address there:

Sister Montana Brian
280 Mt. Olympus Drive NW
Issaquah, WA  98027

Goodbye Jettas!

The second Montana left for the MTC her car was up for sale. We had an older couple interested in it. Kurt happened to mention that we had a black Jetta as well. Go figure that THAT one sold first! Finn came home from Grand Cayman to no car! Luckily it took a week or so more for Montana's Jetta to sell so that Finn had a car to drive. 

We put a fair amount of money into both of those cars but they served our teenaged drivers well!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Finn's Graduation Trip

Finn was so lucky to be invited to go to Grand Cayman this year for graduation. His friend Avery's family has a house there. Avery's dad Derik took 6 boys down for 10 days of fun in the sun!

Matt, Avery, Finn, Trey, Alex and Jake

Hanging with the missionaries.

The Roney's house.

Q left to the MTC while these boys were gone. This was their last FaceTime.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lake Powell 2013-Part 4: The People

There definitely aren't pictures of everyone in our group so here is just a sampling of our fun group.
We are really lucky to have some great friends that we enjoy spending time with!

Lake Powell 2013-Part 3:The Birthday Celebration

Todd giving the birthday speech for Andie.

Waiting to be serenaded!

It was Andie's birthday while we were on the lake. He hadn't told anyone that he had hired a helicopter to bring someone to serenade her and bring the birthday cake. It was kind of fun to watch the helicopter circle and then touch down on the bluff just above the houseboat. And....we got to end the day with our personal fireworks show!

Lake Powell 2013-Part 2:The Activities

Sorry for the picture overload but there were too many fun pictures! 

There was always something going on at Lake Powell. Non-stop fun! Especially with this many people on one boat.