Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2016 Blue Jeans Week 28

It was a great week!  I got away with my mom and sisters for 4 days.  Ben and the kids survived.  We were all happy to be back together after those 4 days!  Sure love all my family!  But summer is just going by way too fast.  We are doing lots and lots of college prep and that is both exciting and heart-breaking for me at the same time.  Ugh.  It used to bug me when I had 4 little kids people saying, "Oh, it goes by so fast.  Enjoy it." OK, now I get it.  It really does go by way too fast.  But I am glad I take photos to document so when I think, "What did we do?"  I can look back and see what we did.  Thank heavens!  So here is a look at last week. . .
Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to relax and the kids listen to Dad read a book.  Love it!  

Mr J and a friend--loving the pool this summer!  It has been HOT!

Miss E has been working super hard this summer at the pool and teaching swimming lessons.  Today was a rare day when she was home, so she caught up on some reading after lunch.  Sure love this hard-working girl!

So my mom and my 2 sisters and I got together for a girls get-away this past week.  My sister flew into the city airport, we picked her up and then drove several hours to Nauvoo, IL.  On the way there we stopped at a dairy that has lots of different kinds of yummy flavored milk--banana, strawberry, cotton candy, root beer, chocolate, cookies and cream, and coffee.  My favorite was the root beer one.  They came in these cute glass bottles too.  

My two sisters, my mom and I outside the Nauvoo, IL temple.  Such a wonderful place and so fun to go there with them!  Nauvoo is an old town important in our church history which has been restored and is free to the public to view the old houses and see how things were done in the 1840's.  They have a working brickyard, blacksmith, bakery, school, newspaper office, post office, and all the volunteer missionaries that serve there dress in period dress.  It is fun.

Nauvoo is located along the banks of the great Mississippi River.  The river was gorgeous with color when we were there--water lilies and these beautiful purple plants.  So pretty!

My mom, one of my sisters and I at Carthage jail, IL which was the place Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum (the statues) were martyred.  It was a special place.  

Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon!


  1. How NEAT that you were able to get away for a sister's weekend!
    Those are NECESSARY sometimes to recharge your batteries.
    Good luck w/ all the college preparation ... keep a box of Kleenex near by. :)

  2. What a fun adventure you had. I'm sure you all had a blast. Hopefully you laughed and ate as much as we do at our sister's outings.

  3. Those flavored milks look so fun and yummy. Love the bottles they are in too. Glad you had a great time with your mom and sisters. Stay safe in this heat. It's crazy hot out there!