So, the second day of our trip was Sunday. Aaron got to golf with a couple buddies in the morning and I went to church and caught up with a couple of church friends! In the evening we relaxed and made yummy home-made pizza with my mom!
Everything we ate this week was fresh! Aaron helped made Cucumber Slaw. So good!
Monday and Tuesday we spent hanging around the house and helped with a few projects!
Below you can see Aaron built a fence by the deck for some privacy. My dad was SOO thankful for his help around the house! We also painted the foundation a light gray and really made it look good! The gray mulch stuff is grass seed. A couple days prior to us arriving my parents spent a day digging out and cutting down HUGE boxwoods that were crowding the front yard. It looks so great now!
Next up was a quick BEACH TRIP!!! I love going to the beach each summer and enjoying the sun, sand, and waves! Aaron and I have found a new favorite restaurant along the boardwalk called, Watermans. Soo good! We love the fish tacos, hushpuppies, and She Crab soup. The picture below is a picture from our table inside the restaurant, looking out to the ocean.
We had an oceanfront hotel!
Date night, walking on the boardwalk, and fireworks!!
I am so thankful for Aaron. Love you babe!
Thursday morning my parents met up with us and went biking on the boardwalk! Here's Neptune! Hi mom!
These bikes are so fun!
Next we got to spend some time with our cousins!!
Lots of kids swimming in the pool!
Hi grandpa! I know...I took a picture during the prayer...but I love him! And I'm so happy to see him getting up and around better these days!
Aaron getting a little chat in with grandpa :) Warms my heart!
Here's my cousin Leah, with Levi!! Levi is my cousin Aaron and Andrea Yutzy's little boy. He has the cutest curly hair and BIG brown eyes! Thursday evening was a big cookout with my Risser and Yutzy cousins! I'm so thankful that I am still close with so many of my cousins. I miss seeing them more throughout the year!
I love summer and trips to the beach!!
To end our trip, we attended a wedding of one of my high school friends!
Kristin Bell and Nels Akerson got married on July 18th. It was HOT, but we had a great time!
My handsome date! We both wore our Kansas cowboy boots :)
Sarah Gant and Elizabeth (Anderson) Ochoa, it was great to see ALL of my high school group of girl friends.
Here's Levi again, with his grandma!! Hi Aunt Jewel! Can you tell we were all HOT and sweaty? Levi did really well during the whole event!
So I'll give a little background to the picture below. Kristin and Aaron are cousins on the Yutzy side, and Aaron and I are cousins on the Risser side. So Kristin and I share a cousin! We have many pictures of the three of us, and now have completed the wedding pictures! We are all married, and Aaron has a kid! I wonder how the next 5 years will turn out?! Love them!
Even though it was a short time being with these girls, I had a great time seeing everyone! A lot has changed over the past 9 years! 2016 is our 10 year reunion! Ahhhh!
(Left to right: Kristen Richards, Elizabeth Ochoa, Marsha Stanley, Kristin Akerson, Andrea Yoder, me, Sarah Gant)
I had to add this picture so you can see our boots!! HELLO SUN!!
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our trip out East!
Love you all!