Saturday, August 14, 2010

Once Upon our Summer, Part 1, UTAH with the Leonhardt side :)

Once Upon our Summer..................
it started out with packing and making sure that the house was PERFECT (or pretty close) before we left for Utah. Once we left we started realizing this was the last time we were going to be driving Nate out there! SCARY!!!!!!! It took us three long, painful days to get there although we got to stay in a hotel which was a blast for the other kids. Not saying it wasn't fun for me to! I loved carrying Levi around. And by the way ME is Brinli. :)


Notice a few things here, the youngest and oldest sons are missing (don't worry Levi hasn't left at this point) and Nate is some were!!!! P.S. Notice my mom near the back of the car!!!!! LOL
The mountains that we don't get in Michigan. :

We were all ssssooooo glad to finally come home to loving Grandparents and yummy cookies!:)

Later after reuniting with family (which we don't have pictures for sadly) and many hugs we had sleep overs with cousins and ate yummy food with our amazing family we haven't seen in forever. A few days later we went to a Bonn fire which was a blast except for when we had to go to the bathroom!! Here are just a few pictures of the little times when we were all together.

Well mostly all of us! Aaron's face looks a little funny! Don't worry we didn't

give him plastic surgery

Girly Girls in a row,

Singing around the campfire with amazing cousins and food! Can it get any better??
The next day my Aunt Amie and Uncle Ryan's house I got to spend sometime with some of my cousins that are so awesome! Can you guess what we did? We put on my Aunt Amie's old pageant dresses and took many pictures! Here is literally the only one that I was available to.

In order: ME, SAVANNAH, AND ALLI! We all had such a good time although the dress that I was wearing was a little to big! :) If I find anymore of these pictures, I will make sure to post them.

Next, we went to see my Aunt and Uncle who live in Idaho. There we went up to there cabin and were joined there by my other extended family the Tippet's. The cabin could pass as a mansion!!! IT WAS HUGE! NO JOKE!!!! Here are some pictures.

We are just hanging out, look at my little baby cousin Gracy! She is ssooo cute and she is faster than the Flash! :)

Picture from the upstairs level which was, like, 500 feet high!! Well it seemed like it

It was Brooke's 15th birthday so we celebrated it there, here she is staring at the very yummy fruit pizza made for her! YUMMMM

Drumroll Please............
Just a girl and her money :p

She loved her money more than all of the really cute clothes she got!
She was a born model :)
The cute skirt that we both love.
We had a great time spending time with the Leonhardt's side of the family and we cannot wait to see all of you again. :)


Our Family Adventures said...

Brinli, you do such a Great job posting!! It was fun to see what a great summer you have had :)

Fran and LaVar said...

What an awesome post, Brinli!! You did very well!!! Loved seeing all the cute pics and the memories of your wonderful visit in Utah. I was just talking to Nate today of the fun grandmother-granddaughter sleepover we had while you were here and the magical doughnut seeds that only grow in our garden. Wasn't it amazing how those seeds grew into doughnuts overnight? hahaha We miss you!!

brown paper packages said...

Love your posts, Miss Brinli!!

Looks like you had a wonderful time!