Showing posts from July, 2017


Despite the fact that Camden still plays with Legos (and likes to play in general), there is no denying this kid is big. I love his sweet nature, but also appreciate the maturity I see in him. It's amazing how quickly he changes - I can note several adjustments even since summer began.
His number one request was a weighted blanket and so that's what we bought. I find it funny that the most expensive birthday gift I've given to one of my kids is a blanket. ;) Yesterday he invited a friend from school over and we went to Dave and Busters (he has been requesting this for months). Today is his actual birthday and he spent it working at a church event. We're going to celebrate with family, cake and ice cream next weekend.
Note how tall he is next to his very tall Uncle Michael (who bought him that basketball goal).

Happy Birthday, Camden! Edited to Add: we celebrated with cake and ice cream a week late with cousins and grandparents. I completely failed to take a group pict…

Go West, Young Man

We returned last week from a 9-day road trip out west. We spent 4 days traveling, 5 days vacationing. Not that we're counting.

With the exception of the Sunday afternoon when the adult women in the Lewis family chatted for 8 hours straight from the same spots on the sofa in the living room, I can confidently say we did our best to experience the West to the fullest. Right up until we decided to come home a full day and a half anyway.

Some of our favorite things (seeing family is obvious so I won't list it):
Driving through the Rocky Mountains - absolutely the best.
The climate out west - we've decided the humidity in the south is the pits.
Taking the train to Salt Lake City was pretty awesome. Who doesn't like air conditioning and no traffic!
Brian enjoyed the trip down memory lane as he took us all around Colorado Springs (he spent ages 6-18 there).

We survived Pikes Peak! The drive up and down the mountain is a bit of a nail-biter, but so beautiful.
Rory and Miley had…