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    The rest of LABOR DAY weekend

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    We had Mia and Michelle over for Sunday dinner!

    And Monday was brunch at mom and dads with lots of Nettys and Nate and Becky.


    During the afternoon we hit the PG pool for the last time this season. A bunch of the cousins ended up going to the pool so it was a FUN day.


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    Demolition Derby 2017

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    We went to the Utah County Fair Demolition Derby in Spanish Fork this year!

    This was the 15th year! Ben and I haven’t even been married for 15 years so that’s pretty cool. And Sean and Erika have been with us the whole way:

    They started with a WWII plane flying over! Grandma and Grandpa came this year! And Shy and Em and Matt and Jamie!

    And Caitlin won the trophy!!! Packer was tied for runner up and Ray, Ben and Benji had strong early picks but fell through in the finals.



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    Splash Pad Fun!

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    We went to the splash pad and park with the Falabella’s and LaNell! The kids played for an hour at the park with a stream and then we went to Bluffdale to try out the new splash pad there. It was pretty Awesome with a great park and lots of water. The kids were sad to leave so I’d say it was a success and I got to hang with Michelle and LaNell so double success.

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    Elder Carter Nettesheim

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    On Sunday August 13th we said goodbye to Carter! He’s going to serve a mission for 2 years! He left on Wednesday for the MTC. Then he will go to Lithuania! Benji spent the evening by his side soaking him in 🙂 He seems like he’s ready to go and serve.

    Millie spent the night wrapping Sydney and the Webb cousins around her finger.

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    And then it was August

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    Benji made it home from Scout Camp on Saturday morning and played with cousins and then in the afternoon we asked him to do some chores and he just CRASHED. He couldn’t comprehend and had a melt down. Ben helped him figure it out and tried to teach him that even when we are worn out and tired we still have to choose to do what we are asked and we choose our attitude 🙂 His buddy Seth stopped by in the middle of that life lesson with a late birthday present.

    And that night Benji got to babysit while we went to the game! I love being at the field and I love when it is good weather

    On Sunday we had our Nettesheim Fireside and then celebrated Grandpa’s 70th Birthday!!

    THESE GUYS! ready for JR. HIGH? I love that they still play and have fun and don’t have to be too cool.

    Ray and Rose are so excited to start school. They both have the same size shoe right now.



    Friends over at the house on a summer day: Millie made a new friend when LaNell brought Andrew over to play.

    my genius child?

    working on their Dr. Mario skills and getting high scores:

    I am still the Wolf Den Leader:

    Kelsey and I took the kids to the pond. We stopped and got XL drinks at Maverick cause they were free so… And then Brady! showed up at the pond and surprised us!

    Thursday Night I went to Ben’s soccer game! He is blurry in the pic cause he was running really fast 🙂 And right after the soccer game we picked LaNell up at the mouth of the canyon and drove to Sundance to watch Jacob and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. We met the Hancocks up there and sat through a little rain. It was a fun show!

    And then the kids finished THE SUMMER CHART!! They were so happy to be done!

    home sweet home

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    Saturday July 29th we got back to Seattle. It was a great trip. Perfect amount of time away. We had a blast and feel blessed that we got to go and that our kids were all taken care of back home. We got off the ship and had about 6 hours until our flight. We ended up catching a ride to the mall. We watched a movie, Dunkirk, and did a little shopping. Then we headed back to the airport and flew home. We got home around 10pm and all of the kids were excited to see us!

    I got the early shift Sunday morning, back to reality:

    My mom took care of everything and everyone while we were gone! A bunch of my siblings were around on their family vacations so they had a busy week:


    The Princess cruise Ship Murder…We had lots of texts asking if we were ok and if that was our boat:

    My mom stayed a few more days to see me 🙂 and her mom and her sisters and spend Kelsey’s birthday with her… And Tracie and John came Sunday night 🙂 and John helped me prep for my new appliances!

    Monday morning Tiago was playing nicely in the toy room and threw his finished wooden cupcake at the window 🙁 cracked it! But it was an accident and he loved playing with Hadley:

    Ryan installed our new faucet while we were gone!

    I took my kids and Tracie’s kids to the park while they did bday stuff with Kelsey. Everyone was happy until Millie got stung by a wasp 3 times!!!

    Kelsey’s Birthday! I love having Kelsey live close. We have lots of fun, especially when mom and I win Nertz.

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    Our last stop was an evening in Victoria, Canada.


    We saw the Huntingdon Manor – with the Gatsby Mansion:

    We walked through a fun park and enjoyed time with Rick and Jen and Emily and Mom and P&A of course:

    Then everyone went their own ways and Ben and I found the water and the FLOATING VILLAGE! So cool. Lots of boats converted into houses. And of course we had to stop at the ice cream store boat before heading back to the ship at 10pm:

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    Thursday we had a short day in Ketchican.

    Some of the group hiked up this hill but Ben and I just went to the right into the brownish area of the map:

    We explored the town with Michelle and Udine!

    And then we watched the Lumberjack show:

    After that we wandered the streets with Matt, Jamie, Pete, Amanda, Udine and Michelle. We saw totem polls and a fish hatchery.

    Then we walked back to the dock area and Ben wanted to try a Fish and Chips Restaurant that had really good reviews. Pete and Amanda joined us and they were not disappointed!

    I’m not a sea food lover so I grabbed a milk shake back on the ship:

    Then we had real dinner – yes, we did eat too much.


    and we ended the night at the after hours dance party!! Yes we were a site to see. The drunks weren’t quite sure how to keep up with us. 🙂

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    Glacier Bay

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    On Wednesday we spent the day on the ship but they took us right in close to Marjorie Glacier. The glacier was beautiful and loud! We spent most of the day watching the glacier and the water. We saw a few sea lions and whale spouts. I saw a Puffin and we saw a few dolphins and lots of seagulls. There were several large waterfalls on the way in and out of the inlets. The water was still hundreds of feet deep even though we were so close to the “end”. Everything is steep and deep.


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