The month of June introduced us to a new performing season for the Pizzicato Strings. It's crazy revisiting this because we are currently, today is November 1st, preparing for his Christmas performances. There was a lot to like about performing in the summer. I am a giant wimp when it comes to driving in the winter, so when I saw the locations of various shows, I didn't panic about the possibility of inclement weather. Henry injured his finger near the end of the summer so he ended up missing his final two shows. This was actually a blessing in disguise, sorry Henry, because I was in the beginning of my pregnancy... SURPRISE! I am pregnant! Most everyone knows already, but I haven't made it blog official... so there is my grand announcement. Anyway, I wasn't too disappointed that he missed those shows because I was struggling with life due to my crazy nausea. Highlights of his performing season included the Utah Arts Festival and the Brigham Young Memorial show, pictured below.
Shifting gears... we were at a wedding reception in June and I was totally struck by Eliza.
She looks so grown up these days and is as lovely as can be inside and out.
I love her so much and am proud of the young woman she is becoming.
Summer time always means more time with our cousins!
Aunts and Uncles love this just as much as the kids.
Earning "favorite Uncle" status is easy when you paint your niece's finger nails.
We made as many trips to the lake as we could and lucky for us;
Pineview is a quick drive from our house.
It is one of my favorite Utah lakes due to its scenery.
Returning to violin, here's a look at Henry's show at the Brigham Young Memorial park.
He was lucky to have the support of Bubba, Nanna, Aunt Liz and her kids.
We have reached JULY!
The weekend leading up to the fourth of July was a busy and happy one.
We woke up early and drove to Cottonwood Heights to attend cousin Tyler's baptism.
After that, we were invited to swim and have lunch at the Schmidt's home.
We stopped by Bubba and Nanna's to clean up for the Oakley Rodeo.
We love spending time in Oakley with the Taylors and Flegals.
Around this time, we met up at Nana Marie's for a family picture.
Here are a few snaps of the Mays cousins, all together... a rare thing!