Summer 2015

Once again, the Frames owned the Summer. 

Russ went to Minnesota for a three game series this Summer. Maybe the only thing he's done for himself in a year. He's been working so crazy hard for so long, but especially this past year. 60-70 hour work weeks, he'll come home to put the boys to bed with me and then head back until 1 am. He's building his Washed business super fast as well as flipping houses and doing his regular construction work. So grateful to have a partner willing to hustle for the life we want. We've been saving up like crazy to eventually get that Farm we've always wanted. Things are getting closer than ever, I'm excited to see how things unfold!

So much fun with cousins. My boys LIVE to play with these kiddos. Screaming at the top of their lungs when they drive up, asking to play daily. So grateful we live so close!

One shot from Fathers and Sons campout. Russ took them both up for the first time.

 Craziest rainiest Summer for a couple weeks there.
Payson temple open house. Cal face planted a hundred times and does this high pitched chirp sound that he's done since he was two in every vaulted room. Reverent!

Bike rides! So fun with Hayes riding a two wheeler. I loved looking over to see him pedaling away. 

Always with August close by.

Russ and I snuck away for a few dates too. To see Ryan Adams (below), Third Eye Blind (sort of as a joke but ended up being super good) and St. Vincent (craziest crowd I've ever been apart of.) Lots of good dinner dates, too. The Copper Onion stands out merely because I ordered this amazing sticky toffee pudding and I am pretty sure I ate the muffin wrapper accidentally. 

Busy Summer days reigned. We had three birthday parties and a BBQ this day. I try not to over schedule but sometimes it just happens. Love/hate.

The boys became so close this Summer too. They still fight but not nearly as much and they seem to prefer one another. Lots of slip n slides.

Had some time with Jenna and crew, why does everyone have to move?

 Lots of friends.

 With Russ working so much we had a lot of time just us. His presence was always missed!

 My siblings all together for the first time in forever.

Russ picked up some jet skis too. We had a few good runs before one broke down. Ha!

Cal fell asleep on me on a raft. Sweet boy.

We hiked a few times as well! This is Timpanogas Falls trail. I always hate every second carrying one or both of them but am glad they are pushed sometimes to try hard things!

Lots of Summer naps. No matter how busy our days got, we could always look forward to this:

Summer, we love you. See you next year (its snowing in the mountains right now, oof!)


I'm sure I've expressed how much Callum loves dogs of all kinds. I wasn't sure I'd ever be a dog owner (love animals of all kinds but owning them not so sure) until Cal. We knew he would benefit so much from having a buddy in this way and so when his birthday rolled around we knew it was time.

First family photo! 

First drive!

Names. Leo was my pick and I was gone all day for work and Russ texted to let me know they had picked Leo while I was away. Cal called and still calls him Diddy sometimes though.

Leo says no to the list.

I can't believe how big this dog is now. He's like a teen. He stays outside for the most part and is super naughty but we love him!

cal's summer

I finally got the boys to the dentist earlier this Summer and I knew Cal's were going to be a doozy. He went from breastmilk to almond milk and would have a sippy cup right before bed. So much sugar! 
As expected he needed 4 crowns on top, and he was so brave. They knocked him right out and coming out of anesthesia was no fun but he bounced back pretty quick. I love these cute chompers! He also seemed a lot happier afterward, I think his teeth were hurting him more than he or I realized.

Swimming fool!

Going down the slide. He held his hands in this position the whole way down.

Finally started to like (like meaning tolerate) Sunbeams. Piggyback from Cohen.
In general he is just the wackiest kid and we laugh at him all day.

My favorite thing about Callum continues to be laughing fits. He and I are constantly laughing together and if the other one starts to calm down, we can start each other right up again. I can usually get him to laugh when he's mad, sad or even hurt. He gets giggliest at night and is usually laughing with himself about something until he falls asleep.