Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


I.Love.Summer! The absolute best part is having Bree home, and not having to rush to get breakfast, morning chores, and off to the bus every morning. We have had so much fun!! The kids have played so well together and we have really made the most of our time. Some highlights:

~Trip to Utah!

Ranch fun...Grammy and Grandpa's...4th of July Race...Uncle Taylor and Aunt Sarah...Idaho with grandpa Ralph...visiting Opa Rollie and Granny Phyllis...hiking Timp and over night in SLC with my love...we loved every minute of our trip to Utah!!

~"Field trips" to Ravinia (fulfilling McKay's dream of playing a real cello like the Piano Guys), Capanari's Ice-cream Shop, the Jelly Belly Factory, the Farmer's Market, and Mingle Juice Bar. Beach days at Kanosha beach were our favorite. ("Beach" being next to Lake Michigan.) Only 40 minutes North, just across the Wisconsin boarder. The water is pretty chilly, but the kids don't care! Quinn could play in the sand all day!

~Visit from the Evans...my cousin Kristin and her husband had a little anniversary get away and we got to play with their three children! We took up the whole swing set between our two families! The kids had a blast! Marshmallow races were the fav :)

~Fun at the pool, "school time" (working on summer workbooks), piano practicing, Splash and Spray, backyard "water fun" as the kids call it (throwing water at each other :), BBQs with daddy, rain storms, Yogurtland, Chipotle, family baseball, soccer and kickball in the backyard, play dates, and trips to many parks in the area have made for some fun memories. And I don't think a day went by without the kids going down in the basement to play "ninja spies." Not 100% sure what that is, but they loved it!

I am honestly sad it has come to and end. But it makes me excited already for next summer!! 


Phyllis Bestor said...

Grandpa and I just shared in your summer adventures. Thanks for sending it. Now with so many of our family members all over the world, we really appreciate these bits of news.

Heather said...

Hi Jesika! My name is Heather and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer my question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1 AT gmail DOT com :-) I greatly appreciate it!