Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Utah Vacation

I am VERY far behind! (So this may have lots of pictures.) A couple weeks ago, we went down to Utah for my dad's family reunion. We went a few days early so we could play with some of our friends who moved down there and that was WAY fun!! We went to the splash pad and hung out for a while and then went and toured the helicopter. Also a lot of fun! In fact, there was a house for sale down the road from them, and Shane and I seriously thought about looking into it! Thanks Bowmans!! We had a lot of fun!

Seryn, Rachel and Avie. Seryn did not like it if even a fraction of my attention was focused on Avie. It made her very jealous!

Seryn and Wyatt.
Layla with the helicopter. Thanks, Luke, for the tour!
The helicopter landing pace at the hospital!

We also bought a Sequoia while down in Utah. Visiting with my aunt and uncle, we discovered that we have owned 14 vehicles in the 8 1/2 years we've been married!!! (They've been married for 25 years and just hit the 14 mark!) We thought it was funny! Ridiculous! But funny!

This was a picture I took at the park we went to in Bountiful. I just thought it was pretty!

Lylli playing Frisbee.
Shane playing ultimate frisbee with my cousins.
My mom showing Lylli and one of my cousin's kids how to tie a blanket for the Primary Hospital.
We also took the girls to the Oquirrah Mountain Temple open house. It was really beautiful and the girls loved the opportunity to go through the temple. I've been to a couple open houses, but really found it enjoyable to go after I've been endowed and know what everything is for. It was very neat! An experience well worth it!
Lylli took this picture of the fountain at the temple. She really has a pretty good eye with the camera. In fact, she took the picture of me in the back of my book!
We also did a little swimming at my uncle's house before we went on the mountain.

We went to the Heber Valley Camp run by the LDS church. It was really fun! It's always good to reunite with family and Shane had a great time with all my cousins! He's never really experienced a family reunion before and so this was fun for him! At this camp, they had challenge courses with fun things to do. I only got pictures of the swing which we all did except Seryn. It was a little freighting but fun!
Yes, this is Shane!
I'm being brave and including one of me too.
Over all, we had a great vacation! It was long overdue and we had a great time!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Splashing and Sparklers

My sister's family came to town over the 4th of July. The kids have had so much fun playing with their cousins! It will be a very sad week after they leave!

We are living with my parents now and Lylli went out to my dad's shed on the 4th and scrounged up some wood. Then, she made this scale. Shane helped her glue it, but she did the sanding and put it together. She is quite proud of it!
We didn't do tons for the 4th, (besides our family breakfast) but the kids did some sparklers and some noise makers and then we went to watch the fireworks!