Thursday, August 27, 2009

next stop: bear lake

The next leg of our little trip (read previous post first) was spent with my family at bear lake. It was a slow start, but we eventually made it to the lake. Our plans were changed a bit when we woke up to rain on the one day we were going to be on the lake. Snap. Thankfully, we had my brother-in-law to the rescue with his 4 wheelers. So fun! The sun did finally come out on Sunday, so we took advantage of what time remained and the kids actually got to play in the water. Not all of my family could join us, we sure missed ya (you know who you are:), but we enjoyed ourselves with those who could make it. Time was too short, but I enjoyed every moment!

Grace and I waiting patiently to get there

The remaining pictures are not all in order, but you get the idea.

hard to tell just by looking at the picture, but you'll get a better idea of what Grace is doing in the video below.

happy birthday cowboy!

Sorry marie, I know it's not the most flattering picture of you guys, I just love the look on Clark's face

I think she's found her profession

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

first stop: snowbird

Grammy and Kay on the way down the mountain

I'm not ashamed to admit that it's been almost a month since i took the kids to utah and i am now just posting about it. I do, however feel awful about not taking a moment to see friends while there. Please know that i still love you all and will definitely see ya the next time we're in town. So this little trip was all about the family vacations and spending quality time with everyone. Our first stop: snowbird. It's one of my favorite places to go every year. One of my favorite things to do there is ride the tram up to the top of the summit, then take a chair lift down (pictured above). I love it!

kids are always so happy to pause throwing rocks to take a picture with their mom

Grace's first attempt at the trampoline. She did a great job. I wasn't sure if she was big enough to really get some air, but she proved me wrong. She wanted to try again later that day but thunder and lightning shut everything down.

the cousins (minus baby JD) on a rather short hike

here is Grace in action