Sunday, June 28, 2009

Timpanogos Vacation

Here it is...we camped and loved it. The first night was cold...cold enough for Gabe to finally consider sharing mom's sleeping bag. Next night smooth sleeping.

The vaca started out with a hike to the Timp Cave. We had 3 pregnant woman 7 little ones that needed to be back packed and 8 old enough to hike it on their own without complaints, at least
I think so. I say it was a successful event.

This is the only shot I got of them all together.

Grandpa and Ely are excited to go

The view
Gotta love the warning signs
Into the Heart of the cave

After the cave we went to the campsite and sat...bring on the lazy. Then the rest of the days were full of activities and little adventures that the children had. And the best part about camping is the dutch oven meals. We probably gained 5 lbs from all the food.

I will leave you with some more photos.

Gabe's camp

Isaac spider man light.
The girls club
Lots of caterpillars
So there it is mostly said in pictures...but that's the best way I can do it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Yes I made the post within the day...whew!

I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who is also an amazing DAD to our children. I am just so grateful for all that you do for us. LOVE YOU!!! Happy Day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This week was full

of Birthday parties, the carnival and father's and son's...hence the reason I posted Gabe's birthday so late.

Last night was Father's and son's and they loved. Greg was tired and the kids worn out. As I packed to help them get ready I gently placed the camera next to everything. To my happiness Greg took it with him...but to my unhappiness not a photo was taken. I mean seriously how ya gonna remember the moment(s).
Gabe moment: Gabe had a brave moment while riding on the zip line. He dared Grant to let go and fall into the water and in return Gabe would do the same. Well Grant did it and now Gabe was to keep his word (Gabe's words not mine) so then he did the same. He said it was freezy cold water.

Isaac moment: Greg was woken up, at 6 in the morning, by little Isaac getting ready to go outside to play with his buddy Tallon. Greg was able to convince Isaac to stay in the tent for another 30 minutes before he really wanted to leave...Seriously this kid loves to do things on his own. We catch him wondering the the neighborhood going to Tallon's house.
The night before Greg said that Isaac had a head lamp on and just wondered around the campsite and any time he could look up and find the red light (for spiderman).

That's the best I can tell you for Father's and son's but as for the girls. We went swimming and to the carinval.
It all started on thurdsay Elyse was praying asking for it to be sunny on Friday so that we could go swimming. Well, the clouds were gone and the sun was out to play the whole day. How could I not go swimming.
We brought friends and food and had slushies and played until our feet got wrinkley and some of the skin off of the toes. We headed home to eat dinner and ready for more the carnival. At this point I had heard that "This is the best day ever" says Elly. "I'm going to pray that the sun will come out on Monday too."

Okay so I took one photo of the day.

Gabe is 10

10 words to describe Gabe

Negotiator...of all things!

Inventor...of many things at night. I look forward to his new ideas every morning.

Creator...of all the swings in the backyard that entertain the neighborhood. those around him.

Generous...with all that he has. do what is right!

Heart....meaning BIG heart.

Laughter...he loves to laugh at the stuff dad did as a child.

Inspires...others to think outside of the box and be creative.

Learner...of everything.

Gabe's birthday planning was in the works for a few weeks but it took me some time to actually set it in stone. He started out with a movie night and then it changed to a BBQ at grandma's house with the bounce house and fun activities...but it rained on us. His plan was to have his party the day before his he could get his present early.
I love to watch you grow and turn into a young man...but I wish it could slow down. I still get 8 more years with you and I will enjoy every moment...good and bad.


I love Dillan's reaction to the present.

...and Gabe wont pose for me anymore