Sunday, September 7, 2014

Awesome August

 We had our annual "Bryce Birthday Hike" up in the Canyons at Park City.  We did it a little early this year, not on Bryce's actual birthday, so McKay and Loida could come before they went back to China.  It was a beautiful sunny day and even though we had a rough start (I forgot to bring Edie's shoes so we had to go to Walmart to buy her some new ones, once we were inside Walmart we realized Whit didn't have his wallet, so we had to call mom and dad to bail us out!) we had a fun time together!

 Edie was such a good little hiker!  She was so excited when we took her out of the backpack and she could walk by herself for a bit.

 We stopped here to rest while the rest of the gang went to the peak at 9990.  Some day our kids will be old enough for us to go there again, it's such a neat hike!  But we had fun chillin in the ski lift while we waited :)

 It was so sad that this was our last fun thing with McKay and Loida!  We had so much fun with them while they were out here and we hope they decide to move here soon!!!

Here is Winston, channeling his uncle McKay!  I was getting Winston's bath started and I turned around for two seconds and saw this when I turned back around.  He's quick!  And he loves his baths :)  It just made me laugh because we have a picture of McKay in his pajamas in the bathtub as well.  Guess it must run in the family :)

This kid sure does make me laugh :)

The last weekend in August we went camping!!!  First time ever for the kiddos.  They had fun hanging out with Grandpa

and Grandma

 and playing in the trailer

 Uncle Dallin practiced his photography and got this awesome shot of Edie.  I was trying to get an equally great picture of Winston and I got this,

him trying to hit the camera lens with a shovel.  Oh well, I guess I captured his personality :) 

I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but Whit discovered that the pump for the air mattress doubled as a great fire blower.  He loved using it to stoke up the fire!  Camping is so much fun.

The next morning these guys took the kids down to the reservoir so Whit and I could clean up camp a bit.

Then we all went on a little hike together and it was so beautiful!  I just love being in the mountains.

I think Edie does too :)

 Yay for camping!

And yay for being home again.  Nothing can compare to sleeping in your own bed :)  So here we all are the next day, all clean, showered, and ready for church.  It was Labor Day weekend, so my goal is for our family to have our picture taken in front of our house each Labor Day weekend.  Then we can see how we change through the years.  Next year we may actually have flowers in the flower beds, in a few more years we'll have a concrete pad instead of weeds next to the driveway, and then we'll get a fence...We are so happy to be here and to be in our own place that we can keep making better and better.  Life is pretty good :)