Monday, June 27, 2011

Family 5K

We decided to have our kids join us on the West Valley 5K this year. The boys just walked it but Sydney did a lot of running. I made it the whole way running but my time was slower than last year. Oh, well at least I did it. Matt bettered his time by a minute or more. All in all it was a fun way to spend a summery Saturday morning with our family.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I think I'm in Zion, No maybe it's the Grand Canyon

Well we decided to take another little mini vacation in our beautiful state of Utah. So we loaded up our 5 four wheelers (which was a chore-we had to tip two up on two wheels to fit them all in) and loaded our car to the brim with clothes and food and headed south. We stayed in the town of Virgin just outside Zion's National Park. We had great views from our house where we stayed and we had riding trails from every side of the property. We did some super fun trails and then one trail that I almost had a panic attack on. Well I am afraid of driving up canyon roads and well to cut to the point this was like a canyon road only we were on four wheelers and the road was just big enough for one at a time and yes it was straight up the mountain to the top of the bluff. Seriously if I knew it was going to be like that before we headed out I would have not gone. I think not only was I scared but I was scared because my kids were doing it. On the way down we did have an incident that I almost can't think about because it could have been tragic. Josh swerved out on accident as he looked back and luckily there was a shoulder on the side by the cliff or he would have gone over. We will NEVER be doing that again. I think I still have trauma right now writing about it. But the rest of the trip was much better. We went up into Zion's and did tons of fun hikes and went through this crazy tunnel. But because of the weird weather we are having the Narrows hike was still running high water so we couldn't do that one. We got to swim in the pool each day after fun hikes and 4 wheeling trips. The last day we decided to run down to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. It took about 2 1/2 hours each way and we just stayed long enough to look around and take some pics but now we can say we went to the Grand Canyon. So all in all it was a fun trip.
The view out our front door

The fire pit area
Some friends we met along the way

Me on my hot pink ride
The Grand Canyon
At the pool-Awesome views!

S'Mores to finish off the night.
Good Night Moon

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh, Sunny Day!

It's finally been sunny around here and my daughter and I did a fun class at our local craft store. The letters were designed by Josee Pribbanow. We had fun painting them and we added paper and all sorts of fun embellishments. I used some digital papers designed by Meredith Cardall and the tutorial for the wood letters is on her blog.
I hope your day is SUNNY too! 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Girls will play when the Boys are away!

Well my husband and boys left on a Father and Sons campout so my daughter and I decided to have a little girls night out. We went shopping, had a Jamba Juice, a little more shopping, went to dinner at Wingers, then had a lovely pedicure (Sydney's very first one) and got some oh so cute toes. Then we walked around IKEA to view all the loveliness and stopped for some awesome chocolate cake and princess cake(it was green- but
pretty good with it's cake, whipped cream and marzipan on top) at IKEA's food court. Then we tried to do some more shopping but the store was closed so we went home and got in our jammies and watched "Everafter" with Drew Barrymore. We got to sleep in and now I think we have to run out and do a tiny bit more shopping before the boys get home and then we are off to volleyball games.

Friday, June 3, 2011

School's out for the Summer

I had my last day of substituting on Wednesday. It was the class that I started the year with and taught for two weeks (it's my son Josh's class) Now the kids are out and sitting on the couch watching TV. Well I've got some plans so they don't stay there the whole summer.
We have season passes to a water park. All three have weekly or couple day camps in July and August to attend and can you say
"Movie Time" 
The big one being the last Harry Potter movie. Plus Transformers, X men, and any other fun movie we happen to be interested in. Plus my kids all got acoustic guitars for getting good grades so they will be trying those out. I'll see about lessons in the fall.
We are going on a little vacation next week to Zion's National Park to go hiking, 4 wheeling and a little laying by the pool.
So let  Summer Begin!